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Keep track of what you need to get done each day with the Daily Checklist

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Surgeons use checklists, pilots use checklists, and you should be using checklists as well. Following a checklist allows you to focus more on getting things done rather than wasting precious brain space on:

  • What you need to accomplish
  • What you've already accomplished

Keep track of your daily tasks with this printable Daily Routine checklist. 

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MORNING CHECKLIST

I front-load the Daily Checklist with most of the tasks t be complete in the evening. This way you can get out the door more quickly in the morning:

BATHROOM

____ Grooming

____ Wipe the sink

BEDROOM

_____ Dress

_____ Make Bed

_____ Tidy night table

KITCHEN

____ Prepare and eat breakfast(s)

____ Defrost ingredients for dinner

____ Pack lunches

LAUNCH PAD

____ Check work bag for keys, cell phone, work papers

____ Check school bags

MIDDAY CHECKLIST

Wether you work in an office or at home, I suggest completing the following either right before or right after your lunch break:

DESK/COMPUTER

____ Check in with To Do list

____ Schedule appointments

____ Clean out 5 personal emails from your inbox

____ Respond to meeting requests, evites and invitations

____ Check your calendar. Are there any birthdays/anniversaries/important dates this week/next week? 

ERRANDS

____ Bank: Banking/ATM

____ Post Office: Do you have anything to mail? Stamps? 

____ Drugstore: Toiletries, greeting cards, odds & ends

____ Dry cleaner

EVENING CHECKLIST

My #1 tip for successfully checking off this list is to start these tasks the minute you walk in the door. I personally go straight into the kitchen.  Don't wait until you're half asleep on the couch to begin your evening routine.

KITCHEN

____ Prepare dinner

____ Add items to running grocery list

____ Check in with your menu plan for the week

____ What's for lunch tomorrow?

____ What are tomorrow's snacks?

____ What's for dinner tomorrow?

____ Pack lunch bags

____ Wipe down kitchen counters

LAUNCH PAD

____ Pack/refresh work bags

____ Pack/refresh gym bags

BEDROOM

____ Lay out clothes for next day

____ Tidy the night table

____ Create tomorrow's To Do list

BATHROOM

____ Evening grooming

____ Wipe down sink

EXTRA CREDIT

Extra credit tasks are for days when you have either extra time, or extra energy.

____ Choose one room and declutter for 10 minutes

____ Respond to 5 more personal emails

____ Tackle a 30 Minute organizing Project

____ Make it a laundry day

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