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!

rainbow planner cover 1

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

cal sticker

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

number stickers2

Home/Maintenance Stickers

Calendar Stickers Printable 9

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Medical Stickers

Calendar stickers day planner

cal sticker 2

 

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.

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’

Click the photos to enlarge.

Lists Kit - AllAboutTheHouse

Lists Kit - AllAboutTheHouse(1)

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

Annual To Do's

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!

Lists Kit - AllAboutTheHouse(6)

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!

List makers kit - allaboutthehouse

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

 

Custom Printable Planner and Colour Swatches

A little while ago, a customer requested a custom set. She wasn’t as obsessed with chevrons as I am and requested sheets with a green quatrefoil pattern instead. This was the end result (click the photo to enlarge):

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Aren’t they pretty?!

She chose various sheets to create her own planner including:
– Custom contacts page
Perpetual 12 Month Calendar
Personalised Binder Cover and Spine
Week and Day Dividers for a binder
Weekly Time Keeping
– Cleaning Checklist from this set
– Note Paper from this set
– Meal Planner from this set
– What for Dinner? Menu and Shopping List adapted from this set
– Week Planner (checklists for each day) adapted from this set
– Shopping List Categorised by Store Section from this set
– Daily Planner (‘Today’s Date’) adapted from this set
– Never Ending List adapted from this set
– Quick Clean Ups (Filled in) from this set

If you want to make a custom colour/pattern request for a sheet or an entire set in my shop please send me a convo on Etsy to discuss. You can view all colours and pattern options here.

P.S. I am having a sale in my etsy shop – 20% off orders of $5 or more when you enter the coupon ‘LESS20’ at the checkout!

Calendars and To Do Lists – Household Binder

The last set in the chevron household binder set is the Calendar and To Do Lists!

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I split this section in two with one divider for calendars…

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And one for my to do lists…

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Behind the calendars section I have my 12 month calendar. This set comes with 12 perpetual calendars (one for each month) so you can use it for an/every year by simply writing the dates on the lines provided in the top left of each box. I used the coordinating calendar formatted with dates for 2013 sold separately in my shop (if you purchase that calendar you can choose the start month).

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This set also comes with a blank perpetual calendar that can be used for anything you like… a meal planner, schoolwork planner, family calendar, cleaning schedule, bill payment tracker, exercise tracker, blog post planner…

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Matching lined notepaper is also included. I like to print a few sheets and keep them in plastic page protectors at the back of this section.

Note Paper - Purple

Next is the To Do Lists section. First I have my ongoing to do list with handy checkboxes so I can tick off tasks once completed. I use this sheet for tasks that don’t need to be completed by a certain date including ideas for craft projects and new products for my etsy shop.

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Then I have a weekly planner. I have tons of weekly planners in my shop and tend to use a few depending on how busy my week is. So far I am liking this weekly planner. I write my date in the top right-hand corner for each day and can list tasks, events ect. for each day. There is only room for 7 tasks per day so it’s good when you have lots to do but really need to focus on a few things at a time so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

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Sometimes I like to keep 2 weekly planners side-by-side. This one is a flexible weekly planner that can be used to plan appointments, to do’s, meals ect.

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Following on from this is the weekly grocery list and to do list. The to do list is not day/date specific so I use it for tasks that I want to complete sometime during the week. For example, one of this week’s tasks was to list new multi-coloured daily planners which I did here 

If you wanted to you could cut along the line and take the grocery list with you to the shops. I actually use this as a sort of ‘wish list’ when I am browsing online. It gives you the option to use one sheet per week but I find that this sheet can actually last me up to a month.

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This sheet is great for planning ahead or if you have a few different to do lists on the go. You can use it monthly and allocate tasks for each full week of the month. You could also use it for cleaning tasks, home projects, online shopping wish lists, things to make ect.

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Last I have my daily planner. The reason being is that I don’t need to use this sheet every day. I like to use it on really busy days where I need to stay focused and can outline my entire day. This sheet allows you to allocate tasks every 30min from 6am – 9:30pm. You can also write your daily to do’s, errands, emails & calls, breakfast lunch and dinner as well as notes.

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UPDATE: I have since moved all the to do list pages to my ‘book of lists’ which I discussed in this post.

In total there are 20 sheets included. The pages are letter size but can be printed at any size you like (such as half size or 8.5 x 5.5″) by changing a few setting on your printer menu. See this post for printing tips (and helpful screenshots of what to select)

As with all the other sets in the household binder, there are 5 colours to choose from: purple, hot pink, green, dark blue and black and white. Click the photo below if you want to see samples of the sheets in the other colours.

Colour Chart - Lists and calendars

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

UPDATE: Now also available in light blue! And the purple version is available in editable format.

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 and editable, purple, pink, green, light blue, dark blue, black

To purchase on Etsy: purple and editable, purple, pink, green, light blue, dark blue, black

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

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

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):

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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)

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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 

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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.

Build Your Own Printable Daily Planner – Perpetual/Undated

 Printable Planner - Personalised Diary Planner -Agenda-2013-2014 Any Year-Build Your Own Planner-Weekly Planner-Day Planner -Product 437

I have tons of new planners in store! This build your own printable planner has no dates so it can be used for any/every year and you can start planning anytime.

Included in this set are 52 unique planning pages:
– personalised cover page
– 12 perpetual monthly calendars
– an annual planning page
– weekly checklist
– weekly family planner
– Daily notes page
– 2 page weekly spread diary page
– shopping list by store section
– shopping list
– to do list
– weekly meals and shopping list
– weekly menu
– weekly planner
– desk planner
– monthly planning 1
– monthly planning 2 (12 sheets)
– landscape notes sheet
– portrait notes sheet

Once purchased, you can print the files endlessly for your personal use!

The best part about this planner is how affordable it is as it can be used for any/every year but you only have to page the one low price. Plus, if you want to mix and match with two colours – the 2nd colour is 50% off (contact me via my etsy store so I can create a custom listing for you)

You can print all the sheets in the set to create your planner, or only certain sheets – this means you get to create a fully customised planner that suits YOU!

There are 5 colours available: Blue, green, purple, black and white and hot pink!

Here are some of the sheets from the set:

Daily Notes page - purple

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Weekly Meals and Shopping List - Blue

Are you obsessed with chevrons? You might prefer this planner:

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Build Your Own Planner3

Build Your Own Planner4

Build Your Own Planner5

More undated planners available here