How to Stay Organized + Free Calendar

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It’s almost a New Year and that means it’s time to get a little more organized. Why run to the store to spend money to get organized? I have a true treat for you today!

I have a free printable calendar for you! I also have a few tips to help you use a calendar to stay more organized. Keep reading these tips to discover how a printable can help you say more organized. 

How to Stay Organized with a Free Printable Calendar

Getting organized may be one of your bigger goals each year. If this is the case, then you may want a few tips to help yourself out. Here is how to stay organized with a free printable calendar. 

If you 100% know that this event is going to happen, then it’s safe to say you can use a pen. However, most people do enjoy being able to erase an event that is no longer going to take place.

Here is the printable for you to print each and every month each year when you need one. You will print 12, one for each month, they are LETTER SIZE, and easy to print on your regular printer paper every time. You fill in the month and the days for each separate month since they change each year. Grab some cardstock if you have some: Food Storage Moms Calendar

Keep the Calendar in View

You have a better chance of using the free printable calendar when it’s in plain view. Put it somewhere that you can see it every single day. You can have a command center in your home and use this calendar to stay organized. I have mine taped to the wall right next to my monitor, so easy to see when needed for reference.

A command center is a place in which a person keeps all of their important information. Doctor appointments, practices, family get-togethers, and whatever else may be going on can be tracked at the family command center. 

Write Events Down in Pencil

When you write something down in a pen, it’s hard to erase, especially when you are using a calendar. One tip I’d like to pass onto you is to write the events down in pencil. Get a few pencils and keep them close, so that when you need to write something down, you can!

You may want to consider using colored pencils to highlight various events or activities. Use one color for the most critical things to be done, and a different color for those “hoped for” events. Note that having colors may make it more difficult to erase if needed.

Use the Calendar

One last tip for how to stay organized this year, USE THE CALENDAR. Commit yourself to stay organized and use this calendar on a daily basis. I mean, you are going through the trouble of printing it out, you might as well use it! 

Save Yourself Some Money

Let’s be honest, most people enjoy saving some money! You can print this printable out and enjoy a free calendar year after year.

You can write in the month and the dates, which is easy to do. So, keep this in mind when you’re looking for ways to save money this year. Print a whole year’s calendar out for free and enjoy it! 

Final Word

I’m looking forward to being more organized during this year and each new year going forward, what about you? I know this calendar is sure to help me stay organized. What tips would you add to this list? May God bless you this New Year, Linda.

12 thoughts on “How to Stay Organized + Free Calendar

  • December 31, 2019 at 7:22 am
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    Great article and helpful downloadable calendar. I personally use an old copy of Microsoft Outlook which has a calendar tab. I print out an entire year and it has all the important information already on it. Birthdays, Anniversaries, holidays, etc. I then write in the things that need to be done as they come up. The older I get, the more I need such a calendar in order to keep organized. Thanks for all you do, Linda. I hope you and yours have a Happy and Safe New Year’s!

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    • December 31, 2019 at 8:07 am
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      Hi Karl, that’s an awesome idea! Yes, indeed, the older we get the more we need the dates in the calendar to keep us organized. Just so you know, Karl, it’s people like you that keep me going. You are always so kind to me! Happy New Year, my friend! Linda

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  • December 31, 2019 at 7:44 am
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    I have a similar calendar that I put in the kitchen for the whole family, but I put it on poster board and laminate it. We use dry erase markers so we can use it over and over.

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    • December 31, 2019 at 8:09 am
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      Hi Ann, I love those poster board calendars that you can use dry-erase markers on! I remember those days when I had kids at home!!! Love it! Happy New Year! Linda

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  • December 31, 2019 at 9:19 am
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    I use this exact calendar format in my bullet journal. The only things I add are a monthly goal, and a monthly prepping goal: this month we finally got a generator!!

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    • December 31, 2019 at 11:19 am
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      Hi Roxanne, oh my gosh!! AND you got a generator???? Yay! This is so exciting!! Love this! Linda

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  • December 31, 2019 at 12:13 pm
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    As I age! I find that I need more than one calendar. SO, I use a printed calendar as well as the one on my cell phone. That way, when I am out and about, I always have my calendar with me. One (me!) has to remember to put things on both, however!!

    I do also love the suggestion Roxanne gave of having monthly and prepping goals!

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    • December 31, 2019 at 1:08 pm
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      Hi Leanne, I agree I need two calendars!!! LOL! Prepping goals rock! Happy New year!! Linda

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  • December 31, 2019 at 2:20 pm
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    Thank you so much, Linda! You are always so thoughtful. God bless you and your family!

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    • December 31, 2019 at 5:34 pm
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      Hi Lillace, you are so kind!! It’s people like you who keep me going! Happy New Year my friend, Linda

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  • January 3, 2020 at 9:10 am
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    Thank you for the calendar! Also, the reminder that in order to stay on top and organized, it takes effort. To 2020! ~ The BreakAway Homesteader

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    • January 3, 2020 at 12:41 pm
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      Hi Patrick, it really does take an effort to be organized. It never ends!! LOL! I’m so glad you can use the calendar! Happy New Year! Stay safe, Linda

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