I’ve used a family calendar off and on over the years. I recently added it back into our routine after not using it for about a year. I needed something that would help my family know important information without relying on me to tell them. In the past I used a paper calendar that I hung on the wall in the kitchen. This time around I decided on a erasable black magnetic monthly fridge calendar that I purchased from Arteza. It being erasable allows me the ease to change things without having to mark through them like I did on a paper calendar. I’m using it in pretty much the same way as in the past. It has holidays, birthdays, and any other events that I need everyone to know about. This time around I have Marc crossing off the days since he has a hard time remembering what day it is (don’t we all? LOL!). It also came with a small to do list that I am using for Marc’s chores and tasks for the day. I love it! I can ask him to check the fridge and he can go down the list of tasks and mark them off without me having to run through the list verbally and possibly forgetting something. It’e been a lifesaver!
Select a place that your family can use to let you know what they are about to or have completely run out of (body wash, deodorant, pencils, edge control, etc). It doesn’t have to be an entire family command center, it can be a simple magnetic list pad from the grocery store or dollar tree that you attach a pen/pencil to and stick to the refrigerator. Make it easy to find and simple to use. Grab it before you make your grocery list and add these items to your list.