Can you believe it’s only two months until June? It’s going to be a busy month for those of you taking part in the 30 Day Challenge – 10 minutes spent organising an area of your home for 30 days. You’re going to be on such a high at the end of June!
The beginning of the month is also the perfect time to give this Monthly Fridge Calendar a try – something that has become completely invaluable in my household. I am such a visual person – I like to be able to see at a glance what is happening throughout the month – and having this printable monthly calendar on my fridge is the perfect way to keep the whole family organised.
It’s quite straightforward:
- I print a copy of that month’s calendar and quickly fill in any birthdays at the top of each relevant date (I use an old diary plus Facebook Events to make sure I haven’t missed anyone important).
- I simultaneously make a list of any birthdays that require gifts, so that I know to start keeping a lookout at the shops.
- I then pencil in any medical appointments, children’s play dates, parties, social gatherings and school events so that the whole family is constantly in the loop. It is then so easy to see if we are free to make plans when invited, if we’re overcommitting to too many events, or if we have a gap to head to Stephen’s parents for the weekend.
Then you’re all set to stick it up on the fridge where everyone can see it!
I cannot recommend this system enough. This printable has become the go-to place for my entire family and is something that ensures we are all on the same page (pardon the pun) when it comes to our plans for that week. Nothing is ever forgotten and I am not left holding our social calendar in my head or in a diary that no-one but me sees. It has worked far better than any electronic system that I have come across.
June is the perfect month to give it a try – click here to print a copy. You can print the rest of the year’s calendars at the same time, or visit the “Printables” section of the website at any time. Enjoy!
- The fridge is the perfect spot to display your printed calendar – but it has to be pretty!
- Keep a pencil and eraser handy to jot down/ change/ edit plans throughout the month.
- Don’t keep children’s extra-murals on the same page or it becomes overwhelming. I use a separate printable for school commitments and what needs to be packed each night (coming soon – watch this space).