I finally had a stroke of genius, if I do so humbly say so myself. Granted, this may be only genius in my head, but I’m so excited to solve multiple of my first world problems in one shot.
What have I done?
Well, if you have children in school, you know how often you have to send things to and from school. There are the field trip forms with checks, there are the volunteer forms, there are the room parent volunteer forms and checks, there are the hot lunch orders and checks (ok, not for us but for most people), and the list goes on and on. I can’t tell you how often I am sending in something to school that really ought to be in an envelope for safety and/or security.
An envelope. I have those somewhere. Somewhere… I think. Ok, so I’m tend to not have them on hand as often as I’d like. And so I send in things paper clipped together or simply folded in the hopes that they make it safely to school – because how often do I even have a spare paper clip?
On the flip side, I get junk mail and bills out the wazoo. I think we all do, even though I’ve put myself on many of the “do not X” lists. The majority of them come with reply envelopes that I don’t use because I pay all my bills online. They simply go into recycling, though I hate all the waste.
Do it with me… one plus one equals TWO!
It finally dawned on me that simply saving those reply envelopes and using them for sending information to and from school. No (ok less) waste, no panicking because I don’t have an envelope, no checks or forms lost because they were hanging out loose in the backpack.
I’m proud of my genius moment. What’s your best genius moment?