Friday, March 12, 2010

Geting organized - Secret 3

3. Write it down! NOW not later!!!

You know what they say; The faintest ink is better than the best memory. I have CRS. You know I Can’t Remember Stuff. Sometimes it is important stuff too! I bet you forget stuff too. Come on, admit it. No one will know. SO, rather than trying to keep that list going in your head without getting lost in your brains massive storage cabinet, write it down. I keep a notebook by the bed and as I think of things; ideas I want to remember, things that need to be done around the house, in the office, or just in my life in general, where I am putting something that is important and will need again in a few days, etc., write everything down in the little book for remembering.

Another thing I do to write it down is: I have a laminated grocery list that I use so when I or hubby take the last or next to last of something from the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer, we mark that item for purchase. I keep the grocery checklist on the side of the refrigerator so it is handy and I keep the dry erase marker on top of the fridge. Everyone in the house knows that if it is not on the list, it won’t be in the house come grocery day. Let your family know it is there and they will use it too.

Side note: I have tried to figure out how to insert a document here for you, but I just can't get it figured out, so.... if you would like a copy of our grocery list leave a comment and I will send one to you via e-mail if I can easily determine your e-mail address when I click on you. It is a word document and can be easily edited to add or delete items that you use or don't use in your home. OR you can shoot me an e-mail by clicking the e-mail button on the right side of this blog.

Get a calendar and place it somewhere you can see it every morning. Maybe you want your calendar in your kitchen, or on your desktop. It is okay to duplicate a calendar in more than one place. Track important dates (birthdays, dental visits, Dr. visits, your kid’s activities, important events) on all your calendars. Look at your calendar each morning before and during your planning time so you don’t forget or miss anything important on that day.

Tomorrow will be Secret 4 for getting organized.


  1. I agree about writing things down! I'm a post-it note addict and honestly would forget everything if I didn't write it down. Plus then I can stop thinking about it and move on to other thoughts - my brain can only handle so much at once! ; )

  2. Lisa, I don't see a way to contact you. If you want me to send you the grocery list please use the contact button on my blog and I will get that out to you.

    Thanks for reading my blog.

    I love your blog!!. It always reminds me of our time in Ireland. I hope that we can return for a visit again in the near future.