Seasonal Chores and Task Templates — A Winning Autumn Combo

Seasonal chores go smoothly when you try this.

Finding time to get your seasonal chores done, while still appreciating and living each moment as fully as you can is a challenge that we each face every day.

And the challenge is especially keen during times of transition like the change from summer to fall.

When you are in the midst of a seasonal transition it can feel impossible to find enough time to:

  • Appreciate and say goodbye to the season you’re leaving behind,
  • Manage seasonal chores that demand your attention, AND
  • Savor the special moments that the new season brings.

Here’s some chore help…

This is where task templates offer very practical and effective help for you.

Templates are simple, flexible systems for managing your time and shaping your schedule. They help you avoid reinventing the wheel for recurring and seasonal chores. This frees up precious time for other activities that you value while assuring that you get the things done that you need to do.

These templates capitalize on one of the things that your mind does very well, namely, noticing and creating patterns. Your templates make note of patterns and then put them in front of you. Efficient and effective, templates allow you to step right into whatever needs to be done. And that frees up time you’d otherwise spend getting ready to take action.

And you can streamline any repetitive activity that has multiple steps by creating task templates.  Use them as a framework for your seasonal chores, giving yourself a simple outline for your projects that you can refer to time after time.

For example…

Task templates help with the kinds of chores that you need to take care of every fall. These include seasonal chores like:

  1. Putting away summer clothes and getting out winter wear
  2. Preparing garden beds for winter
  3. Getting ready for school
  4. Prepping your space for winter
  5. Other activities like putting summer garden tools away, harvesting and preserving garden produce, stacking firewood, etc.

Getting started with templates is easy.

Follow this template for template-making, adapt it to your needs (that’s always first and foremost), and see how much time you save.

  1. List activities or projects where a template would be helpful to you, using the examples above for a guide.
  2. Select one project you’d like to work with first.
  3. Jot down each activity associated with this project. Include any supplies you will need, and order the activities chronologically.
  4. Place all the task templates you create in a loose-leaf notebook or in a dedicated file on your desktop so that they’re easily accessible.
  5. Review your task templates to see if important areas have been overlooked. Revise them as you use them, and then save your new-and-improved templates for the next time you need them.

So, task templates are infinitely flexible systems. The more you use them, the more constructive uses you’ll imagine, the more confidence you’ll have in them and in yourself, and the more time you’ll find for what matters most to you!  Give it a try, and let me know how it goes for you … I’d love to hear!

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