Sunday, March 30, 2008

the end of the first fiscal quarter.....

used to be the end of a fiscal quarter would bring about reports, reviews, and more reports. but......not this time around. nothing special about it when you aren't working.

HOWEVER.......I still have my quarterly to-do list at home. see, I have found that I am not good at remembering the last time I changed my toothbrush, or when dh changed the air filter, etc. sure we could write that stuff on the calendar. but do I really want my in-laws to know that today I am going to replace my razors in the shower?!?!? NOPE! so since the quarter end was such an easy point in time to remember, I have used this as my reminder.

  • toss and replace toothbrushes
  • toss and replace razors (I use 2 different ones in the shower so think that changing them every 3 months instead of the recommended month is fine)
  • check all medicine and toss out of date stuff
  • check canned goods and toss out of date stuff (anything going bad in the next 3 months either make a plan to use or donate to charity)
  • replace air filters
  • pull out magazines over a year old and reread before cutting things out or recycling
ideally I think the toothbrush industry should really focus on the whole fiscal quarter brush replacement idea. instead of a steady stream of commercials telling us how great a brush is they should have a campaign to target changing them every 3 months. you know plenty of people don't and this way they could save on advertising dollars AND sell more toothbrushes at the same time! seriously........I don't jump up to buy a new toothbrush when I see a commercial. but I WOULD put it on my shopping list if I saw an ad that said "hey....this is your reminder that next week is time to change your toothbrush. buy ours!" lol!! heck, if they were uber smart they could sell toothbrushes in packs of 4 with seasonal themes! snowflakes for winter, flowers for spring, sun for summer, and leaves (or a nice teeth-cleaning apple) for fall!

maybe I should be looking for a job in advertising?!?!?


Bec said...

Susan, you might be onto something with the seasonal toothbrushes! I'm still impatiently waiting for you to come back and hang out in the village...there's a mini-VC this coming weekend and it would be so much more fun if you were there! Please? Pretty please? With a cherry on top??

Angie said...

That's a great idea on the toothbrushes! Maybe advertising is your calling. ;)

scrapper al said...

Great ideas! But I'm pretty sure you don't want to work in advertising. Though the finance side of things might be less hectic.

Dianne said...

I'd buy your seasonal toothbrushes!

Moriah Bettencourt said...

I love getting a new toothbrush! I buy them quite often which my husband hates because he likes them when they are broken in.

Hope all is well with you, you've been so quite lately :)