A Magnetic Family Calendar to Keep You Organized
Keep Track Of All Those Activities In One Space!
By Amy Trauntvein
I received this calendar for review, but all opinions and pictures are my own.
When you’ve got a house full of kids and adults who are busy, you’ve got a lot of activities, appointments, practices, lessons and everything else to keep track of! Jen at Calendarsandchores.com must have seen me in her crystal ball because she asked to send me one of her beautiful and functional calendars to check out, thank you Jen! Oh yes, I‘ve got a smart phone with a calendar and all which I use, a lot, but I needed something that my whole family could see every day and also add to as things come up. (Large Magnetic Calendar seen here with 6 weeks and bonus Memo strip $82.00)
This magnetic calendar is the perfect solution, because it is a perpetual calendar! What’s that you say? It means that when your week is over, you wipe everything off the top strip, and move it to the bottom of the calendar to start filling in for later weeks! You see, each “line” is it’s own magnetic strip that you can organize yourself and it all fit’s on the included frame any way that you fancy. When my calendar came, I slapped that thing on the wall and got to filling it all in!
So many of my kids activities are for multiple kids so instead of using one color per kid, I use a certain color per activity/lesson. I’ve got 2 kids in the high school marching band, so I used Red for their school color, I have 3 kids in piano/vocal lessons with the same teacher so I use blue for those, I have 2 kids in gymnastics and I picked orange for it and so on and so forth.
I adore the magnetic pencil cup! ($10) Not only is it cute, but it holds all the extra month labels that aren’t in use, and my wet erase markers (I like them better than dry erase for fine tip writing and they don’t smudge) right where I need them. No more looking in drawers and wondering what my kids did with them! They stay right here. Period.
The weekly Menu List ($4.50) comes in handy for those busy nights that I just don’t want to figure out what to fix for dinner.
And Memo strip (included in calendar kit) with categories of Upcoming Events/Grocery/To Do/Notes section you can use in place of one or two of the “weeks” on the calendar, if you just want to post a month at a time. See bottom of the calendar…
The calendar comes in many colors and styles and sizes, but I love the Antique White frame with the Vintage White magnetic strips. They are perfect for my living space! As you can see, I chose to use all 6 weeks and even figured out a way to let me know when the next month is coming up. I separated the two months a bit and stuck the September strip between the two. Easier for my kids to know what month they are looking at.
I am so happy with my new calendar and so are my kids. No more, “Mom, what time is practice? Mom, what day is the party? Mom, when is picture day?” They can just look themselves. Thank you calendarsandchores.com! You’ve just made my schedule a whole lot easier to handle!
Love To All! ~Amy
I have been married for 23 years to my awesome hubby, Todd and we have 4 equally awesome kids who keep me young! Our favorite thing to do together is travel. I enjoy gardening, yoga, walking and saving money! I am very active in my church and am currently serving the children, and I love volunteering at my kids’ schools doing whatever I can to help the teachers and staff.