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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Remember your dental hygiene with 'after' repeating tasks

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

One of the nice things about using Remember The Milk is the ability to recall periodic things that are just periodic enough that it's hard to recall them otherwise. Seeing the dentist for your semiannual checkup can be one of those things.

Bob T. Monkey remembers his dental hygiene

This week's tip, shared by risk, is as simple as can be: use a repeating task to remind yourself, and have the task repeat only after it's completed — in case you put it off for a while! :)

My dentist recommends going in for cleaning twice a year. I have a reminder task to make a dental appointment and it is set to repeat after 6 months. The task has a single note that chronologically lists each visit’s date and if more than just cleaning was required.

This does not make calling to schedule these appointments any easier and in fact the task stays overdue for months but at least I feel I’m doing myself some good by keeping track.

This can also be applied to other health checkups and general things you should be doing for yourself.

Thanks for sharing this tip, risk! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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