A Bucket List is originally a list of things that you want to do before you die. So since I don't necessarily like to look for the day when I die I don't keep that kind of list. Besides I've done a lot of wonderful things in my life and don't really have that kind of bucket list.
What I do have. Well what my family has is a Monthly Bucket List for our home.
We found that the home projects were building up and we were letting the months go by without tackling anything.
So we came up with a plan. My husband purchased one of those white board sticker that you put on the wall that is not supposed to pull any paint off (I just moved it and it did take a few little pieces of paint off but nothing major).
I write the headings for a few months in the future and under each heading we list a few doable things we want to take care of.
Since it takes SO LONG to get completely adjuested and moved into your new home each month we'll have one or two things that might cost money and the other things are just items we physically need to do.
Here are some examples (since it's time to update the list I don't want to show you my chicken scratch just yet).
- Hang tapestry
- clean out pantry
- Clean out garage
- Shop for garden shed
- Order Blinds
Well it's not a perfect list but you get the idea. And the key thing about having this list is it keeps us on track.
While we were moving our home office to a different room we got off track on updating and keeping track of our monthly bucket list and guess what. We accomplished very little in that time.
Tips for a Home Bucket List
- Post it where all family members can see it regularly.
- Don't overload it with to-dos that take a good chunk of change.
- Space out big household projects.
- Review it regularly and update it freely.
- Make it nice and big.
- Keep a few past months up there so you can see your progress.
Suppose I should make y'all a printable eh? Okay… stay tuned.