The Cell Phone

Organizing Your Cell Phone

You may not have thought about organizing your cell phone before. If that’s the case, you may want to start thinking about it now.

More and more people are using their cell phone as their primary number and in many cases it is their only phone number. They have their cell phones at home, at work and even while on vacation. Cell phones are also storing alot more information than the older models that came before: emails, schedules, and notes are all filed away along with all those phone numbers you have. And the number of phone numbers you need to have on hand keeps growing!

In order to keep up with all of this, it is wise to have a system in place for keeping all your information organized.

Purge un-neccessary phone numbers, emails and other information. There is no need to carry around junk. If you don’t need it, get rid of it.

I.C.E. stands for “In Case of Emergency”. Add the letters “I-C-E” before the name of your emergency contact in your cell phone (ie. ICE – Mom 555-5555). Store your medical information under this listing as well: any allergies, medical conditions, etc. Your cell phone can actually act as a type of “med-alert” bracelet. This should not replace any current emergency tags or notifications you already have in place. Learn More from WebMD

Be sure you have phone numbers in your phone for: your doctor, dentist, insurance company, child’s school and of course, your emergency contact(s). It would be a good idea to also have customer service phone numbers for your credit cards and bank in case cards are lost or stolen, or in the event you need to make a large purchase or are taking a quick trip out of town. Do not put any account information on your phone!

Use your cell phone for things other than phone calls and emails. If you’re bad about writing mileage down, use your phone to take a picture of the odometer on your car before and after a trip. Or, take a picture of the lot number where you park at the airport. It will help you find your car later in the event you don’t remember “lower lot, row G”

Cell phone swap websites such as can really save you money if you’re moving or just want to change providers. Get out of your current contract without incurring cancellation fees. You can also pick up someone elses phone and plan. Cellswapper operators deal with plan providers to complete the transfer. See more details at

Keep cell phones and other technology gadgets charged and ready in a convenient all-in-one charging station. You can even keep a smaller version of the charging station at your desk at work.

Because cell phones have become so important, you don’t want to forget it when you walk out the door! Always remember it by having it at the front door ready for you to pick it up on your way out!

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