My storage boxes are littered with organisers of all kinds, generally used once or twice, or not at all.
I’ve downloaded a bunch of apps, many unopened.
I have all the best intentions of organising my life, but in the end, I just roll on relying on routines and “pocket tapping”.
Another routine I have for work, is that when I get home, I drop all my work related keys, pens, ID/swipe cards, tools, radio etc. in one spot. I’ve learned from experience that if I leave anything in an unusual place, I’ll forget it.
For example, I get back to my room and use my glasses to read a document, leave them where I know I’ll remember them in the morning, then just plain forget when I wake up.
I put my phone on charge, away from my pile of stuff. And even though my routine is to check for my phone, I sometimes forget.
My shooping list I write on a whiteboard as I think of things I need, then just take a photo of the list on my phone before I head out to the shops.