In my January newsletter, I suggested taking a walk around your house to see what needs to be done. You can use that list to set your house goals. Start by dividing that list into seasons. If you live in a place that has winter, February isn’t the best time to paint the exterior of your house. But it can be a great time to get estimates. That’s the part people often forget. Any house project typically has multiple steps. If you don’t break them down, you may find them impossible to achieve. Back to our house painting example, if you don’t plan in advance, you might find it difficult to find a company who can work you into its schedule. Or your paint might need to be special-ordered and it won’t arrive in time.
Dividing your goals into seasons will also let you get started now. Cold winter days are a great time to reorganize cabinets or closets. You can inventory cleaning supplies in advance of spring cleaning. You can order seeds for your garden. You can make small repairs inside the house. As with any of our goals, the key is getting started.