Life is busy. Very busy. So a planner is a necessity for me. I use the four-column free printable weekly planner below. (The multi-color one…because I like colors).
The reason for developing these planners? I recently started an editorial calendar on the excellent advice of another blogger. She does a big wall one, which isn’t practical for me. (You can check out her post here, though, if it sounds like it might be better for you). I do volunteer work at a shelter, and during downtime there (the little there is), I work on my website. So I need my planner with me at all times!
I have to have a paper one. I just do. I tested out multiple electronic ones, but have decided to go back to paper. It’s easier to change, add stuff to, etc.
I designed multiple free printable weekly planners in case you like one more than the other. (Plus, for some reason, everyone seems to love printables. Seriously….I’m still shocked by their popularity.)
**Question: What kind of planner do you use? & are you happy with it?
As always, with templates: should you want a template in a different format, please contact me, and I’ll see what I can do. Also, if you need/are looking for a certain template that isn’t available, let me know. Printables available in pdf and png below (as I know some print better than others on different printers/computers).
Check out the “Printables” pages for all the free printables on this sites! I have meal planners, cleaning checklists, safe cooking temperatures, holiday printables, & more. The printables are also divided by category- see the sub-pages on the menu bar above if you’re looking for something in particular.
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If you love organizing as much as me, you might be interested in the following:
Binders- I use these binders for everything! My cookbook is in one. My schedule for my blog planner is in another. Check them out here: 2″ Staples Better Binders.
3-hole punch– I’ve had some flimsy ones in the past that were a pain. This one is great. It’s sturdy, slide works perfectly, and you can punch a ton of sheets at the same time. Swingline 40-Sheet 3-Hole Punch.
Paper cutter– I cut a lot of paper. I trim some for the binder, I make favor tags and free gift certificates for the holidays, etc. Swingline Paper Cutter.
Free Printable Weekly Planners:
This is for those who need specific times blocked out on their schedule. The day runs from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. I really hope you’re getting at least 7 hours of sleep! haha.
This is the one I use. I know, I know…boring. but the columns works great for me. The first is for actual appt. times. I put daily menu right under the day name (aka: Sunday). The second column I list blog to-do’s, such as blog hops, etc. The third column is normal life to-do’s, such as cat flea medicine and taking out the trash.
FREE Budgeting Binder
Free Printable Budgeting Binder! 15+ pages.
>Expense trackers and tips.
>3 budgeting planner worksheets & tips for saving money.
>Goal-setting worksheets & how to pay off debt.