How to Make Lists Work For You

One of the things on my to-do list is to write back to readers who e-mail me list-making questions.  It’s actually one of my favorite things to do.  I recently got an email from Josh and I thought his questions were ones that other people might have as well.  Here goes:

I do enjoy making lists and find them helpful. However, one thing that I get stuck with is how to set up my list and how many to make/where to keep them. Do you just use one notebook for all lists? Do you color code? I often find that I get stumped with this step. I want my lists to look presentable and not just write stuff any and everywhere. How do you set yours up? Read more

Keep Track of Restaurants

I take food very seriously. I accumulate restaurant recommendations like someone would keep a rare coin collection. For me — there is no substitute for great food. So I really enjoy giving recommendations and also receiving them. I’ve recently been looking into Mayfair restaurants and I’m just waiting to see if I can get any recommendations for there! I’ve found that if you do your homework before you go to a restaurant you’ll have a much better outcome. It will save you time, money and make your dining experience much better if you’re prepared.

But in all my list-making frenzy I haven’t been able to find a good way to keep track of all my restaurant recommendations til now. I used to write them down on paper, then I started putting them in my Astrid, Wunderlist or Clear apps. But I kept finding that the lists would get buried or I would forget which app I was using Read more

Free Stuff For Moms

Smartphones are one of the best tools busy people have at their fingertips. Using my iPhone is like a lifeline.  Sometimes I don’t know how I went grocery shopping or caught a bus without it! This tool is especially useful for moms — juggling it all!

I’ve tried many apps and have written about Astrid in the past because it’s such a spectacular to-do list app. The most unique thing about the Astrid app is that you can share your lists.  My friends and I share lists of things we have to remember to tell each other.  It’s great for making the most of our visits.

Astrid is doing a bit of sharing itself.  They’ve just announced a contest for moms!  All you have to do is use the app and tell them why you love it.  How has it made you more productive, successful and efficient? They are giving away gifts like spa certificates, onesies and premium accounts to the best answers.

Click here to find out the full rules and get a chance to grab some free stuff!  Good luck moms!

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20 Must-Have Apps

On an everyday basis — my iPhone amazes me.  It’s a wonder how we got through life without these super smartphones.  One thing I absolutely love is how easy apps make my life.  Here’s a list of some of my favorites:

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Online Calendar Makes Life Easier

How do you keep track of everything going on in your life?  Do you make lists? Keep a pocket calendar? Or track everything on your phone?  Appointments, events, classes, your kid’s sports commitments and dance classes — can all fill up your lives but can be tough to organize in one place.  I found a great solution — Hatchedit.com.

The online calendar is really smart — you can share it with several people and checkout what’s going on at all times.  The site will help you keep track of upcoming events, invites, daily to-dos, favorite blogs, and groups you’re a part of.  So if you want to plan an event with your book club or your child’s soccer team…all the information can be stored and shared on HatchedIt.com.  When you sign up you get your own “dashboard” that you can easily make a part of your everyday routine.

If you’re drowning in paper calendars or want to ditch your dry-erase board – this is a great way to organize your life. HatchedIt is a free tool that will make your life simpler and more streamlined. You can even update the calendar when you’re out and about with their iPhone or Android apps. Let me know how you like using it.

 

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