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Chapter Summary

In this chapter you learned the details of breaking down an event into its components and putting them in your schedule in a way that makes efficient use of your time. Understanding this skill, coupled with what you learned in the previous chapters about selecting and setting up a family scheduling tool, gives you all of the theory you need to know to organize your family's schedule.

Before leaving this chapter, use the following checklist to make sure you haven't missed a critical step in organizing your family's schedule.

  • Select an activity on your list of things to do.

  • Make a list of everything you need to do to prepare for the activity.

  • Make a list of everything you'll need to do to wrap up after the activity.

  • Create a timeline of all of the activities you've listed.

  • Assign each item a time slot on your planner, grouping similar items to improve your efficiency.

In the next part, we'll explore the activities and situations that pertain to your family in particular. Then we'll look at how to apply the theory you've learned to the scheduling challenges you face every day.

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