Anyone ever use the large calendar by Thinkbin?

fishfacenjJuly 30, 2008

My mother-in-law introduced me to it a few years ago. I just went to order a new one and discovered there won't be one this year :( I like that it was large but simple/plain--not much in the way of color or illustrations (that would just distract me visually). My current one doesn't "officially" run out until December, but I always liked starting a new one in September. I'll add it to my back-of-my-head list of things I'm always on the lookout for, but does anyone know of a similarly plain and large calendar?

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quiltglo

I use Flylady's calendar. Large blocks-no pictures-starts in August.

Here is a link that might be useful: Flylady's calendar

    Bookmark   July 31, 2008 at 6:30PM
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Maura63

Hi fishfacenj,

I never saw the Thinkbin calendar before - I might have used it!

Our central "family" calendar is by Dayrunner. It is fairly large (no upper "picture" or "art", so it's just grids). It hangs on the side of the fridge. It is ruled, which I like. It has empty boxes when the weeks start and end mid-week. I head these boxes with "Walmart" or "Costco" to note things we need. (These tend to be once-a-month errands.) Or sometimes someone's phone # might go in a spare box (i.e. If I am working with a contractor his # might go here, or if I need to return a business call later on the same month.) When the kids were in elementary school, their schedule occupied a box. (Mon-Music, Tues.-Gym, Wed-Art, and so on for quick reference. Not a big deal to rewrite each month. And also, it may have changed from the last month.) Another "reference note" might be "Ellios Pizza, 425 for 15 minutes" since we toss the box and wrap uncooked slices separately.

Basically, I enter all the calendar info at the beginning of each month -- but for an up-to-the-minute calendar, I generate a "Week-At-A-Glance" calendar on a Word doc that gets hung on the front of the fridge. The document is color-coded per person, and also has a column for daily chores and a column for To Do. Everyone is expected to update, etc. on this page. Call me anal, but I wouldn't be able to tolerate that visual "clutter" on a monthly calendar if changes need to be made. (Cross outs, erase marks, random colors, etc.)

Oh - it looks like Dayrunner is strictly "Planners" now (no wall calendars) -- but it now looks as if "At-A-Glance" offers the same product. (I hope so!!)

Here is a link that might be useful: Used to be Dayrunner, now At-a-Glance....

    Bookmark   August 19, 2008 at 8:25PM
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fishfacenj

Thanks, quiltglo and maura63! Off to poke around and pick a calendar :)

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 8:03PM
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sheriz6

FWIW, I like the More Time Moms calendar. Flylady offered it a number of years ago before she made her own, and I still like it better.

Here is a link that might be useful: More Time Mom Family Organizer

    Bookmark   August 20, 2008 at 8:12PM
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