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USING A FAMILY CALENDAR
The use of a family calendar is an invaluable tool to getting your home and family organized. Something so simple can be so beneficial.
Start off by either purchasing or obtaining a large wall calendar that displays one month at a time with space to write items into the daily blocks.
Each member of the family should be represented by a separate color. Use different colored fine tip markers for each member. Let everyone pick their own color.
Sit down as a family and fill in the blocks with birthdays, special occasions, sports activities, doctor appointments, social events, etc. The initial time, it will take a bit longer to compile, but afterwards, you can just fill in items as they come up. You can put reminders on the calendar as well.
Everyone will be able to clearly see who is doing what and you can make sure that everyone can get where they need to go when they need to get there. Mom might need to drive Johnny to soccer practice while Dad drives Suzie to her school dance. By putting all activities on the calendar, you will avoid being late for appointments or forgetting about them altogether. You will also avoid over-scheduling. You will be able to see that you already have a commitment on a certain day before you say "yes" to another activity.
Creating a Family Calendar will create more function in your day-to-day life.
Audrey Cupo is a full-time Professional Organizer and sole proprietor of A BETTER SPACE based in Bucks County, PA. She specializes in residential organizing and focuses her business on helping busy moms get organized with her services and her U Can Do It product line. To sign up for her free monthly newsletter "Organizing News You Can Use", go to www.4abetterspace.com.
posted on: 2/19/2010 8:30:00 AM by Audrey Cupo
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Audrey Cupo is a full-time Professional Organizer and sole proprietor of A BETTER SPACE based in Bucks County, PA. She specializes in residential organizing and focuses her business on helping busy moms get organized with her services and her U Can Do It product line. To sign up for her free newsletter full of great monthly tips, resources and product reviews go to www.4abetterspace.com.