Check these off your list
When it comes to chores, it’s so easy to just say you’ll do it later, or you’ll do it when you really need to. But chances are, if you have a habit of doing this, you find yourself scrambling to complete the task last-minute. These to-do-list items don’t take you much time, but they’ll be a huge weight off your mind and will save you time and stress in the future.
On the other hand, learn the household chores that are actually a waste of time.
Make a dentist appointment
“When you avoid seeing the dentist on a regular basis, minor conditions grow into major issues. For example, a small cavity develops and grows until you end up with an abscess. The abscess will take considerably more time and money to fix than the cavity, not to mention the pain. I always emphasise to my clients that it’s just as important to do ‘health chores’ as it is house chores.” —Alice Price, certified professional organiser and coach.
Book a holiday
“We tend to put off big projects, like planning a vacation, because they take more than one step to complete and need to be managed over a long period of time. But procrastinating may mean you do a sub-par job or, worse, it doesn’t happen at all. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, do some planning and scheduling. Break down a project into small tasks that can be done fairly quickly. Research locations online one day; then gather supplies another day. Mapping out a plan and scheduling time to do each step will help you save time and money and get the vacation you really want.” —Janet Schiesl, certified professional organiser and owner of Basic Organisation.