A "master list" is a list of items one wants to get done during the course of the year. It's a way to accomplish those New Year's goals. One takes a few items from the master list and incorporates them into the monthly goals and works on them throughout the year, until they are done or, occasionally, changed, if necessary.
I am putting together a "master list" of tasks I wish to accomplish for the new year. I was able to get quite a bit checked off my master list in 2014, but others are going to be carried over to next year. The list is not complete, and I am sure to be adding and subtracting as I go, but here's the list as it stands now:
- Landscape the front garden, with drought tolerant & edible plants
- Trim the eucalyptus tree
- Plant a replacement peach tree
- Beautify back garden
- Landscape side yard
- Replace window screens, throughout
- New drapery rods and/or drapes (living room, dining area)
- Replace fire place screen
- Kitchen floor refinishing
- Fix water damaged wall and ceiling
- Paint hallway, kitchen, family room, bathrooms
- Get clothes dryer repaired/replaced
- Electrical repairs (door bell, front porch light, ceiling fans, closet light, bathroom space heater)
- Get closet and laundry room doors repaired or replaced
- Get sliding glass door repaired or replaced
- Get bathroom cabinet door hinge fixed
- Clean out garage
- Clean out shed
Will start chipping away at the list in the new year. Some of it is stuff I can do, myself. But a lot of it is stuff that I need to get others to do for me. Just the thought of finding people to do the work, getting estimates, etc., tends to be overwhelming. But if I take just one or two items each month and work on them, then, perhaps the list will get whittled down as the year progresses.
How about you? Do you have a master list? Will you be making a new one for the new year? Is it as long as mine?