I live by spreadsheets. I love having them. I love going back to see which quilts I quilted in 2007, what thread I used, what batting I used. I even put all my Bath & Body Works stuff on a spreadsheet so I would know if I need any thing when there’s a sale.
A reader commented that once doing RAKs gets to be a way of life, I’ll no longer need a spreadsheet. Keeping a spreadsheet for my RAK isn’t just a reminder . . but if I think of something today that would be better to do around Christmas or Thanksgiving or during the summer instead of during the winter, I can add it to the spreadsheet for the appropriate week and then when that week rolls around, I’ll see it. Otherwise, I might forget and would be tapping on my head saying . . I know there was something I wanted to do during the summer and I cannot remember what it was.
I may even think of an idea that would work better for someone with small children, or an elderly person or a large family vs. a small family. By keeping entries on my spreadsheet .. that helps me to remember the ideas that run through my aging brain!
I don’t want my list to become a list to do in this order because then it wouldn’t be “random” but I want to remember ideas as I think of them so I see a RAK spreadsheet in my future for many years.
Spreadsheets are my friend! 🙂