One of the documents you should have in your home is a calendar. Have you ever forgotten a birthday? Or to renew your car insurance or vehicle registration? A calendar helps–or it will if you look at it consistently as you should.
I recommend printing a calendar you can write on and placing it in your home management binder. I actually have a printable calendar available here on the blog. You must be a subscriber to access it. Be aware that it’s long (150 pages) if you print out both the monthly and weekly calendars. I printed two sheets per page to conserve paper and in draft/fast mode to save ink.
After you have printed a calendar, you need to fill it in with dates that are important to your family. Here are a few suggestions:
- Family members’ birthdays
- Important anniversaries (such as your own)
- Due dates for vehicle inspections, registrations, and taxes
- Due dates for house insurance, flood insurance, and taxes
- Due dates for annual life insurance payments and annual vehicle insurance payments if you have those
- Open enrollment periods for employer benefits
- Doctor, dentist, orthodontist, and optometrist appointments
- Pest control and HVAC maintenance dates
- January 1st, May 1st, and September 1st, all dates when you should order your credit report
- January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, and October 1st, all dates when you should replace your toothbrush
After you finish writing in all of these important dates, punch holes in the calendar, and put it in your home management binder behind the tab labeled for your calendar.
How Did You Do?
Did you create a family calendar? Did you have to create a calendar from scratch and search for important dates, or did you already have one started? How long did this task take you to complete? Let me hear from in the comments below!
If you’ve found this calendar/planner helpful, please Pin the image below!