For those that have been around awhile, you know a little about my need to create a useful planner. The generic, store bought ones aren’t as helpful as I’d like then to be. Digital planners just don’t have the flexibility I need or hold my attention long enough for me to use them for more than a few days. The day planners I’ve created in the past have been filled with stuff that I thought would be useful and ended up being cluttered and abandoned within the month. I’ve created a new one for the coming year.
I needed a planning system that works with my way looking at the week, that allows for me to see what appointments I have for the week, make lists of projects I need to work on, and the various chores and tasks that have to be done. Below is the the design I came up with. Each day is on a letter sized paper, allowing you to put it in a binder or have it spiral bound. The first section is Appointments and shows the entire week in a small box because I really don’t have enough of them to keep an hourly schedule, the second section is the Daily Project & Task Tracker for those pesky daily things I need to make sure I did, and lastly is This Week’s Projects & Tasks for the things that I need to do but don‘t have a specific time or day to get it done.
Some other things the 2016 Project & Task Planner has:
- Plan Ahead Section
- Things I Need to Do This Year (list out all the things you want to do in the year)
- 2016-at-a-Glance (Yearly Overview where you can plan projects out my year)
- Birthdays & Anniversaries
- Things I Need to Do Next Year (write down anything you need to remember to do next year)
- 2016 Weekly Calendar Section
- Contacts (name, address, phone numbers, email address, and notes about the person)
- Online Tools (Website, username, and passwords for all you online stuff)
- Notes & Plans
- Gift List (for birthdays and holidays)
- Project Plans (blank paper for brainstorming)
- Notes & Ideas (lined paper)
- Sketches (blank paper)
The Yearly Overview
Since it’s still in the testing stages and I like to share cool things I make with people, I’m offering a printable version for free download to anyone who wants to try it. All I ask is that if you try it, please let me know how it worked for you. Good or bad I’d like to know what I can do to improve it, and maybe next year I’ll find a place that prints them.
Note: This is a free download for personal use only. And sorry to anyone who doesn’t like pink,
I was in a girly mood that day.
I hope you enjoy this free printable!
Update: If you’d rather save yourself the hassle of printing and binding the planner pages, you can buy the letter sized planner for $12.99 here.