A Bit of Background on Augusta…and the Masters Tournament
I’m thinking the vast majority of you have no idea what I am saying when I talk about “Masters Prep.” In Augusta, Georgia the first week of April is sacred. This is the one time out of the year when most of the city drops everything and celebrates the Masters Tournament.
(Golf. The Masters is a golf tournament.)
Like many families in the area, we rent out our home for the tournament each year. And we spend much of the prior 51 weeks trying to prepare. You see the Masters brings in guests who are slightly…high maintenance. There are celebrities, golf professionals, and huge companies all looking for spectacular and pristine accommodations.
Masters guests, especially corporations, have high standards and have been known to send some pretty intense requirements in regards to specific bedding, linens, and decor. The following checklist is also easily applicable to anyone planning to deep clean their place, or homeowners who are going to rent on Airbnb or put their property on the market.
And Now to the Checklist
Although the Masters tournament takes place only one week of the year, *preparing* our house to be rented for the tournament easily takes four months. This past Masters was our fourth year renting the house. Are we crazy? Is it insane trying to make this place salvageable for guests despite living with five kids 9 and under? Of course we are. And of course it is. But at this point we just can’t afford to not take advantage of the extra income. #facts
Back when we first began prepping the house for the tournament at the end of 2015, I had trouble getting my hands on a “master” task list. Ah, the puns. I wanted something that would walk me through the entire process, start to finish. But I think I was asking a lot of the interwebs this time…
Through trial and error (mostly error), I was able to create my own Masters Prep list and shared it with a few friends. Just recently I started exploring with InDesign and other Adobe Creative Cloud programs, so I thought I would update the old list and create an ever so slightly nicer looking printable version of our Masters Prep Checklist.
Note: this is incredibly general and in no way all-encompassing. Also I’ll put in a shameless plug here for my absolute favorite list creating application. I would never survive January to April of each year if it weren’t for Trello. If you are a fellow type A checklist fanatic and haven’t discovered Trello yet, go. You won’t be sorry.