An epiphany, I had. Maybe I’m the last person to think of this, but I’d bet not. I apologize for the horrid pictures in advance.
Are you like me? I’ll go into a thrift store or a craft store and my mind goes absolutely blank. I can’t remember what I was supposed to remember to look for. Or maybe I do remember that I was supposed to look for purple suspenders, but why in the world would I need purple suspenders? Is that a project I still want to do? What project could it have been? (No, in case your wondering, I’ve had no need for purple suspenders. It just seemed like a good example.)
I’ll jot things down on pieces of paper and lose the paper, or the project I want to do will be in a magazine or on Pinterest. I even started keeping the things I need written in a little notebook, but I wasn’t diligent in writing them down and besides, that notebook was never with me. Then I got the bright idea to put all this on my phone. The phone, an Android, is almost always where I am.
So I found a free notes app, Notes Lite, that allowed folders and images and I was off and running.
1. The view of folders
2. Go to a folder and see the list of notes
3. Tap one and see the supplies you need as well as a picture of the project.
4. Picture too tiny? Maybe not if you’re 25, but when your… uh… a bit older than that… the pic is way too small. Touch it and enlarge. This picture was taken off my computer screen. I could probably have sent it directly to my phone for a better picture, but this was quicker and easier and really, I don’t usually need that great of a picture. Just one that reminds me what the project is all about.
Then I can say, “Oh yeah!” “That’s what I can do with those pretty sweaters!”
I’m sure I’ll refine this as I go. Maybe even find a better app, but for now, I’m rather pleased with myself.
Hope you find this helpful, or tell us your system! We all find what’s comfortable for us. And it’s a lot about what we get used to. I’m all ears.