Where There’s So Much to Organise and Do…
I’m constantly having to prioritise home projects that I want to do in my home. There’s so much to do and organise in what I want to do to this home, it can be confusing as to what takes priority. It can be daunting but once the projects are completed, it’s always worth it.
Thankfully, the changes I want to do are small, but I know for other people there are full-on renovations happening. As the queen of organisation in my friendship group, I have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to prioritisation. Here’s how I prioritise home projects and how I figure out which ones take priority…
MAKE A LIST OF SMALL PROJECTS VS. BIG PROJECTS.
Every month, I like to think of what we want to do the house. Some of the projects have rolled on over from the previous month, some are new. I like to split projects into two categories; small and big projects. Small projects can be crossed off on a weekend. Big projects take time and need more planning. I’m a true believer in pen to paper. For me, once I see the projects and what is needed down on paper, it’s easier to visualise and narrow down where my focus lies.
Now, it can be easier to just to go straight for the smaller projects. However, a couple of smaller projects can add up to one big project. So make a note of roughly how much you think this is going to cost and this can help calculate projects. Therefore, you might prioritise a small project for a quick win and one large project that is going to make a big impact on your home.
WHAT IS GOING TO ADD MORE VALUE TO YOUR LIFE?
This is the most important one. Bar thinking about the financial side of these projects, the other thing to consider is what is going to add value to your life. For us, prioritising the two rooms where we spend most of our time in was important. Much like Marie Kondo, when it comes to how to prioritise home projects, you have to consider what sparks joy.
For us, there are three major projects that need to be front and centre. The first being our primary bedroom makeover. A room where we spend time in but ultimately rushed to put together. I’m hoping to bring this about within the next couple of months. The next project is not a glamorous one, our cellar. A room that I have to be in but ultimately needs some time, attention and new storage to turn it into a space that will allow us to have a pantry. The final project is our outdoor space. We really didn’t take advantage of our outdoor space last summer and with the likelihood of us being still in a lockdown situation this summer, I want to create an outdoor living space to enjoy this year.
For yourself, think about which projects are going to add value to your everyday life. Think about how your heart is leaning and team it with your head and you’ll be heading in the right direction.
DO YOU HAVE THE TIME FOR THIS PROJECT?
Time is money and ultimately the decider on if you’re going to take on a certain project. Do you actually have the weekend to sacrifice to get a project sorted? Perhaps there’s a better time in the year that would be more suited for this home goal? I would also say this can go the other way. Perhaps you need the distraction and that big project would be a welcomed one for you and your home. Ultimately, you’ve got to decide how dedicated you are to the project and if you’re willing to live with a little chaos for a small amount of time in order to live in a fabulous space.