On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, three French hens, two turtle doves, and 20 projects to complete...
If you're anything like us, when the holiday season rolls around, it seems like there are more projects to complete than hours in the day. This year, make sure you complete those projects at the job site and around the house in time for your in-laws to come knocking.
Here are some tips on how you can prepare for the holiday season this year.
Knock Out Pesky Preventative Maintenance
We've all heard the saying: "stay ready, so you don't have to get ready." This advice transcends all aspects of life, and your professional life is no different. The last thing you want to hear when you're carving the turkey is a call from your super telling you that a pipe burst at your job site. Ensuring that the facilities you oversee are in tip-top shape will help prevent those frustrating calls.
Now, you're probably thinking, "sounds great – but I just have no time for additional projects."
As fellow maintenance industry professionals, we understand time is limited, and resources are spread thin. There are, however, a few ways you can work more efficiently without feeling overworked. Implementing a mobile tool organization system eliminates the need for the constant back and forth between the job site, which frees up more time for you to work on preventative maintenance or simply take a well-deserved breather. Creating a list of tasks to complete before the holidays and divvying it up amongst your team in the weeks leading up to the holiday is a good way to prevent you and your team from getting overwhelmed. We recommend working ahead as much as possible because you never know when a new project or task is going to come up!
"Honey...Just One More Thing."
We know – if you just had a dollar for every time your significant other asked you to do "just one more thing" before you can finally kick your feet up on your day off. If history is any indication, we're pretty confident that your "Honey To-Do List" items will increase around the holiday season. It's time to get ahead of the curve. This weekend, spend 10 minutes looking around the house and start thinking about these potential asks. Completing a few of these smaller projects and tasks each week will help prevent the "2 days before the holiday" project rush.
Let's face it, appliances like ovens, refrigerators, and HVAC systems love to conveniently give you trouble just as the holidays come up. To prevent this, it's smart to complete any routine or annual maintenance that you can before the busy season hits. We recommend taking stock of what appliances need your attention, so whether it's something as easy as replacing the water filter in your fridge or something more complex like an HVAC seasonal prep, you'll have the time to get the job done.
We know that the holidays can mean a time of stress and rushing to complete projects. Whether you're fixing a faulty electrical outlet before plugging in string lights or trying to figure out why the turkey fryer is giving you $#*% again for the third Thanksgiving in a row, the Mobile-Shop Tool Bag has you covered. With over 90 of the most commonly needed tools and parts all organized in labeled and numbered pockets for quick inventory, the Mobile-Shop Tool Bag is ready to help you cross all of the holiday prep projects off of your to-do list. At Mobile-Shop, our goal is to give you the systems to get these projects done as efficiently as possible, so you can spend time with those who matter most. Happy Holidays from Mobile-Shop!