Tag Archive for: how to make lists

Fab Find: Wear Your To-Do List

bandsList makers take notes everywhere – on receipts, sticky notes, napkins, envelopes or even on the back of our hands. Anything that can be written on, will be. However all these scrap pieces of paper can be difficult to keep track of.

I’m bringing back “Fab Find” because I found the perfect solution on KnockKnockStuff.com.  Wearable wrist bands! I think they are great for anyone who is constantly losing their lists! Just write on the band, wrap it around your wrist, and voilà—your to-dos are literally at hand. Why not keep a few wrist bands in your bag just in case you need to jot something down?  They cost 6 bucks for 25 bands.

If you want more “Fab Find” ideas – check out my Pinterest board:

Follow Paula Rizzo – ListProducer.com’s board “Fab Finds”! on Pinterest.


Livescribe3 Pen Digitizes Your Notes In Seconds

livescribe1One of the biggest complaints people have about switching to digital list making is that they really enjoy writing notes down on paper.

I agree completely and that’s why I haven’t totally made the switch myself, I use both. When I take meeting notes on a phone call or in a meeting I usually end up taking a photo of my notes and uploading the photo to Evernote for later use. Then if I misplace my paper notes I know I have a backup that is searchable. There are also some notes just don’t translate to digital well — like if you’re drawing a seating chart or map.

But fear not, now you don’t have to give up your handwritten notes! Some techie geniuses at Livescribe have solved this problem with a pen that transcribes everything you write onto your mobile devices. Sounds like the coolest thing ever, right? Yeah — I thought so too. The company sent me a pen so I could check it out for myself and tell you all about it.

How Does It Work? Read more

Find the Best Way to Keep Your Lists


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Sometimes the hardest part about list making is deciding where to keep your lists. It can be handy to use an app on your phone, or a program like Evernote, where you can access your lists anywhere, anytime online. Using paper has its benefits, too — every finished task comes with the
satisfaction of crossing the item off your list.  Read more

Get Organized & Win Prizes

Spring seems to be the season where everyone decides to get his or her act together. Maybe it’s the birds chirping or the flowers blooming – but for some reason…we all want to clean something during this time of renewal. So with that in mind – I’m teaming up with KnockKnockStuff.com to help you do it with a FREE “Spring Organizing Kit.”

Spring Organizing Contest

KnockKnockStuff.com sells unique and fun list paper, organizational products and gifts. It’s a really great place to find ways to stay productive and not take yourself too seriously. I’ve been buying their stuff for years.

Pinterest.com has become one of my latest addictions. It’s like visual list making! If you don’t have an account yet – it’s by invitation only. So follow me and I’ll invite you – you’ll be up and pinning in no time!

Both equal in their fabulousness, I decided to bring them all together for a fun contest! The winner of which will win these fabulous prizes:

Things to Do Around the House Pad

Utility Task Clips

Stuff/Docs/Bills File Folders


But it’s not a total freebie – you have to work for this great prize! It will be entertaining though – I promise. Here’s a list of what you need to do:

1. Follow KnockKnockStuff’s Pinterest boards

2. Create a pinboard titled “Spring Organizing” and pin a minimum of 15 pins on the theme of getting organized for spring

3. Include at least 5 product images from KnockKnockStuff.com

4. Include at least 5 post images from ListProducer.com

5. Hashtag all of your pins #springorganizing so we can find them

6. Send me an email to paula@listproducer.com with your first name, email address and a link to your pinboard

For a complete list of rules click here.

The contest runs from May 22nd – May 29th. I will pick a winner and announce it on June 5th. Judging will be based on creativity, composition and uniqueness of the pins. Happy Pinning!

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