If your family is anything like the average American family, you likely have a lot going on. There are sports practices and games, school events, and appointments that can easily get lost in the madness that is our crazy lives.

One of the simplest ways to make sure that everyone stays well informed of what events you have coming up, plus lots of other organizational items your family needs to keep track of, is with a comprehensive family calendar. You can make a personalized calendar that can help you track all the items your family needs to keep up on by using a large frame, some simple printouts or hand-drawn elements. You can use a dry erase marker to write in dates and other pertinent items.

Start with a Frame

You’ll want to start with a large frame that suits your décor so that your calendar can have a positive impact on your homes aesthetics rather than detracting from them.

Elements You May Want to Include in Your Calendar

What you add to your calendar besides a basic calendar that you write in your family’s events on will depend on your individual family. Here are some elements you may consider:

  • Chore chart
  • Meal plan
  • Grocery list
  • Detailed weekly outlook
  • To-do lists
  • Cleaning schedule

You can cover the backing of the frame with attractive paper and stick down each element where ever you’d like so that it works best for your family. Consider using different colored markers for each family member’s activities so that it’s easy to differentiate at a glance.

There are lots of organizational uses for frames. To find more ways to turn frames into family logistics tools, follow along on the Frame Warehouse Facebook page.