Inconveniences & My Crisis Problem

I woke up today and checked Twitter like usual. ( Don't judge me people. You do it too.) What I saw changed my life. Okay, so it has been less than 24 hrs and that isn't enough time to give evidence of actual change. It made me want to change at least.

"Schedule your inconveniences, lest they become unexpected crises." 
 - @KurtMahler

Can I just say that I am the poster child for people who need to hear this? I don't schedule things like laundry, phone calls, or returning emails. Mostly because they don't seem like big daily events. However, they create crisis when I realize that people are coming over in 30 minutes and I still haven't unloaded my dishwasher. My days are too often derailed by panic over stupid things I should have done earlier in the day. 
This regular low-grade stress creates a chronic problem of a very frantic & hurried life. I'm over it.
I am really, really, really going to try to eliminate my last-minute crises by scheduling the little things I always put off. If I can actually follow the schedule I make I will indeed be a changed woman.
I'm curious. What inconveniences do you need to schedule to avoid unexpected crises?