Marie Hamilton of Paducah, Ky., has developed a system that keeps milestones, monthly to-dos and more under control.
She created an at-home organizational system using monthly index cards. January cards read: Get tax info together; clean furnace filters; clean closets; with a card for January birthdays. In October, she has a card reminding her to address her Christmas cards. December’s card reminds her to mail the Christmas cards.
“I also include . . . when my cellphone needs to be renewed (and) when car maintenance needs to be done,” she writes.
“When I do all this, I don’t have to ‘remember’ anything!” she says.