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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Staying on track with chores

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

It can be difficult to keep up with household chores, especially when you think of how soon everything will get dusty again… :) This week's tip, shared by bobbied, suggests looking just at what you have to do today so you can keep up without worrying about what will need to be done next week.

Bob T. Monkey stays on track with chores

As a student, I often use RTM to keep track of projects at school; but I also have to do chores around the house to earn my allowance.

So I put all of the things I need to do every week under an "unfiled" list and make sure I set them with when it needs to be done, how often it needs to be done, as well as tagging it with: @chore, and setting the location to @Home.

When I'd done this I made a "Chores" Smart List:

tag:@chore AND NOT dueAfter:"0 days from today"

which only shows me the chores I need to do today, making it easier as I dont need to file through lots of tasks to find what needs doing, nor add more chores all the time: I just look at this list whenever I have time. ;)

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

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