One of my favourite things about living in Saskatchewan is getting to skip the whole hassle and annoyance of Daylight Savings Time. No worries about being late for appointments, forgetting to change one of the clocks or dealing with grumpy kids that lost an hour of sleep is pure bliss in my opinion!
But even though I’m not changing my clocks, I do have some other household routines that need to be followed! That’s why I’m a big fan of placing a calendar on my fridge and then marking reminders for some important monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly tasks.
Wondering what reminders you should add to your calendar? These four tasks are a great place to start!
The Canadian Dental Association recommends you change your toothbrush every three months. Place a smiley face sticker at the start of every third month of the year to remind you to buy new brushes for your family. Letting kids pick their new toothbrush will make the day almost feel like a special occasion!
Check Medicine Expiry Dates
Remember that all medicines expire, including vitamins and supplements. To ensure your medicine cabinet is up to date, schedule a simple calendar reminder for twice a year. This will remind you to check the expiry date and re-stock, if necessary. And don’t forget to check expiration dates on other basic household items including household cleaners, sunscreen and cosmetics!
Change the Baking Soda in Your Fridge
Placing a box of Arm & Hammer™ Fridge-n-Freezer™ or Fridge Fresh™ Baking Soda in your fridge or freezer helps to eliminate odours and keeps your fridge smelling fresh. While many use this simple tip, it can be easy to forget when it’s time to replace the open box. When you purchase a new box, jot down a replacement reminder on the box for a month’s time to maintain maximum odour elimination, ensuring your food stays fresher, longer.
Keep Healthy Habits
Simple healthy habits, such as getting all the required amount of fruits and veggies or taking vitamins, can slip our minds during hectic days. To ensure your body gets all the Vitamin D it needs, try placing a reminder in your calendar at the start of the fall season to start taking a supplement. Very few foods naturally contain this vitamin, meaning a supplement may be the best way to get your necessary intake. Known as the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D supports bone and teeth health.
Keeping a family calendar can be a lifesaver when it comes to keeping up with those less regular tasks in a household. And with a little preparation and organization, that calendar can help ensure the whole house is happy and healthy all year long!