Three Reasons You Need a Desktop Calendar

A desk calendar makes it easy to track appointments without using a computer or smartphone.

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Desk calendars make it easy to scribble down notes when you’re multitasking.At-a-Glance

If you are struggling to stay on track at work, just remember the five P phrase of organization: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. There is no substitute for committing your intentions to a deadline, and for that there is no better method than maintaining a regular calendar. While digital notebooks and reminders are certainly more sophisticated, it’s hard to beat a classic desktop calendar for scratching out notes and dates on the fly without having to open up a computer screen or smartphone every single time. Print calendars are still a first defense against forgetfulness, and if nothing else offer a convenient place to store your most creative doodles and keep the coffee stains off your desk between naps.

Office Scheduling

AT-A-GLANCE 2020 Desk Calendar
A large desk calendar is a good way to get a snapshot view of the entire year.AT-A-GLANCE

As great as digital calendars are, there is something about jotting out a “save the date” notation by long hand that seems to make the event a bit more memorable. A desk calendar with a monthly grid as well as an annual view on the same page offers at-a-glance reminders for both near- and long-term planning.

Annual Performance

House of Doolittle 2020 Monthly Desk Pad Calendar
Make sure your calendar is printed on quality paper than won’t let ink bleed through.House of Doolittle

Look for a calendar with reinforced corners that will hold up to a full year’s worth of note-taking and desktop abuse. Quality paper that won’t bleed ink through to the next month is also critical.

Community Calendars

2020 Desk Calendar
If you don’t have room on your desk for a calendar, get one with grommets so you can hang it on a wall.Maalbok

A desktop calendar with grommets at the top is easy to mount on the wall. This is a great way to keep a casual or informal group calendar in a community space, such as an office break room, without having to distribute every single date or event digitally.