Listy McListerface: Updated

So sorry to everyone who requested an update on this sooner! We first shared our new house to-do list back in May and later updated it at the end of July, so this check-in is well overdue. But one fun thing about going longer than you meant to before updating a list is getting to cross things off like crazy. Picture me grinning maniacally for a far too extended period like the people in this video who think they’re getting their photos taken while the camera’s really on video mode.

These posts came about when people asked us how we organize all the stuff that we have on our to-do list and we explained that we basically have one long run-on document that we update as we go. They said “share it!” and I said “aight, boo” and now we update it every few months, just to see where we’re going and to take a moment to appreciate what we’ve accomplished. I love lists like this because even when it feels like we’re all over the place and some projects are taking forever, seeing nearly 90 things crossed off after five and a half months of living here is pretty dang exciting. And addicting. Just looking at this list makes us want to dive into about five more projects simultaneously.

- The Front Yard (20% Complete) -


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- The Portico (25% Complete) -

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- The Garage (3% Complete) -

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- The Foyer (70% Complete)

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- The Stairs (90% Complete) -

- The Half Bathroom (35% Complete) –

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- The Dining Room (7% Complete) -


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- The Living Room (10% Complete) -

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- The Office (7% Complete) -

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- The Kitchen (7% Complete) -

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- The Sunroom-Turned-Veranda (80% Complete) -

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- The Master Bedroom (15% Complete) -

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- The Master Bedroom Sink Nook (50% Complete) -

- The Master Bathroom (15% Complete) -

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- The Master Closet (40% Complete) -

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-Upstairs Hallway (60% Complete) -

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- Clara’s Room (50% Complete) -

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- Future Nursery (10% Complete) -

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- The Guest Bedroom / Craft Room (10% Complete) -

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- The Hall Bathroom (5% Complete) -

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- Laundry Nook (10% Complete) -

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- Unfinished Storage Room (0% Complete) -

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- General Whole House Ideas (7% Complete) -

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- The Back Deck (50% Complete) -

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- The Backyard (15% Complete) -

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Thankfully the journey is a lot more exciting than the destination is for us (more on that here), so if our list makes your brain fog up: 1) sorry about that, and 2) we’re a weird breed of human who actually loves stuff like this (we upgraded our house for fun for years well before this ever became a job of ours). We’ve also learned that taking things one day/project/victory at a time keeps us from getting too overwhelmed, so if you’re wondering how we choose what to do next or how we avoid getting overwhelmed, we just do whatever sounds fun and whatever works with our current budget (barring anything that needs to be moved to the top of the list for safety or other extreme-urgency reasons). We also jump around a lot, which seems to keep our momentum up. For example, right now we’re:

So that’s what’s next on the agenda. How do you organize your house-related to-do lists? Do you use your smart phone? A good old fashioned notepad? Is it all up here (points to head)?

 

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