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.
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.
– Planner cover page and spine (in 3 sizes to suit any binder)
– Garage sale to do list
– Items for sale
– Note paper
– Garage sale flyer – editable
– Garage sale checklist (filled in and blank versions)
– Garage Sale Supplies Checklist (filled in and blank versions)
– Donations Tracker
– Garage sale ad
I made all of these pages are editable except the cover and spines.
Black and white ink friendly signs (jpg and pdf versions for each sign included):
31 Categorised Signs
• Garage sale (left arrow)
• Garage sale (right arrow)
• Park Here
• Do not park here
• Please stay off the grass
• $0.10 EACH
• $0.25 EACH
• $0.50 EACH
• $1 EACH
• $1.50 EACH
• $2 EACH
• $2.50 EACH
• $3 EACH
• $5 EACH
• $10 EACH
• All Items in Here are Free
• All Items on this table are free
• Adult Clothes
• Boy Clothing
• Girl Clothing
• Maternity Clothes
• Kid’s Books
• Kitchen Items
• Make an Offer
• These items are not for sale
Boys Clothing Sizes (6)
– Boys 0 – 6 Months
– Boys 6 – 12 Months
– Boys 12 – 24 Months
– Boys 12 – 18 Months
– Boys 18 – 24 Months
– Boys 2 -3 Years
Signs that can be used for clothes and shoes (24): Size 0, Size 2, Size 4, Size 5, Size 5.5, Size 6, Size 6.5, Size 7, Size 7.5, Size 8, Size 8.5, Size 9, Size 9.5, Size 10, Size 10.5, Size 11, Size 11.5, Size 12, Size 14, Size 16, Size 18, Size 20, Size 22, Size 24
I would love to hear from you if you think there are other signs that would be useful!
– Free Printable Pricing Stickers (scroll to the bottom of this post!)
Here’s a look at some of the sheets:
Garage Sale Supplies Checklist (Filled-in version)…
…and a blank version
Garage Sale Checklist (2 pages)
Here’s a sneak peak of the filled in version…
…and here is the blank version
Items for sale – saving costs by hosting a joint garage sale? Use this sheet to keep track of all items for sale, who their owner is, the asking price, sale price and notes e.g. pickup times if a customer is collecting furniture at a later date. You could pre-enter the items you have for sale, or jot down each item as it sells. Another idea would be to use one sheet per table or box e.g. clothing on one page, print another page for books ect.
Garage Sale To Do List
Garage Sale Ad
Garage Sale Flyer (the blue boxes are editable so you can type in your own details)
Donations Tracker – for those unsold items
And some note paper which is always handy! I intend to use mine for planning the layout for my garage sale
– Print the flyers onto bright coloured paper to attract attention. Of course black and white still stands out too
– Allocate boxes with prices e.g. $1 and put all items for that price point in the box. When all items are sorted, then add the price stickers. Having items sorted by price into separate boxes or on separate tables and also with a price makes it so much easier when it comes time for your customer to pay and if you can’t remember what box they took the item from
– Price stuff so it’s easy to make change e.g. in 10c or 50c denominations
– Make it easy for shoppers to test electronics by having an extension cord handy. You may also want to keep some batteries on hand
– Mark down items throughout the day
– Some stuff you just know no one is going to buy e.g. broken toys. I put these on a separate table and mark them as free
– Put big ticket items like furniture at the end of the driveway to draw in shoppers
– Never leave the money box unattended!
Here are the free printable price stickers! They coordinate with the garage sale planner colour options. ‘Cause I have OCD when it comes to stuff colour-co-ordinating. To use, print into full sheet label paper and cut. I recommend using a paper trimmer. Or watching your favourite TV show if you are cutting them by hand!
Are you holding a garage sale? Click here to purchase the garage sale planner
My garage sale is 2 weeks away – fingers crossed I can get rid of a lot of stuff!
Please excuse the poor quality photos – the colours are actually much brighter in person!
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:
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.
These covers are an instant download so you can use them right away!
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.
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.
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
Important dates where I list birthday’s, anniversaries ect. You could also use it for annual planning.
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
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.
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).
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.
The colours do actually print that nice and bright. The photos makes them look much darker than they actually are!
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)
If you’re concerned about printer ink, here are how some of the pages look printed in greyscale:
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)
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***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.