I’m a visual person. I need everything in sight.
That is why I decided to create a
Clipboard Calendar Wall
I know many people can work completely out of their computers and run their life out of the palm of their hand via a phone, but ugh, I just can’t do it all inside that little bitty box.
I love paper. I like to write. It’s therapeutic and kind of sexy.
Heck, it’s practically a dying art!
Last week I wrote about a space makeover we did at the studio. We changed up my desk area and repainted and added stripes. In those pictures you can see my wall calendar.
And it’s big.
I need my calendar big and bold where I can write lots of stuff.
Because I do lots of stuff.
I decided to use an entire wall at my desk just for my calendar and I thought clipboards would be the perfect way to wrangle my schedule.
The clipboards allow me to write large enough so that I can see it from my desk because I’m afraid I’ve gotten the ‘over 50’ eyes. Ugh!!
I designated one clipboard per day, Monday through Friday, and have a full months worth on my wall. That gives me an entire sheet of paper to write down what is going on any given day… my schedule, moto-boys schedule, blog posts, etc., etc, etc.
The Handler painted and used plastic spring clamps to hold the clip open while the paint dried.
I also wanted to have M – F above the boards. We built the sign with scrap wood and cheap chip board letters from Hobby Lobby. We had already measured how the boards were going to go on the wall so I knew exactly how far apart to place the letters in order to have them centered above the boards.
I painted the letters with Stately.
I had the Accomplice cut a dowel into 1″ stand-offs so the letters would be ‘off’ the board, but you could glue them directly.
I glued everything together with E6000. Love that stuff, we use it on practically everything.
We hung the boards on screws, 5 across and 5 down. I print the date in the upper right corner (not all the way up or the clip will cover it) and print six months at a time. Depending on when the month begins and ends, I use plain white paper if the month showing does not have a date on a particular board.
I also needed the 12 months. I keep sticky notes on each month of relevant info. We painted those boards in Glamorous.
I have to say, this calendar system has worked really well for me.
How do you organize your busy life? Do you do best with you schedule in your phone, in a book or on a wall?
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