Checklists include all the steps, activities, or items needed for a given project. They make it easier to complete tasks and the need to memorize virtually unnecessary.
I find that printable daily routines help me be more efficient, especially when I have a lot of distractions. Tasks that I only complete once a year can cause me to forget all of the parts involved and inadvertently reinvent the wheel. However, with these eight checklists, I can stay on top of things.
- Packing :: I’ve used the same list for over ten years. I have one for me and one for each child. You will never forget anything.
- Cleaning :: I like this Daily Cleaning Checklist by Real Simple. It reminds me of how little time it takes for routine maintenance and cleaning. Moneysavingmom’s 2-Hour Holiday Cleaning List also helps me whip a disaster into shape.
- Grocery List :: Working through my grocery list like the store’s layout makes it a breeze. It also serves as a “trigger list” for items I may have forgotten.
- Back to School : Everything from preparing for a new school, school supplies, and how to end the year right.
- Holiday Planning :: Thanksgiving and Christmas lists for shopping, cooking, gift-giving, and more.
- Birthday Party Planner :: Planning the theme, venue, guests, and supplies.
- Daily Routine :: A daily printable checklist for important tasks, chores, meal planning, health, and more.
- Meal Planning :: I recommend using Crystal Van Tassel’s method in How to Meal Plan: A Step by Step Guide for Busy Moms
- Moving :: This Moving Checklist provides a list of tasks to complete, week by week, beginning eight weeks before you move until you’re all moved in.
What checklist(s) would you add to this list?
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