Omnipresent in my life, index cards are inexpensive, easy to stash in any drawer, and perfect for jotting down grocery lists, to do lists, or notes. Writing things down is essential for me...life's too complicated and busy for me to keep everything in my head.
I also collect funny verification words on index cards. You know those words you have to type into blog comment pages, words like phoduc and repint and nonkines? Yeah, those words. Even nonsense words fascinate me, but I would never be able to remember the cool ones without writing them down.
Here's a shot of the inside of my bedside table, showing a stack of blank index cards and a necessary pen. Post-it tabs also come in handy for marking pages in books or magazines for future reference, too.
The next shot is the drawer under my laptop.
There are more cards in a drawer in my craft room, but I decided two pictures would be enough to make the point. And yes, it's weird but I never claimed to be normal.
So, tell me and the rest of the world how you handle lists and notes. I'm always looking for new note-making techniques to try!