Secondly, the checklist should be comprehensive. Many prospective home watchers will have a simple list. Unless you live in an extremely simple condo with no bathroom, that won\'t work. It should include all parts of every system. The plumbing system needs to be broken down to toilets, sinks, drains, and supply lines as well as water heaters. The air conditioning system checks must include temperature checks, humidity recording, filter checks as well as output temperature measurements. If you are presented with a simple \'toilets, air conditioning, sprinklers\' checklist, go elsewhere and save yourself future heartache and headaches.
List the steps. The benefit of a checklist is in its detail. Take some time to think about every step that relates to your checklist, separating out each one individually. If there is a time element to each step or set of steps, be sure to include that as well. Wedding checklists are a good example __ most tell brides how many months out from the wedding they should complete each step. Write the checklist. Unless it is a simple shopping list, most checklists benefit from some additional detail for each step. In fact, even a shopping checklist becomes more valuable with an introductory paragraph explaining how it should be used. A freelance copywriter is a useful partner for this step of the process.