How to Create an Effective Homesteading Checklist


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For most homesteaders, having a homesteading checklist that is longer than the hours in our days is pretty much the norm. We tend to have an “eyes are bigger than our stomach” approach to projects, making it a bit frustrating, since there is always so much that needs to be done.  

Unfortunately, cutting back on those projects isn’t an option. They are there for a reason and postponing them to give you more wiggle room now will only give you the same lack of time problem later. 

What you need to do instead is find a way to fit those homesteading projects into your schedule and not the other way around. 

A divide and conquer approach will not only allow you to get more done each day but to also keep those projects well within your homesteading budget. The easiest way to do this is to break things down, and list out what you hope to accomplish in the next few months or even a year, divide it all out by month, set a per-project budget and finally create a weekly to-do list that will allow you to put it all into action. 

How to Make a Homesteading Checklist

1. Write it Down. First, you will need to know how big a list you are dealing with. The easiest way to do this is to take a sheet of paper and simply begin writing. Get all those projects out of your head and down on paper. Be sure to write down every one, no matter how small they are. The best way to make a plan that is easy to stick to is to be just as thorough as you can in this step. 

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