An organizing app for your smart phone

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

Use a notes app on your smart phone to keep a list of supplies you need and pictures of projects you want to do so you'll remember what to look for in the thrift stores!

2. Go to a folder and see the list of notes

Use a notes app on your smart phone to keep a list of supplies you need and pictures of projects you want to do so you'll remember what to look for in the thrift stores!

 

3. Tap one and see the supplies you need as well as a picture of the project.

Use a notes app on your smart phone to keep a list of supplies you need and pictures of projects you want to do so you'll remember what to look for in the thrift stores!

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.

Use a notes app on your smart phone to keep a list of supplies you need and pictures of projects you want to do so you'll remember what to look for in the thrift stores!

 

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.

 

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