Quick Calendar Tip

I’m currently in the midst of implementing  a great home organization program that I’ll be telling you about in a couple weeks. It is extremely helpful, and well thought-out, but only works as well as the person using it – which means you have to actually look at your calendar daily. *Ahem*

I kind of stole this idea from the A-Z Challenge. They provided an image of an April calendar with each day’s letter on the corresponding date, and suggested we may want to use it as our desktop image for the month. That may have actually been the difference between me remembering to post at the beginning of the month, and forgetting and falling behind. It was right there in my face every time I turned the computer on.

I first tried this with the weekly view, but I’ve found I get a better overview if I use a two-week view. (To get the 2-week option in Google Calendar, you have to go into your calendar settings and choose it as your “custom view” option.)


So far, this is working well for me. I always look at my calendar on my phone first thing in the morning, but no matter how I fiddle and change settings, I can not get the calendar for this blog to show on my phone. (It used to, but no longer does.) So I still need a quick and easy way to make sure I know what’s going on. Also, being able to see it like this, and so often, keeps me from over-booking us.

You can take a screen shot, but an even easier way (if you’re using Windows Vista or 7) is to use the Snipping Tool. Then just set the image as your desktop image. Change the image weekly, or daily if you update your calendar frequently.


Use a screenshot of your calendar as your desktop image to keep yourself organized.