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 or a basic house cleaning checklist . 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?
Read other posts in the 31 Days to Make Being a Working Mom Easier series.
Don’t miss anything in this series, SUBSCRIBE: