Get Organized

Get It Together… An Organization Series

The New Year is coming and with it comes the countless resolutions- lose weight, save money, be a better parent and so on. All of these resolutions all have one common thread, one that I like to call “Get your Sh*t Together”. Because I am nice (struggling to get my own self together) I have been working tirelessly on a variety of organizational tools that I (and you) can put to good use.

Stay Tuned: Soon I will have my Etsy shop up and running full of pretty bound planners and binder layouts for those of you who don’t want to have to think about it.

For those of you who only need a small nudge in your pursuit of an organized world let’s start with this super cute Weekly Planning Page. <=click to download.

It’s adorbs right? OK, so you’ve downloaded the file, now what? Well over time I have done multiple things with this easy planner. You can either:

A. MAKE A NOTEPAD

This is super simple. Here’s what you will need:

I printed 52 pages- ’cause you know, that’s how many weeks are in a year. Cut out some kind of thick cardboard to fit your pages as a backer piece. I used a file folder but you could also use a cereal box or whatever you have on hand. At this point you need to decide if you are going to cover your backer piece with anything- paint, wrapping paper etc. Clip all of your papers together so the top edge lines up and glue. I told you it was easy. Now if you’ve gotten to this step here are some tips:

  1. Use that glue that goes on colorful and dries clear, that way you won’t miss anywhere.
  2. Glue about half an inch of the top of your backer to the last sheet. This helps hold the heavier cardboard to the whole.
  3. Leave it clipped together or put it under a book until it’s dry

That’s It! If you are feeling adventurous you could glue some magnets to the back to keep it  on the fridge.


B. MAKE IT ERASABLE

This option is even easier than the notepad- And more Tree-Friendly. Print out 1 copy of the Weekly Planner and stick it in your favorite frame. TA DA! DONE! Grab a dry erase marker and go to town!

I hope this Weekly Planner helps you out! Did I mention that either of the above options makes a great (inexpensive) gift?

What do you think? What organizational tidbit should come next?

 

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