Trying to become a social media guru means trying every new app you find out there so I sign up for just about everything there is, including the latest personal organizer and list-making miracle, Wunderlist.
Well, maybe it’s not new, but it’s new to me and TBG (The Big Guy). We were really entertained by it and tried all the features. You’ll probably love it since it’s one of the easiest personal organizers we’ve found. The main features include shared lists, notes, conversations and reminders.
TBG and I are always going out and buying things on our grocery list at the same time causing duplications in our reserves. This is not that much of a problem unless the universe is coming to an end. But since we like to think of ourselves as master and mistress of the universe, and must conquer all things digital, we think this app is just the cat’s pyjamas.
Step 1: Create a grocery list with Wunderlist
We hung around during cocktail hour one night figuring out how to use all the cool features (nerd city here, chez nous). We caught on quickly due to the intuitive nature of the app and, loving it immediately, a shared grocery list was born. Right away, we embraced uber-efficiency and the prospect of getting stuff done!
Step 2: Feel digitally superior with Wunderlist
After congratulations to each other on the pure beauty of our collective genius, I created another list and chose the most critical tasks to begin our new, perfectly organized life. In desperate need of reminders to do things like clean the toilet and pick up cat poop, I decided to use Wunderlist to create a list of things I should do daily. That seemed like a good idea until TBG said, “Why don’t you create a list for the whole week?” That sounded reasonable, so after a short search for the edit function, I easily changed the title of the daily list to a weekly list. He’s so smart, isn’t he? Not sure if it’s going to work for me yet, but hey – I’m a flexible, easy-going housemate, and being agreeable is so attractive, right? No marital strife in this household!
Step 3: Assign tasks with Wunderlist
But don’t count your anniversaries before they’re hatched, I always say. Just one little glitch reared it’s ugly head and I feel obligated to warn all you happily married folk out there. There’s a way to assign a task to people you share a list with. So for example, if I’m not going near the pet food store, but TBG is, then I can assign picking up cat treats to him. I thought this was great until a few hours later, this little exchange below poked a hole in our perfectly organized wedded bliss:
That’s right, anyone can assign and re-assign tasks as they please. Hmmm, now where did I put that business card for the family lawyer?