Every year I buy one of the Organizer calendars from Costco. It hangs on our fridge ready to be added to. Each of our family members has a different colour for the calendar, including the dog! Between comp Cheer, playdates, school deadlines and varying work schedules, we need to know what’s going on in our weeks. Our house rule is, if it’s not on the calendar, it doesn’t exists. When we book any classes, lessons, work schedule is created, it immediately goes on the calendar. I get an email, check the agenda, I stand in front of the calendar and put the new item on. The colours helps us at a quick glance to see who has what going on that day. Knowing who has what activities that day makes it easier to organize dinner and homework. Three out of 4 of us have cell phones that are all linked up. While we could use a digital organizer, set alarms, etc, I find with our family we look at our phones and forget. Having the calendar on the fridge means everyone can see it because we alllll eat a lot here and it’s right in our face. Each week, I set time aside on Monday morning to quickly look it over and see if anything is missing. This gives me a chance to see what is upcoming, any special events that we may need to buy items for, and how our week is going to look. Having a glimpse helps start our week off well and prepared.