Time Saving Tip:  Use a checklist for recurring projects you do infrequently.

Checklist Today I’m getting ready to go on a trip, which, as you can imagine, involves packing and getting things wrapped up at home and work so I can be away for five days. Packing and getting ready for a trip is a recurring project that I do infrequently. Because of this, I rely heavily on my travel checklist. The great thing about a travel checklist is that it saves time and stress…which is why even though I have mentioned my travel checklist a time or two before, I wanted to share it as one of my favorite time savers.

I love creating and using checklists, especially for projects that I do infrequently. Checklists help you avoid the learning curve for anything that you do once a month or once a year, or on any irregular schedule. I have checklists for spring cleaning, back to school, weekly house cleaning, as well as for various things I do at work (like paying taxes online…which thankfully, isn’t a daily project.)

Stop sign Take action! Think about a recurring project you do infrequently that involves a learning curve each time you do it. Then, next time you do this project, create a little checklist you can use from then on. Your checklist doesn’t have to be fancy to be functional. I have many checklists jotted down on a piece of notebook paper and they work just fine. Then, find a convenient home for your checklists (such as a household reference binder) so you always know where to find them.

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Aby Garvey is a creative organizing expert and simplify 101’s founder. She has created 14 online organizing classes, which she has been teaching since 2007, helping thousands of people around the world get organized. Aby loves to help people create positive change in their lives through her online classes and organizing eBooks.

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