Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ten on Tuesday....Websites!!

Ten On Tuesday

In light of my now 42 day countdown of no shopping, this weeks ten on Tuesday is a list of websites that are I am going to spend my extra time on that will hopefully help me pass the time as well as add to the organization of my life J

1. www.gutenbert.org/catalog
The site has thousands of eBooks to download and print for free!! I haven’t had a whole lot of time to play on it, so I’m not sure what exactly is on there, but for someone who loves to read as much as I do, I’m sure I can find SOMETHING!!

2. http://www.half.com/
eBay’s non-auction sister site! You put your item up, name your price and are notified when someone buys. You can change your price at any time, and see prices of similar items! I have tubs and tubs of books, text books, dvds, video games, vhs tapes, and more!

3. http://www.cozi.com/
This is an online mission control system for families! We can use this calendar to keep track of appointments, color-code them by family member, and send them to our phones!


4. http://www.qipit.com/
We have A LOT of paper in our house!! On this site we can use our camera or camera phone to snap a digital picture of hand-written recipes, directions we want to save, just about anything!! I just have to email it to Qipit and they will email me back a PDF that I can store on my hard drive!

5. http://www.manualsmania.com/ or http://www.theusermanualsite.com/
Instruction/Electronic/Appliance manuals are cluttering up ALL of our drawer’s and I have a plethora of file folders with these as well. With these two websites, I can pitch my manuals and when I have a question, I can likely find the answer here!

6. http://www.knowyourstuff.org/
This site will assist us in doing an inventory on our belongings!! It will give us a handy list in case of fire or theft, plus we will finally know what is in those tubs in the basement!!

7. http://www.flylady.net/
This site is AMAZING!! There are lessons that guide you through the baby steps of organizing your chaos!! We all know how much I love and miss attending school, so these lessons make me feel like a student again!!

8. http://www.springpadit.com/
Tired of losing your umpteenth emergency contact sheet or travel checklist?! Spring Pad It will manage all the lists in your life in one handy online place!! I haven't actually tried this site yet, but I saw it in a magazine. If anyone has any reviews on it or personal experience, I would love to hear. Same goes for the rest of the sites I've listed :)

9. http://www.doodle.com/
Planning a girl's night out can get as complicated as coordinating a space shuttle launch. On this site you just create an online poll with possible days and times; invitees log in and mark which options work with their schedules. Good-bye phone tag and never getting there text messages!!

10. http://www.mint.com/
Normally I am terrified of financial websites, however, this one is pretty user friendly. It is an online financial management system which pulls in real-time information from all your accounts: IRAs, 401(k)s, 529s.

XOXO,

5 comments:

Katie Thomson said...

TOO CUTE! That is SO helpful. Not only will it help you pass time but I bet everyone that reads this will learn about one site that will be beneficial to them. I know I did! Thanks!

Sarah S said...

Dang chica you sound just like a promoter to these sites... Hoever with your words about them I just might have to take a look for myself!!!

Awesome job!

The Gourleys wild ride said...

Karissa-
I think they have it all wrong, you just might need to fast off sites! LOL XOXO

PS- I do like the GNO one though.

Colleen said...

OMG-I never thought I would say this, but I agree with Nicole, you need to get off the Internet all together! FAST!!!

The Gourleys wild ride said...

LOL well we can agree on some things.