Front yard

  • Rip parking strip
  • Build pathway from driveway
  • Rip out ugly evergreen
  • Plant new tree
  • Transplant roses
  • Front beds
  • Sprinkler system

Back yard

  • Finish 50ft of fence close to house
  • Finish off area around vegetable garden
  • Clothesline cabana
  • Trellis by the patio
  • Tear down (breathe on) old garage
  • Build new garage
  • Trim trees (constantly)
  • Refinish patio set
  • Refinish outdoor table
  • Do something along the fence line
  • Sprinkler system
  • Plant new grass and don’t kill it!
  • Build a new base for the new shed location
  • Move shed
  • Paint shed
  • Re-roof shed
  • Build shelves for shed and fill with yard stuff


  • Totally gut and install new cabinets and tile
  • Install range hood
  • Paint
  • Outlet covers
  • Seal grout
  • Do something with the area below the fridge
  • Do something with the area above the fridge
  • Hang pot rack
  • Window treatment
  • Doggy door

Living room

  • Figure out paint
  • Replace window(s) above fireplace
  • Replace floor
  • Replace outlets
  • New lights
  • Hang up wall art
  • Blinds
  • Pillow covers
  • Make a pouf

Dining room

  • Replace floor
  • Build desk from old door
  • Hang shelves in desk area
  • Install outlet by desk
  • Blinds
  • Light fixture
  • Something for that awkward wall


  • New light fixture
  • Hall cabinet overhaul


  • Finish tiling and grouting steps
  • Hang hooks for broom/mop/duster
  • Paint
  • Outlet cover
  • Patch holes by electrical box
  • Caulk and paint doggy door

Laundry room

  • Finish framing walls
  • Sheetrock walls
  • Paint
  • De-nastify floor
  • Paint/stain floor or install wood look laminate
  • Storage cubby under stairs
  • Counter top for W/D
  • Curtain/blinds
  • Door/curtain
  • Shelves


  • Powerwash or sandblast paint from concrete
  • Clean, clean, clean
  • Tear out remaining walls/shelves
  • Level floor
  • Figure out plumbing and chip up floor
  • Frame walls
  • Replace ducting
  • Sheetrock
  • Paint
  • Insulation
  • New windows
  • Electrical
  • Flooring
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen


  • Replace roof
  • Hang shutters
  • Paint trim
  • Stain cement base around house?
  • Remove nasty fiberglass crap around back patio
  • Re-shingle patio roof
  • Finish glass block window outside

7 Responses to “My house’s to-do list”

  1. […] My house’s to-do list […]

  2. Wow, what a list! Slowly or not, I’m excited to see you take these on ;).

  3. Babs Says:

    I wouldn’t know where to start with a list this size! LOL, which one are you going to do first?

    1. hiphousegirl Says:

      Ha ha- I may employ the “close eyes and point at list” method. Although I’ve been pretty yard-crazy since the weather’s been nice…

  4. Aura Yonts Says:

    window treatment materials these days have increased in price, i wish they have a price drop next year ;;,

  5. ANTHONY Says:

    I started a to do list and my gosh! It is huge!!!! LOL. So much so, that I am trying to find a better means to list them.

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