There was a tragedy in my life this week. My smart phone died. Over the next 12 hours I felt alone, abandoned and a little lost. There was no checking my Google Reader and Calendar before bed, no alerts to wake up to in the morning and after I picked up our dry cleaning I fished fruitlessly in my purse to put a check mark next to that task. My phone is one of the primary ways I (try) to stay organized. I love the task feature of my calendar that lets mark through and check off completed tasks. Sometimes I even add tasks at the end of the day just to get the satisfaction of checking them off! With the daily integration of smart phones into our lives, it’s super easy and convenient to utilize digital calendars, coupons and more.
When it comes to hard copies of coupons, offers, gifts cards and the like, I have a zebra print, monogrammed folder that’s sub-divided into monthly sections based on expiration dates. If that doesn’t secure my dork badge, maybe the fact that I then organize by product type will? Grocery, necessities and toiletries, clothing, and so on. My folder doesn’t get fully cleaned out every three months, but sometimes the visual reminder that I have unused “free” money hanging out in my bag is enough to get me motivated!