As each good planner has a place for a monthly calendar, weekly, and often daily planning pages, ListPlanIt has all the pages you need to create either a digital planner or a paper planner. For a hardcopy version, all you need is a binder (I prefer Mead’s Notebinder or Staples’ arc system for their flexibility), a hole punch, and pages from ListPlanIt.com. You can create and customize your own planner for your own uses. The Month Ahead offers holidays*, special events*, and reminders to help you get and stay ahead of your business, home, and/or family life.
* holidays and special events are mainly those of the U.S. If you are from a different part of the world, feel free to note your holiday or special event below in the comments.
Click image to download the March 2014 calendar.
If you’d prefer to use ListPlanIt‘s mobile March calendar, you’ll find it in Time Management.
- 3/4 (Tuesday) – Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras is the culmination of a 2-week party. Tomorrow begins a day of fasting for many people.
- 3/17 ( Monday) – St. Patrick’s Day
Don’t forget to wear green today!
- 3/2 (Sunday) – Dr. Seuss’ Birthday | Read Across America Day
Grab your little ones and pull them onto your lap for some read aloud time. Encourage everyone in your family to grab a spot on the sofa, grab their favorite book(s), and grab some quality reading/bonding time.
- 3/7 (Friday at sundown) to 3/8 (Saturday at sundown) – National Day of Unplugging
Pledge 24 hours to be media-free. Read, craft, bowl, connect, or do whatever possibilities are available when you unplug from your screen.
- 3/9 (Saturday) – Daylight Savings Begins Tonight
When you go to bed tonight, don’t forget to spring forward with your clocks and set them forward one hour.
- 3/20 (Thursday) – 1st Day of Spring
Celebrate the first official day of spring with a picnic or barbecue outdoors. If you haven’t already, consider swapping out your family’s winter clothing for spring clothing.
- Make plans for Spring Break
If you are taking a trip, complete your itinerary and finalize your reservations. If you are staying around home, consider yourself a Hometown Tourist (find everything you need to plan your travel and even a Hometown Tourist worksheet in Travel Planning)
- Time for Spring Cleaning
Print or write your Spring Cleaning List (members will find a complete Spring Cleaning List in Home Management).
- Prepare your Gardens and Yard
Don’t just stop with the inside of your home. Make a plan to spruce up your gardens and yard. Planting seeds indoors or outdoors after the last frost is an inexpensive way to add color to a yard. Growing herbs and veggies are a great way to save some money at the grocery store. (members to ListPlanIt.com will find garden planning pages in Home Management)
- Easter is on the way (April 20)
Start shopping for your spring wardrobe. Begin your holiday meal planning (members will find event and holiday meal planning in Holidays & Occasions).
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