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New Year Goals: Free Printables

Tips on creating a Home Improvement to-do list for the new year!  How www.DIYinRealLife.com plans on keeping motivation on track to finish the odds and ends!

So this morning I worked on a list of goals for the house this year.  We have most of the “big” projects done here on our little previously-forclosured home, but sometimes it’s a little too easy to skip the little odds and ends.

You know…. The little trim here… The caulking there… Things that really don’t take that long, but over the weekend we could take an hour or two to complete.

Here’s what I came up with:

 

 

 

Tips on creating a Home Improvement to-do list for the new year!  How www.DIYinRealLife.com plans on keeping motivation on track to finish the odds and ends!

Obviously there are things I’ll want to add to this list as the year progresses, but this was the list I came up with for now.

Tips on creating a Home Improvement to-do list for the new year!  How www.DIYinRealLife.com plans on keeping motivation on track to finish the odds and ends!

Then I split those projects up by month.

I put the more important things in earlier months…

Outdoor things in the Spring/Summer…

And left the later months open as I add more things to the list.

I made it super attainable and didn’t go overboard.  You’ll notice the winter months have more projects… That’s because we have a wee bit more time in January than July since Handsome Man is a roofer! 🙂

I also color coded the to-do list.

RED=Handsome Man

BLUE=Me

PURPLE=Either/Both

Tips on creating a Home Improvement to-do list for the new year!  How www.DIYinRealLife.com plans on keeping motivation on track to finish the odds and ends!

I thought I was exceptionally witty due to the fact that together red and blue make purple…

But maybe that’s just because the munchkin has decided to forgo sleeping at night lately and I’m merely sleep deprived.

That’s quite possible.

ANYWAY! Handsome Man and I really do best with lists and deadlines so I think this will be super helpful!!

If you are a deadline operator like us, I made a couple free printables just for you!

Go crazy and get some goals organized!!

Tips on creating a Home Improvement to-do list for the new year!  How www.DIYinRealLife.com plans on keeping motivation on track to finish the odds and ends!

 {Click here to get this House To-Do PRINTABLE!}

Tips on creating a Home Improvement to-do list for the new year!  How www.DIYinRealLife.com plans on keeping motivation on track to finish the odds and ends!

{Click here to get this House To-Do PRINTABLE!}

 

 

Good luck with projects in the upcoming year!!   Let me know if you try this and how it goes!!

 

Tips on creating a Home Improvement to-do list for the new year! How www.DIYinRealLife.com plans on keeping motivation on track to finish the odds and ends!

 

 

 

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A new roof, baby!

Wanna see some of the projects we’ve been working on?

 

And with this first project… What I mean by WE is HANDSOME MAN.  😉

 

 

I helped Sam on a roof.  Once.

 

I hate heights.

 

 

 

 

A new roof at www.DIYinRealLife.com

And our house is exceptionally tall.

 

A new roof at www.DIYinRealLife.com

In case you’re wondering… Yes, the old shingles are PINK.

 

A new roof at www.DIYinRealLife.com

Pink shingles.

Pink House.

S.C.A.R.Y.

 

 

A new roof at www.DIYinRealLife.com

That’s my Handsome Man!   This is when it comes in very handy to have married a roofer!

 

A new roof at www.DIYinRealLife.com

A very very dirty Handsome Man!

Will post pics later of the finished GRAY shingled roof!  Yay-ness!!!

Psh!!! Where have I been anyway??!

Yes… An unintended hiatus has hit my blog.

 

Firstly… It was nice! SOOOOOO NICE!!!!  The weather felt like Spring *finally* arrived!  We did yard work…. I planted impatients and various perennials in my new flower bed… (More details on that to follow…)  It. was. awesome.

But because this is Nebraska and in Nebraska this year I’m pretty sure Spring is bi-polar… It froze. and snowed.  ON MAY 1ST!!!!!    Okay… So it was funny when it snowed April 1st (April Fool’s Day) last month.  However, it’s NO LONGER FUNNY!!!!  So help me if it snows June 1st too!!!! Haha!  They say it snowed 6 inches of so but thankfully it had been warm enough that only 2 inches stuck.

 

On the upside, it’s supposed to get warm again!!!

 

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Only in Nebraska can you go from snow one day… Rain the next day… And sunny and a high of 70+ degrees the 3rd day!

Whatever the case… I won’t complain!  BRING on the 70 degree weather!! (Again!)  But so help me… The first person this year that complains about it being too hot is going to get a scathing look from me!!! lol!!!

 

Also, we spent much of the week flipping one of our rentals.  Handsome Man bought 3 duplexes (6 units total) before we were married.  He bought his first one when he was 19!  Isn’t that awesome? I got so lucky marrying him!  He is wise beyond his years! 🙂  Overall the investments have been great and will be even better when the mortgages are finally paid off! 🙂  He bought all 3 of them pretty rough and has slowly fixed them up over the years.

Sorry!  Had to take a minute there to brag on my guy!!! 🙂

 

Anyway… one of our tenants moved out and the next tenant moved in 2 days later.  So we had to clean carpets…. scrub walls…

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Repainted the red spots on the ceiling…  (How do you even get big red paint splotches on the ceiling anyway?!?!)

 

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And we had to deal with this special little treasure their dog left! lol!

Admittedly we totally didn’t have the time to deal with this particular problem DIY style… We called in the professionals and it looks GREAT!!!! They patched the carpet and just replaced the linoleum.  It looks fantastic.

 

 

Anyway…  That’s what I’ve been dealing with lately…  Can’t wait to resume all my projects! So many fun things to report on!

My “free” shelves I built…

The finished painted dressers…

A Nursery update….

 

Stay tuned!!!!