Where would you put wash the car reminder?
Where would you put wash the car reminder? I always miss to wash my car.
If it's something that I keep forgetting, then I will sometimes write it on a post-it note and stick it in my car. I usually keep the inside of my vehicle spotless so a piece of yellow paper really sticks out.
Where are you when you need to be reminded of it?
I might tuck a note between the gas cap and that little door that goes over the gas cap, if you know what I mean, because I would need to be reminded of this when I'm filling up with gas.
Dirty car is THE reminder.
I agree - dirty car is THE reminder for me.
Originally Posted by ero213
In Poland automatic car washing takes less than 2 minutes (OK - less than 5 minutes) so there is no need to write it down.
It's a recurring NA set for the first Saturday of every month under @Errand.
Of course, that doesn't mean that I'll necessarily go to have it done that particular day, but that's the usual day for my monthly out-of-town shopping trip. So it's convenient to swing by the car wash on my way home.
By the way, thanks for the reminder. I'm doing it tomorrow!
I put a note in the tickler.
Originally Posted by Kornet
The nice thing about the tickler and recurring NAs is, that with the tickler you just commit to _review_ the item, not necessarily _doing_ it. It's a fine distinction, yet a useful one.
So the tickler asks: do you want to wash your car today? Or: do you want to add a NA about washing the car to your list?
If not, here another nicety of the tickler, you do not have to commit to a harsh dateline. Just ask again in a couple of days and if you underestimate you can re-tickler the item once again. The tickler is "fluid" in that way.
And the tickler file I use is digital, just in case you were wondering.
Not to derail the thread but what kind of tickler do you use? I've been using Remember the Milk to send me email reminders, however, it sometimes unpredictable so I don't totally trust it.
Originally Posted by Cpu_Modern
agree with the tickler. I've setup a @Tickler context in my app for keeping NAs, so they're all in there together.
As one said earlier I would put (and have put) clean my car in a recurring @Errands list. Mine is at the first Saturday of every month. i may or may not do it then but it pops up on my list and stays there until I do it. You can also create a regenerative task rather than a recurring so that it will show up on your list say 1 month after you check off that you cleaned the car last.
On another note....I am really starting to get into the paper tickler file. I love the 43 folders concept and am now keeping paper in front of me on the days they need to be in front of me. That way I only look at them when they are in today's folder and I often throw some of those papers into future folders when I see them. Procrastination? perhaps...but they are still there to remind me.