Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Start the New Year Off Right

Post from Beth Giles at NW

Beth Giles
Professional Organizer/Senior Move Manager
NW Organizing Solutions
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Start the New Year Off Right

A new year means a new calendar.
Use only one calendar to list meetings, appointments and tasks. If you use more than one, there is always the risk of forgetting to keep the others up to date.
A portable calendar is also essential since it may need to be referenced on the go.
Make sure all family members are able to view the calendar. If using an electronic one, it may be helpful to print it out weekly so others can use.
When a calendar serves more than one person, as in a family, daily space for notes is especially useful. It's a great spot to list reminders and tasks.
Set a time once a week to do a calendar check with all members of the household. Events and plans change so make sure to check if things you put on the calendar weeks ago are still happening. This could be as simple as bringing it to the table every Sunday evening to discuss the week.
There are some great calendars on the market. Stop and think before you buy one. Does it just look nice or will it meet your organizing needs?

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