For the past couple of years, we've kept a family calendar in the kitchen on a dry erase board. I color coded items according to activity and included some sketches, so it was also usable for Cal while still learning to read. Months ago SouleMama had a post about a bulletin board she'd made with pockets for family organization; I decided to try a variation of her idea.
I bought this Liberty fabric for the pockets. The children made cards for the household tasks they are responsible for; the pockets are where the cards go. One for each boy, one pocket for extra chores that can be done for money, an extra for miscellaneous things, and one for pencils.
I bought a very large bulletin board in order to have room to include a shopping list everyone can add to, the weekly menu that gets decided upon at our family meeting, and a space to write agenda items for our next (weekly) meeting. I made an electronic calendar and printed it to add to this board.
We decided to lean it against a wall rather than hang it so the kids can reach it, and so we can move it into the living room for our family meeting.
We all love this visual aid, in a central place, that helps our home life run smoothly.