That note says I need to paint the side of our garage. It should be yelling it.
A year ago we had a derecho that did a lot of damage to our area of Northwest Ohio but relatively little damage to us. Part of our damage was that a tree limb punched it's way through our garage siding and ripped through it like a knife going through a juicy summer steak. It took me a long time to get around to fixing it and even longer to paint it.
But now, through the power of Evernote I will finish this project. I really should have created this idea long ago. We have a continual list of home projects ranging from This needs fixed or we will be really uncomfortable to It sure would be nice if _____. I created a notebook called Home Projects and have begun compiling notes for these projects. Here's five reasons why I think this will work.
- I can organize supply lists. Some past projects began with an idea and a hastily scribbled note of what I might need. Now I can have a better list of the supplies I have and need. For this note, I need paint before beginning.
- I can lookup these ideas at the store. Thanks to Evernote being everywhere I can double check measurements and other information relating to a project on the go when I have questions.
- I can be on the lookout for things when I'm not actively engaged in a project. We would like a headboard for our bed but haven't gotten around to finding one. I can include wall dimensions, distance between wall outlets, door width and a picture of our room, so that if we find something unexpectedly we'll know.
- I can keep track of the things my wife wants. She says things, I don't remember them. For better or worse, Evernote will help this.
- I can plan the steps of a project. Painting the garage is simple, buy paint, look out for good weather, have Grandma Betty watch my kids.
Even though it's a simple note it did help me get it done. The note sat in my Evernote account and I finally did get around to painting it, even with some help.