Making Myself Notes Around the House

Posted by: jilly

Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/05/09 07:39 PM

Does anyone else write themselves notes in their homes to remeber to do things?

This is one I just wrote right now and hung by the door:

STOP! Do you need to take the recycling, water bottles or thrift store donations?

This is b/c my recycling isn't curbside and I need to take it into town. Also gallon water bottle refills are only 25 cents instead of buying new bottles at the water company.

What notes do people leave out for themselves? Anything inspirational, organizational, reminders?

Posted by: BLR

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/05/09 09:41 PM

I just do lists. If I really need to remember to take something I put a sticky on my keys.
Posted by: jilly

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/05/09 09:56 PM

BLR, like lists of things to pick up shopping, or errands to run?
Posted by: BLR

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/05/09 10:06 PM

oh I have shopping lists, things to do while I am out, things to do in the house. I get great pleasure crossing things off my lists. So much so that if I do something that is not on the list, I will put it on the list so I can cross it off.
Posted by: jilly

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/06/09 12:33 PM

BLR, I know exactly what you mean about loving to cross things off, and loving lists. I post my to-do lists even on twitter and as facebook status updates, just so i can feel accountable. I love feeling like I got a few things done. Sometimes I feel like a list slave. wink

Posted by: BLR

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/06/09 01:10 PM

The reason I like my lists is because there may something on my list that I really want to get done. I get busy with this, that and something else (ADD) and by the end of the day - its "oh darn I was gonna ---" well the lists help with that. I at least feel like I make a decision to blow if off, rather than just forget.
Posted by: jilly

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/09/09 02:23 AM

I have a tendency to just carry things over from one list to the next, and some things never get crossed off. I hate it when i do this. smile

I always make a list with the best intentions but i think i overshoot my time and ability to get things done!

Today it was very helpful to have my reminder note on the door to bring out the recycling and put the empty water jugs in the car for refilling. So that is working well!
Posted by: peepers14

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/09/09 06:07 AM

i sometimes have list and when i need to remember them i put them in the center of my TV. so if i am feeling lazy enough, i can see the sticky note pad and remember what i need to do.
Posted by: jilly

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/11/09 06:23 PM

LOL, Peepers! I guess a note on the tv is not easy to miss. smile Good thinking.

I also keep sticky notes of various things i have to get done for the week on the window near my desk.
Posted by: tweetymom

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/12/09 03:26 AM

BLR lol!~ I do my lists the exact same way! If I do not get to something, I cross it out with x marks, so I know it will go on the list for tomorrow. THings I got done, I check it and draw a line through it. I love my lists. I don't see how anybody can ever get things done without a trustee list!
Posted by: PDM

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/12/09 06:35 PM

I do lists ~ with the occasional note.
Posted by: Lisa Shea

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/13/09 03:10 PM

I try to keep two lists. One of must-do items so it's short and I can get through it. Then a second list has longer term items so that way if I do something on that list it's an added bonus, and if things stay on there for a day or two, then that is quite fine.
Posted by: jilly

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/13/09 07:23 PM

Aside from lists, everyone, do you ever tape yourself up little notes for any reason?

For example, I have one up to remind myself of my goals to be peaceful and serene.

Do people put up reminder notes, or notes with goals on them?
Posted by: BLR

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/13/09 07:28 PM

Originally Posted By: tweetymom
If I do not get to something, I cross it out with x marks, so I know it will go on the list for tomorrow. THings I got done, I check it and draw a line through it.


Sounds like the Franklin system to me.
Posted by: BLR

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/13/09 07:30 PM

The only notes I use are MUST REMEMBER items. Those notes I either put them on my keys, on the front door or on my steering wheel.
Posted by: jilly

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/16/09 05:45 PM

I remember Lisa telling me to make a note for myself saying something like, "Be Happy!"

I think I should make something like that again. Where should I put it to see it - it would need to be apart from the zillions of to do lists that are out and about.
Posted by: Lisa Shea

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/16/09 06:03 PM

Yes I'm definitely a strong proponent of feel-good notes. The world is not necessarily going to help you feel good - it's in your own hands!

I have a "125!!" note on my bathroom mirror to help me focus on achieving a healthy weight smile

My cell phone message says "smile!" - it's amazing how your body reacts to your facial muscles smiling. Studies prove it really does release stress, just to smile.
Posted by: jilly

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 12/18/09 02:08 AM

Lisa, that sounds helpful!

I know putting up those pretty little signs from the dollar store that say Peace and Happiness, with nice Chinese characters, is a big help to me.

I also have a wall in my bedroom covered with little cards and notes people have sent me with words of love and caring, to remind me that people find value in me as a person.

Then there is my 'did you take the recycling?' note on the front door.

I have my post-it to-dos on my desk.

I need to come up with a goal note, and a note that reminds me to be happy. I need to come up with some kind of goal, then, and figure out how to say it.
Posted by: Lisa Shea

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 01/01/10 03:41 AM

Yes a goal note sounds like a great idea! It helps keep you focused on the thing you are working towards.

A key is to change it around though. I've had this "125!" note in the bathroom for a while now and after a while you don't see it any more. It fades into the background. So I think if I made a new one with different colors or something it would be fresh again.
Posted by: jilly

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 01/03/10 12:13 AM

True, it's so easy to forget to see things one they've been up for awhile. That's kind of frustrating. frown
Posted by: Lisa Shea

Re: Making Myself Notes Around the House - 01/25/10 08:12 AM

It's human nature, and it's a good thing actually. If we kept noticing acutely every single thing around us we would go insane smile

So it's good to rotate notes, rotate pictures, rotate decorations! Keep your world fresh smile