Prepping Ye Olde Homestead? How to Work Smarter and Not Harder

You may have heard about how you need to work smarter and not harder no matter the project that you’re undertaking. This is a simple thing to say, but implementing requires a little more finesse. Here the strategies that you need to employ in order to achieve your goal of working more efficiently on your homestead.

Focus Your Efforts

The problem that many people face when tackling a home project is that they don’t know where to begin. There are so many steps that will be involved with the task that you may start to feel overwhelmed. Draft up a plan of action before you undertake any homestead project. Stick to that plan and ignore the other tasks that will need to be completed at a later time. They will only serve to distract you from the things that need to be done now and you’ll end up duplicating your efforts.

Reduce the Clutter


Whether it’s trying to clean out your homestead or a renovation project that you’ve decided to undertake, removing the clutter is a good first step. Utilize professional junk removal services to help you with this task. Certain companies, like AAA Rousse, know that all you have to focus on is telling them the things that you want removed from your home. This will allow you to focus on the more important aspects of the project in which to expend your energy.

Take a Break

It can be tempting to work late into the night in order to get everything in order. This really isn’t doing you any favors. The fact of the matter is that all this is doing is setting yourself up to fail for the next day. You need to decompress and regroup so that you can be fresh to tackle whatever the next day will bring. A good night’s rest will allow you to focus your efforts and think more clearly.

Consider another Angle

Decide what the end goal for your project looks like. There may be a better way to get there that doesn’t involve as much effort. Do some research and determine if there are steps that can be removed that aren’t critically important. For example, placing items that may be valuable at a later date in a bin so that you can sort through them later may save you some time and reduce your stress level.

Working smarter is a great goal to have, but it requires preparation on your part. Use these tips so that you can cut down on the amount of work that’s required to prep your homestead.

About the Author:

Rachelle Wilber is a freelance writer living in the San Diego, California area. She graduated from San Diego State University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Media Studies. She tries to find an interest in all topics and themes, which prompts her writing. When she isn’t on her porch writing in the sun, you can find her shopping, at the beach, or at the gym. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook: @RachelleWilber

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