3 Time Management Tips For Planning A Home Move
What do you think are the most important time management factors to consider when planning a house move? Here we have listed out 3 extremely useful tips below to help you on your way.
Read on for some inspiration but remember that everyone’s circumstances are different, so it is very important that you digest the following tips and then apply them to your own unique situation.
Create a basic list or spreadsheet
For anyone who has just thought “what have spreadsheets got to do with time management” it is imperative that you read on. Spreadsheets are a vital resource for getting yourself organised and ensuring that you get everything done in the time you have available.
Knock together a basic spreadsheet, along the lines of the example sheet below and use it to list out all the tasks you need to perform, complete with the date you intend to perform them, how long you estimate they will take and the status of each individual task.
By doing this, you will start to feel organised and in control of your home move. In time, you may also wish to add additional columns to fit your individual circumstances. These may include things like location, resources or tools required.
The power of the stopwatch
Procrastination is your worst enemy when it comes to time management. You need to be disciplined in deciding what task you are working on and seeing it through to completion without getting distracted.
A great way to do this is use a stopwatch, so that in pressing the start button you have performed a physical action and committed to starting a specific task. Using your spreadsheet, you will also know how long that task should take, so you can monitor your progress to ensure you stay on track and do not waste time.
You will be amazed by how much your efficiency and productivity levels increase when you get into the habit of estimating how long tasks should take and then using a stopwatch to keep yourself on track. The real fun starts when your competitive side comes out, as you will be desperate to ensure you hit your goals.
Tick em off!
There is no greater feeling than crossing things off a job list.
The bottom line here is that you will gain a strong sense of satisfaction and achievement from completing tasks and drawing a line through them. It will give you a strong sense of positive forward momentum and incentivise you to crack through your jobs list at a rate you previously never thought was possible.
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