With busy schedules and lots of activities, my girls and I use our agendas to keep track of everything. This year, we have all opted for an agenda from Lilly Pulitzer. I chose the jumbo size so that I can include details such as meetings, addresses, and other plans in a larger space. From year to year, I save my agenda because it is a fantastic record of everything that we have done.
Since I manage the schedules of several people, I color code items in my agenda for each person so I know who is doing which activity. My girls use a color coding system with a different color for school activities like homework, poms practices and games, social appointments, and church/volunteer activities. By looking at the agenda, it's instantly obvious what activities are happening.
I use the month at a glance page for important dates to remember with appointments and special days, while the weekly/daily pages of the agenda offer more space to record details about each day.
The best way to stay on top of things in your schedule is to write things down as soon as you hear about them. I take my agenda everywhere, so that I am always prepared. Every Sunday evening, I outline the coming week and note any special activities.
How do you use an agenda? What things help you to stay organized?