{rockstar mom} The Listmaker's Guide to List Making // Kelly Gilreath Part Two

My super organized, detail oriented, crafty, designer friend Kelly Gilreath was Rockstar Mom of the month.  Check out her great tips for creating useful lists and get things done!






To me, nothing compares to a handwritten list.  It's easy to toss in your pocket, throw it in your purse, stash it in a bag, or stuff it in your nightstand.  You can add and cross things off easily.  For some reason having a list on my phone or ipad just isn't quite the same. 





Use a great pen or sharpie!  A fabulously cute notebook doesn't hurt either.  Invest in something you actually will use and enjoy using at the same time.





Keep small notebooks around to jot down things you want to remember as soon as you think of them; in the kitchen, on your desk, in your purse, even in the car!  If you're like me and have a thousand things to keep track of, sometimes just writing them down makes me feel like I have less that I HAVE to remember.

 



I like to start my Monday off by creating a list of the tasks I need to accomplish during the week.  And on Fridays I make my "to do" list for the weekend.

 



I have a separate list for things that need to be done, but items that aren't immediate.  For example, things that I'd like to to eventually get to doing or designing around my house once I get extra time or money!




 



Before we go on a trip, no matter how long or short, I always put together a packing list.  That way nothing gets forgotten.  This was especially helpful when my kids were babies and we had to tote around so much stuff!

  



I keep a running list of things my husband, kids, and family ask for or want throughout the year.  That way when their birthday or Christmas rolls around I don't have to scramble to come up with something I know they really would like.  I've already figured out several options. 

 



Sometimes creating a "fresh list" makes it feel like you've gotten a lot accomplished.  Even if all you're doing is re-writing a list to look clean; without all the other items scratched out/crossed out from the previous page.

 



Just the other day I started a list of things around the house I want to try and sell on Craigslist or in a garage sale to make some extra cash.

  



A "honey-do" list is always a winner too in my house....well, at least for me.  Even though my husband says he hates it, he'll actually do some of the things if I leave that list out for him.  :)





*Bonus Tip:  Don't let list making get overwhelming or feel like another task to do.  It just helps balance out my chaos.  But if it doesn't work for you.....don't do it!

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sixteen sunbuckles: {rockstar mom} The Listmaker's Guide to List Making // Kelly Gilreath Part Two

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

{rockstar mom} The Listmaker's Guide to List Making // Kelly Gilreath Part Two

My super organized, detail oriented, crafty, designer friend Kelly Gilreath was Rockstar Mom of the month.  Check out her great tips for creating useful lists and get things done!






To me, nothing compares to a handwritten list.  It's easy to toss in your pocket, throw it in your purse, stash it in a bag, or stuff it in your nightstand.  You can add and cross things off easily.  For some reason having a list on my phone or ipad just isn't quite the same. 





Use a great pen or sharpie!  A fabulously cute notebook doesn't hurt either.  Invest in something you actually will use and enjoy using at the same time.





Keep small notebooks around to jot down things you want to remember as soon as you think of them; in the kitchen, on your desk, in your purse, even in the car!  If you're like me and have a thousand things to keep track of, sometimes just writing them down makes me feel like I have less that I HAVE to remember.

 



I like to start my Monday off by creating a list of the tasks I need to accomplish during the week.  And on Fridays I make my "to do" list for the weekend.

 



I have a separate list for things that need to be done, but items that aren't immediate.  For example, things that I'd like to to eventually get to doing or designing around my house once I get extra time or money!




 



Before we go on a trip, no matter how long or short, I always put together a packing list.  That way nothing gets forgotten.  This was especially helpful when my kids were babies and we had to tote around so much stuff!

  



I keep a running list of things my husband, kids, and family ask for or want throughout the year.  That way when their birthday or Christmas rolls around I don't have to scramble to come up with something I know they really would like.  I've already figured out several options. 

 



Sometimes creating a "fresh list" makes it feel like you've gotten a lot accomplished.  Even if all you're doing is re-writing a list to look clean; without all the other items scratched out/crossed out from the previous page.

 



Just the other day I started a list of things around the house I want to try and sell on Craigslist or in a garage sale to make some extra cash.

  



A "honey-do" list is always a winner too in my house....well, at least for me.  Even though my husband says he hates it, he'll actually do some of the things if I leave that list out for him.  :)





*Bonus Tip:  Don't let list making get overwhelming or feel like another task to do.  It just helps balance out my chaos.  But if it doesn't work for you.....don't do it!

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