Believe it or not, we are still working our way through 30 Days to the Best Pet Home. Mostly because I have had a lot of schedule surprises lately, and for that reason, I find myself far off course (hence today’s topic). However, the information in this series is valuable to MKHP readers (I hope), so I do want to continue, and there WILL be an ebook to download when everything is said and done :).
So, Day 15 of our 30 Days to the Best Pet Home is all about using calendars and household organizational tools to keep your pet’s schedule organized. Many people would consider me a busy person. I like to consider myself a person that lives a very full (but, admittedly busy) life. Because Rooney is so integrated into our busy lifestyle, he has his own schedule. His schedule has all the reminders I need to make sure that I stay organized, and Rooney has the best life possible.
If your pet is your kid, they probably have their own schedule too. They have medication reminders, playdates, events to attend, and even regular grooming appointments.
Today, I would like to share with you a few tools that can help you keep yourself and your pet organized all while living a busy and full life.
So many people rely on Google Calendars. I use a combination of Google Calendars and written calendars to get through my work day. But to make sure that I put Rooney first, I have to be protective over my time. This is something I am learning and trying my best to improve. If you are a busy pet parent like myself, I want to share with you this Google Calendar!
In this calendar I have included a variety of things I need reminders and scheduled time for:
Flea & Tick Medication Reminders
Each of these represents something you might want to add to your calendar. If you would like to download and add what I have as an example to your Google Calendar send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you a shareable link!
Sometimes, nothing beats a classic wall calendar to keep your family organized!
Day Designer + Etsy Stickers:
I use a very robust planner called a Day Designer, which I love! On a single page I can coordinate my to-do list (I am a really big list maker), my daily schedule, my daily gratitude, what bills are due, and my meal plan. This robust planner plus a few Corgi stickers from Etsy might be the right things to keep many people & pets organized.
Did You Feed the Dog?
The most important thing you can include in your schedule every day is breakfast and dinner time for your pet. While most days there is no way that your pet will let you forget a meal, the real challenge in a multi-person-busy household is that you don’t feed your pet too many times in one day.
This is why I love the Did You Feed the Dog tool. It is so simple, yet it can decrease the confusion about the number one question people ask each other each day.
The Petter Planner
If you have been reading this blog for a long time, you may remember that we celebrated our 100th post with the giveaway of The Petter Planner!
This product is perfect for those who want to have a planner specifically for their pets. But there is even more good news! The Petter Planner is going digital! The Petter Planner is putting together an app to keep you and your pet organized! Their app should be in the Apple store very soon; you can sign up for their mailing list here.
That rounds out my list of favorite tools to keep your pet household organized!
What are your favorite organizational tools?
Disclaimer: I was given a Did You Feed the Dog product for review. However, My Kid Has Paws only shares information that we believe is valuable to our readers.