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Keeping Track Of Your Cell Phone, Lost iPhone in Grass

Keeping Track Of Your Cell PhoneThis is a page about keeping track of your cell phone. If you are like many of us, you spend a lot of time looking for your cell phone.

 

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Hang Family Calendar in the BathroomHang your family calendar in the bathroom, right next to the commode. I know this sounds odd, but it is a great way to keep track of things. Everyone in the house will see it, and you'll have just the few moments you need to catch up and jot things down!

 

Keys hanging on a row of hooks.

Remembering Your KeysThis is a page about remembering your keys. Constantly forgetting where you placed your keys or just losing them altogether? There's nothing worse than the feeling you get when you can't find your keys.

 

A card showing when to change your HVAC filter.

Changing HVAC FiltersEver wonder when the last time you changed your HVAC filters was? Using a bright colored index card, I write the years, with corresponding months, leaving room for my date I changed the filters for the next three years. I make one for each filter location. I attach it to the wall with two hook and latch dots. I also attach a pen this way, so its always at the ready!

 

Marking an earbud with a piece of yarn.

Identifying Which Earbud Goes WhereI got some pretty cool bluetooth earbuds last month. They come with these great ear guards. But, sometimes with my eyesight what it is, it's hard to tell which is left or right. I used to spend about 30 seconds a day trying to get it right.

 

A weekly/monthly planner.

Daytimer is my BibleI have used a daytimer for years and would be lost without it. I keep it in an area where I frequent most of the day, on my computer desk. Once a week, I pencil in my schedule for each of the weekdays, adding appointments, goals, projects, routine tasks, phone calls to make, etc.

 

Don't forget reminder on a sticky note.

Creating Reminders for YourselfThis is a page about creating reminders for yourself. We all forget to do something such as run an errand or un-mute our phone.

 

Dry Erase Calendars for Your Home

Using Dry Erase Calendars for Your HomeThis page is about using dry erase calendars for your home. Keeping track schedules, appointments or chores can be helped with a large household calendar.

 

A calendar page showing January 1st.

Remembering to Write the Correct YearThis is a page about remembering to write the correct year. When a new year starts it can be tough to write the correct year. For time sensitive items like checks, writing the wrong year can be a problem.

 

Red Ribbon Tied Around Index Finger

Memory Tips and TricksIt's a busy world we live in and it's no surprise it's easy to forget things like pin numbers, phone numbers, email addresses and even the names of people you just met. A little daily focus can go along way to improving your memory. This is a page about memory tips and tricks.

 

A women covered in post-it notes.

Remembering Without a ListThis is a page about remembering without a list. Lists can be a great way to remember things but if you forget your list or have nothing to write on you may be in trouble. Finding other ways to remember things can be really helpful.

 

Someone Writing Birthday on Calendar

Remembering Important Dates (Birthdays,...This is a page about remembering important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.). It is a very disconcerting to realize you just forgot someones birthday or even worse, your anniversary. Don't miss another important date with these handy tips and tricks.

 

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image of library due date card

Remembering to Return Items to the LibraryThis page is about remembering to return items to the library. Are you singlehandedly supporting your local library when you pay your late fees? Want to find a way to get your checked out materials back on time?

 

Picture of a telephone keypad.

Remembering Phone NumbersThis is a page about remembering phone numbers short and long term. Even in the era of cellphones, memorizing phone numbers can still be a valuable skill.

 

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Do What You Might Forget FirstBeing thrifty is easier when you're organized. When I have more than one thing to do, I try to do the thing I'm most likely to forget first and leave the things I'll definitely remember for later.

 

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Use iGoogle's Sticky Notes For RemindersI have iGoogle as my homepage and one of the options that comes with this program is "sticky notes". Anything I want to remember, I type on the sticky note and whenever I open Internet Explorer, there it is - easy.

 

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Use Cell Phone for ListsI use my iPhone to keep my lists, especially the grocery list. Before, it was common for me to write my list and discover later that I left it on the kitchen island.

 

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Keep Notebook for Holiday Gift BuyingI try to buy items throughout the year. However, then I ran into the problem of not knowing what went to who and buying more than I had expected because of forgotten items, so now I stay ahead of the game!

 

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Marking an earbud with a piece of yarn.

Identifying Which Earbud Goes WhereI got some pretty cool bluetooth earbuds last month. They come with these great ear guards. But, sometimes with my eyesight what it is, it's hard to tell which is left or right. I used to spend about 30 seconds a day trying to get it right.

 

A card showing when to change your HVAC filter.

Changing HVAC FiltersEver wonder when the last time you changed your HVAC filters was? Using a bright colored index card, I write the years, with corresponding months, leaving room for my date I changed the filters for the next three years. I make one for each filter location. I attach it to the wall with two hook and latch dots. I also attach a pen this way, so its always at the ready!

 

A weekly/monthly planner.

Daytimer is my BibleI have used a daytimer for years and would be lost without it. I keep it in an area where I frequent most of the day, on my computer desk. Once a week, I pencil in my schedule for each of the weekdays, adding appointments, goals, projects, routine tasks, phone calls to make, etc.

 

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