7 Things I Wish I Knew 15 Years Ago About Managing Time Of Interior Design

If I could turn back time, these are the 7 things I wish I had known about time management in interior design.

(It would have saved me a lot of time and effort)

1. Multitasking does not work

It’s like trying to watch two movies on different TV channels at the same time by switching back and forth between them.

Stop multitasking immediately.

2. The safety time buffer can be a time eater

Interior design consists of several dozen tasks in the queue. If you add a safety buffer to each of these tasks, the deadline becomes ridiculously long.

Use the critical chain method and add a safety buffer only between the last task and the deadline

3. Pause saves time

Take a break. Contrary to appearances, it will help you complete the project faster.

4. Pay attention to the time of greatest creativity

You make hundreds of micro decisions before you sit down at your desk.

Be a creator in the morning and a manager in the afternoon

This pattern works for 99% of the population. Stop kidding yourself.

5. Leverage with Pareto principle

What task can I do today that will bring me significantly closer to completing the most urgent project?

6. Make it a habit to choose your MIT

  • You do not have to reach your MIT, just pick it.
  • You do not have to choose the right task, just choose something.

It is important to build a habit first.

7. Set your MIB every working day

Remove distractions and notifications and make sure no one disturbs you.

And do your work.

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Maciej Słowiński

15+ yr Interior Designer • SketchUp passionate • I am working to significantly reduce the lead time of an interior design • Insights about the process