If you’ve ever been in a situation in which you were scrambling to find a phone number you needed immediately, then you can see the value of keeping a current contact list. By creating a contact list, you’ll have important information at your fingertips right when you need it. Read on for some ideas to get you started.
Relatives and Friends
Even if you already have your relatives’ and friends’ numbers on your phone, it never hurts to keep a written copy of them. Begin your contact list with these numbers, and be sure to mark emergency contacts clearly.
In the next section, list the contacts you need for work. This will include your business phone number, a general office number, and contact information for coworkers on your team. You don’t need to include clients or other work numbers on this list although you may want to make a separate list for those.
Now add all your usual service professionals to your contact list. This can include your plumber, electrician, water softener company, handyman, and locksmith Orlando. Also, list numbers for your regular doctor, eye doctor, dentist, and veterinarian. It never hurts to have your hairdresser’s number handy either, and you should add numbers for your kids’ regular babysitters. You should jot down numbers for your bank, the landlord (if you have one), and tax professional as well. Be sure to list your kids’ schools, too.
Don’t forget to add some fun stuff to your list. Include your favorite restaurants and your exercise facility. Jot down the library’s number as well as sports venues, the local movie theater, and wherever else you like to go in your leisure hours.
Keep your contact list close by, and update it regularly. Don’t just save it on your computer or phone either. Actually print it out, and keep a paper copy. You never know when it could come in handy.