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Monday, March 21, 2022

Being a "List" Person

 Hello hello and happy Monday! 

This is 100% true. πŸ˜‚

Another week and another chance to knock all of our goals outta the park, right? As I write this it is Sunday afternoon and I am in the process of trying to get my week in order. I pulled out my calendar, my meal planning notepad, and a notepad to start making all my various lists. Devin, my very Type-B husband, loves to tease me about my lists. I've often been asked if I have a list to keep track of my lists. To be honest, it's not such a bad idea. πŸ˜‚ 

Are any of you list makers too? I am hoping there are at least a few of you out there that love a good list as much as I do and we can bond over out mutual love for them today. Here's a look at some of the lists I make and use in a day:

My Calendar

Every single day I write down not just the important things I have to do each day (appointments, birthday parties, etc.) but also the things that are less time sensitive (buy ___ for Ireland, do 1 load of laundry, clean out fridge, etc.). I find that by writing down the non-time sensitive ones I am less likely to procrastinate doing them. 

If it is a relatively easy day, I just cross things off as I get to them, but some days are busier than others and I'll make myself a time schedule in order to make sure I'm being as efficient as possible. For example, this Tuesday both kids are in school and I have 4 things I need to during that time frame. Some things are easier to do while both kids are at school, so I try to prioritize which errands I run while I'm by myself. I find I am more likely to get it all accomplished if I make myself a little scheduled to-do list like this:

Target pickup: easy to do with both kids in the car
Return things to Old Navy: less easy

Phone Lists

For bigger, ongoing lists, I use the Notes app on my phone:

Then if I have a day where there isn't a whole lot going on, I'll check my various lists to see what I can tackle from them. This is also where I keep all my random thoughts organized. 

Here are some of the lists I keep on my Notes app:

- Outdoor/Backyard Projects

- Indoor House Projects

- Walmart/Target shopping list (this one is ongoing-- anytime I think of something we need I add it to this list, and then anytime I'm there I try to check it)

- Grocery Items-- This is usually when we are getting low on something but haven't run out yet: peanut butter, olive oil, etc.

- My To-Read List

- To-Watch List-- I love having both this and my to-read list on my phone because often I'll be out to coffee/lunch with a friend and they'll recommend something. I can just add it to my list right then and there!

- Suggestions from LG's OT-- if we are having a particularly squirmy day, I love to pull up this list of suggested activities we can do to help our girlie out.

- Christmas Gift Ideas (I use this one year round-- if my mother in law is complaining about her pancake griddle in June, I want to remember that come Christmas time πŸ˜‰)

- Blogging Ideas

- Vacations-- I keep a list of our upcoming trips and tentative time frames. I have our trips from now through 2024 on here right now.


This is starting to feel reminiscent of Jennifer's post from a couple weeks ago. πŸ˜† That was not my intention! I guess great minds think alike? 

Today I am linking up with Sarah and Holly for Hello Monday. I hope you all have a great and productive week!!


16 comments :

  1. Ummmm YES to all of the lists....paper and on my phone....feel so good when i can check off items :)

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    1. Agreed!! There is something so satisfying about checking something off your list

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  2. I am your person! πŸ˜„ I can't function without my lists. I have paper lists for everyday and similar lists as you on my phone.

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    1. Yes to using both paper and digital!! They both have their perks!

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  3. yes all the lists. We have 4 "grocery" lists on our fridge for Aldi, Costco, Target and Trader Joes. I am also a list person

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    1. Yesssss! My mom used to do that when we were growing up and it is so smart.

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  4. I like lists and I have several on the go at once. I use the notes app on my phone for most of them, but paper ones at work, a long one with everything but then a short one for the things I want to accomplish that day.

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    1. Oh yes, when I was working I only did paper ones at work

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  5. LOVE a list, but cannot do notes list lol! I need to actually cross things off the list for it to work for me LOL!

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    1. There is something so satisfying about crossing something off an actual list!!

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  6. I am a list maker! I need to start some lists like your Christmas gift ideas!! That is a great idea.

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  7. I am most definitely a list maker and my husband teases me mercilessly for it too. I have actually written things to do on my list that I already finished just so I could start strong crossing things off.

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    1. I do the exact same thing! Somehow seeing things crossed off motivates me to go accomplish more, so I can then cross off more. Our husbands would DEFINITELY tease us for that!! Haha

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  8. This is the third time I've tried to comment. Sorry if you get lots of comments from me :) I loved this post. You know I'm a list girl :) I like to add things to my list just to cross them off too. On busy days, I do the same and write what I need to get done during certain times. I enjoyed this post:)

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  9. I am such a list girl! I also have been known to add things I’ve already done just to cross them off. I make lists for my kids quite often now so they can start managing their time on the weekend and get everything done. I keep a notepad by my bed so I can write lists if I’m up in the middle of the night and it helps me go back to sleep quicker. Hope you have a great day and a fully crossed off list by the end of the day!

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