In spite of the small bouts of snow, spring is really arriving here! Check out my daylillies! LOVE seeing green again!
Google Calendar the past few months. This free service allows you to create (and selectively share) as many calendars as you like! I have created separate calendars for:
- Family events/appointments
- Tom's work schedule
- Home maintenance tasks
- A perpetual gardening calendar (telling me when to start different seeds, set out seedlings, prune fruit trees, etc~ all set to repeat each year for me!)
- Menu Planning
- Training Schedule (training planned out for triathlons that I have signed up for, plus a half-marathon that I hope to be able to run later this year)
- Tasks: I actually use this as a checklist of when our bills are due~ utilities, mortgage, etc. As soon as a bill arrives in my inbox or in the mail I enter the pertinent info on the date it is due as a "task." That way, when Tom is paid every two weeks, I just look to see what is due during the next two weeks, pay those items and then check them off of my list. Sweet!
Google calendar allows you to "turn off" or "turn on" calendars at will. This is so helpful! Most days I only have the "birthdays/anniversaries," "family events and appointments," "menu planning," and "Tom's work schedule," and my "training" calendars "showing." I like to turn on my gardening calendar and my tasks calendar (our bills) individually. Make sense?
If you were more organized than me (and more committed to regular blogging), you could pre-plan your blog posts in it's own calendar as well! Cool, huh?
In addition, Google Calendar can be accessed on your iPad, iPhone or Android so you can take your schedule with you when you are out.
Google calendar is seriously a busy mom's right hand helper!
Do you use Google Calendar? I'd love to hear how you use it~ I'm always looking for new ways to organize and be more efficient!