I am a list taker. I'd write items on scrap pieces of paper and then lose the papers only to find them later and realize I have the same item written down on a couple papers. After crossing off some items I would throw the list away 'cause I didn't want to keep a list with only one item left. I intended to transfer that lone item to the another flighty loose list, but sometimes didn't. I ended up forgetting things and on the back of my mind I'd have this "what was I trying to remember?" taunting me. It was beginning to stress me out.
"Never fear! Take charge!" I say!!!
I needed a place to put all of my lists. One central location that I can refer to and not lose. I wanted to be able to carry it with me. Not it in a bulky book. I also wanted to add papers and delete them if I wanted.
So I made my own using a vertical duotang, cardstock and labels. I cut the duotang to a nice size to be able to carry it anywhere.
Not bad. It worked for a couple days, but the pages were hard to turn and write on. Not pleasing to the eye, either. I didn't place the tabs evenly and they were crooked. Blah!
I had this address book.
Cute, but it didn't really work for our contacts. Sometimes I'd record people under their last name, and some by their first. I couldn't remember which. Plus we don't know that many people to have to separate them alphabetically. So here's the new Address Book. I did a swap.
I now have people filed under categories Family, Friends and Neighbours.
And this is what I did with the address book.
First I took out some of the dividers.
I had to cut my own paper and use a one-hole-puncher to punch the holes.
I added pretty cardstock to cover the "Address Book" label and made my own.
The envelope on the left holds paper for confession. If I try to remember my sins; as soon as I get into the confessional, they're gone. Which is how it truly is but only after you confess them!
Now all my lists have a home.
To Do: My general to do's that don't fit anywhere else, like -fill out paper work, -complete claim, etc.
House Projects: All my organizing projects that I have planned.
Sewing Projects: Self explanatory, no?
Blog: What I want to blog about and the many things I want to learn about running a blog.
Goals: My bucket list goes here, and personal goals.
To Buy: Things I need for the kids, such as shoes and sizes, sewing supplies needed and any organizing items I need go here. I don't know about you , but even if I go in a store even only needing to buy one item; as soon as I go into the store, poof! It's gone. Outta my mind, gone. "What did I need to buy again?" This list is such a saver, for time and sanity I might add.
There you have it.