No More Shall I Wonder and Wander the House

 

No More Shall I Wonder and Wander the House

Ten years from now, I’ll know where it is

TECHNOLOGY

Finding things with Notes

I use IOS Notes and its Scan function to save many things like book covers, manuals, warranties, receipts, medical records… and it’s all searchable!

But here’s a tip that I wish I had thought of years ago. Yesterday I made a new Notes folder called “Where Did I put it”.

The picture above is the first note in that folder.

What is it? Well, recently we bought new pleated cellular shades. Two are motorized because there’s a table in front of those windows that would make it hard to reach the shades. The rest have little plastic clips and glide up and down manually.

The motorized versions are $150 more per window, so that was an easy decision.

They gave me extra clips, which never is a bad idea. I have to put the extra clips somewhere, but I have put many things in a “safe place” and then years later it takes me hours to find them. I lost a vacuum cleaner attachment for more than a decade that way!

No more! If I ever need one of these clips, I’ll just search Notes for “Cellular Shades” and boom, there it is. I actually put three photos in the Note, with one being a distance shot in case I move the little drawer unit I put them in.

So simple. Make a new note in that folder — or anywhere really, because search will find it. If there is text on the thing you are putting away, you will be able to search for that text; otherwise type in some helpful text with the photo.

Use Scan Documents for receipts and the like; it’s automatic and comes out neater.

Adding to Notes for searching

That’s it. Years from now I won’t be pawing through cabinets and drawers looking for something I know I have but cannot find. Search in Notes, and bam!, I have it.

I spent part of today looking in drawers and adding Notes :)

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