Back to School Calendar Secrets for Busy Moms
Are you the kind of mom who can’t get back to school without a detailed calendar? With everything students are responsible for these days, staying organized is a vital part of the school year. Take a look below at some back to school calendar secrets for busy moms, so you can be sure to approach the new school year organized and ready!
1. Use free organizational apps.
One of the best ways to boost your organizational skills is to download free organizational apps. Apps like Evernote and Wunderlist can help you make the most out of your planning and keep your calendar with you on the go.
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2. Try color coding your calendar.
Try using markers or colored sticky notes to color code your calendar. This is an easy way to assign tasks to specific family members. Give each family member their own color and write their dates/appointments down in that specific color for fast and easy reference.
We use a Google Calendar with different colors based on who the activity is for! It’s a fantastic way to keep everything organized and in one place.
3. Create a family communication center.
Create a small space in the kitchen or home office where all communications can be kept. Keep your family calendar, a file for each family member, and hang important dates or school papers. Let everyone know this is the communication hub and how to utilize it.
4. Write things in pencil.
This seems like a silly tip, but it is so important to have flexibility. By writing in pencil you can easily change dates and appointments if needed without making a mess of your calendar space you work so hard to keep nice. A simple tip, but such an important one!
5. Use stickers as codes.
Find stickers that represent certain events you do regularly. For example a car sticker can represent carpool day. An apple sticker can represent the need to pack lunches. Find stickers that can be used as code so all you need to do is peel and stick. Check the dollar store for cheap stickers!
6. Photograph your calendar.
Take a picture of your completed calendar with a smartphone so you can always keep a copy of it on you. Should you need to reference it you can simply pull out the picture. You can also send the picture to others if you need to share information.
You can also use a digital calendar like Google Calendars and print it out at the beginning of each week and pin in your Family Center! This is a great way to keep things flexible and organized, then just print each week so you know what’s coming up!
7. Consider detailed planners.
Detailed planners such as those made by Erin Condren consist of not only calendars but a space for notes, journaling, coding stickers, and even pockets for storage. If you have a great deal of information to store and prefer traditional calendars, a detailed planner such as this one would be ideal for you.
Are you ready to get more organized without all of the stress and hassle? Consider these back to school calendar secret tips for moms and see if they can help you stay on top of all the tasks you have to manage.