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How do you manage all of the day to day tasks and chores of homesteading? Managing a busy homestead can be like juggling 100 balls at once. We’ve talked about being frugal on the homestead, but what about being productive? We have all of the chores of a normal household, but homesteading adds in feeding animals, administering medicine, tending the garden, and much more.
There are many tools you can use to help you organize and manage a busy homestead. I like using my Samsung Galaxy GS8 Unlocked. I take my phone with me everywhere already, so why not put it to good use? Let me show you how the GS8 keeps me on track on a daily basis!
First of all, the camera on the GS8 is amazing! Having a great camera on the homestead is important especially if you are selling homemade items, animals, or animal products like eggs. I took this picture of Mohawk, Fudge, and Fat boy’s fluffy butt (left to right) with my new GS8.
I love how easy the features are to access. I can add a filter, or change to selective focus by sliding my finger across the screen and choosing the options.
Samsung Notes – Manage your projects in Samsung notes. You can add a checklist, images, and more to Samsung notes. Currently, we have some things we need to do for our chicken coop. We plan to paint the outside, seal the inside (to protect from weather) and to reattached the nesting box, because it’s coming loose somehow… As you can see I made a checklist of all the things that need to be done. I will check them off as we go.
Many of the Samsung apps come in handy. I use the reminder, calendar, messages, clock and more. All of these are easily accessed in what’s called the edge screen. With a flick of the thumb you can see your schedule for the day, missed calls, reminders, compose a message, create a new task, and so much more!
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What You Can Do On the Edge Screen:
Tasks Edge – Manage your busy homestead by creating shortcuts to functions, like creating a new contact, or task. I haven’t finished setting mine up yet, but I love the quick access to a whole bunch of different functions.
Quick Tools – Compass, flashlight, and a ruler. The flashlight can be adjusted to be brighter. I love these tools. The ruler is only about four inches, but it’s great for small projects, and sometimes saves me from having to grab a measuring tape.
Smart Select – allows you to take a selective screenshot. You can choose a rectangle, oval, animation, or you can pin something to the top of every screen. These tools come in handy when working on a project. Doing research, and taking screenshots can be helpful in project planning. You can use the bookmark tool along with the smart select to further your efforts.
Information about Unlocked:
- I bought a Samsung Galaxy GS8 Unlocked at Walmart.com (only available online). I got the unlocked version so I can choose more that just a new smartphone, but also the carrier, data plan, services, features and apps.¹
- I love that the GS8 didn’t come with a whole bunch of preloaded apps! That’s one of my pet peeves when buying a new smartphone.
- Buying Unlocked by Samsung smartphone means that it will work on many different U.S. networks, so you can pick the carrier and the plan that you prefer. When you are ready to get organized, Unlocked by Samsung makes it easy! Just add in a compatible SIM Card and take your device with you anywhere you go, from Mexico City, to Paris and many more…²
- When you choose Unlocked by Samsung you’re guaranteed that your new smartphone lives up to the excellent standards you expect from Samsung. You get an extra piece of mind because all Unlocked by Samsung smartphones come with a standard U.S, limited warranty.³
The infinity screen is amazing! Especially, for watching videos! I have to say, I didn’t really understand why the infinity screen was a big deal until I received this phone. I totally get it now. Want to see what’s so cool about the infinity screen? Watch this short video.
The Samsung Galaxy GS8+ Unlocked is also available at Walmart.com. The GS8+ has an expansive screen – the biggest one yet. The GS8 and GS8+ are water resistant. They can can resist a splash or accidental dunk. Which, is amazing when you have three very destructive boys!
Other helpful Apps to Help Manage a Busy Homestead
HatchaBatch – A free app to help you keep track of incubated eggs.
Yummly – Great for storing recipes you find on the web, and even add your own! It’s like your own little cookbook.
Garden Time Planner by, Burpee – Get reminders about when to sow, transplant, and harvest for your area.
Pinterest – If you are looking for answers, Google isn’t the only place to find them! Do a search on Pinterest! Many homesteading questions can be answered on Pinterest. It’s my go-to source!
Google Drive – Organize any files and share them.
Google Photos – Organize photos, and provides a backup for images.
¹ Wireless voice, data and messaging services on Samsung Unlocked Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge devices are compatible with most major U.S. GSM and CDMA networks. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile and CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint, and US Cellular®. Visit www.samsung.com for more information on your device. Support for certain features and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot, vary by wireless service provider. Wireless voice, data and messaging services on Samsung Unlocked Galaxy S6 and Galaxy J3 devices are compatible with most major U.S. GSM networks. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile. Visit www.samsung.com for more information on your device. Support for certain features and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot, vary by wireless service provider.
SIM card must be compatible with area’s available networks. International calling, data services and coverage vary by network provider. Contact provider for details.
.² This Samsung Unlocked phone will work on any GSM or CDMA compatible network. For these devices, wireless services are available on GSM networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile and CDMA networks such as Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular®. Support for certain rate plans, features, and services such as VoWiFi and hotspot vary by wireless service provider. SIM card must be compatible with area’s available networks. International calling, data services and coverage vary by network provider. Contact provider for details.
³ For more information on Samsung standard U.S. limited warranty, go to samsung.com/customersupport/xxx
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If you’re thinking about switching phones remember to check out this cool video…