Having a family might be one of the most complicated things you ever have to do, and if you can keep your family life running smoothly, you are likely one of the most skilled organizers around! There are so many things to keep track of. If you’re not careful, it’s very easy for things to get lost in the shuffle.
One of the best things you can do to keep track of all the goings on in your family is to use some sort of organization system. Some people prefer to use an old fashioned notebook where everything gets written down. Others like to use a more formal type of date book that has a place for a calendar, lists, and phone numbers. If you are a little bit more tech-savvy, you might prefer to use a digital device like a Palm Pilot or a Blackberry. With digital devices, you can keep all your information in a much more compact and portable form. That can be a great advantage, but there can be disadvantages as well (for example, your digital device could have battery issues or just plain stop working!). Of course, you can have problems with a paper organization system too. After all, sometimes things get lost, stolen, or misplaced.
When you have a problem with your organization device, you might have to be creative to find information. For instance, if you need to call someone and you have lost your day planner, you need to have a way of finding that number. It might mean a backup paper list of numbers at home, or it might mean looking the number up on Canada 411. Just remember that you always need to have a backup plan if you want to keep your family life organized.