The first consideration in deciding which task to tackle first is to determine the overall time required to complete the project.

The first consideration in deciding which task to tackle first is to determine the
overall time required to complete the project. Time management pertains to
prioritizing all tasks with their estimated time for completion. Deadlines and
milestones would need to be factor in along with the consequences of not
meeting them. Ranking the tasks in their order of importance or urgency ensures
more time is given to the right things for a smooth flowing project. This is based
upon the 80/20 rule (Pareto Principle); we get 80% of our results from 20% of our
work Post 2 I do not think there is one particular way that I choose task to tackle first. I think it
all depends on the project at hand. There are some projects that you don’t have
much of a choice as to what to tackle first. For example, you would not start
framing a house before to lay the foundation. Projects of this magnitude makes it
easy to prioritize.
However, I have worked several renovations. When working renovations, I try to
work my way out of a space or floor by working items on each floor from the
ceiling to the floor. As I back my way out this ensures that the final product is
pleasing to my customer. I think it makes people feel good when they can
actually see progress. In the end, I feel that it is best to properly use all of your
resources as best as you can. You never want to have people standing around
waiting to work.
On a personal note when working project around the house the way I pick task
depends on how much time I have to complete them. Some time I will knock out
the easy low hanging fruit to get it off my list first, but there will come a time when
I must tackle the bigger items. Small task will never go away at some point you
must commit to tackling the larger task.