Custom Memory Aids -- Ditch the Post-It's
A few years ago a friend told me that his father would forget that he had already walked his dog, and sometimes the dog would resist going out after more than one recent walk, causing confusion and frustration all around. So we came up with the idea of creating attractive "signs" for his father's home that could be flipped to show the status of things, such as, "The dog has been walked."
We liked these attractive and easy to use "chalkboard" door hangers to create durable notices that can be flipped back and forth.
In the case of my friend's father, he liked being able to independently know the status of things, and my friend's mother loved not having to be the know-it-all to have to say things like, "You already walked the dog," multiple times a day.
Post-It's are a great invention, and I put them on doors or cabinets to remind myself of one-time chores I need to do. But I don't want to live with Post-It's all over my house--especially fading, curling Post-It's. "Chalkboard" door hangers are attractive enough to be used in any room for daily updates on the status of anything.