This morning I was feeling good about myself for getting to work early and being ready to tackle the day. Then I realized that I forgot my computer at home. When I stopped to tell a coworker that I was heading back to get it, she told me that she just leaves her computer at work.

Instantly I realized that I carry my computer to and from work every day for no good reason. Its probably why my back hurts.

But what about weekends? Or when we might get snowed in? What do I do about the times when I might need my laptop at home?

I know my brain well enough to know that tomorrow’s weather is the farthest thing from my mind at quitting time. If only there was a way to have the Internet tell me whether to take home my computer. And┬ájust┬álike that, here comes IFTTT to save the day!

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Using IFTTT I’ve set a couple of recipes to remind me when I should take my laptop home from work. I used the Date & Time trigger to text my phone every Friday afternoon with a reminder, and the weather channel to text me when there might be snow the next day.

One less thing I have to squeeze into this crowded brain of mine. What about you? Got any IFTTT tips you can recommend?