The List Makers Kit – Chevron Book of Lists

I am an obsessive list maker (OLM). I have lists for EVERYTHING. It’s the only way I can keep everything in order! I have so many lists, I created the ‘List Maker’s Kit‘ and bound the lists to create my own ‘Book of Lists’

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Lists Kit - AllAboutTheHouse

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Click here to check it out!

There are 48 EDITABLE sheets included – use a few or use them all. Print one sheet 5 or 500 times – it’s up to you! (Please note they are for personal use only)

INCLUDED in the kit:
– Personalised binder cover and spine
– Grocery list (2 columns per page)
– Shopping List (2 columns per page)
– To Do list (2 columns per page)
– Annual To Do’s
– Assorted checklists (priority, calls and emails, errands, projects and an anything list for you to choose your own title e.g. daily, weekly, monthly or however often you like)
– Books to read
– Bucket List
– Calls & Emails
– Family To Do List
– Grocery list by store section (produce, bakery, aisle, household/miscellaneous, deli, fridge/freezer)
– Home to do’s
– Honey to do list
– Master to do list
– Monthly to do’s (2 checklists per month, per page – 6 sheets)
– Movies to watch
– Must do, should do and want to do (2 pages one with ‘this month’ for the title and the other ‘this week’)
– One day at a time
– Places to Go (Use this as a family outings planner, holiday activities planner, destination planner (e.g. cities or locations to visit) ect.
– Priority checklists (Today’s, Tomorrow, …Eventually)
– Projects
– Quick to do’s (15 minutes or less, 30 minutes, 60 minutes – I use this for cleaning tasks)
– Recipes to try
– Reminders
– Shopping list (1 column per page)
– Someday list
– Summer Bucket List
– Things to Learn
– Things to Make
– To Buy Checklist
– To Do Checklist
– To Do (with due dates)
– To Do list with days
– Want vs. Need
– Weekend to do list
– Weekly planner – checklists for each day
– Weekly to do’s (one checklist for the whole week)
– Wish List
– Work to do list

And if the type of you want isn’t listed above, I’ve also created the ‘anything lists’ where you can choose any type of list you want! If you’d just like to purchases these, you can find them in the online store.

– Anything mini checklists (4 lists per page – you choose the titles!)
– Anything list (1 column per page)
– Anything list (2 columns per page)

Here is a preview of some of the sheets from the kit!

Annual To Do’s – allocate up to 5 tasks per month to make your to do’s more manageable

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There are different styles of each type of list e.g. there are 3 different weekly to do planners so you can choose the sheets that work for you.

Weekly to do's

To Do List With Days

Weekly Planner - Checklists

There are MANY to do checklists (did I mention LOVE to do lists?)

To Do Checklist

Work to do list

This sheet is great for jotting down cleaning tasks…

Quick To Do's

If you find a deadline motivating:

To Do List - Due Dates

Family to do List

Master to do list

Weekly to do's

Monthly To Do's

Calls and Emails… The top box is editable so you can use it daily, weekly, monthly – however often you like!

Calls & Emails

Sheets that are always handy:

2 Column Shopping List

Recipes to Try

Because the lists are bound, I can simply tear out the grocery list before I go to the shops.

Grocery List by Store Section

I like to keep this one on my whiteboard:

Reminders

When you really need to get things done…

Priority Lists

Must, do should do’s and want to do’s – the PDF has 2 versions a ‘this month’ and ‘this week’

Must Do, Should Do, Want to Do

And some miscellaneous lists:

Assorted Lists

Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Books to Read

Want vs

Places to Go

Movies to Watch

For the crafters out there…

Projects

Things to Make

Feeling overwhelmed? Allocate just one task for each day of the month and focus on completing that task but taking it one day at a time…

One Day at a Time..

I use the ‘things to learn list’ to jot down all the things I want to learn how to do in Photoshop!

Things to Learn

There are also 3 ‘anything lists’ if you STILL don’t see the list you are looking for! The title box of each list is editable so you can use them over an over again for any type of list you need!

Here’s an example – this is the ‘anything mini checklists

Anything Checklists

There are more lists not shown but I think you get the idea!

You CAN save information typed into these forms so you can come back and refer to them later (and save your printer ink), or if you want to re-print a previous list. Don’t need the editable version? Just print the sheets like normal (the light blue editable form fields where you type in your text won’t show up when printed).

There are SIX colours available! Go here if you’re also obsessed with making lists and would like to purchase!

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Did I mention this set is editable?

Editable means:
– When you open the files there will be light blue boxes where you can type in your information (this will NOT remain light blue when printed).
– You can still print and hand-write on the sheets (the blue boxes won’t appear on your printed copy)
– The fillable font is helvetica in black
– The checkboxes are not editable. The forms are intended for filling out on the computer, then printing out and checking each item off as you go
– The actual layout of the printable including pattern, pattern colour, font style, existing text ect. are not editable and cannot be changed

The pages can be printed on A4 and /or letter size (8.5 x 11″) size paper. For tips on printing the pages as half size, A5, filofax or any other page size, please see THIS POST.

Direct links for each colour:

To purchase through the online store: purple, pink, green, light blue, dark blue, black

To purchase on Etsy: purple, pink, green, light blue, dark blueblack

This planner set is part of the organized life, super organized life and get it all bundles

All sheet are (c) AllAboutTheHouse and are for personal use only – thank you!

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Here is my book of lists. At the back I keep multiple copies of to do lists where I list all my ideas for Etsy products and which I won’t be tearing out. I also have the things to learn sheet at the back. At the front are my shopping lists and grocery lists and other lists which I use frequently.  When I’ve finished all the tasks on one of these lists I can just tear it out and throw it in the recycling. Then when I need to refill I can just print more sheets, slip the cover off and add them in (I have a binding machine at home).

The front and back covers are printed on cardstock to make them more durable. I have clear plastic covers to protect the notebook from dirt stains and wear and tear. In the middle of the notebook are the miscellaneous lists such as movies to watch, bucket lists ect. I am considering adding tabs for each of these three sections (I currently dog-ear the pages). I have been using this list notebook for a few months and I LOVE it! I hope you find this set as useful as I do!

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Household Binder Update

I’ve been meaning to upload photos I took after I set up my household binder for a while now and have finally gotten around to it!

Apologies for the shadows in the photos – it was overcast the day I took them.

I have 6 sections in my household binder:
1. Calendars
2. To Do Lists
3. Important Information
4. Meal Planning
5. Cleaning
6. Finances

To create my household binder I used:

– White binder from kmart (it was around $5)

– Plastic sheet protectors (scored these on clearance. They were 100 for $1 so naturally I got 5 packs.) I prefer to keep my sheets in plastic sleeves because I can never hole punch heaps of sheets and have them line up all nice and neat in the binder.

– Dividers (number will depend on how many sections you are creating. One pack should do. I used white and then washi tape over the tabs for the labels)

– Household binder starter kit printables – All printables come from the chevron household binder starter kit available in the online store and on Etsy.

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Note: I didn’t take photos of every sheet from every set because there are 162 of them! Also, if you click the pictures, you will be able to see the sheets better!

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I offer free customization of the cover text e.g. ‘The Smith Family Binder’ ‘Our Household Binder’ ‘Karen’s Day Planner’ ect.

1. CALENDARS AND TO DO LISTS

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I like to keep this section at the front as I regularly refer to my monthly calendar, weekly planning sheets ect.

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I printed this weekly planning sheet twice so I could see the current week and the week ahead. There is room to write the date beside each day and then list the tasks that need to be completed underneath. I started off using this weekly planner but also like to alternate between some of the other weekly planners in my shop.

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For those who aren’t OLM’s (Obsessive List Maker’s) like myself, there’s a more flexible weekly planner with a nice big open space where you can record appointments ect.

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Daily planner. I use this sheet when I really need to knuckle down and get things done!

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UPDATE: I have since switched to the Rainbow Planner which you an read about here.

2. TO DO LISTS

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These to do lists can be used either weekly (so one page will equal 1 month), or you can use just the 1 page for the entire month with the lists sorted into week 1, week 2 ect.

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Running to do list. Here’s where I jot down all my ideas for printables for my etsy shop.

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Always handy to have extra notes pages. The file is formatted for duplex printing to save paper.

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I have since outgrown this section and now keep a separate to do list notebook which I discussed in this post (scroll to the bottom of that post for pictures).

3. IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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Important phone numbers go first:

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This is where I record public holidays. I’m thinking of moving it to the calendars section..

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These sheets are perfect for recording birthday’s and anniversaries. There’s no dates so I can use these for any year. I’m also thinking about moving these sheets to the calendars section.

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Pet information sheet (I have a spoilt Maltese Cross Shitzu). I record her vaccinations, information for the pet sitter such as what brand of dog food she will and won’t eat, how long she likes to go for a walk for and at what time ect.

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Car maintenance sheet for recording car services:

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Insurance information. Space for up to 4 people per sheet or 4 policies per person e.g. life insurance, car insurance, health insurance ect.

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There’s a password log included in this set but I obviously didn’t take a photo of that for privacy reasons.

As a side note, I record warranties and manuals in a separate binder and store it in my kitchen. UPDATE: this section was expanded on in the Home and Inventories set which you can read about here.

4. MEAL PLANNING

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I use the weekly menu below where i can plan meals, the grocery list and errands all on the one page. I keep the favourite recipes sheet beside it for when I don’t know what to cook. The sheet is formatted so, say I have ‘taco’s’ for a favourite meal, I then circle D for dinner so when I am casting my eye down the page I can easily pick out which type of meal a recipe is for.

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Here’s a close-up of the weekly menu:

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I keep the fridge/freezer inventory in my binder but have considered laminating it and attaching it to my fridge. I keep the pantry inventory on a clipboard hanging from a hook in my pantry.

I do weekly meal planning, but for those who plan by the month, there’s 12 printable monthly menus included in the set:

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A 2 week menu plan is also included.

For those who prefer a grocery list organised by store section/aisle:

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These are just some of the printables from this set. There’s also a recipes to try sheet and another weekly menu in a landscape format. This post is already going to be super long so I thought I better not take photos of every sheet!

5. CLEANING

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I like to keep the Quick Clean Ups sheet at the front of this section as I refer to it often.

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The week of checklist is great for keeping a cleaning routine.

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This sheet is handy for those monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual tasks we all forget about. Like cleaning behind the fridge or doing a backup/disk clean-up on your computer.

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If you prefer to list your cleaning tasks then record the date completed for each season. Also handy for those chores you often forget about/avoid doing like cleaning out the gutters.

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I don’t know what I did before this Kitchen Cleaning Record. It is so handy! I do a few on the list each week so all the cleaning tasks don’t pile up. And it’s always fun to check something off a list! (there is room to record the date as well)

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Another one of my favourite sheets from this set. A cleaning checklist  sorted by room with relevant tasks for that room. Again, it’s great for those forgotten tasks like tidying DVD’s as well as general tasks like tidying your desktop. I don’t have a set timeframe for when I use this sheet, it’s more of a running to do list.

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Note: The pink is more of a pink (not ‘coral’ as shown in the photos) my ink cartridges were running low.

FINANCES
I used to keep a finance section in my main binder but I outgrew it and now keep it in a separate binder.

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This cover can also be personalised with your choice of text.

I like to keep my financial goals sheet at the start of the finance binder as a reminder.

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The annual finances summary is great for seeing what areas can be improved. I intend to keep this years sheet in my binder so I can compare it to how I do next year.

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Monthly Spending Summary: This is where I record the totals for category for each month’s spending. This is like a neater/summarized/all on the one page version of the monthly budgets which can get messy when adding and subtracting, if I make a mistake ect. It’s also good to compare the previous months spending. After this sheet has been filled out I then do totals for the entire year and transfer that into the annual finances summary (above).

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Following on from the debt section, for each month of the year I have:
– Monthly divider page
– Spending Record
– Monthly budget (3 pages)
– Monthly Spending Summary
– Note Paper e.g. I may write a note here if I returned something. I also like to keep a running total of how much I save each grocery shop.
– Monthly Calendar – to record when bills need to be paid, rent payments due, reminder to pay off the credit card for the month, transfer money into the savings account ect. This is the same as the calendar in my ‘Calendars’ section but in dark blue.
– Monthly Receipts Divider Page
– An extra plastic sleeve for storing receipts before they are chucked out or filed.

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The sheet on the left is the spending record. Here I record the details of that month’s purchases. I make note of the store I purchase non-grocery items from in case I need to return something. In the space on the right of the page beside the table I list the section of the budget that the expense applies to e.g. if I topped up my car with fuel I would record a ‘T’ beside the table for ‘Transport’. Doing this makes it really easy to get the total actual spent for each item when entering figures in the monthly budget.

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Following on is the next section divider: the Monthly Receipts.

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Here I have an extra sheet protector where I basically shove all the receipts in until they’re either chucked out or filed in my receipts file.

After the 12 months I have the Bills to Pay section:

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I store the bills to be paid in plastic sleeves behind the section cover. Then move them behind the paid bills cover after I’ve paid them. I also put a small tick in the upper right-hand corner.

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Paid bills checklist where I write each type of bill such as the water bill, electricity ect., how much to bill amounted to, the date the bill was due and the month it was paid. This is really handy when it comes to filing/finding something after I’ve filed it (I transfer the bills into an expanding folder after they’ve been paid and at the end of each month). If you’d like to try a free paid bills checklist, see here.

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Note: There’s no writing on any of the sheets for privacy reasons.

After the paid bills section I have my banking and tax documents section which are just dividers and then plastic sleeves for storing relevant documents.

I know some people like to keep a pencil case with a calculator and pens ect. but I keep all my stationery supplies in my desk drawer so it’s not necessary for mine but I agree it’s a good idea if you keep your homekeeping notebook in your kitchen.

So that’s how I put together my household binder. It really does save me so much time. I love that it keeps everything together in the one place. I keep it on my desk so it’s always within reach.

In addition to my household binder, I also keep a separate binder for my etsy shop.

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I will also be blogging about this binder in an upcoming post.

On a side note: if you choose to purchase the starter kit, be sure to select ‘borderless’ in you printer menu, otherwise there will be a white border around each of the sheets.

If you think these planner pages might work for you, click here to purchase through the online store. Also available on Etsy.

So, how have you put together your household binder? What sort of printables have you used? I have considered putting together a miscellaneous section with things like a gift lift, bucket list, a health and fitness section, adding  a medical appointments sheet to the important information section and an entire Christmas section – anyone else have any ideas? Comment below and if I like your idea and create a printable and/or set based on your idea for my shop – you will get the printables for FREE!

Happy Organising,
Rachael

 

***UPDATE***

My household binder has grown!  I have added some new sections (which I keep separate to my main household binder as these are less frequently used and my binder was just about bursting!)
Home & Inventories. Read about that in detail in this blog post.
Health and Fitness. Read about that in detail in this blog post. I will admit I don’t use these as often as I should…
– All to do lists have been moved to the book of lists. Those printables are available here.
Party Planning. Read about those printables here
Travel Planner. Read about that set here
Blog Planner. I have bound this into it’s own notebook. More on that here
Christmas Planner. Read about in detail in this post.

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