But I’ve always had a bit of trouble keeping up with all “the stuff” – you know, the newsletters, documents, letters, you name it. Then, after last year happened, when we lost not one but two computers at once, facing the idea that all of our “stuff” was gone, and not having access until both computers were repaired, we knew we had to find a better way.
Since then, I’ve been using eleventy-billion types of storage, because I’ve been too afraid to trust any one thing (can you blame me!?) after what happened. I’ve got two different photo storage places, and two ways of storing documents, along with our external hard drive. I know, it’s a bit much. Recently, thanks to Mom Central, we were given the chance to test drive the new Microsoft Office Live Workspace, and I fell in organizational-love with it. I can save my documents to it, share with others, and lessen my worry about ‘availability’ should our computers be lost to surges again! Super sweet, yo!
Not only that, but I was able to create several new lists using it’s tools, in all my list-making glory, such as an Emergency contact list, which I can now update and share as needed, as well as create a parent/player roster to share with our soccer and football teams, even email lists, our snack list, as well as email out, digitally, our ‘end-of-season’ invite with all the important information! No losing the flyer, no asking for another copy. How awesome is that?
Another thing I found handy about it was the ability to create a list of medicines with refills. Now that they put the labels on the boxes and not the bottles, you’re forced to either keep the bottles or attempt to rip the label off to save it some where. I made my list with each person, medicine, RX # and expiration date.
As I said, Listy McListmaker, that’s me.
There are many more features to try, why not go check it out for free? If you do, tell me what you’ve come up with (and if you’ll share)!
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