What should you do with your calendar at the end of each year? Is it something that’s important to keep, or should you just toss in the recycling when the year is over?
I personally like to keep all my calendars, so if there’s any event or notes that I ever need to refer back to, I still have it. While I have some of this in my phone calendar, I like having the physical copy of it as well because it has a lot of notes I’ve scribbled on it over the year.
For space-saving issues, especially if it’s an oversized calendar or spiral-bound, I will cut out the month itself and trim it so I don’t have the excess size or the bindings to have to store. Then I just toss them into a file folder, which you can either have as a calendar for the specific year or staple the entire Year’s worth of calendar pages together and store it in a larger file folder or box.
When you do store your calendars, do make sure that you put the year on it. You’d be surprised at how many calendars don’t actually put the year on each monthly page, it’s only on the front. And it will save you the time from having to go back and look at old calendars and try to figure out which date lined up with which year they aren’t labelled with the year.
If you have months without any notations on it that’s worth saving, then look at the picture that’s on the back of the page and see if the picture can be utilized for something different. If you got a calendar with dogs, maybe one of your kids would like to have the picture in the room to hang. You can utilize it as wrapping paper for a small box or as gift tags.