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9 Spring Cleaning Tips from Evernote Parenting Ambassador, Carley Knobloch (Downloadable PDF)

9 Spring Cleaning Tips from Evernote Parenting Ambassador, Carley Knobloch (Downloadable PDF)

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 02 Apr 2012

Posted by Kasey Fleisher Hickey on 02 Apr 2012

As winter turns to Spring, it’s a good time to de-clutter your home and your digital life. Parenting Ambassador Carley Knobloch pulled together her top 9 tips for cleaning out your junk drawer, your closet, and your wallet, not to mention ways you can get ready for some home beautification projects and sprucing up your garden.

Check out a few of her tips below, and download the PDF for more!

PDF Download Carley’s guide: Organize with Evernote: Spring Cleaning Tips from Our Parenting Ambassador

Digitize your important documents

  • Instruction Manuals
    Most product manuals are available in downloadable PDF form. When you buy new appliances and gadgets, save the manuals to your Evernote account and never worry about having to sift through piles of books when you need to do a little troubleshooting. If you’ve solved a particularly perplexing problem, walk your future self through the same solution by recording a voice note.
  • Home receipts and warranties
    Snap photos of receipts and scan product warranties to your Evernote account, where all the contact information and receipts from home repair projects (as well as warranty info) are in one place. This will help you quickly remember things like “What was the name of the plumber who came out to fix the kitchen sink pipes when they burst?”

Organize your junk drawer, closet, and home

  • Take-out Menus
    Get all of those menus out of the junk drawer! Drop PDF menus and scan in paper menus to save space. When it’s time to choose your pizza toppings, just pull up the menu right from your phone!
  • Home Inventory
    Spring is a good time to look around and see what new things of value have not been documented. Take a picture of various items in your home and type in the monetary value so you have a record in the event of loss or damage.

Find more tips in Carley’s Spring Cleaning PDF and join the Parenting discussion.

Download Carley’s guide: Organize with Evernote: Spring Cleaning Tips from Our Parenting Ambassador

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  • Ellen

    Hi Carley,
    I’m not sure if you are the correct person to ask this question, but I have tried to find this information and so far have been unsuccessful.
    I’ve been using Evernote for about 1 1/2 years now and feel I have a fairly good understanding about how it works, BUT I am quite frustrated with the difficulty I have searching for info that I have clipped, etc. I tag the info with a key word that makes sense to me, at the time, but when I do a search I end up with way too many items in the list! Recently I made a Garden To Do list. When I search for that, I end up with every entry that has the word GARDEN, TO & DO, which are numerous. I’m obviously doing something wrong. I can go to a specific tag word and eventually find what I’m looking for, but I feel I am not “filing” information correctly.
    Can you and would you please help me or forward me to someone who can.
    Thank you!

    • Kobayashi

      You should combine Several tags or titles.

  • Cyrus

    Cool tips!

  • Scot Newbury


    I’m not sure what your note layout is but if your note is title “Garden todo” or something similar you should be able to find it using the intitle operator for searching.

    For example: intitle:”Garden todo” (you do need the quotes)

    That would return every note (assuming you are searching all your notes) that have “Garden todo” in the title.

    Hope that helps.

  • TML

    It’s great that evernote is posting new tips on how to best use evernote while my account has been offline for much of the business day due to a “shard error”. If only I could actually reach my account to practice these – or if someone would at least take 30 seconds to write a blog post explaining why I CAN’T reach my account, and when it might actually be fixed. Love that Premium support I’m paying for!

    • Kasey Fleisher Hickey

      We apologize for the hiccups this morning. You should not have any problems reaching your account. You can also find status updates here:

      • TML

        Kasey: Thanks for the response – I’ll just point out that had also been down for much of the day, but I does indeed look like things are working again.

  • Pro Window Cleaning Services

    Great spring cleaning tips! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • KD

    The link to the pdf doesn’t seem to be working. I get a “page not found” error.