Do you wake up every morning and struggle to remember what you need to get done that day? Do you often forget things at the grocery store? Perhaps it’s the end of the month and you know you have a monthly chore to get done, but you can`t remember what it is.
People have many things that they need to remember. I have hundreds of different things swimming around in my head all the time. Because of that fact, I make lists. To-do lists, shopping lists, cleaning lists. By having these lists, I get things accomplished more often.
Lists are a great way to organize your life. Below are the lists that I use on a regular basis.
I use this sheet every single day and let me tell you – it’s a lifesaver. There are days when I didn’t use it, due to plain laziness, and those days are the hardest to get through. I find that if I don’t write things down on a to-do list, they won’t get done.
The simple task of writing a new to-do list every day has made my life so much easier. I no longer wake up feeling stressed about all the stuff I need to get done. I just wake up, take a look at my to-do list that I wrote the night before, and get started.
Having a budget is one of the best ways to stay on top of your finances. Without a budget, you are spending your money without any rhyme or reason.
In order to stay out of debt and have a better control of your finances, be sure to create a budget and most of all – stick with it!
Master To-Do List
This list includes all of our chores. Daily, weekly, monthly, seasonally and yearly. It’s all in one place so I know where to find it if I ever need to check when I’m supposed to replace the furnace filters or rent a steam cleaner for the carpets.
The master to-do list contains everything from getting the dog his yearly vaccine, changing the oil in the van, getting our hair cuts every 3 months and cleaning all of the trash cans every month. Of course, you need to make this list your own. What works for our family will most likely not work for yours, so tweak your list until it fits just right.
I don’t know about you, but I have an extremely hard time coming up with food ideas on the fly.
If I’m hungry and looking for a snack to hold me over until lunch or dinner time, I often find myself opening and closing the pantry and refrigerator door, hoping that something delicious will just magically jump out at me. It never does.
Because of this issue, I created a food ideas list. Included in the list are food ideas for snacks, desserts, breakfasts, lunches and of course – dinners. The dinner section is actually broken up in a few parts: main dishes, sides and vegetables.
I have one of these in my home management binder and another one stuck to the side of the fridge. It has definitely lessened the amount of time I spend peering ino the fridge and pantry!
Someone once told me that you should have a different password for every website you use.
While I don’t follow this “rule” 100%, for the most part, all of my passwords are different. Because of this fact, it’s hard to remember which password goes to which website – especially if you don’t log in to certain websites all the time.
Instead of hitting the “forgot your password?” link every time you forget your password, make a list of your login information. Along with the website address, include your username, password, and any other information you may need.
Keep this list by your computer for easy access and you will never have to hit that “forgot your password?” link again! Also, remember to never to store your log in information on your computer. If someone hacks into your computer, they could find that information.
We have many free downloads for you to use, as well as new ones in our Etsy store, but these are the ones that I use and recommend the most. They have really been helpful for me, and I hope they are just as helpful for you.