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We can all be forgetful at times, but for some of us, it’s a daily struggle. When I worked at my old office, I often packed a lunch to avoid having to eat out. ($10 lunches, 5 days a week adds up quick!) The problem, though, was that I would always forget my lunch at home. And on the days that I actually remembered to bring my lunch, I would forget to grab my tupperware before leaving the office.
I tried setting a reminder on my phone, but I would end up silencing it and forgetting all about it. My mom would stick post-its all over the kitchen and it worked for about a week until I got used to seeing those post-its. They didn’t alert me to anything anymore. It was like we had post-it wallpaper.
I was getting ready for bed on a Sunday night and had returned from a work trip on Friday night. My work laptop was at home with me and I didn’t want to forget to bring it back to the office the next morning. Per Company policy we are not allowed to leave laptops in our cars. So, how do I not forget this laptop tomorrow?
Then, it hit me! I will definitely need shoes tomorrow, so I took my work flats from the shoe rack and put it underneath my bed, next to my laptop. The next morning when I went to put on my shoes and didn’t see them, I remembered the laptop!
I started using this method of putting things where they don’t belong for anything I didn’t want to forget. When I started putting my car keys on top of my lunch in the fridge, that was a game-changer. Hanger is real, my friends.
You will never forget anything again, as long as you leave these “out-of-place” reminders for yourself. My husband has a habit of forgetting his lunch, too. Putting his keys in the fridge works 100 times better than the post-its on the front door. Make sure your “reminders” are necessary items. Keys, shoes, toothbrush, etc. I once moved my toothbrush from the bathroom to my bedroom dresser to remind myself to take my antibiotics. Worked like a charm!
How do you keep from forgetting things?
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By empowering women to understand their finances, I free them from uncertainty, stress, and fear. My clients go from scared to savvy — transforming into the confident Chief Financial Officer for their family. You can do the same! Get out of debt, save for the future, and splurge on what you want.