I love high-tech gadgets. If I had more disposable income I’m sure I’d have more gadgets. (Can you say i-phone?) My laptop is my fairly constant companion these days, and I really don’t know how I managed without it.
I love making color-coded chore charts and schedules on the computer. I’ve converted to a mostly on-line calendar. I’m even using several educational items straight from the laptop WITHOUT printing them.
But, I think that sometimes I have a tendency to assume that because I’m doing something on the computer it’s saving time and is therefore somehow "better". I have to keep evaluating whether it is really going to save me time in the long run or whether it’s just fun to do things the "high-tech" way. (For instance, I really want to catalog all our books. But I haven’t because it will take a long time and I don’t have a reason to, except that I think it would be neat.)
So with that introduction, I present to you my (not) high-tech list making method.
OK, I’m being a little silly. But I’m also serious. This note pad hangs on the side of our refrigerator. It’s easily accessible. I always keep a pen on the counter below it. When my husband or I think of something that we need from the store, we write it on the list. The left side is for Wal-mart/grocery store items, and the right is for Sam’s items. This is not the actual list that I take shopping, but I refer to this to make sure I add all the little things we’ve thought about since the last time someone went to the store.
Old-fashioned though it may be, this list-making system is working for me.