Sometimes, my real life friends make fun of my blog tips. They claim that I state the obvious.
The truth is that many of the solutions that I share with my Loyal Readers aren't obvious to me until I am desperate for a solution and try them. At that point, I realize that other people might not have thought of them, either.
(Shameless aside - I remember when my oldest was a newborn. I couldn't figure out how to weigh him on my scale. He was too long to be placed on it and he wouldn't stop wiggling anyway. A friend on the internet suggested that I weigh myself, pick him up and weigh the two of us together, and subtract. Brilliant! D'uh!)
Right now, my issue is finishing the Christmas present wrapping.
I have a list and am highlighting each gift as it gets wrapped, but it is messy and crammed at this point, making me nervous that I will forget to wrap something.
So I copied the short list of gifts still-to-be-wrapped onto a sticky note.
Now I have a simple checklist of what still needs to be done.
TIP: Use this tactic with shopping lists or task lists, too.