Over the years I have tried to structure my tidying/cleaning chores. I have made lists, which get lost or go unread. Calendars, charts, bingo cards, you name it – nothing worked. I would lose the paper or get busy and forget. I found myself looking through the window and saying – how long has it been since I cleaned these – I don’t know!!
So I looked for an app and found Tody (no idea how it’s pronounced – is it a variation on “to do” or “tidy”? No idea.
I put in my chores for various areas of the house, and the frequency they need to be done. So every October I change 9V batteries in my smoke/CO detectors and set the frequency to one year. Or light-cleaning chores, I schedule for “x” number of days. You can schedule by the day, or frequency (day, week, month, year).
It’s kind of fun because you also compete against “Dusty”, a dirt-monster. I get a notification that Dusty is winning, and I go do any chores that are needing to be done!!
It got me thinking why this seems to be working for me when all of my good intentions, lists, calendars, charts… did not.
I am not a phoneaholic – to me, a phone is a tool.
And this app works for me-- I think because paper lists/calendars, etc are in one place so out of sight/out of mind, but this tool is with me and reminds me. Plus, I can’t let Dusty win!!!