Keep Your Family Organized
Use these simple tools to help you keep track of the family.
By: Taylor_Blue on: Tue 31 of Jul, 2007 [20:58 UTC] (3844 reads)
A family has so much going on all the time. And as a mom you have timetables to follow, dates to remember, games to show up to and appointments to keep . There is a way to keep all this information in one place.
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There are many ways you can choose to do things, but whichever way you do choose make sure everyone in the family understands it and will help you keep it up-to-date.
A Family Message Center
Hang a bulletin board in a place that is in the center of the action (mine is in the kitchen). Tie a pen or pencil from the board and some self stick notes there. When some one has a message for another member of the family it is their responsibility to put it there. When someone sees the message for them it is their responsibility to remove it.
Make sure you assign someone to remove the outdated messages once a week or so.
A Family Calendar
Hang it in a spot where everyone can see it-any place that family members pass by every day. Any activities, appointments and any other things your family does should be on the calendar.
Be sure to put on phone numbers, addresses and directions along with them so you know where the information is right away.
This is also a great place to lest each chore that needs to be completed. Place a date when it needs to be completed and follow up and mark it down when it got completed.
You can use any calendar you want-there are things like a reusable wipe-off, chalk board, a calendar from an office supply store or one you made up on the computer. What is the most important is that your family can see what is written on it and the space is large enough to add things to it.
This can be used to keep all the things that help you keep your house together...together.
- Telephone numbers for people like the plumber, landlord or other service people.
- Instructions on how to operate the electronic things in your home; like the TV, DVD or CD player.
- When things were last serviced or repaired in your house.
- Medical information such as phone numbers of doctors and the hospital.
- School information such as teacher's names and phone numbers and important letters.
Put this file somewhere that is easily accessible to all family members.