I keep a running list of things around the house that need repair or upgrading. Every year in January I update that list and start over.
I first begin by grabbing a legal pad and pencil and then walk through each room in the house. I thoroughly look around for things that need something done – touch up paint, replace a light fixture, fix a cracked tile, etc.
By room I make a rough draft. Next, on a new sheet of paper I re-write my list by order of importance. In an outline form I first list each room and then the repairs or upgrades I need to make from most important to least important.
As time and budget allows I tackle these projects. I find if I take one on each month I can easily accomplish the majority of this list without it seeming insurmountable. Sometimes if it is a quick project or doesn’t cost a lot I can do two or three.
I like that I can get things done in bite size pieces without all the pressure to get it all done “right now”.
Do you do anything like this?