Q&A about my 2017 Wall Calendar

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I have been on a high this week, so excited that my 2017 Calendar launched for pre-orders!   The support from this community is amazing and the message I have received have been so lovely and many that you have been waiting for me to eventually create a physical product…. why have I not done this sooner!

On Sunday I came down sick with a shocking head cold (which I am still battling) and my email inbox started playing up marking emails from as far back as 2014 as unread, giving me over 19,000+ unread emails in my inbox. Perfect week for it to play games with me. Coupled with a head cold I nearly lost the plot.  I did however, accidentally in my way of trying to fix up my emails mark most of my inboxes as read (which I couldn’t easily undo), so I may have missed answering many emails, for this I apologise.  But hopefully, I can answer all your questions about the calendar below.

Don’t forget to place your order today, to ensure you receive a copy from the first print run!

Answers to some recently asking questions about The Organised Housewife 2017 Calendar. My first physical product, a calendar that I will post to you! It's filled with bright and colourful designs, a few household tasks and delicious recipes to inspire and motivate you all year round.

When is delivery?

During this launch period (between now and 6th October) this will give me a good idea of how many I need to print, I will be sending my order to the printers on 7th October and then hopefully have them posted to you a fortnight after that. You should have them by early November, but my aim is to get them to you sooner if I can.


Do the weeks start on a Monday?

Yes absolutely, Monday – Sunday because I have always considered that Monday is the beginning of the week.  This was one very important design element.

Does it include Public Holidays and School Term Dates?

I decided to leave the calendar pages blank, as all states are different. I didn’t want to fill up the daily boxes with too much detail as it was important for me to leave enough room for you to fill in your events.

I have a page in the front of the calendar with each Australian state public holidays and school term dates so you can personalise the calendar and add in the dates that suit you.

Can you please write do not bend on the envelope?

I anticipated some posties may bend the calendar so I have taken some precautions.  

  • I am inserting board into the calendar, to help prevent it from bending during postage, and then wrapping it in plastic to prevent it from getting wet during transit.
  • I have purchased a ridiculously huge do not bend stamp to stamp on the front of each envelope.  The postie shouldn’t miss it!

Looking forward to receiving your beautiful calendar – I am not one to hang calendars in the house but when I saw yours I just knew I had to have it as I know it will help me be more organised especially that my daughter is off to school next year! – Tania

I can’t access my account to purchase, what do I do?

Ooh no, you should be able to retrieve your account details on you account page, but if this doesn’t work, please email me, and I will create a new password for you.

Please note for those that have registered for the 20 days to clean and organise your home challenge, the shop is a different platform and you will need to create a separate account with a new username and password.

How big is the calendar?

When the calendar is open it’s the same size as an A3 sheet of paper, 29.7cm x 42cm.

Is it magnetic?

No it has a hole so you can hang on the wall.  Although you can purchase magnetic bulldog clips from Officeworks and Kikki.k to you can then easily hang them on the fridge.

The password parameters on the website is crazy!

Oh my gosh, I didn’t realise, that was madness.  I have since changed it so that my system will automatically create a password for you upon registration. It’s now super easy to create an account.

Will you post it internationally?

I’m happy to ship the calendar internationally. I have made the calendar functional for anybody in the world, the calendar pages aren’t labelled with Australian public holiday dates.  As international postage is so high I cannot offer to ship it for free.  Postage to New Zealand is $11 and all other countries is $17.50.

Add in your address on the checkout page and it will update the shipping details for your country. 

When will your 2017 printable calendars be available?

They won’t be available for a little while, I have been busy working on this calendar and the Christmas Planner.  However, I am positive this calendar will look so much prettier up on your wall!!


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Roz September 29, 2016 - 8:17 AM

Hi Kat,
I love the look of your calendar but unlike you, my week has always started on a Sunday and I can’t work with a Monday calendar. (I know, because I tried last year and it didn’t work for me.) So disappointing!!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 29, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Thank you for the feedback Roz, that’s a pity 🙁

Lillian September 29, 2016 - 4:10 PM

I’m the opposite to Roz, I think it’s rare to find calendars starting on a Monday and I thought this was a brilliant idea!! I’ve just purchased 2, one for home and one for my desk at work, love that you have also included a few little tasks.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 29, 2016 - 5:00 PM

I guess we all look at our weeks differently, I feel Sunday is the end of the week and Monday the start. glad you like the idea!!

Raylene Moss September 29, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Kat I must have missed this last week, this is fabulous, thank you for putting so much thought into it, I love it, so practical!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 29, 2016 - 4:58 PM

How did you miss it!!! It’s super exciting Raylene, I’ve wanted to do this for so long and so pleased to see it all come into fruition.

Jen September 29, 2016 - 4:46 PM

There is so much I love about this!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife September 29, 2016 - 4:55 PM

Thank you Jen, I am super excited and love how it’s all come together so beautifully.

Rachel P September 30, 2016 - 4:04 PM

I purchased 3 last week!!

Christine McIntyre October 5, 2016 - 10:46 AM

Hi Kat I am leaving a comment everywhere as I have not written my pin for the shop in my book and I have been trying to buy your calendar since you put it on blog. I have reset pin but I have not received an email. I have done this many times. I also sent a text as part of the Q& A you listed. I am very stressed and I am finding it very difficult to get in touch with you.
I thought I could leave a comment for you on your daily email but I cant figure out where it is. I leave messages and cant remember where I left them to check on. I looked at todays site and checked in comments but they were in April 2016 and earlier so I didn’t know if you would get it. I went back into the shop today and reset password yesterday and did not receive the email that said I would receive. I am resetting again today. I am going to miss the free postage because I made a mistake and didn’t write down my new password/pin. I do HOPE this gets to you. Thank you Kat.


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