When I was breastfeeding my sons, I would pump milk at work. I always worried I would accidentally leave the milk in the refrigerator there, and then we'd have to thaw frozen milk at home for his next day's feeding. I began keeping my car keys with the milk in the fridge, so I could not leave work without my milk!
This is a variation on a basic trick for reminding anything: attatch the thing you're worried about forgetting to something you can't forget. At the very least, put it in the same place. For example:
- Tie poop bags to the dog leash
- Store your purse near your cell phone charger
- Put your vitamins in front of the coffee maker
What two things do you associate so you'll remember both?
If you pump at work, how do you remember to bring your milk home?
Related: Hacks for moms who use breast pumps
And: You won't forget items stored in a friend's fridge if you toss your keys in as well (Same hack, different location)