Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Works for me Wednesday -- phone numbers
How many scraps of paper cluttered my desk with random phone numbers of who-knows-who from who-knows-when?
I couldn't have told you.
But, all that has changed because of the simplest, silliest tip of all time.
Wait for it --
Write down the name whenever you write down a phone number.
I know, it seems too simple, but let me tell you it really works. ;) Taking that extra 5 seconds to jot the name of the business, friend or family member that the number belongs to has saved me a ton of time and kept my desk cleaner.
Now, when I find a number a few weeks later I know who it belongs to.
Now, I know if I can throw it away or write it in my address book.
Now, when looking for a number that I just wrote down yesterday, I know when I find it and don't end up calling for pizza instead of calling the library.
One little bonus tip that is somewhat related, always use pencil when writing in your address book. People move, get new cell phones, change their email, have more kids, move again, and change their phone service more times than you have space to write about. And, who wants a scribbley phone book anyway?
My MIL set this example for me and I cannot believe what a space saver it is and keeps my phone book current without being messy.
So, go ahead, friends, change your emails, move down the street or across the country, get a new cell phone -- my pencil is ready!
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