I’m a list-maker. Always have been. I make detailed grocery lists, and epic to-do lists and lofty goal lists. But often those lists go unread by other members of the family, *cough* husband *cough*, and things get forgotten. And then I get frustrated. Can you relate? But I think I’ve finally solved the “honey I forgot the list!” syndrome.
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What is Cozi?
Cozi is a free family scheduling app. I was hesitant at first because I’m a pen + paper kind of girl. But so far, Cozi has really delivered.
You can use it to store your grocery or shopping list, multiple to-do lists (one for him and one for you!) as well as maintain a calendar of events.
How does it work?
You set it up on your phone first, then you can add family members. They install the app on their phones and sign in with your account. Then everything you input into Cozi will show up on everyone’s phones! So when I add something to the grocery list, my husband will see it. And he can never claim to have lost the list because it’s in his phone!
It’s super handy because if my husband thinks of something we need, he will often forget to write it down. Now he just pops it into the app and I see it right away.
It’s been great for keeping track of upcoming meetings and appointments. Once the kiddos start music lessons and have sports practices those will get scheduled in Cozi as well. I can see this app being super useful for keeping the schedules of teenage children with their own phones organized too!
Can you tell that I love Cozi?!
Haha, so at this point I think I’m starting to sound like a saleswoman. But that’s silly because the app is free! I just seriously love this app.
Yesterday we had errands to run so we decided to divide and conquer. I ran to the fabric store while my husband & kids picked up a few groceries. And for the first time in, maybe ever, I didn’t receive a zillion texts from him asking what we needed! He had all the details in his phone, no need to sheepishly admit that he forgot the list.
Plus I love that I can still add things to the calendar or shopping lists when I’m out and about. No need to force myself to remember them until I get back home to my paper list.
Seriously, you should try it!
I mentioned that’s it’s free, right?! Give it a try, once you get used to it I doubt you’ll ever go back.
Tell me in the comments, do you have any tricks or apps that help keep your busy family on track?