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What do you use to set a reminder to do/complete things?

Say you need to call your pet’s vet to set up an appointment, or maybe you have your own doctor’s appointment coming up. Perhaps you need to remember you need milk at the store, or that you’re out of trash bags. How will you remind yourself?

Will you set a reminder on your phone or computer? Will you write yourself a note and stick it on your door? Will you rely on your partner to remind you? Do you start your day by writing a daily to-do list? Or do you have a good enough memory that you don’t ever need to remind yourself of other things?

After you vote, please leave us a comment and tell us what works best for you.

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Jeff Craig
23 days ago

Between my phone and Alexa, I’m pretty well covered – IF I think of setting the reminder in either of them.

Rag_ftw
23 days ago

In the RV we use clothespins with the pre-takeoff tasks written on them hanging from a cord. As we set up we move a pin from the bottom of the cord to the top.

Linda
23 days ago

I write appointments down on a calendar..it just works better for me!

Larry Lee
24 days ago

This subject reminds me of the husband whose wife reminded him for the third time about a chore he had promised to do. His response was “listen, sweetheart, I promised to do that so you know I will. There is no need for you to nag me about it every six months”.

Diane M
24 days ago

I use paper notes, but I also write appointments and things on an old-fashioned wall calendar. Most people don’t even have them in their homes anymore.

Neal Davis
24 days ago

When I worked I remembered when things were due. If I forgot something, then I concluded that I was too busy. In retirement I put things into the calendar on my phone if I remember to do it. If I forget, then I conclude that I’m too busy.

Last edited 24 days ago by Neal Davis
Michael Galvin
24 days ago

I used to have a ToDo List and Master Task list. Now post retirement, I just put things on my calendar.

Diane Mc
24 days ago

Depending on what it is, I use a combination. Phone for appts, birthdays, repetitive tasks, reminder for future tasks, like calling an RV park to make a reservation (when they don’t take them year round), Post-it-notes for immediate reminders. Like when I go to my 94 yr old Mom’s and have things I have to do. Or use something in the refrig before it spoils. Also, a to-do list for things that need to get done around house, financially, placing orders, making calls.

Linda
24 days ago

I use “sticky notes” – sometimes the paper ones stuck somewhere in the house, and also reminders on the Sticky Notes feature on my laptop. Occasionally I might set an alarm on my phone, especially to leave on time for an appointment.

Dave
24 days ago

I chose “other” because I use ALL of the examples and still forget things. Well, not forget but just don’t get around to doing it. PROCRASTINATION, IT’S a gift and a curse.

Dan A
24 days ago

Paper calendar and calendar on my phone.

M D-B
24 days ago

I use Google Calendar and both my husband and I can see each others schedule. It also comes handy to look back if some info is needed.

Jeff Roller
24 days ago

I send my self email to remind me to do things. My Inbox is my todo list.

Stephanie
24 days ago

We created an additional shared email address and use the calendar for it to put events and reminders. This way we both can see it and put in reminder alerts in the calender

F Dell Hill
24 days ago

I use “Hey google”, remind me to call…

Ron T.
24 days ago

A regular calendar on the end of the island keeps our appointments where we both can see. Grocery list on the side of the fridge. Daily task & other shopping lists as needed or desired.

Tom E
24 days ago

All of the above. To do lists are divided into immediate vs long term.

david
24 days ago

A 1 month at a time calendar planner on end of bar. Doctor visits, upcoming events, who’s coming to visit, etc. etc. Just have to remember to look at it.

Skip
24 days ago

The good old phone before that a palm pilot and before that a post it and before that a small note pad. I tried writing it in the sand but it kept disappearing. Ha

Last edited 24 days ago by Skip
Kaeleen Buckingham
24 days ago

It depends what I need a reminder of. If it is things like fold the laundry when the dryer is done or take the cake out of the oven, I set a timer. If it is a list of things I need to do, I write it down on paper.