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This Calendar Will Simplify Your Life, ‘One Good Thing’ At A Time

Why Didn't I Think Of That Perpetual Tips Calendar

The full story of how and why I started blogging can be found on my About page, but to make a long story short: I started finding and sharing “one good thing” every day as a way to find joy and purpose in my role as a homemaker during a dark and difficult time in my life.

After realizing people were genuinely interested in what I posted on my blog, I quickly found a new purpose and passion: sharing ideas and advice that makes life easier for anyone running a household.

With 13 years’ worth of helpful tips, tricks, and hacks under my belt, I’m always looking for new ways to get those tips off the internet and into your life. To that end, I’m very excited to tell you all about the project I’ve been working on for more than a year!

Why Didn't I Think of That Tips Calendar

NEW! The “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?” Perpetual Daily Calendar

My new perpetual daily tips calendar — “Why Didn’t I Think of That? 365 Tips & Tricks to Solve Life’s Little Problems” — is a bit like my blog in miniature because it features “one good thing” every day! 

The daily tips in this calendar cover just about every aspect of life at home, from cleaning and laundry to beauty and organization. I’ve poured all my first-hand experience and research into these pages, so you can trust that every tip has received my OGT Seal of Approval!

The Why Didn't I Think of That Calendar has a different tip each day, and each category of tip features a different pastel color.

Why a calendar? An easel-style tabletop calendar was the perfect format to house all my quickest, most practical tips. It’s compact enough to display somewhere where you’ll see it every day, and with each day’s page bearing one useful tip, you’ll never be overwhelmed by advice!

I hope every time you flip a new page over, you imagine me there with you cheering you on! I’ll be shaking my pom-poms for you as you expertly clean your ceiling fans, magically make stains disappear, and whip up meals even your pickiest eaters will love.

The Why Didn't I Think of That Calendar also features a symbol categorizing each day's tip, and a line of Jillee's take on the tip at the bottom of the page.

Highlights Of The Perpetual Calendar

  • The color and symbol on each page indicate which category the tip belongs to (i.e. beauty, cleaning, etc.)
  • Each page includes my personal take or twist on the day’s tip.
  • This calendar is perpetual, meaning you can flip back to the first page at the end of the year and use it all over again!
A calendar collage of various days from a daily flip calendar with inspirational quotes, displayed in different settings.

Where Will You Put Your Calendar?

I’m really looking forward to seeing how you make this calendar a part of your home. It’s been a treat to see the creative spots our OGT team members have chosen for theirs!

No matter where you decide to put it, I hope turning over a new page to uncover a fresh, handy tip becomes a little highlight of your day. I might be a tad biased, but this simple ritual has quickly turned into the moment I most look forward to each morning these past few weeks!

A calendar titled


If you could add one tip to this tip-a-day calendar, what would it be?

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Jill Nystul (aka Jillee)

Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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Jill’s 30 years of homemaking experience, make her the trusted source for practical household solutions.

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