list of ways to group people and information for future contact

With an abundance of ways to keep in contact with one another, sometime keeping names, numbers, addresses, and emails handy can be a daunting task.  Listing pieces of information in an address book or even on your phone can sometimes lead to confusion when it is time to search a person out.  For example, say you needed to contact your daughter’s assistant troop leader, but you can’t remember her name.

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Here are some ways to categorize your contacts so that finding the information you need is as simple as possible.

  • Business contacts: clients, coworkers, suppliers, networks
  • Neighbors:  Names, addresses, telephone numbers, email addresses, names of children, names of pets, bits of information that may be useful for future conversations
  • School information:  Name of school for each child, leadership, name(s) of teacher(s), name(s) of secretary(ies), name of bus driver, hours of operation, telephone numbers, email addresses
  • Extracurricular activity:  Name of sport/club/group/lesson, name of coach/instructor, name(s) of team members, parents’ names, telephone numbers, email addresses
  • Playgroups:  Name of parent, name and age(s) of child(ren), telephone numbers, email addresses
  • Service professionals:  Name of service (hairdresser, electrician, gardener, etc), name of contact or professional, address, rates, telephone numbers, email addresses
  • Medical information:  Hospital, address of hospital, visiting hours, telephone number, doctors’ names (general, ob/gyn, pediatrician, eye, dentist), address(es) of office(s), hours, telephone numbers
  • Utilities:  Name of service, web address, account numbers, telephone numbers, date monthly payment due
  • Restaurants:  Name of restaurant, menu favorites, rating/remarks about food experiences, address, telephone numbers
  • Babysitters:  Name, age, rate per hour, parents’ names, address, telephone number, email address

This contest is now closed. And the winners of Family ePlanners from ListPlanIt are. . .Kim & Jen!

Each weekday in February, is spotlighting an area of life that might benefit from the hundreds of lists and planning pages available through membership, ePlanners, and more, and giving you a chance to win!

Today, 3 people will be receiving the Contacts ePlanner, pages for each of the contact lists in the above post. All of our ePlanners are downloable bundles that can be viewed, typed into, printed, and stored neatly on your computer

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8 responses to “list of ways to group people and information for future contact”

  1. CYNTHIA says:

    Chicago is home to so many great doctors, my personal OBGYN is John Weitzner

  2. This is a great list.

    I add a category like those above, to each new contact I put in my iPhone. Helps to be able to find things easily.
    .-= Meredith from Penelope Loves Lists´s last blog ..Couldn’t be more excited: my first guest post =-.

  3. Crystal T. says:

    I am subscribed to the blog.

  4. Crystal T. says:

    I tweeted about this (cbtoddlvsdisney)

  5. Crystal T. says:

    What a great list to have!

  6. Kristi says:

    I left a tweet (user is kherbrand) and I posted on facebook (Kristi Kendall Herbrand). I am an email subscriber also!
    .-= Kristi´s last blog ..First Wild Card Tour: Hero’s Tribute by Graham Garrison =-.

  7. Kristi says:

    Wow – lists for things I have never thought about, but would be handy to have!
    .-= Kristi ´s last blog ..First Wild Card Tour: Hero’s Tribute by Graham Garrison =-.


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