The Dodo Household Stuff Book
Lord Dodo is no bird brain
It's ceaselessly astounding what the human mind can come up with.
Every now and then, a truly great mind comes along to change the world. Just think: where would the world be had Isaac Newton not sat down by that apple tree one day and wondered why the apple fell downwards and not upwards, or had Albert Einstein not sat in the streetcar on his way home from work and pondered what would happen to his perception of time if the streetcar moved at the speed of light?
Likewise, in 1965, Lord Dodo (a.k.a. Sir John Verney) asked, "How can endlessly busy people save themselves from extinction due to the pressures of modern life?" His answer gifted the world with something so incredible that we believe he has cemented himself among the most revolutionary thinkers of our time.
The Idodeal daily organiser for the whole family
Lord Dodo, who today is chairman of Dodo Towers, conceived the Dodo Pad as an entertaining weekly planner to help the owner keep track of important dates and deadlines. Each edition of the spiral-bound diary is impossible to lose, thanks to the annually altering brightly coloured cover, and features Lord Dodo's extremely practical grid system, a true innovation of organisation.
Each week is clearly presented as a grid with each daily row divided into five columns. You can assign one column to each family member (with room at the side to 'marginalise' extra family members), or you can split the day into five because, let's face it, a single square is hardly ever enough room for an entire family or even one terribly busy person. By using the Dodo Pad, everyone can stay in sync and in the loop – coordinating family life has never been easier!
We have often wondered what humanity would have suffered through had Lord Dodo never concocted this ingenious invention. Friendships would crumble under the bitterness of forgotten birthdays; family arguments would erupt when parents repeatedly fail to attend their children's music recitals; and, frankly, just thinking about all those accidentally missed dentist appointments is enough to give us a toothache.
Thankfully, the Dodo Pad put an end to all these worries by providing you with a creative way to keep sight of your goals. Never again will you experience the sheer amount of stomach-churning stress that comes upon the sudden realisation that your super-important presentation was actually this Thursday and not next. Phew!
Lord Dodo's dodelightful doodles
As the descendant of a long line of distinguished doodlers, Lord Dodo is positively emphatic about drawing, spending his days scribbling and sketching away as he resides in his drawing room at Dodo Manor. The Dodo Pad has given him a way to put all his daydreaming and doodling to good use. His signature illustrations adorn every page of the Dodo Pad, giving each week a unique theme and allowing the reader a glimpse into his truly remarkable brain. His Lordship's favourite jokes, quotes, brainteasers, and unusual facts and anniversaries can be found throughout each Dodo Pad, and he even honours the Dodo dynasty with historical facts about his eccentric ancestors. Any appreciator of unconventional history and a good joke will feel at home in Lord Dodo's company.
Lord Dod's art may even inspire you to do some doodling of your own, which is why we've left a (mostly) blank space opposite each weekly grid for you to sketch your creations.
This Dodo's far from extinct
Initially starting with just the week-to-view spiral-bound diary, the Dodo Pad range has expanded and evolved throughout its 50-plus-year history to cater to every busy Dodopadler. University or college student with deadlines to keep track of and exams to plan towards? Our Acad-pad is perfect for planning out the academic year, from August to September. Prefer to see the whole month at a glance? Our month-to-view wall calendar is an excellent alternative to the diary. We also have looseleaf versions, Filofax compatible refills, and pocket- and personal-sized planners. Not only that, but Lord Dodo has finally joined the digital age and now produces interactive DigiDodoPads for use on your phone or tablet!
Whichever Dodo Pad product you choose, they all capture the buoyant spirit of Lord Dodo and his hardworking team at Dodo Towers. That's why the front cover of every single diary released, including the very first edition in 1966, proudly reads: "If you too are nearly extinct with the daily pressures of modern life, then try the Dodo Pad". And every back cover, accompanying the picture of a mother and baby Dodo: 'After using your Dodo Pad for a year you may find you're not as extinct as all that!'
So, don't face extinction! The Dodo Pad diary has everything you could ever want and more from a planner. Once you've become a member of the Dodo Pad family, you'll be amazed at how you ever managed to live without one of these infinitely helpful diaries in your home. It's no wonder why so many Dodopadlers are fanatic about our products.
Free your family home from stress
Feeling burnt out and burdened with bother in your bustling bungalow? Struggling to create calm in a chaotic cottage? Getting muddled when managing multiple matters in your mansion?
Wherever you call home, proper organisation is always essential for preventing your humble abode from descending into disaster.
Lord Dodo’s Household Stuff Book will help you dominate your domestic duties. His Lordship designed this 24cm x 20cm organiser, which includes 100 blank pages (with the option to add more) and 12 pocket dividers, as the indodispensable sift, stuff, and store book, the perfect fit for any family.
Dodivide and conquer
Bills, bank statements, insurance paperwork, appointment letters — there are plenty of important loose sheets often left lying around the house, all of which have a tendency to vanish into thin air at the precise moment you need them. The 12 tabbed dividers in The Dodo Household Stuff Book help you neatly organise and store everything you need in one handy place. Each divider features His Lordship’s most dodelightful doodles depicting domestic life, as well as a few quirky quotes, to keep you entertained and inspired. The dividers have deep pouches on the reverse side, offering plenty of room to accommodate all the relevant notes, lists, letters, cuttings, and leaflets you can stuff in them.
When choosing which sections to include, Lord Dodo has thought to cover all the organisational areas any frantic family would ever need. You can stay on top of all your monetary affairs by placing any outstanding invoices in the Bills section, plan your dream getaway in the Holidays section, and keep a yearly to-dodo list using the annual reminders divider.
That’s not all. A weekly activities divider provides you with a timetable to plan regular family activities. As schedules will inevitably change all the time, this is a wipe-clean laminated divider, allowing you to erase and edit entries whenever you need to.
You can also ensure you dodon’t forget to send out your well-wishes to friends and family ever again by writing down special dates in the Birthdays & Anniversaries section, which features a space for every day of the year and three months to each page so you can easily see what very important not-to-be-forgotten dates are coming up.
Other dividers include Household Information, Important Telephone Numbers (with spaces for your doctor, dentist, vet, plumber, and many more), and, for all your yuletide preparations, Christmas.
Flexible features to fit any family
Lord Dodo has also included a ziplock pouch for keeping particularly important documents safe, a calling card holder, and 50 sheets (100 pages) of his finest quality paper to allow you to organise your Household Stuff Book however you want. Write out extra notes and lists to turn your Dodo Book into a comprehensive compendium covering every aspect of your household’s organisation. After all, paper is the most reliable storage system, impervious to freezes and crashes.
If you would like to pad out a section with more sheets, you can buy a refill of our organiser paper here to insert into the ring binder. And, so you always have a pen handy, why not grab yourself a pen loop to stick on to the back cover of the binder?
Don’t devolve into disorder. The Dodo Household Stuff Book means you’ll never have to turn the house upside-down and spend hours rifling through drawers looking for your bank statements or your birthday cheque from Aunt Joan ever again. Order today.