Many families seem to struggle with finding moments to spend time with each other as a complete family: our busy lifestyles tend to limit this kind of experience, to the detriment of both parents and their children alike. It is a sad fact that we tend to have a hard time planning this kind of thing ahead of time and that our own wellbeing and that shared quality time with our family has often shifted to the bottom of the list of priorities.
So why not create an activities calendar for the family? I find this kind of thing is very useful in multiple ways: not only does it allow for planning ahead and follow up, it is a good teaching tool for kids to learn following appointments. Besides that, it ensures that the whole family gets to spend time together and forms memories to take away with them for the future.
This is why I have decided to bring to your attention that a fellow professional organiser from Italy – Alessandra Noseda – has just published the template for her successful activities calendar for download. It is based on the needs of her own family, with three columns, but this should not be too much of a problem to adapt for a larger group of people…
Even better: you can download it, in fact, and assemble it for yourself! I've created an English version of Alessandra's Italian original, just in case. I do recommend you use the Italian version, though: think of it as a little infusion of the sunshine into your home.
Instructions for Use
Hopefully, making plans ahead of time will increase the time you are able to spend with your family.
If you have some basic knowledge of Italian, please visit Alessandra's page for further inspiration.
Ask the ClutterMeister
Ideas to help clear away the mess in our homes and in our minds.
Feel free to share any of my posts, but please put in a backlink to the original blog post. Thank you.
Join the Declutter Tribe
Get the ClutterGazette with fresh tips and tricks each month!
Hi, my name is Tilo Flache. My current mission: help my clients declutter mind and space.
This blog contains pointers for your journey towards a happier living experience.