The Special Events Process FREE solutions are strategies for:
This Special Events Process solution is built around a task management App. For our demonstrations, we will use both the Apple Reminders and Microsoft To Do Apps. Apple Reminders is restricted to Apple products only, whereas Microsoft To Do works on any digital platform. MS To Do can be downloaded from any App Store.
If you need a refresher regarding App use, considering viewing one of the following:
Learn how to use Apple Reminders.
Learn how to use Microsoft To Do.
In the following video, we will demonstrate a solution for reminding you of a Special Event on the actual day of the event. Often, recognizing a Special Event results in just an E-mail, text or phone call. This is the PERFECT SOLUTION for reminding you to make that quick recognition contact.
or forgetting to write thank you letters! Let your defined system do the remembering and reminding, so that you can focus on the event and the people involved.
In the following video, we will outline a process for managing Special Events that require advanced planning, buying gifts, wrapping gifts, etc. We will show you how to get started early, so that you can make the preparations part of the natural flow of life!
As you saw in the video, it is indeed possible to navigate Special Events in a smooth and stress-free way.
Action: Add the needed "Create a Project for..." annually repeating Reminders / Tasks to your Special Events list for events that will require advanced planning and purchases.
QUESTION: How long does it take you to wrap a single gift? Don’t forget to add the time it takes to find, and eventually return, the tape, wrapping paper, bows, scissors, etc.
Any of these questions sound familiar? If you answered, “Yes,” then maybe it is time to experiment with the Gift Wrapping Station solution.
In our home, the gift wrapping station is a permanent fixture as there are always gifts to be wrapped throughout the year. In addition, the solution also doubles as a place to prepare packages to be shipped.
One of the many benefits of a gift wrapping station is being able to quickly wrap (zero setup time required) a few gifts here and there as time permits. We make it a goal to wrap a couple of gifts each day, and before you know it, the Holiday Season gift wrapping job is done, if one gets started early enough. I work out of the home, so I achieve my daily wrapping goal as a way of taking a mental break from the computer screen.
In Part 1, Solution #16, we add two more elements to the Special Events Process: Gift Ideas and Shopping List.