Using A Calendar

November 24, 2014

As 2015 quickly approaches, I purchase a new calendar and write down all the birthdays of people I want to send a card/give a gift to. I use the 2014 calendar and go month by month to do that.


For other appointments and important dates that I need to remember throughout the year, I purchase a small pack of sticky notes and I write just the appointment time and doctor's name or whatever on the sticky note and then I put it on the corresponding date of the appointment. For example,

Dr Smith 2:45PM and I put the sticky note on the date i.e. January 13th. Dinner with Connie 6:00PM at Forrester's etc. etc. That way, if I have to change the appointment time, I don't have to scratch it off. I just move the sticky note and write the new time down, if necessary. That way, my calendar stays fairly neat looking without ink scratched off all over the place.

There are a lot of sticky notes per pad and they are fairly inexpensive.

Source: A co-worker from a long time ago

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Hang your family calendar in the bathroom, right next to the commode. I know this sounds odd, but it is a great way to keep track of things. Everyone in the house will see it, and you'll have just the few moments you need to catch up and jot things down!

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If you are like me, there are times that things get so hectic I wonder if I am going to survive. I found a solution that has worked well for me. Beside my computer I mounted a calender on the wall with 1.5 inch squares.

Post Large Calendar by Desk

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You know those calendars you get from vendors at the beginning of the year? I got so many I have them all over. Here's where I put one of them.

Notebook Calendar

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February 12, 2020

We all have things in our homes that require maintenance. Keep on top of things by scheduling periodic tasks on your phone (or laptop/tablet) electronic calendar. Most have a repeat feature, so setup is easy.

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When preparing your new calendar for the new year, ask your email buddies (that you feel close to) for their birthdays and anniversary. So you can keep in mind those special to you, at a quick glance.

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August 17, 2005

Buy just one calendar and hang it up by the front door or in the kitchen. Hang a pen on it so everyone in the family can write down important things to remember.

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Don't have a place to hang your calendar? Loop a string from your blinds through the hole in the calendar and knot it. Now you don't have to have push-pin holes in your walls!

Hang Calendar From Blinds

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March 10, 2020

Life sometimes has a way of overwhelming us and making it difficult to get organized. The tutorial on this page offers a solution, by detailing how to make your own daily activity calendar.

Daily Activity Calendar - hanging on a bulletin board

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