I admit it, I am a list gal. Lists, diaries, planners, organizers are things that I can never get enough of. If I need to get something done then I HAVE to make a to-do list. I appreciate those moms who can get through their days with intuition and without planning but I can’t function properly without writing down my thoughts and actions.
Now for a long time, I used to rely on any notebook or planner to write all this stuff but ever since I found the world of printables through the internet, life has not been the same. I still write on my notebooks but these printables are life-savers when you have a gazillion things to do on any given day. We moms are by nature great multitaskers but with these free printables at hand, home organization and life just gets a lot easier.
7 Free Printables to organize your life
A Daily to-do list
This might look simple but is extremely efficient and will make chaotic days, relaxing for you. All you need to do is to write down what needs to be done through the day, where you need to go, what you need to buy etc. Keep checking things off your list and you will accomplish a lot more than you think. Even if you don’t get everything done, you will have a clear idea of what you must do the next day.
A Daily Docket
Now, this is a little more elaborate than a to-do list but it serves as a summary of what all you need to go through the day especially stuff like water intake, food log, etc. If you are a work-at-home mom or in a creative field, it also becomes a place to write down your inspirations, thoughts, ideas and more.
I like to do my shopping for grocery every fortnight or so and shopping lists are a must. If you shop in hypermarkets/supermarkets then you know how sometimes you end up buying stuff that you don’t really need while forgetting all the essentials. This is the perfect accomplice for your shopping trip. In the menu, planner section write all the meals that you plan to make through the week and accordingly write down the stuff you need to buy like bread, pasta, veggies and so on. Trust me it will save you money as well as time.
I love this. I know most of us to store all our emergency numbers in our phones but I think it is a great idea to have them write them on a sheet too because sometimes you are just flustered to go through a phone to find out the dentist’s number in the middle of a toothache. I recommend printing this out and putting it up near the kitchen or the lobby so even if you are not at home and there is an emergency, the person who is taking care of the house and the kids can use the numbers. It is also too good to put this in your child’s backpack in case he is going for camping or school trip.
Bedtime/Morning Routine Printable
Are bedtimes/Mornings a constant battle at your home? They definitely are at ours and that is why I am thinking of using this. All you need to do is print it out and frame it in a glass frame. Every night your toddler can use a dry erase marker to check off the task completed on the glass. Once they are asleep, wipe off the glass and it is a clean slate for the next day.
Back to School Printable
I know it has been more than two months since the schools opened but it is still a good idea to get more organized for the school days. These printables are very useful to plan the kids’ after-school activities and lunchbox menu. If you don’ have one yet, get a pinboard where you can pin these printables to keep your school days more organized and smooth.
What to wear Printable
If you are a working mom then you have to use these printables. I still remember my pre-SAHM days when every morning I would stare at my wardrobe trying to figure out what to wear. Even if you don’t work outside, there are special events like weddings, parties or vacations for which you need to plan your outfits. Planning your outfits makes it easy to mix and match accessories, save money and helps you travel light. These take care of your hair, jewelry, and even your bag. No reason now that you can’t always look a put together and organized mom.
Even if you don’t want to print out these printables, I would recommend that you make your own sheets or notes with these inspiring ideas, because organizing is the key to living a more intentional, frugal and happy life. As always your comments and suggestions mean the world to me, so write on.