How much money we’ve spent getting sucked into conveniences
I know it’s not the best but having been sucked into the convenience of the shopping doing this dirty job for so long, I’m amazed that I can do it just as well and at a considerable savings. I would do that all the time - have an idea and then forget it promptly when I returned home. Now I call the toll-free Jott number and “jott myself.” When I get home, it’s sitting right there in my inbox. Love it!
As for the productivity tool, my Palm Z22 comes very close. It has a task list, calendar, notepad, shopping list tool, etc. which syncs with my laptop. The only thing is that it doesn’t have is Internet access. When I bought it a couple of years ago, I didn’t need it. Now that I have my own biz and will be out and about town more, I wish it did. On the other hand my iPod Touch does, so for now it’s okay to use both. Guess, I would go for the all-in-one gadget.
I’m pretty organized, it’s the time crunch–one of me and so much to do! (and the yuckiness of all that stuff I’ve gotta do) that gets to me. Indentured servants, please! I think a live in maid sounds wonderful. Daily to do lists are working for me right now. Then I like to do certain things on certain days. So the checklist sounds good.
The only system you mentioned that I’m familiar with is Fly Lady. I use some of her principles, but still do my own thing. I try to limit my computer time so web based would not be my first choice. The kids are usually the monkey wrench in my plans, but I wouldn’t trade them for anything. I like to make everything my own so if it wasn’t personizable (is that a word?) I wouldn’t use it.
Well, I’ve tried several different things, but the bottom line is that I need something flexible. 5 kids 8 and under puts “rolling with the punches” at the top of any “to-do” list. Between teaching them how to do chores, which just takes time, to sickness that pops up and then just taking the time to enjoy them…
I have a list written down that I check off, but I NEVER get to everything on the list. I don’t have the first idea what kind of system would work well for me.
If I can’t have the aforementioned servants (y’all forgot the hot Brazilian pool boy!), I would love to have some sort of program on the computer with easy to print lists. Something web-based would be great, I would probably tend to sign up for that than actually drive myself to a store to purchase a program. I’m lazy like that
Lately, I have been taking your suggestions for Google Calendar and running with them. I plan menus, appointments, and have gone so far as to map out my son’s entire day down to when he needs a diaper change. It would be great to be able to connect the calendar to to-do lists and my yet to be created budget. I try not to go on the computer unless weebit is asleep, so a printed list for the week or day would be great.
Now, to make it easier to hook the laptop up to the printer….