About 3 weeks ago I had a major “OhmygodwehavesomuchtodoIdon’tevenknowwheretostart” panic attack.
I told my friend over at A Handmade Story that I was basically freaking out and since she did all of this last year she had some words of wisdom. Make a master to do list. I liked the idea, but I didn’t really know where to start. Enter Todoist.com
There’s a handy video to show you how to get started.
And get started I did. I think at the most I’ve had 110 things on my “To Do Before I Do” list. I’ve been crossing things off and adding more things in as I think of them. And right now I’m at about 70. The tags for the list are brilliant. I can essentially make sub-lists of “email” “visit” and “call” or “shopping” “rehearsal” and “ceremony.” I have assigned tasks to other people – but kept them on my list using tags like “mom” “boy” or “wparty.”
I’ve had a couple new subscribers lately that found me searching for wedding blogs, so for them I say – use todoist. The Knot, and Martha Stewart to do lists are good, but what I was finding as we get closer is there are 5 things that need to be done before I can cross off one thing from either of those checklists. I felt like I was spinning my wheels – doing all of this w-day stuff without getting to move forward in my list, very overwhelming.
But Todoist isn’t just for w-dayers. I have Todoist lists for “Around the House” “The Twenties Roar” and “Groceries.” Better yet, I’ve got an iPhone app for it so I can keep my Todoist list on my phone. Though I must say, the iPhone app could use some work – you can’t sort by the tags on the app. Boo.
Anyway, I thought I’d check in and say – I’m still here. I’m just up to my eyeballs in w-day. I’ve got some posts to come I just need some time to write them. Blogging time is coming up… I’ve added it on my to do list!
*FYI I have not been compensated in any way for my review of Todoist, I just came across it and think it's cool. So I thought I'd pass it along. If you find this post Todoist - feel free to compensate me - I won't mind.