The best way to save on shopping is to get it under control: start counting money and planning your purchases. This is hard and (as many will say) makes shopping less fun but with the tools I am sharing today your holiday shopping experience can still be enjoyable .
With so many things we have to do daily, it is really essential to find some tools that will remind us of what we need to do today. Unlike many of you may think, good productivity tools don’t have to be paid. Here are two really advanced tools that will help you get more organized and productive and won’t charge you a penny for that:
RememberTheMilk has such a plethora of productivity tools that you just can’t help wondering how come this utility is still free. Here are just a few that looks most useful to me:
ToDoist has plenty of features but they require a bit of time to learn to use them. Here’s a quick feature overview:
There are quite a few services online that let you easily create shopping and wish lists to plan your budget and never forget to buy anything. This is especially useful during the holiday season when shopping gets almost hysteric and impossible to control.
In this post I am listing just a few (my favorite) sites allowing to maintain shopping lists that will help you organize things you plan to buy, things you really need (but probably are not too excited about) and thing you dream of but don’t dare to ask for:
Kaboodle is one of the most feature-rich shopping organizers: it lets users add products manually or via the FireFox addon, sorts items in categories, allows to add tags to faster find them, etc:
Buxr is a shopping community rather than a tool but it does offer a few handy utilities for a more organized shopping experience. Its wishlist feature is basic but turns really handy for organizing deals you find at the site and want to store to refer to them later:
Best tips on getting organized from around the web:
I hope this post will be quite in time for the upcoming intense (in terms of shopping and spending) holiday season.