Ridiculous, I know.
Does it make me sound any less scatterbrained if I mention that the store in question is in the same block as my son's NYC apartment? Running there to pick something up is about as easy as walking to my gararge at home.
We are working on getting his apartment settled and for a variety of reasons (his strongmindedness -- I wonder where he gets that from -- being one of them) my shopping list was in a state of flux. There were things that Mom thought he needed that he simply didn't want. (For example, "Who really needs dishwashing detergent -- can't use just use the kind you use in the sink, Mom?")
Setting aside our difference of "needs" vs. "wants", I blame myself partially for not making a good list. I know better. Not having a good list causes me to forget the things I need and to buy the things I want. It's inefficient and unproductive, and I should know better. Somehow, when things get busy and stressful, I need to remind myself to go back to basics.
So here, for me (and for those of you who may also need a reminder) are three great listmaking apps that sit on my phone and can be cross-updated from my computer:
- Grocery IQ -- Free, easy to use and money-saving when employed properly
- Google Keep -- I'm a google geek, plus I love the color scheme, which makes me more likely to use it
- Evernote -- Because everything else is there.
And then again, there's always a piece of paper and pen.
Your turn: Are you good at list making? What's your favorite tool?