Making a list….

Are you a list maker? Do you make lists or notes for everything? I have always been a list maker but I think a big part of why I do that is I LOVE notes, pens and stationary of all kinds. My lists also look just like the ones in the picture. I’ll make notes on anything that’s lying around because I know if I don’t, I’ll go sit down and forget what was just locked in my head.

I love anything papery or pensy or pensily or markery. I love stationary and notebooks and planners (anything from that site would make me happy for a long time). I don’t know why I love stuff like this but I just do. I’ll bet you I have no less than 50 stick em notepads of every given size they make. I’m a big part of 3-M staying in business.

But I do need the notes. I’ll have one shopping list on my desk in the living room, another list in the kitchen and least lets not forget the list going on in my purse!

I do have to admit to this now. I’ve started making my main KING list on my Blackberry. I almost feel like I’m cheating on my beloved paper but I NEVER, almost never, forget my phone at home. My poor lists most likely never leave my house. I forget them 99% of the time. That’s one of the reasons I don’t use coupons. They never get taken with me.

Do you make lists? How? Where? Do you remember to take them with you to the store or where you’re going?

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9 Responses to Making a list….

  1. Laura says:

    OH…my…. gosh, Joy. It’s amazing how alike we are.

    Several months ago, I started a “list notebook”. Outside of my planner, which I use hit-and-miss, because I have no less than FOUR calendars (including said planner) going at once, I cannot live without lists. And I’m notorious for losing them, so I’m trying to figure out a system for those lists. Sometime last summer (Aug. 5, to be exact), I decided to buy a little notebook and keep it as a To-Do notebook. They have “to-do” spaces in planners, but I discovered that there is never enough space for my lists, which can run anywhere from 5 to 20 entries long. Sometimes longer. I just keep adding as I go, and crossing off as I finish. I start a new list each day, carrying over important tasks from the day before. And now, I have them all in one place, so I can go back and see if I did something, had it on The List, or what.

    It’s part of my “Get Rid Of The Chaos” goal for my life. Consolidate the lists, so (1) I don’t lose them, and (2) I don’t have a thousand scraps and have to figure out if this one is important or not.

    I also have a dry-erase board on the fridge, that has taken the place of the floaty lists on paper for groceries and other shopping needs.

    And I’m thinking of starting a Household Projects Notebook, to keep track of all the things that need doing around here, from organizing the bookshelves to figuring out my Closet from Hell to completely re-doing a bathroom to the random diy’s and fix-its that pop up daily.

    And, like you, I NEVER use coupons. I always forget them. Maybe I’ll find space for them as I de-chaos my life…. you never know.

    • Joy says:

      On our planners, if you have it open say to January, I’ve started putting my lists on the left hand page because I always have the planner open showing that whole month. I have paperclips on various pages but this way all my notes (at least the ones in the living room) are in one place.

  2. Sue says:

    I am starting to need lists more and more 😦 I don’t know what it is, but if it’s not on the list I may very well forget it! Heck, even if it’s on the list I could forget it! If I do forget the list at home, if I’ve written it down I can remember quite a bit. Did that make sense? It’s like I can see the list in my head and everything on it and then I scratch it off in my head as I go. I don’t have much for a variety of notepads and pens, but I do like them.

    • Joy says:

      Yes Sue. Unfortunately I understood everything you just said! LOL!

    • Laura says:

      I understand completely. I’ve come to understand that it’s not my memory that’s the problem, it’s that I’m expecting my brain to do too many things at one time, and something’s gotta give, so it’s the list. I can usually remember everything that I need to do, but the list helps me prioritize, and de-stresses me, because I know I have a hard copy, and I can, quite literally, forget the things that are on there, and concentrate on what I need to do right now.

  3. Vicki says:

    I make list sometimes, if i need a lot of groceries i will write a list, i sure hate it when i forget that list at home when i go grocery shopping.

  4. Joy says:

    I usually only used to have a shopping list but once I started the blog I need to write my idea’s down wherever I am because as soon as I sit down my head empties out. I’ll sit here and KNOW I had good ideas in the kitchen but as soon as I sit to write, they’re gone.

  5. Just a Mom says:

    I always made a grocery list and then left it at home. I now make my list on my Ipod Touch which I always have with me.

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