I have a really good tip for you, and by you I mean Uncle Doug.
If you currently have to write everything down so you don't forget it and you have millions of sticky notes all over your house, start using your phone's alarm clock as a sticky note.
I title my alarm with whatever I would have written on a sticky note. The advantages are numerous... I create no trash, I don't lose it, the alarm factor helps me get it done...
This really has been working great except I cannot have a long title on my alarm so I have to do a lot of abbreviating.