Tuesday, June 16, 2009

New Rule - only four projects

Working on our house, there is always a few projects that are mid-stream. The majority of the bigger stuff is saved for when my dad visits or when Nick has a weekend free. The smaller stuff gets added to my list of things to do. I have a problem that I like starting projects much more than finishing, so there are a lot of little things that need to get done. Since I am home with James now, I am attempting to get the little stuff done between the feeding, changing diapers, walks and fussy times.

To help get stuff done I have implemented a new rule, only four projects going on at once. I have allowed myself space on the dinning room table to keep the current projects and cannot add another until one is complete. Currently the list is;
(1) Finish thank you notes from baby gifts
(2) Finish and mail James' birth announcements
(3) Sewing new pillows for the den couch
(4) Planning the garage sale

I am hoping this smaller list means I get things done much quicker.

1 comment:

Suzy said...

Sounds like a good plan! I am trying to implement something similar. My list is longer than four projects, but I am ticking them off one by one and not allowing myself to add anything new until I'm done! Last weekend it was shampooing the carpets and reorganizing the kitchen. Two things that had been on the list for a while but somehow kept falling to the bottom...