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marjean
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Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
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Posted - Feb 13 2014 :  1:51:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a tip my Mother gave me recently to help me remember where I put things. I have so many journals and planners, note pads for all of my business needs, but I am forever losing things.
So, my Mom came up with a great idea for me that I wanted to share with all of you, cause I am sure you do the same things I do....lol

I don't know if you ever saw my before pics of my office studio and the work in progress is looking much better, but as you will see in a minute, it is still very overwhelming to find anything!

We are labeling all the containers and drawers, but that still does not solve the issue in my mind of where things are exactly when I need to get it for some reason.

Tip: Have a journal dedicated to "Where Did I Put That.....!"

I am putting little divider tabs on the pages in groups of 6 or so pages. They will be in alphabetical order and then on the 'A' page for example I will list all the things that start with the letter 'A' and where it is in my office studio!

I think she is really on to a great way to keep me sane!!!! LOL

Try it and let me know if it works for you. I do have a shelf on my desk for all my journals so I at least put them back in the right place and that is half the battle of my record keeping!

And, by all means share if you have a great way to remember where you put things so you can find them again!!!



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Edited by - marjean on Feb 13 2014 1:51:59 PM

rough start farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

3331 Posts

marianne
The Beautiful Pacific NW Washington State
USA
3331 Posts

Posted - Feb 13 2014 :  3:27:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One way I keep track of the "everyday" things that are often misplaced ... keys, glasses, wallet (most of this is for dh) ... is by having him say where he is setting his keys down out loud. By saying, "I am putting my keys on the kitchen counter," out loud, the information takes a different course through your brain and you are more likely to remember where they are.

sounds too easy to be true, but it works
Marianne
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3742 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3742 Posts

Posted - Feb 14 2014 :  08:35:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will try that Marianne, thank you!

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teckelhut
Farmgirl in Training

32 Posts

Sussie
Deschutes Junction Oregon
USA
32 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2014 :  8:27:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One of the ways I remember things is to match them up with something where I have no choice but to remember them. For example. If I need to return a book to the library, I will put my keys on top of it. I put my shopping list in the note section of my smart phone. Since I always take my phone with me, I will always have it.

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prayin granny
True Blue Farmgirl

1874 Posts

Linda
Kansas
1874 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2014 :  05:52:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love all of these ideas! I struggle too and getting older doesn't help! ;)
Great info as I'm trying to organize a room!!

Blessings,
Linda

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JerseyGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Michele
Southern NJ
USA
181 Posts

Posted - May 13 2014 :  02:54:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What a great idea!
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3742 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3742 Posts

Posted - Jun 02 2014 :  10:39:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am really learning from all these great tips. I thought a great way to help is to just do a whole house makeover and clean room by room and get rid of the things I don't use anymore.

I am donating to foster families and foster kids in the area. I have a ton of craft supplies that I will never use.

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JerseyGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Michele
Southern NJ
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Aug 25 2014 :  7:35:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's such a great idea! I lose everything!
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LeesMimi
Farmgirl in Training

13 Posts

Jacqueline
Gallup NM
USA
13 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2014 :  5:37:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would love to try that, but knowing me, I would forget where I put the journal!!!



Jackie
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Bear5
True Blue Farmgirl

13008 Posts


Louisiana/Texas
USA
13008 Posts

Posted - Sep 01 2014 :  6:32:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jackie: I was going to say that. LOL. I would forget where I put the journal, what I wrote in the journal, and forget what I'm looking for.
Marly

"It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up- that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had." Elisabeth Kurler-Ross
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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3742 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3742 Posts

Posted - Sep 09 2014 :  08:16:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I found out that the foster community does not want 'left over' supplies. They only want new unopened so that the kids don't feel like they always get used stuff! That is understandable but at the same time I don't like what it will teach them. There is nothing wrong with thrift store shopping or buying at Goodwill etc...

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5 acre Farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

976 Posts

~~~*Terri*~~~
Tonasket WA.
USA
976 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2015 :  04:53:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Notes , notes and more notes,....LOL !I have one certain place to put notes that really helps...I have also found that if I consistently put things back where they belong tis much easier....

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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3742 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3742 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2015 :  11:00:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I understand what you are saying Terri. I am now a creature of habit. If I put it back where I always keep it, I'll go right to it. I am becoming better at organizing my desk and products which is my biggest area of need. My DH is going to organize the garage and give me a place just for my shipping and supplies so they won't be pushed around anymore!

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5 acre Farmgirl
True Blue Farmgirl

976 Posts

~~~*Terri*~~~
Tonasket WA.
USA
976 Posts

Posted - Jan 19 2015 :  07:36:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is funny...you mentioned organizing a gara ..when DH was alive he would not let me organize his garage(which one could not walk through)now I DO get to organize it..hes not her anymore to not let me do it LOL!!!

Farmgirl Sister #368
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Marilyn Hartman Sullivan
True Blue Farmgirl

1134 Posts

Marilyn
Oxford PA
USA
1134 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2015 :  10:28:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My dear father-in-law used to say that he would make a mental note but he had run out of paper! He was a gem and we miss him.

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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

6400 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
6400 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2015 :  3:53:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They say if you write something down, read it and say it out loud you will better remember it. If I did that my husband would think I have lost it simply because I am talking to myself. I wonder if people who talk to themselves have better memories than those who don't?

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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VT Oma
True Blue Farmgirl

67 Posts

Sheila
Craftsbury Vermont
USA
67 Posts

Posted - Apr 17 2015 :  7:04:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am going to have to try that notebook because I have a hard time remembering where I put stuff too.
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LeesMimi
Farmgirl in Training

13 Posts

Jacqueline
Gallup NM
USA
13 Posts

Posted - Apr 20 2015 :  10:33:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by levisgrammy

They say if you write something down, read it and say it out loud you will better remember it. If I did that my husband would think I have lost it simply because I am talking to myself. I wonder if people who talk to themselves have better memories than those who don't?

~Denise~
Farmgirl Sister #43

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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Talking to myself is NOTHING new either at home or in my office! If it works I say go for it!!!!
I will say that repeating something doesn't necessarily help me remember, but talking to myself about why I came into a room helps me remember why I'm there!!!

JACKIE
Farmgirl Sister #6014
I tried acting normal, but I got bored, so I went back to being me!

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Bonnie Ellis
True Blue Farmgirl

2340 Posts

Bonnie
Minneapolis Minnesota
USA
2340 Posts

Posted - Apr 20 2015 :  8:48:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
As for keys, put a hook by the door and hang your keys there every time. Also if you have a journal, write everything in it. Decide where you will put it, such as next to your bed, or in your purse. Then put your purse only in one place. If I can remember where I put my glasses, I'll have it made. (Lol)

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Beverley
True Blue Farmgirl

2704 Posts

Beverley
atlanta Michigan
USA
2704 Posts

Posted - May 11 2015 :  1:17:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Maryjean, Ask some different schools especially kindergarten teachers, they would probably love your supplies that you do not want anymore. they usually do not have the money to buy a bunch and do not care if they are donated new or not!!!


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