New Year's Resolution: Take Charge of Your To-Do List!

In this excerpt from their new book, Pretty Neat: The Buttoned-Up Way to Get Organized and Let Go of Perfection, iVillage organization experts Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch share their top 10 tips for making your to-do list work for you (12 Photos)

Alicia Rockmore and Sarah Welch on Dec 28, 2010 at 6:21PM

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New Year's Resolution: Take Charge of Your To-Do List!

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Pick an Organizational Format That Works for You

For some, particularly those who are detail oriented, keeping every item on one master list is the key to success. People with a penchant for detail break their to-do's down even further, distilling their master lists into categories.

For others, keeping one master list is too overwhelming, so they break the big list into more manageable chunks and keep those either in one notebook or on separate pieces of paper. This technique seems to work well for big-picture thinkers who need more of a narrative to their lists.

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