How to Manange Phone Call Messages in 4 Steps

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(This is a Works-For-Me Wednseday Tip.)

I always have plenty of sticky notes and notepads by the phone. I also have a pack of pens in a cup on the desk. You’d think that would be sufficient.


I have sticky notes everywhere – even found one under the table when cleaning up. Once I found one on my doggie’s tail!

And all those notebooks? I think I’ll always remember which notebook I put which messgae in. But nope again.

So I decided a new tactic was in order.

  1. I bought a fat spiral-bound notebook.
  2. Took a length of yarn (couldn’t find the string) and threaded one end through the spiral coils and knotted it.
  3. Tied the other end to the table with the phone.
  4. Found a pen and put it through the spiral coils too.

Viola! My messages are now written in one place. That works for me. For more Works-For-Me Wednesday tips go here. So far there are 103 entries.  🙂

What’s your best tip on how to handle phone call messages?

Entry filed under: Susan's World, Works-For-Me-Wednesday.

How Well Do You Know? We Have a Winner – Update on 501 Comments Contest

7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. lynette  |  . at .

    1. Don’t turn on the answering machine.
    2. Delete them

    (I’m being funny)


  • 2. Nikki  |  . at .

    Good tip. I like it!


  • 3. susan2009  |  . at .

    Lynette – those crossed my mind too. 🙂


  • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

    Nikki – Thanks for visiting. I love your tip about how to reinforce good behaviour.

    I just checked my stats and youa r emy 501st commenter! I’ll be sending you your own cake in a mug kit!


  • 5. Nikki  |  . at .

    YAAAAAAA! Last time I won a contest I got a gray teddy bear in a “name that bear” contest, and I was 10 or 11 years old. Now he (Fuzzy, the gray teddy bear) is my oldest son’s favorite bedtime cuddle-friend. I’m actually having a contest in March on my blog that I haven’t announced yet (except to my hubby). It will be within the first two weeks though. I hadn’t decided yet how I would pick the winner– if it would be random, or a certain number, or what.

    Anyways, I’ve enjoyed perusing your site. You have so much to offer your readers! Thanks!


  • […] 1st, 2007 On Wednesday I shared how I help myself keep oragnized enough to scribe and then find my phone […]


  • 7. Antonio  |  . at .

    Very nice site! Good work.



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