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Old 11-09-2007, 07:19 AM
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Using a Planner

Do you use and carry a planner? Do you prefer a PDA or your cell phone to track appointments? Or do you use a calendar you keep on your fridge door?

What works for you?
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:56 AM
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I used to use a planner. I need to use the planner on my cell phone. I need to get organized again. lol Right now we use the calender by the phone.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:17 AM
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I use a combination of things. I have a calendar on the frig where I write everything so everyone in the family knows what is going on (assuming they look). I also carry a small planner / calendar in my purse where I keep track of not only my appointments, but everyone elses too. So far this seems to be working.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:15 PM
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I too have an "all of the above" approach. I have a big calendar in the kitchen for the whole family. I have a PDA (cell phone combo) so any appointments I put into the computer are dumped into that as well. And I have a planner that I just love.

I don't feel that I could replace my planner & calendar with a computer. Sometimes I just need to "see things on paper." I'd just print stuff out if it was only on the computer!

I have managed to cure the "sticky note" problem by sticking them to the month dividers in my planner. When I'm done with the sticky note, I throw it out. That has worked well for me.
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:02 AM
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I am definitely someone who needs to see things on paper- I know I would forget to look at things on the computer. I have a big calendar in the kitchen where I write everything down and then a day planner on my computer table where I also write everything down. This way I can check and double check!
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Old 11-17-2007, 09:36 AM
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When I was working I used the the calender on Office's Outlook. It was great because it reminded me visually. Now I use a paper planner and a big calender. I need to write it to remember it.The big calender we write the whole families plans and appointments. I also found when I was requesting a disability I needed to have the dates for all my dr and treatments. Luckily my drs office staff came through and gave it to me. I now have a planner for the year and plan on keeping it so if something comes up I can verify dates. I check it at the start of the day & write any projects I want to acomplish.
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Old 11-17-2007, 03:33 PM
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Well I do pretty much what all of you do. Tho' I don't use my cell for anything like that and don't have an Ipod. I have a small calendar here by puter where I write things. And have a calendar/date book in my pocketbook and when I am at a DR and get a new appt I check the given month so will not make more than one appt on a given day. I would forget to check here on the puter so never put reminders on here.
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I have a planner and a small calendar to carry in my purse. The planner is good for many things and I think of it as a journal. It has space to jot down the happenings of the day and things you want to remember. My husband has used one of the pocket claendars for years and he uses symbols for certain things. He can go back to any year and tell you on any date what happened, the temp, what we ate for dinner and if the kids were sick. I never actually throw one away because I like to look back and see when certain things happened in our life. It's like reading a book.
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Old 09-26-2008, 12:29 PM
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Phyllis, it is nice to know that I am not the only one who doesn't throw old planners away. It helps me remember things too.
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Old 09-26-2008, 02:49 PM
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I have most all of my OLD address books and do have few of the old date books just to see when I went to a particular DR or whatever.
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