Santa did it…you know, made a list, checked it twice. Did you ever wonder why he did that? I suppose, it was to make sure he did not give some undeserving kid the wrong gift…..that’s the story the professional elf spin doctors tell everyone. The truth is, he wanted to save on his gas mileage (the reindeer held out and made him install jet engines a long time ago) and minimize his carbon footprint by making sure his route was truly the most efficient way of doing things…
All kidding aside. Planning makes “cents”. By having a plan (be it shopping lists, business plans, schedules/calendars, or lay-outs) you are less likely to waste your time, energy, resources and dinero. I know in my world, one of the BIGGEST money drains is going to the super market hungry and without my list. I buy all sorts of things I do not need or have no room for in the pantry and, it always hits me harder in the wallet and the waist line. If you think this only applies to grocery shopping friends, you are oh so wrong….. I know many folks who walk into a scrapping store wanting “something” but having no real agenda, no idea what they are working on, and end up leaving there with a bag full of impulse buys they’ll feel guilty about later on and an unfinished project there on the table waiting for them when they get home that they will walk away from and “leave for another day”…. (yup, that “another day” syndrome has bred boxes of pictures just waiting for you to remember why you snapped them all in the first place….tsk tsk tsk).
You have to have a plan, and it has to be in plain view so others can keep you accountable. I saw this project over at Scrapbooking and Beyond and thought it would be a wonderful way for you to keep your lists and use up the scraps of paper you have laying around in the process. Here are the directions…..
By sarah hodsdon
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