An Organsied Calendar / Diary – What to put in your new Diary

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

The new year is about to start, a great way to be organised is to start using a diary or calendar.  Something you can visually look at to view what you have planned for the week, have a glace to see who’s birthday’s are coming up so you can prepare presents, cards and postage if need be. 

The past few years I have used Outlook on my computer to stay ontop of all my appointments. 

My girls received calendars each for Christmas, so together we are all going to sit down and put birthdays (plus other appointments for me) in our new diaries and calendars.

A difficult task is to work out what to put in your diary.  I’ve put together a list below to help you, I’m sure I have forgotten something, if so, please let me know and I will add it onto the list.

Idea’s of things to put in your diary or calendar


  • Birthday’s – I place a star next to birthday’s so I don’t miss them.
  • Birthday parties
  • Anniversary’s
  • Holiday’s
  • Family events
  • Friends/family visiting
  • Public Holidays


  • After school activities (sporting, music etc)
  • After school care
  • Immunisation dates


  • Business trips
  • Social engagements


  • School Term Dates
  • Pupil Free Days
  • School Events
  • Dates you are volunteering

Around the Home:

  • Annual Pest Control
  • Car servicing
  • Change smoke alarm batteries
  • Dentist Checkups, every six months
  • Hairdresser, schedule regular appointments every 2-3 months
  • Meal Planning
  • Last dates for overseas Christmas post
  • Pet Immunisations

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