New Half Size Printable Planners for 2015

After many requests for half size planner pages, I have created the half size day to a page planner versions as well as the half size extras. Go here to check them out!

2015 Rainbow Planner - Cover - Half Size(2)

Half Size Day to a Page

Half Size 2015 planner printable agenda organizer day weekly daily mom pdf editable

Chevron half size day to a page

half size day to a page printable planner chevron 2014 2015 pdf

Half Size printable planner 2014 2015 chevron editable 4

Half Size Extras

Half Size rainbow planner listing photo

 Chevron half size extras

Half Size printable planner 2014 2015 chevron editable extras

You can now also purchase the planner in the half size (months only) with no weekly or daily planner pages if you prefer to manage your time this way.

half size monthly calendar printable rainbow stripe preppy 8.5 x 5.5 simplified planer

Or just the months by themselves. Rainbow

Half Size rainbow planner listing photo(33)

Chevron

Half Size printable planner 2014 2015 chevron editable

I have also designed a new half-size weekly layout that allows more room to write with the days going across the page than the columns like the letter size (full size) planner style.

half size weekly planner 2015 printable arc junior 8.5 x 5.5 letter rainbow stripe simplified

Half Size rainbow planner listing photo(26)

I hope you guys like this new planner style as much as I enjoyed creating it 🙂

If you’re concerned about using up printer ink you could have the files printed at your local office supply store (send me a convo via etsy and I will give you a print release) the chevron and stripes patterns also print nicely in greyscale.

Printing instructions are included. Before printing you will need to pre-cut letter size paper in half (most office supply stores will do this for you if you don”t have a paper trimmer, you can also buy pre-cut paper reams)

You can read more about the rainbow planner and chevron planners in THIS post.

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My 2015 Printable Rainbow Daily Planner

Today I’d like to introduce my new daily planner!

Please excuse the poor quality photos – the colours are actually much brighter in person!

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I. Am. OBSESSED with it! I created the whole planner from scratch (well, except the arc notebook I used to assemble it of course). The planner pages are 8.5 x 11″ in size. I know a lot of people prefer the smaller planner sizes but portability and compactibility isn’t an issue for me as I carry a large handbag. I’ll discuss printing options if you’d like to use the pages in an A5, half size or filofax planner at the bottom of this post.

One of the most important things about a planner is its’ pretty cover page! I am OBSESSED with pretty cover pages. Every binder I use has to have a cover page. I created one cover for the planner then came up with ideas for another cover. And another one. I ended up with about 15 covers before I finally gained some self-control. I get bored with covers easily so I intend to use a different one each month. This is the one I am currently using:

Rainbow Planner AllAboutTheHouse

I’ve listed all the other covers in my Etsy shop if you’re a cover addict like me. These covers are personalised with your monogram and/or other wording that you would like. Due to customisation these are sent within 48hours of your purchase.

Planner Cover Options - Rainbow

Planner Cover Options - Rainbow Chevron

These covers are an instant download so you can use them right away!

Planner Cover Options - Rainbow - Instant

chevron pink planner cover

polka dot planner cover

You could also pair the planner with one of my other binder covers

Let’s take a tour of my planner!

After the cover page is the ‘this belongs to page’ in case my planner ever gets lost.

Belongs to rainbow planner

Followed by the 2014 and 2015 dates at a glance pages (with space tor record those new years resolutions/goals that I’m going to try and accomplish)

I forget to take photos of these pages in my assembled planner.

2015 Calendar

2015 Calendar Printable

Then the ‘special dates’ page where I list national holidays for 2014 , 2015 and 2016. This sheet is not pre-filled so you could live anywhere in the world and still use this planner! I live in Australia which is why this page is not pre-filled with American holidays. You can find a summary of national holidays relevant to your country on this website

special important rainbow

Important dates where I list birthday’s, anniversaries ect. You could also use it for annual planning.

important dates rainbow planner printable

 

FOR EACH MONTH

Monthly divider (I recommend printing single sided onto cardstock. I use this brand).

monthly divider printable planner

Monthly planning page

monthly planning rainbow

2 page monthly calendar spread

Printable day planner monthly calendar

An undated editable version is also available.

Rainbow 2015 calendar

Notes

Rainbow note paper

Daily and/or weekly planning pages – I have created 3 different weekly spreads.

Meal planning & checklist

Rainbow Planner AllAboutTheHouse 2

Checklist

rainbow checklist undated

This is the weekly spread that I personally use. I am obsessed with lists so this layout has been working perfectly for me!

The ‘simple‘ version where you can make it your own e.g. add lines across the page to separate each column into boxes to separate things like school, work, social, reminders, meal planning ect. Or just keep the columns blank with lots of open-ended writing space

Rainbow simple planner

For those who prefer to have one page for each day:

Daily Planner 2014 2015

Daily planner printable

I also have an undated (and editable!) version. I use this on days where I need to get a lot done and I want to map out exactly how I will use my time. I call this the ‘schedule’ planning method (rather than the open-ended weekly pages). There are 2 lines beside each hour – one line per 30 minutes of the day. I print a few off and keep them at the back of the planner then transfer them to the current week when I need them.

Rainbow daily undated

Wondering what that un-labelled box is for? Anything! After designing and using many daily planners I have found that I needed a section that was flexible. Some days I use this box to record my exercise plan, on other days I use it for reminders or calls I need to make. I also like having a large notes section so I can jot down messages when I’m on the phone. I used to scramble around for a piece of paper which I then couldn’t find a few days later. This way I can keep everything in order 🙂 The meals box is big enough to plan all daily meals or just dinner and a few things I need to pick up from the store on my way home.

After all the months, I include extra notes pages as well as pages you can purchase separately from the ‘Extra’s package.’ I store these pages behind the ‘Miscellaneous’ divider (which comes with the planner).

Binder cover divider printable

Editable Meal Planner & Grocery List

Weekly Menu Planner - Rainbow

You can also print 2 copies of the 1 sheet onto a single page (see below). For instructions on how to do this see here

Meal Planning - Rainbow Planner A5

Password Log

Password printable rainbow

To do checklist

Rainbow To Do Checklist

Contacts

Contacts Rainbow Planner

Weekly Planning page. I keep this at the back and use it to note routine things that need to be completed each day (or most days of the week). I am considering moving it to the front of the planner.

Weekly Planning - Rainbow Planner

Extra notes pages

rainbow stripe notes page

Calendar stickers

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I LOVE calendar stickers but they are very hard to find in Australia so I made my own. Because I am obsessed with things being coordinated I used the same colours as the rainbow stripe pattern on the planner. I made my own template in photoshop and printed the 6 sheets onto full sheet 8.5 x 11″ label paper then cut using a guillotine (you could also use a paper trimmer or scissors). I keep them in a clip top bag in the ziplock pouch I also purchased for the back of the planner.

Money Stickers

Calendar Stickers Printable - Rainbow

The colours do actually print that nice and bright. The photos makes them look much darker than they actually are!

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Events Stickers

Rainbow Calendar Stickers

event calendar stickers

School Stickers

Printable school stickers

school stickers 6

Number Stickers

number sticker printable

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Home/Maintenance Stickers

Calendar Stickers Printable 9

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Medical Stickers

Calendar stickers day planner

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UPDATE: I have become a sticker addict in the past few months. You can shop all available stickers in the online store and on Etsy.

I bought these pockets to keep random papers in. E.g. if I get the mail on my way out the door I will tuck it in these pockets and take them out when I get home.

Back cover (should you choose to have your planner spiral bound or use it in a binder)

Rainbow Planner Back Cover

Rainbow Planner Cover Printable

If you’re concerned about printer ink, here are how some of the pages look printed in greyscale:

Daily Planner Printable Rainbow

Daily planner editable stripe

Still quite pretty!

HOW I ORGANISE MY PLANNER

1. Colour code. I write everything in my planner in black pen. I don’t use a special brand of pen. I use cheap ones from discount stores like the Reject Shop and Crazy Clark’s. I live in Australia so I don’t have access to Walmart :(. I then highlight each ‘thing’ in my planner in a different colour. For example: yellow is Etsy, pink is personal, green is appointments and social events, purple is to do’s, orange is family and light blue is finances. When I was in school I used to use different colours for homework, assessment due dates ect.

2. Calendar Stickers (which I mentioned above). They’re rainbow and co-ordinate with my planner – nuff said 🙂

HOW I USE MY PLANNER

1. I write things like when bills are due in the monthly view. I also note any appointments and social events. I try to minimise what I write in the monthly view to prevent it from being over-cluttered. One of the reasons I use a full-size planner is because of the large writing space in the monthly view. I have used smaller planners before and found I filled the little boxes too quickly. I also cannot stand trying to write something into a planner and not having the page to lean my hand against as I enter a task (hopefully you understand what I mean, I know I didn’t explain that very clearly :/)

2. The weekly views show each day in more detail. Occasionally I review my ‘master’ to do list which I keep in my lists book. I shared some pictures of it at the bottom of this post. Basically I printed off all the sheets from my lists kit and bound them into a notebook.

Anyway, in the lists book I have monthly to do lists. At the start of the year I list things I’d like to complete for each month (personal, work – everything) and stop about 5 lines short of the bottom of the page (gotta keep room for ideas that pop up throughout the year!) Each month I pick out the main to do’s and fill the first monthly to do list column in the planner (on the monthly planning page).  I keep the second column free for to do’s I think of throughout the month. So basically the lists book is a ‘reference’ and my planner summarises those lists.

I’ll pick a few of the monthly to do’s in my planner that I feel are the highest priority. I transfer tasks that need to occur to complete each of those to do’s to the weekly pages of my planner. For example, if I am working on a new planner set then I will break the planner down into smaller to do’s and allocate those throughout the weeks of the month. I write these steps in the unlined section of each day. I keep the checklists for routine tasks such as laundry, grocery shopping, emptying the dishwasher, de-cluttering ect.

The reason I love the layout of the weekly pages is because they are simple, uncluttered, flexible and don’t have too much colour. I do love a bit of colour (hence the rainbow stripe), but because I highlight/colour-code my planner I kept it to black only below the pattern. I don’t like planners that include mini monthly views on each weekly spread as I find this a massive waste of space. I rarely need to know what day a certain date falls on and if I do I have the monthly summary pages and the dates at a glance places to refer to.

I do use tabs as you can see in the pictures. I purchased these from Staples. They were pre hole punched for a 3 ring binder but I punched over the top – they are made of a plastic-like material so they still stay in place in the Arc notebook. I am on the lookout for nicer tabs because I’d prefer them to be thicker like cardstock. If anyone knows of any good tabs please let me know!

So that’s my planner! If anyone has any questions or comments I’d love to hear from you 🙂

***PRINTING YOUR PLANNER***

The pages are 8.5 x 11″ in size. They will work with printers that CAN do duplex printing and also printers that CANNOT do duplex printing. Detailed printing instructions are included in your purchase. As all printers are different, I cannot offer technical support for printing. No refunds will be made if you are unable to print the pages due to your printer having different settings than shown in the example/if you do not know how to use your printer. If you are having problems printing your planner at home, I recommend printing at your local office supply store.

If you want to use the pages in an A5/Filofax/half size planner you can by using ‘2 per page’ or ‘multiple’ print settings and then cut the 8.5 x 11″ sheet in half. However, they will be single-sided.

If you would like to use the planner pages in a personal or smaller than half size planner I do not recommend doing this. You can print any page at any size (smaller than 8.5 x 11″). See this post on printing tips for instructions (tip 2). The reason I do not recommend this is because you will need to cut every sheet down to size.

As a side note – a coupon is included in the printing instructions document which you can use on all future purchases until the end of 2015!

***PLANNER SOURCE LIST***

Arc punch (I’ve read that the Levenger punch is compatible)

Pink Arc notebook (A4 size)

A5 zip pockets they also have A4 size 

A4 Pockets

They have lots of other fun extras you can add like business card holder

By the way, I am in no way affiliated with Staples or this brand I just like their products 🙂

***LET’S GO SHOPPING!***

Do you think this planner would work for you? Great! Click the links below to start shopping 🙂

PLANNERS

Rainbow ‘simple’ version

Rainbow ‘checklist’ version

Rainbow ‘meal planning & checklist’ version

Day to a page

2 Page Monthly Calendar

Printable day planner monthly calendar

Undated 2 page monthly calendar

Editable monthly calendar printable

Undated daily planning page

Undated Landscape calendar

COVERS

6 Instant download planner covers

Personalised Planner Covers

ADD ONS

Matching Rainbow Calendar Stickers

Printable Calendar Stickers

– Rainbow Extras

Contacts page

Contacts Printable Rainbow

Meal Planning & Grocery List

Meal Plan, Grocery List Printable Rainbow

To Do Checklist 

To Do List - 8,5 - rainbow

Password Log

Password Log Printable - Rainbow

Weekly Planning Page

Planner - Weekly Planning 8,5 - R

Notes Page

Notes page - Lined - Rainbow

RAINBOW SIMPLE PLANNER

Rainbow Planner 2014 - 2015 Simple (3)

Mar 2014 – Jun 2015

academic planner 2014 2015 printable

Mar 2014 – Dec 2015

Personalised printable planner 2015 2014

Jan 2015 – Dec 2015

2015 simple planner printable

RAINBOW CHECKLIST PLANNER

2015 checklist planner printable

Mar 2014 – Jun 2015

rainbow planner printable checklist

Mar 2014 – Dec 2015

rainbow printable planner checklist diary

Jan 2015 – Dec 2015

2015 checklist planner (2)

RAINBOW MEAL PLANNING & CHECKLIST PLANNER

2014 2015 meal planner checklist

Mar 2014 – July 2015

MP checklist 2014 - 2014 planner

Mar 2014 – Dec 2015

meal Planning checklist planner

Jan 2015 – Dec 2015

2015 planner personalised rainbow

DAY-TO-A-PAGE PLANNER

Day to a page planner 2014 2015 (2)

Mar 2014 – July 2015

Day to a page planner 12 month

Mar 2014 – Dec 2015

Day to a page planner

Jan 2015 – Dec 2015

2015 day to a page planner

***WANT TO GET A FREE PLANNER?***

Do you have a blog? Want to get this planner for free in exchange for a review? Convo me via Etsy or send an email to allaboutthehouseetsy@yahoo.com.au  If I think your blog is a good fit – I will send you a copy of the planner of your choice for FREE!

***HAVE YOU DISCOVERED AN ERROR?***

I have checked each page however, if you happen to spot an error, please bring it to my attention so I can fix it ASAP.

Home & Inventories – Household Binder

I recently added another section to my household binder – Home & Inventories

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This set includes 42 EDITABLE pages:
– 2 Binder cover and spines (Home & Inventories, Warranties & Manuals) – Spines come in 3 sizes to suit any binder
– Car Maintenance Checklist (2 pages)
– Appliances Index
– Home Maintenance
– Home Projects List
– Home Projects Planner
– Home Repair Log
– Home Wish List- (5 page)
– Paint Colour Log
– Pantry inventory
– Freezer inventory
– Fridge inventory
– Movie Inventory
– Book Inventory
– Electronics Inventory
– Office supplies Inventory
– Garage Inventory
– Furniture inventory
– Cleaning Supplies Inventory
– Household product inventory
– Board game log & Game log
– Valuables Inventory

I keep the appliance index and electronics inventory sheets in a separate binder with the ‘warranties and manuals’ cover in the front of the binder. I use plastic sleeves to store the manuals and place them in the same order as I list them within the appliance index and electronic inventories so I can find them easily when needed.

Appliances Index - Green

Electronics Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse

Warranties & Manuals - Cover and Spine - Green(2)

There are pantry, fridge and freezer inventories in this set. They have been updated since I created the meal planning section of my household binder. I use a combination of both. The ones in this set have space to record use-by dates which I needed for foods I use less often.

Fridge Inventory

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Fridge Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse (2)

Fridge Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse

Fridge Inventory -  AllAboutTheHouse

Freezer Inventory

Freezer Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse1

Freezer Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse

Pantry Inventory

Pantry Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse

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Pantry Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse1

A blank version if you don’t need the categories:

Pantry Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse2

Car Maintenance Checklist – This sheet is my favourite! Everything about my car is on 2 handy pages that cover everything! If you don’t need all the pages in this set, you can purchase this page individually here

Car Maintenance Checklist Printable

Car Maintenance Checklist Printable

Home Maintenance

On the first page record your monthly and 6 monthly tasks.

Home maintenance - AllAboutTheHouse

On the second page you can write tasks for each room in your house that you complete seasonally, bi-monthly, every few months, once a year or whatever frequency you like!

Home maintenance - AllAboutTheHouse1

Home Repair Log – keep track of what problems have arisen, who has fixed them and their contact details in case in happens again or you need advice, a quote ect.

Home Repair Log - AllAboutTheHouse

Home Projects List

Home Projects List - AllAboutTheHouse

Plan out those projects using this worksheet:

Home Projects - AllAboutTheHouse

Paint Colour Log – If you have rooms other than the suggested pre-filled ones there’s a blank sheet included as well.

Paint Colour Log - AllAboutTheHouse

Home Wish List – for all those things you want to buy! Prioritise them using numbers e.g. 1 are the things you MUST have. It’s a great organiser if you are settling into a new house.

Home Wish List - AllAboutTheHouse (3)

Home Wish List - AllAboutTheHouse

Home Wish List - AllAboutTheHouse (6)

Home Wish List - AllAboutTheHouse (2)

Home Wish List - AllAboutTheHouse (5)

Home Wish List - AllAboutTheHouse (2)

For the bathroom, cleaning supplies and household products inventories, I record the item and tally mark the number purchased (in) and the number used (out). I used to use checkboxes but found I filled the sheet too quickly.

I keep the cleaning supplies inventory blue-tacked to the inside of the laundry cupboard. The bathroom inventory is blue-tacked to the inside of the bathroom sink cupboard.

Bathroom Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse

The office supplies inventory keeps a stationery hoarder like myself in line. I know what I actually NEED to buy by keeping track of what I have on hand and what I have used. Again, I use tally marks to keep track.

Office Supplies Inventory-AllAboutTheHouse

Garage Inventory – don’t let the boxes of junk pile up! I’ll admit that I have a few boxes in my garage (such as ones that store Christmas decorations) . I use this sheet to record what’s in each of them. E.g, ‘Christmas Tree Ornaments, quantity 2, boxes in the far right hand corner’ so I know exactly where it is and don’t need to lift heavy boxes trying to find them. You could also use this if you have a lot of tools.

Garage Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse

Movie Inventory – there are 3 pages with 2 columns on each categorizing the alphabet from A-Z

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And a sheet for TV Series

TV series inventory - AllAboutTheHouse

Board game log and game log. When the kids are bored, you can whip out these sheets. The game log is perfect for computer games, wii games, nintendo ect.

Board Game Log - AllAboutTheHouse

game Log - AllAboutTheHouse

Book Inventory

Book Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse

Furniture Inventory

Furniture Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse

Valuables Inventory

Valuables Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse

There are 6 colours to choose from!

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Click here if you think these planner pages might work for you!

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: green, purple, pink, light blue, dark blue, black

To purchase on Etsy: greenpurple, pinklight blue, dark blue, black

This planner set is part of the household binder bundle, mega household binder bundle, organized life, super organized life, get it all,  and work at home mama bundles

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

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.

Household Binder Starter(13)

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.

These extra sets have been bundled together to give you even bigger savings!

Get it All

Get It All printable planner editable organize household binder instant download

Household Binder

Household Binder - AllAboutTheHouse

Mega Household Binder

Mega Household Binder - AllAboutTheHouse

Organised Life

Organized Life - AllAboutTheHouse

Super Organised Life

Super Organized Life - AllAboutTheHouse

Work at Home Mama

Work at Home Mama - AllAboutTheHouse

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle Kit - AllAboutTheHouse

 

The New Chevron Household Binder Set!

Have you been to my etsy shop – AllAboutTheHouse – recently? Or visited the online store?

If you have you may have noticed the new chevron-themed printables! I decided to combine my love of chevrons and some of the designs that have been working well for me from the Simple Planner Series to create these fun new planners.

This is the new household binder starter kit (click the photos to enlarge):

Household Binder Starter(13)

It’s also available in an editable version! See here.

There are a whopping 146 sheets in this set (6 sets!). I created each set in the colours shown above and customers emailed me requesting e.g. the finance set in pink instead of the dark blue so each set is now available in each of the 5 colours! Update: some sets also available in light blue: finance set, cleaning set, important info, calendars and to do lists and meal planning.

It includes all the sheets you need to start organising your household including: calendars, to do lists, cleaning schedules, chore charts, monthly budgets, paid bills checklist, to do lists, weekly planners, weekly and monthly meal planners, food inventories, shopping lists, a password log, pet information sheet, important phone numbers and matching binder covers! Once purchased you will be able to print the sheets as many times as you like! (for personal use only)

The FINANCE SET (71 sheets) includes:
– Personalised Binder Cover and Spine (in 3 sizes to suit any binder)
– 12 Monthly Budgets (3 pages per month – 36 sheets)
– Spending Record
– Blank Note Paper
– Paid Bills Checklist
– Monthly Receipts Divider Pages (12)
– Monthly Divider Pages (12)
– Perpetual Monthly Finance Calendar (12 sheets)- Monthly Spending Summary
– Yearly Finances Summary
– Financial Goals
– Debt Tracker

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Editable version available on Etsy and the online store. Non-editable version also available on Etsy and the online store.

CALENDARS AND TO DO LISTS (20 sheets)
– 12 Month Perpetual Calendar (12 sheets)
– Daily Planner
– Note Paper – Lined
– Perpetual Monthly Calendar Blank
– Shopping List and Checklist
– To Do Checklist
– Weekly Planner
– Weekly Planner v.2

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Editable version available on Etsy and the online store. Non-editable version also available on Etsy and the online store.

MENU PLANNING SET (25 sheets)
– 12 Perpetual Monthly Menus (12 sheets)
– 2 – Week Menu Plan (1 week per page i.e 2 pages)
– Favourite Recipes
– Fridge and Freezer Inventory
– Pantry Inventory (3 sheets)
– Pantry Inventory (1 sheet)
– Recipes To Try
– Shopping List By Store Section
– Shopping List, Errands and To Do’s
– Weekly Meals
– Weekly Meals and Grocery List

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Editable version available on Etsy and the online store. Non-editable version also available on Etsy and the online store.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION (11 sheets)
– Insurance Information
– Important Phone Numbers (2 sheets)
– Car Maintenance
– Important Dates
– Important Dates – Monthly (2 sheets)
– Pet Information (2 sheets)
– Password Log
– Lined Notes Sheet

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Editable version available on Etsy and the online store. Non-editable version also available on Etsy and the online store.

CLEANING SET (10 sheets)
– Cleaning Checklist (blank)
– Cleaning checklist (filled in)
– Monthly Cleaning
– Weekly Checklist
– Seasonal Cleaning Checklist
– Chore chart – great for families
– Kitchen Cleaning Record
– Weekly Cleaning
– Quick Clean Ups
– Cleaning Checklist v.2

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Editable version available on Etsy and the online store. Non-editable version also available on Etsy and the online store.

BINDER COVER SET (7 sheets)
– 7 covers (6 for each section of your binder and one binder cover). Spines are included for the binder and finance sets (in case you want to create a separate finance binder). I can customise each binder cover with your choice of text e.g. ‘Smith Family Binder’ or ‘Our Family Binder’ ect (just leave a message in the notes to seller). These binder covers are also great for school binders, recipe organization ect.

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At $30 it only cost $5 a set! (50% off if you were to purchase each set individually!)

Below are the colour choices and some sample sheets:

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UPDATE: All sets are now also available in light blue: finance set, cleaning set, important info, calendars and to do lists and meal planning.  This bundle can also be purchased with each set in the same colour: pink, purple, green, black, dark blue and light blue.

Don’t need all of the sets and want to make your own bundle?

See the discount bundles: choose 3 sets, choose 4 sets, choose 5 sets, choose 6 sets, choose 8 sets.

Or just want to purchase one set? (Each colour is in a separate listing to allow for instant downloads)

Finance Set – Online Store: Dark blue, dark blue and editable, pink, purple, green, light blue, black

Finance Set – Etsy: Dark blue, dark blue and editable, pink, purple, green, light blue, black

Calendars and To Do Lists – Online Store: Dark blue, purple and editable, pink, purple, green, light blue, black

Calendars and To Do Lists – Etsy: Dark blue, dark blue and editable, pink, purple, green, light blue, black

Meal Planning – Online Store: Dark blue, green and editable, pink, purple, green, light blue and editable, black, grey

Meal Planning – Etsy: Dark blue, green and editable, pink, purple, green, light blue and editable, black, red, grey

Important Information – Online Store: Dark blue, black and editable, pink, purple, green, light blue, black

Important Information – Etsy: Dark blue, black and editable, pink, purple, green, light blue and editable, black

Cleaning – Online Store: Dark blue, pink and editable, pink, purple, green, light blue, black

Cleaning – Etsy: black, pink, pink and editable, purple, green, light blue, black

Cover Set (you choose the colour for each binder cover) see here

If you want only one sheet in the store (e.g. a binder cover and spine with your choice of text) see this listing.

Lastly, some information on Editable Documents:
– When you open the file there will be light blue boxes where you can type in your information
– 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

See how I put together my binder here 

UPDATE: My household binder has grown! See this post.

P.S. If you spend $50 or more in store in one transaction, use the coupon ’50LESS10′ at the checkout for $10 off your entire order! If you are unsure how to use coupons, see here

Happy organizing!

Business Planner Printables – Simple Planner Series

Do you have an etsy store? An ebay store? Or other online business?

This business planner is perfect if you are just starting a new business store or want to improve an existing one. The set includes 28 sheets to effectively organise your time, to do’s and expenses. This planner is from the ‘Simple Planner’ series which features a simple, uncluttered and ink-friendly design.

There are 5 colours to choose from: blue, green, purple, pink and black and white. Once purchased you can print the sheets as many times as you like (for personal use only) and can use them for years to come! Go HERE to check it out on Etsy. Instant downloads are available HERE through the online store

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Included in this pack is:
72. Online Auctions
169. Weekly Sales
170. Item Cost Worksheet
171. Monthly Profit and Loss
172. Business Goals
181. Supplies
194. Product Planner (2 sheets)
180. Week at a glance in 30min increments
200. Product Inventory
201. Product Price Index
202. Advertising and Marketing
203. How much should I sell my item for?
204. Perpetual Landscape Calendar
208. Monthly Work Schedule
322. Workday Planner
323. Monthly Plans
324. Etsy and PayPal Fees
325. Work Daily Time Planner
326. Sales Log
327. Newsletter Subscribers
328. Weekly Time-keeping book (2 sheets)
332. Weekly Work Planner
333. Work To Do List
334. To Call List
335. To Email
336. Custom Order Form

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72. Online Auctions
72. Online Auctions - AllAboutTheHouse
169. Weekly Sales

169. Weekly Sales - AllAboutTheHouse
170. Item Cost Worksheet

170. Item Cost Worksheet - AllAboutTheHouse
171. Monthly Profit and Loss

171. Monthly Profit & Loss - AllAboutTheHouse
172. Business Goals

172. Business Goals
181. Supplies

181. Supplies - AllAboutTheHouse
194. Product Planner (2 sheets)

194. Product Planner p.1

194. Product Planner p.2
180. Week at a glance in 30min increments

180. Week At A Glance 30min Increments
200. Product Inventory

200. Product Inventory - AllAboutTheHouse
201. Product Price Index

201. Product Price Index
202. Advertising and Marketing

202. Advertising & Marketing - AllAboutTheHouse
203. How much should I sell my item for?

203. How Much Should I Sell My Item For
204. Perpetual Landscape Calendar

204. Perpetual Calendar - AllAboutTheHouse
208. Monthly Work Schedule

208. Monthly Work Schedule
322. Workday Planner

322. Workday Planner - AllAboutTheHouse
323. Monthly Plans

323. Monthly Plans - AllAboutTheHouse
324. Etsy and PayPal Fees

324. Etsy & Paypal Fees - AllAboutTheHouse
325. Work Daily Time Planner

325. Work Daily Time Planner
326. Sales Log

326. Sales Log - AllAboutTheHouse
327. Newsletter Subscribers

327. Newsletter Subscribers
328. Weekly Time-keeping book (2 sheets)

328. Weekly Time Keeping P.1

328. Weekly Time Keeping
332. Weekly Work Planner

332. Weekly Work Planner - AllAboutTheHouse
333. Work To Do List

333. Work To Do List - AllAboutTheHouse
334. To Call List

334. To Call List - AllAboutTheHouse
335. To Email

335. To Email List - AllAboutTheHouse
336. Custom Order Form

336. Custom Order Form - AllAboutTheHouse

 

This set is available are part of a discount bundle with the finance set which can be purchased HERE 

finance and etsy business value pack kit

UPDATE: The Chevron version of the business kit is available HERE. Instant downloads are available through ETSY and the ONLINE STORE 

chevron etsy business kit - AllAboutTheHouse

If you don’t need all the pages and would like to create your own kit, you can purchase any single sheet HERE.

These sheets can be placed in a binder, arc planner system or bound (e.g. spiral or comb binding). Personalized binder covers and spines are available HERE.

Make Your Own Personalised Printable Recipe Binder!

Check out the new personalised recipe binder available in my store!

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There are 5 colours to choose from: blue, purple, hot pink, green and black and white!

Included in this set:
– Printable personalised recipe sheet

– Recipe index

– Matching recipe binder cover and spine (in 3 different sizes to suit any binder). You get to choose your text e.g. Smith Famly Recipes, Our Favourite Recipes, Anna’s Recipes ect.
All you need to do is print the sheets to create your very own recipe binder!

Once purchased, these sheets can be printed as many times as you like! (for personal use only). 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.

Recipe Binder Cover Page - pink(1)Recipe Index - Blue

Recipe Sheet(1)438 recipe binder spine blue

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Have a look at my other printable recipe binder sets:

Editable Quatrefoil Recipe & Meal Planning Binder Printables

Meal Planning & Recipe Binder Quatrefoil

Meal Planner & Recipe Binder Quatrefoil

Quatrefoil - Meal Plan, Grocery - q8, 8, grey

12 Monthly Meal Planners - Quatrefoil, blue, grey

 

Editable Quatrefoil v.2 recipe and meal planning set

quatrefoil recipe binder blue grey meal plan editable instant binder cover organize

Editable Rainbow recipe and meal planning set

Rainbow Recipe Binder Meal Planner

Rainbow Recipe Binder Meal Planner2

Chevron Starter Recipe Binder Set

chevron recipe binder printables

The Complete (and customisable!) Chevron Recipe Binder Set 

chevron recipe binder - allaboutthehouse

Rainbow Starter Recipe Binder Set

Rainbow Recipe Binder - AllAboutTheHouse

Preppy Recipe Organisation

Light Blue & Pink

Editable Recipe Binder Listing Photo

Green & Pink

Editable Recipe Binder Green Pink

Navy & Green

Editable Recipe Binder Navy Green

Navy & Pink

Editable Recipe Binder Navy & Pink

Pink & Orange

Editable Recipe Binder Preppy

Purple & Green

Editable Recipe Binder Purple Green

Black

Editable Recipe Binder Black

This recipe sheet available here

Stripe Recipe Sheet Style 2 - 73, orange

This recipe sheet available here

Stripe Recipe Sheet Style 3

Recipe cards available here

Stripe Recipe Sheet Style 5- 30, grey

Recipe Sheet Available Here

Stripe Recipe Sheet Style 8 - blue, pink

 

Recipe Sheet Available Here

Stripe Recipe Sheet Style 6 - pink, 27

 

Blue and green stripe record card (4 x 6″)

Front:

4 x 6 Recipe Card - Style 3 Front

Optional back for longer recipes:

4 x 6 Recipe Card - Style 3 Back

 

Monogram Recipe Sheet Available Here

Monogram Recipe Sheet - Style 2 - 5

 

Monogram Recipe Sheet - Style 2 - 36

Monogram Recipe Sheet - Style 2 - 35

For those who prefer a bound recipe book

Chevron Recipe Book - AllAboutTheHouse

Chevron Recipe Book - AllAboutTheHouse