When to Finish . . .

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It is Monday morning and as I sit here trying to decide which of my three projects to work on today, it seemed like a good time to share a little priority management, or maybe I should call it ‘Delinda self management’.  

I have three big projects that I need to handle, take care of…Do.  My nature is to do the things I like to do first, and put off the others.  Unfortunately, the ‘others’ then begin to ‘grow’ in my head until they feel totally overwhelming.  Do you ever feel that way?  That’s when I take a look at them and begin to break it down and decide when to start, but more importantly, when to finish.

  1. Organize the garage so I can move everything out of the local storage area and into it. Since I need to get the Christmas decorations out of storage anyway, it seems like a good time to do it AND they raised the rent on the storage by 25%… yikes! Yep, it looks like more releasing, because I know it is not all going to fit.

  2. Edit videos from a couple of the Fun Fearless Female events and post on website (This is my favorite one to do, even though I am just learning how to do it, and it takes a while. Actually it takes hours on the computer and a lot of focus, but I like it and the results).

  3. Begin preparing for the Nevada Real Estate course and test.  (I am having to do some major mental adjustments for this one.)  Many of you know I have been a Broker in Kansas for some 35 years, and it is time to get licensed here in Nevada. In our family I am the ‘test taker’ for our management company. Bill runs the company and it must be licensed in each state where we do business, so it is important to do. However, my mind has to do the mental shift from ‘book learning and test-taking’, to creative and fun.  Like many things it was easier in my 30s than it is now.  Can anyone out there relate??? 

All of this to say, we when look at the choices of things to do and accomplish, it helps to put a time frame around it.  Sometimes we may have to shift or extend the time-frame, but we come closer to getting the job done if we do.  For example, the ‘storage area’, the rent goes up December 1st, so I can choose to pay the new amount for a month or two, or I can choose to get it done by end of November. 

 

Some of the video footage I have has been in my computer for a year… I know, pretty bad huh?  The new footage from the Las Vegas Event is fresh and inspires me to get it posted by the end of this week. The Nevada Law class and the RE test… I’m giving it until the end of the year.

For me, setting those time frames helps me focus, adjust my daily schedule, and feel like I am making progress.

So today, I am going to spend 1-2 hours in the garage, shifting, moving, eliminating, etc. during the day hours when it is nice outside, work a few hours on the videos in the later afternoon and evening, and the RE…. maybe tomorrow.  Ha, Ha,Ha! OK, so tomorrow I’ll get up and spend the morning, 3-4 hours on the RE law class.

Go out and make it a great day!

‘Til next time –

Blessings-

Delinda

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In the Dark. . .

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Sometimes don’t you just have to laugh at yourself?  In my process of being so organized, guess what I forgot?

 

My renters have just moved out of the house.  We’ve known for a month that they were leaving so I have had plenty of time to take care of things.  I’ve got meetings set up with a handyman, painter, landscapers, etc.  Things are right on schedule, right?

 

NOT!  I walked in to the house yesterday and wondered why it was so dark…  Duh, I forgot to transfer the utilities.

I mean really, that should be right on the top of the list.  So in case you have a move coming up, don’t be left in the dark (tee hee).

Contact

  • Electricity

  • Gas

  • Water

  • Cable / Direct TV, etc.

  • Phone (if you still have land line)

  • Post Office for address change (You can do this online for $1.05)

  • County records  (if you are a homeowner or own other property)

  • Voter Registration (sometimes this will pop up when you change your address with Post office or County records)

  • All your vendors, credit cards, etc (I think this is my least favorite, trying to make sure I have them all covered)

 

Depending on where you are moving from or where you are moving to, you may need to have help with cleaning, yard clean up, inside things like painting repairs, and any changes you need or want to have done to the house. That’s what I am doing today, meeting people to take care of business, and then in a few weeks the actual move.  It will be a month full of interesting situations. I just might have a story or two to tell when it’s over.

 

YIKES!  Now it’s time to get to work!  High heels off ……

 

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Have a wonderful and blessed weekend.

‘Til next time –

 

Delinda

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1 – 2 – 3 Easy Move In

You may be moving to a house, apartment, or condo. No matter how big or small, you will have rooms and spaces.  For instance, the bedrooms, bathrooms, laundry, garage, and maybe a loft, etc.  Each room and/or space gets a number.  

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I like to start at the front and then number them in order as I walk through the house.  You may want to start with garage as #1, or put it last.  On my list I have also divided the garage into sections.   I am leaving myself a lot of flexibility. Many of the boxes will go into the garage by number, so as I decide where I want to put things I can go to garage and get them, rather than stacking up in the house and moving them around several times (ex. books, decorating items, etc.)  Also, having to ‘live’ with a bunch of boxes is overwhelming, so I put in the garage until I am ready for them.

 

As I pack, I mark each box on top with the corresponding number so the movers can it easily see it and then take box directly to each room.  

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Before the move in date each room/space in the house is marked with that number.  I just take a piece of paper and a sharpie, mark the number, and tape it on the wall.  saves a lot of ‘where does this go?’ questions. 

 

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On moving day, Bill or I will stand in front and tell them where to place even the furniture based on the room numbers. 

 

Let’s face it, moving can be a hard time of stress, all the preparation and the actual packing while you are still trying to ‘do’ your life is a strain.  Moving day has it’s own issues, and then there’s all the unpacking.  If you can pre-plan, and maybe try a few of these tips, you may find it will make those steps a little bit easier.   It helps me.

 

‘Til next time –

 

Delinda

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Countdown to Moving Day

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Here we are again – another move – releasing more stuff – and loving it!  I know – Crazy, huh?

 

If you have been following over the last month or so, you know we are re-locating here in Las Vegas.   As I have begun the packing process I have taken a load of ‘stuff’ to my Mother in Phoenix, traveled to KC to deliver ‘stuff’ to my kids, and have made….  ummm, I think five trips to Goodwill. Along with that we have had two car leases that have reached term, and so have returned the cars.  My life is getting lighter by the minute.

Sometimes when you move it is quick and you just do it the fastest way possible and get on with it.  If on the other hand you have time, then you can plan and strategize about the best and most efficient way to handle it.

That is my case, and so I have begun.  Each drawer, closet, or other area there are items to keep, giveaway, sell, or trash.  

For the things that are ‘keep’ here are a few tips on Packing:

  • Mark boxes to ‘house’ or to ‘storage’

  • Label contents specifically (K-mixer/attach, large pans and mix bowls, etc)

  • Mark on outside of box in three places – On top and then mark on 2 adjacent sides (this is so when you stack them, depending on how they fit in the storage area or your garage, you can read the label and not have to open or re-arrange each time you go looking for something.)  It takes a little more time but so worth it!

  • If you have room, as you pack your boxes take them to garage and keep in separate areas, those marked ‘storage’ and those marked ‘house’.  This keeps your house from feeling so overwhelming with boxes stacked everywhere, and if you are selling your house and have showings, it shows much better without all the boxes inside the house.

  • Deliver boxes to storage, and any items that you know will be stored for a while

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My goal is by the time I have access to the house, all the ‘storage’ things will be in storage, and the ‘house’ items will be ready to go to the house, and all that will be left is the furniture and big items on moving day.

 

More details later as the ‘Fun’ continues.  Next time I’ll share about my numbering system.  (Oh, and for those of you who are new to my blog, this is our 15th move in 35 years…. and we are still together =)  The first 30 years were building and gathering.  Now we are releasing, and it feels great.

 

Blessings on a great week!

‘Til next time –

 

Delinda

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