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I’ve been looking more and more for a work/life organizational tool and may have recently found one in Springpad (http://springpadit.com) although I’m barely scratching the surface of the new and improved site.
Think of Springpad as a set of modules - or apps - that you can add and use to your liking to handle all sorts of tasks and the management of those tasks.
Here are just a few ideas how you could use Springpad for your work/life management system.
- Household Budget Plan - I admit freely that after five years of marriage, I’m still struggling with understanding how to jointly manage household expenditures. While my husband takes care of the bill paying, we both contribute income to our joint account. And I’m oblivious to the comings and goings of money. Therefore, is app will really come in handy so I have a nice visual of how we are spending our money on everyday things to keep our household running smoothly.
- Reusable Packing List - I’m doing more and more business travel but sometimes with my 3 year old daughter, sometimes with the whole family, and sometimes solo. Each type of travel requires entirely different items in tow. We also spend our summer months camping in the RV so that’s a fourth packing list we need at our fingertips. Definitely a handy app for road warriors and light travelers alike.
- Workout Tracker - I hate counting calories but my girlfriends and I are planning a springtime trip to someplace warm so are trying to reach our fitness goals by April. I’d rather track my exercise so am firing up this app to see how active I am getting in these cold, dark Alaska winters. Thank goodness for my new Wii!
- Daily Health Reminders - I forget everything, including taking vitamins, medicines, etc. - and when my daughter needs to take medicines, and I’m supposed to remember that, forget about it. I’m plugging in this app today to keep us all on track.
Other apps you might find handy as you manage the household and the work load include the Babysitter Handbook to keep your babysitter informed of all relevant family and contact information, and the Date Night Planner which I would use if I lived in a city where there were a variety of things to plan.
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