I have the distinct pleasure of being in charge of everything.
Disclaimer: The above statement was full of sarcasm. And, well, truth.
The practical reality is that I am the one with a planner. If my husband wants to RSVP to a Christmas party, he asks me if it is okay. I check my planner. If my mom owes me money for the gift that I picked up from the store near my house for her to give to my kid, she asks me to remind her when I see her. As the planner in the family, I keep track of things for everybody.
I used to keep track of "Things Borrowed" in a file in my ABC Files. But I never looked at it.
So I moved the tracking of things borrowed to my weekly spread. (The green sticky at the bottom of this picture.)
I talked about this system before, but it has changed everything. I no longer worry about whether or not I paid my sister or who has a copy of a favorite movie. I know. The thoughts - and the anxiety - is off my mind.
When the sticky note gets cluttered, I just make a new one (in pink).
It's a simple trick that has changed things in such a positive way.
If I am expecting something from someone else, it's a pending item, so it is marked "@initials: item/money." If I owe the amount or item, it is a task, so it is marked "O to initials: item/money."