I utilize all kinds of materials for taking notes. Sticky notes are my main go-to for quick reminders and short lists, but I recycle other materials for bigger endeavors as well.
After my mother passed away, my brother and I went through her belongings. Because she had a tough time throwing out anything that she had ever (and I mean ever) printed off, I’ve had hundreds and hundreds of pages of ready-made scrap paper at my disposal. Every time we would meet to look through her files, whatever we didn’t throw away or shred became part of my collection.
There were tons of recipes, health articles, news articles, reviews of anything she considered buying (plus the order and confirmation pages for what she did end up buying), Amazon orders and their confirmations, email conversations, and on and on. She saved it all.
And since then, whenever I grab another few sheets, I often look at their other sides to see what Mom had been up to! When I was taking notes on an energy medicine webinar last year, I turned over the scrap I was using, and it was something that Mom had printed off about the very same topic! She had always been interested in what I had studied, so when she’d come across something that related, she’d, of course, make a copy.
Reduce, reuse, recycle – reminisce!
I know that Reg and I cannot be the only word-nerds out there, but he, and he alone, took me up on my challenge from last Sunday. I thank you, Reg, for being a good sport and playing along. Dunderhead was an excellent contribution to the cause.