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7 Ways to Use Evernote to Manage Your Chaos

The following is a guest post from Lauren Rothlisberger of

Evernote is a fantastic tech tool that can help you get a grip on all the loose ends in your life. You simply install it on your computer and smartphone, and it will quickly develop into your digital file cabinet. Below, I have listed 7 examples of ways I use Evernote in my everyday life.

Shot Records

It is always at the most random and inconvenient times I get caught needing one of my kids’ shot records. With my records saved electronically, their shot records are with me wherever I go. You can track other health issues such as pain management.

Babysitting File

It seems that every time we have a babysitter planned, it is chaos. Keeping a babysitting file on hand with the bedtime routine and emergency information makes it simple to get out the door. I just emailed the info to the babysitter. This is especially handy in the event of an emergency.

Vacation Planning

Planning a vacation for a family is no simple task. Finding a place to stay, making travel plans, and keeping track of the paperwork. Not to mention the work to get everyone out the door. I keep all my lists with everything we need to get packed in Evernote. It is so easy to share notes. I can send them over to my husband too.

Honey Do List

Family life is pretty busy, but it doesn’t stop those nagging tasks from needing to get done. Weekends in our house get pretty crammed. So, it is easiest to pull out my ongoing “honey do” list when it is time to accomplish things. Always having this information makes our trips to Lowes, Target, and grocery stores much more efficient.

Home/Property Management

Managing your home or multiple homes is a lot of work. However, there is a massive amount of time to be saved by tracking all your home information through a paperless system. You can put all warranty info, appliance info, leases, paperwork, pictures, and repair contacts in Evernote. This allows you to easily and promptly deal with any home situation that occurs.

Kids’ Artwork

I love all the awesome artwork and projects that my kids bring home from school. However, I can’t stand all the clutter of the paper. I save the absolute best of the best. The rest I snap a photo of, save in Evernote, and throw it away guilt-free.

Kids’ Activities Schedules

Keeping up with the back and forth of all the kids is exhausting. School schedules and sports information are all saved in Evernote. That way, no matter where I am, I can reference the events we need to work around.

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If you would like to learn more information on getting up and running with Evernote and organizing everything within, check out my ebook, Evernote for Moms. It is a quick and easy read designed to get you started in one afternoon.

So, what other lists and notes do you store on Evernote?   I’d love to hear how you use this tool to make your life easier.

Lauren Rothlisberger is a mom to three girls and an Army wife who bounces around the country. In 2007 she went paperless and has never looked back. She blogs at on all things geeky, and she recently wrote an ebook called Evernote for Moms to help other moms achieve a paperless life!