Laura Eliese

Musings on Life & Designs

My Calendar & Planner

I’m back posting today on how I keep my home organized. Now, granted, it is only my hubby and I {plus our 3 dogs}, but somehow we manage to stay quite busy. Since I’m a fairly organized person by nature, I used to keep track of all our events in my head. Now that is just too difficult and hard to keep track of everything.

On the inside of my pantry door…

is my bulletin board. This helps me stay organized and keeps everything in 1 place! I have my calendar, my weekly cleaning routine, workout class schedule at our gym, and other reminders posted. I will admit this is not the prettiest bulletin board you will ever see, but it totally works for me. Like I said, function sometimes trumps form. I’ve thought about possibly gussying it up, but I like to pick my battles. :)

I found a simple calendar at Target that works great for us. I didn’t care about one with pictures for every month; they take up too much room on a bulletin board and the spaces are sometimes too small to write in. This calendar is simple and works great for helping me keep track of the month’s events, such as bible study, get-togethers with friends and appointments.

Also, my bulletin board is just a few steps away from my mail organizer, so the location is super convenient.

Another tool that keeps us organized is my planner. I think the key is finding the right planner! I finally found the perfect planner at the Container Store… it’s organized by week, with space for the weeks’ events (which are copied down from the calendar) and a page for things to do, people to call and things to shop for. {This is the cover in case you want to use the same one.}

Those are some of my tools that help us keep things running smoothly at our casa! Again, not rocket science, but I hope these ideas might help someone else out there, because they sure help me!