Posts Tagged ‘lists’

Grocery List Joy

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

I try to avoid hyper-organization, but sometimes I can’t help myself.  What can I say…I’m an engineer and an organizer; there almost always has to be a better way 🙂  I recently turned my process improvement focus to our grocery list.  I’ve used a pre-made grocery list for a couple years; it made the grocery list making process a little easier, but I was still feeling frustrated.

I had two main frustrations with the process: (more…)

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The Product Files: I ♥ Workflowy

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Last summer I wrote about my love of lists and how they had gotten out of hand (To Do List: Too Much of a Good Thing?).  At that time, I found 18 To Do Lists scattered through the house.  My personal To Do List management needed some TLC.

I’m still working on managing everything in my life, but I have found a great tool to help me keep my To Do Lists under control: Workflowy (  According to the website, “WorkFlowy is the world’s best tool for taking notes and making lists.”  I couldn’t agree more.  It is the organizing tool that I’m totally giddy about at the moment. (more…)

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To Do Lists: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

I love making lists.  I love to cross completed items off my lists.  I will actually add completed items just so I can cross them off.  However, you can have too much of a good thing, and I may have reached that point with my To Do lists.

I thought I knew where all my To Do lists were, but while putting finishing touches on the basement last weekend, I uncovered four lists that had gotten lost when I moved the home office to the basement.  A list usually reduces my stress level (written down = not forgotten), but finding four extra lists just made me think, “Ugh, more to do that I didn’t have in front of me”. (more…)

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