[Updated to add, as of 12/2021: I am no longer offering free services; however, I continue to offer sliding scale fees. Please contact me to discuss.]
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Thank you for everything you do to take care of others. We need one another even more than usual, these days.
Long time, no post, for the best of reasons: I've been busy with a fun and fascinating range of client projects!
So, if you're like many people, you have a Post-it/sticky note habit... which makes sense because they're just so handy. This is not judgment, but rather offering information so you can make the decisions that feel right for you.
If you want to save money, trees, and time spent on the floor searching for Post-its... you've come to the right place!
Here are a few suggestions to reduce the eco-impact of sticky notes. These are roughly in order of increasing eco-friendliness:
NOTE: I have not been compensated by any of these apps. These are merely a few apps that I personally use & find helpful:
One wonderful way to spread kindness is to honor loved ones' special events: birthdays, yes, but also relationship anniversaries, accomplishments, and days of mourning.
We strengthen relationships when we join with others in their joys, and show up, fully present, in their times of sadness. #JoinInJoy #ShowUpForSadness
Many people have come to rely on Facebook, which automates reminders for birthdays and some other events: e.g., "It's been two years since you and X became friends on Facebook!"
However, Facebook has significant limitations when used as a calendar:
One solution is to create a custom Google calendar, specifically to plan for special events (which Streamlined can make quick work of, or you can do yourself!):
Do you have another calendar solution you use? What are its pros and cons? Comments welcome!
Steven Cohen is the owner of Streamlined by Steven, a professional organizing company based in Washington, D.C. Steven offers organizing services in-person to nearby clients--per COVID safety rules--and remote services to clients worldwide.