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A Billet Mom Says “List It Or Forget It”

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A Billet Mom Says “Write It Down”

This post is all about making sure you write it down so you don’t forget it.

Did I always make a list?  Absolutely not but now I wouldn’t be without my many lists.  Just a word of caution though, if you are like me you could have many lists on the go all at once.  I would have lists all over the house but now I keep them all together.  Find a place for them whether it be a spot on your counter, desk or refrigerator.

A Billet Mom’s Grocery List

A Grocery List means never running out of that one ingredient you need.  If I am running low on a product or think of something I need I immediately write it on my grocery list.

If I want to make a new recipe the first thing I do is go through the ingredients and make sure I have everything to make it.  If I don’t I write it down.

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I can remember many times as a Billet Mom planning my dinner and then not having all the ingredients to complete it.  How disappointed I was.  I would have to re-think what I was going to make.  After countless times of this happening to me I finally smartened up and started writing down what I needed at the grocery store.  There is always a grocery list on the refrigerator and my Billet Son will add to it as well.

Don’t rely on your memory to remember all the items you need at the grocery store.  When you get to the store you will find numerous items not on your list but on sale that you just have to have.  If you don’t have your list you will forget all about what you even went to the grocery store for in the first place.

A Billet Mom’s “To Do” List

I make “To Do” lists for all the jobs I need to get done around the house.  I don’t include my regular daily chores but such things as going through a closet, going through boxes, organizing my books etc.  I always have a feeling of accomplishment when I can check something off my list.

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I remember one summer my husband and I made a “To Do” List for all the things we needed to get done.  By time it was finished we had over 50 items listed.  We laughed about our “To Do” List because surprise, surprise our list never got completed.  It seemed every time we marked something off we added another item on.

A Billet Mom’s “Trip” List

When I have to go to run errands like go to the bank, the grocery store, the drug store and get gas I make a list of all the places I have to go.  If my husband and I go out together to run errands he numbers them in the order we have to go.  First to save time and second so we don’t forget all the places we have to go.

A Billet Mom’s “Going Away” List

There wasn’t a time as a Billet Mom that if I was going away I didn’t make a list of things I needed to take.  Every time we packed up for a road trip or going away for the weekend I made a list.  I wanted to make sure I didn’t leave anything behind.  After we had packed I would call out the items on my list to my husband to make sure we had everything.  As a matter of fact I kept an ongoing list on my computer to update every time we went away.

The “List” Lady

My husband makes fun of my lists.  I make a list for everything!   Groceries I need, places I need to go, people I need to call or see, things I need to remember I have to do.  Lists, Lists, Lists that’s me, just call me the “List Lady”  I could not live without my lists they are what keep me organized.

I often use my husband’s business cards to write my lists on.  They are just the right size to write down the groceries I need or places I have to go.

Other “Lists”

This interesting article talks about 3 types of lists that help you be more productive.  Yet another article gives you 12 lists that will help you get things done.

Of course not everyone agrees with making a list.  This article explains why they don’t work and how to change that. However, for me they do work!

I always say “if you don’t want to forget it, put it on the list.”



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