One of the best things about the FUSElife Planner kits is how versatile they are.
Typical planners only have one monthly calendar per month. And if you’re running your own business and managing a family there’s a lot of information you need to squeeze on those two pages. Or maybe you’d could buy two planners.
Fortunately with FUSElife planners you don’t have to make your life fit your planner, you can create a planner that fits you. And that’s important because …
Being digital printables you can use the pages for a bunch of different uses. Keeping on mind that they are for personal use only, which means they are for organising yourself only. If you’d like to use them for your work team or make a second planner for your mum, daughter or friend, check in store. There are options available for team use 😉
So today our focus is on the monthly calendar spread. It had a little makeover this year. With new lines and the blank column on the left side, it’s offers so many more options to organise and plan your day. And they’re available in a horizontal or vertical format.
So let’s dive in and see how you can use this simple calendar to better organise + plan your day.
The FUSElife monthly spreads make it easy to manage your families schedule, the finances or even the household chores.
The blank column on the left allows you to write each person’s name on one row. A friend with 5 children loved this style of calendar. It made it so much easier to who’s doing what and when.
Avoid double booking and discovering you need to take kids to two different places at the same time with these versatile calendar pages.
family : organising people
Being able to see the big picture at a glance can really help with managing the day to day of family life. Use the lines to schedule bills, celebrations, holidays, events and more. One category per lines make it easy to manage these ‘big rocks’ for the family. Big rocks are the core things that your family plans are centered around.
family : planning the ‘big rocks’
Use the monthly spread to create a roster for chores. No more grumbling about who’s turn it is to put away the dishes or take out the recycling.
Write the jobs or people’s names in the left hand column, whichever ways works best for you.
Family : chore chart
Having a big picture view of what’s happening in your business is essential for saying on track and achieving your goals. The monthly calendar spreads can help you do that in a few different ways.
Mark out when your customers peak times are and make a marketing plan to meet them in their key times.
Use the lines to separate out different products, services, promotions and events that are significant to your business. Seeing your marketing plans together this way can help you make the most of popular celebrations and events, a great way to connect with your customers.
business : marketing plans
List out the different platforms you use to connect with your audience such as podcasts, blogs, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, guests posts and more. Planning your content ahead of time makes it easier to coordinate your message, reduce your workload and batch create ahead of time.
business : social media
Monthly calendars aren’t just for writing down birthdays, bills and events. Here’s a few uncommon ideas to make life more enjoyable.
Have some habits, health needs, sport events or exercise plans you want to track, then use the monthly spread to list what you want to track. Not only can you mark it off but write a short note that gives you more information about your progress.
business : social media
List out the different meals for each day in the left side column, including school lunches. Having a plan makes knowing what to shop for so much easier. And now you can batch prepare your meals, saving you loads of time in the kitchen. You may even like to share the food prep on the family chore calendar.
personal : meal planning
Like to create photo books, scrapbook or other memory keeping projects. Use the calendar spread to collect funny sayings, special events or everyday things you’d otherwise forget, and make it easy to add those usually forgotten details to your projects.
personal : memory keeping
- Turn the monthly pages into a hanging calendar and display it in a prominent space to let the everyone know what’s happening and when.
- Using different colours for people and categories makes it easier to read at a quick glance.
- Don’t try to put everything on one calendar, try these ideas to more easily manage the day to day business and home details.
One size doesn’t fit all! You don’t have to make your life fit your planner, you can create a planner that works the way you do. These are just a few ways you can use the monthly calendar spreads in the FUSElife Planner kits.
Choose your planner in store and create a planner that works the way you do today!
I love these ideas! I’ve been using the planners digitally for a while but I’ve been frustrated as to how to track everything I want but not get overwhelmed! I love the different ideas, and thanks to your great examples, the 2nd half of the my year is going to start off right!
Yes Sarah, so happy to be able to share ideas that help kick overwhelm to the curb! Have an awesome rest of the year 🙂