Was your new year's resolution to "get organized"? Getting and staying organized are my year-round resolutions so I'm always on the look-out for printables that help with planning, tracking and staying on top of life.
Today, I'm sharing some of my favorites, but first I'd like to send my thanks to all of the talented designers and illustrators who take the time to create these printables. I would love to be able to whip up a calendar or a card they way they do! Instead, here are three printables that I use and enjoy regularly, courtesy of three gifted designers and bloggers:
1. This printable chore chart for kids has been a life-saver. The file is an editable PDF so it was easy to customize the names and specific charts for my kids. I presented the chart to them at our Sunday family meeting and explained that their Dad and I wanted to help them learn good morning habits. And to help them, I'd created this chart. Every day that they did their list of morning chores, they earned their evening electronic time (computer, iPhone or iPad).
Since the kids are now self-directed, it's eliminated my nagging. The list of tasks is clear, and so are the consequences of non-completion. It only took one day of no electronic time to drive the point home.
2. I'm not the best cook out there so I've been trying to build a repertoire of meals that I can make well. Most people would use this printable monthly dinner menu planner to plan their meals, but I'm using it to track what I have successfully cooked. There have been three successes in February: tuna chowder, bacon and cheese frittata and spicy baked chicken.
3. These printable journaling cards are intended for scrapbookers using the Project Life pocket system, but I love them for quick lunchbox and thank you notes. My favorites are the chevron, hearts and airmail designs.
All of my favorite printables are kept on my Pinterest boards so please check 'em out. And if you have some favorite printables for organizing, please share the links in the comments section of this blog.