Five Days and Five Time- and Sanity-Saving Ideas: Day 5, Scheduling Care Appointments

Photo by Esha Clearfield

Photo by Esha Clearfield

Day 5: Always Schedule the Next Dentist, Haircut, Doctor, Fill-in-the-Blank Appointment While you are There

Today's post is about scheduling your family's regular care appointments for the year. This seems comically straightforward, but how many of us take our kids to the dentist and forget or put off scheduling their next appointment? No more. Make it a priority to always schedule your next appointment for any service or medical visit while you are in the office. This will save time in the long run and ensure that you and your family are up-to-date on wellness and self-care appointments.

It may seem odd to schedule your child's next well-child visit with the pediatrician a year in advance, but it is worth it. Trust me, the medical office's schedule will be wide open: You can always get the practitioner, date, and time that you want, and you can simply reschedule in the future if needed. If the office only schedules six months out, set a notification alert in your calendar or task list to remind you to schedule in six months. If you are behind on getting such appointments on the scheduling books in the first place, make a list of all regular appointments needed for the year and plow through setting one appointment a day until you have completed the list. 

(Please note, the post above is provided for informational purposes only; the information is accurate and true to the best of my knowledge, but there may be omissions, errors or mistakes, and no guarantees are made.)

We have reached Day 5, marking the end of the Five Days and Five Time- and Sanity-Saving Ideas blog post series. I hope you have enjoyed the series and found it helpful. 

You can do it and good luck!

*Remember, if you ever want help with planning or implementing family organizational strategies, Enriched Family is here to support you. I offer a free, 20-minute initial phone consultation to all new clients to discuss matching your needs and priorities with my services. In addition, I am offering a 15% discount to all new clients through March 2018. Click the "Let's Get Started!" button at the upper-right corner of this page to contact me. 

Here's to getting more organized in 2018! 

Esha/Enriched Family