When I want to remember something I need to take with me to work or anywhere the next day, I take a plastic shopping bag (like from Wal-Mart) and I tie it to the handles of my purse the night before.
This is so easy and simple to do and better than writing in a note as a reminder and then losing the note. It works every time for me and if I needed a bag to put the item in, I have it right there ready for me.
By Marsha Fleenor from Greenville, NC
I also set whatever I have to take with me in front of the door. Then, I can't open it without taking it. Yours is great too!
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