Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Stay on top of those pesky tasks...

Well this week had been a near disaster, so many things to keep on top of! My daily list of things to think about, plan, and action goes something like this: - Start researching nurseries for early next year and maybe visit some - Renew cat insurance - Get new wheel for car - Finish tiling lobby (hubby is mid-tiling, due to finish on the weekend, dead handy when I need to get the pram in and out now... not!) - Re-design office layout at work and plan purchases accordingly - Research family tree and join some sort of website so I can create a proper tree - Finish decorating bedroom - Think about garden design for front of house (because the back is a jungle, scary for even a professional - I kid you not!) So... someone at work recommended www.remindersetc.com, and I have been using it fairly sucessfully. It won't automatically recurr on tasks but thats fine, I spent nearly an hour entering things and then it e-mails me reminders... it can even text you them. I'm sure I have divulged my Moleskine notebook addiction, and in there I do have a project list, a short and basic to do list, diary etc, but reminders etc is my nagging helper! So we now have a 1 year old little boy, costs are starting to get steeper, but we're trying to fight against it... I will write a separate blog about that though, lots of topics to cover! If you have any tips on how to stay on top of tasks, I'm all ears, as I manage all household finances, most of the meals, birthdays, planning a social life (ha ha!) and events for baby too...

4 comments:

Mrs M said...

I'm also planning meals, household tasks and a social life with a one year old. I've just started using Astrid tasks app on my smart phone and it is really motivating me at the moment! I've managed to clean the bathroom 3 times in the last month - that's never happened before even BB (before baby).

M
x

Christie Smith said...

You have a great blog here:)
http://thriftyfriday.blogspot.com

Frugal Queen said...

Hi - I tried adding coconut to some flapjacks, it was lovely, thanks for the tip!

SavingsNow said...

Hi everyone, thanks for your comments, it's good to know my musings might inspire someone! Yes Mrs M technology can def help, it's just remembering to use it... We will get there!