You know you need milk. Before bed, you even chant it yourself -- "need milk, need milk, need milk." But then the next day you wake up, leave the house, and return empty-handed because you forgot. What's someone afflicted with a lousy short-term memory to do?

How about making a note to yourself in a spot you're sure to see it? Switch Notes ($12) is a sticky-pad with a hole in the middle that's just the right size to fit over a traditional light switch -- the last thing you hit before you leave home. There's even a little indentation at the top to store a pen.

Now your only challenge will be to remember you need milk long enough to actually write it down.

[via RedFerret]