If the appointment is later in the day, I have a tiny alarm clock, and I clip that to my top up close to my head. This way I don't forget to stop what I'm doing and get ready to go.
I came up with this idea after missing appointments that were late morning or mid afternoon. I'd get busy doing something and totally forget, and some places charge you when you miss an appointment.
By Cricket from NC
To correct this problem, I simply set the clocks in my kitchen and bedroom 5 to 10 minutes fast. I still have the exact time in places like my cell phone and cable box, but I don't usually think of this until I am on my way to wherever I am going. This gets me up and out of the house on time.
By Greg from Albany, NY
For example, for a recent 9 am appointment - 20 minutes park, and drive time means leave home by 8:40 am. Getting ready time 30 minutes (shower, getting dressed, doing hair). I need to be in the shower by 8:10 am. Breakfast 15 minutes, so out of bed by 7:55am. Then my cushion time, set alarm for 7:45am and get up!
If I am going somewhere I have never been, I use Mapquest for an estimated driving time, as well as a travel route. If I have been there before, the planning process is almost automatic.
By Jean L. from Buffalo, NY
By Shirley from Vermilion, OH