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Yearly Planner – Organize your Days

A good planner and lots of color are two things that I love. I’m a visual person, so although I use Google Calendar for my phone, there’s something therapeutic for me in seeing our week laid out and physically putting pen to paper to record life’s happenings and the things that need to be done. 

Four years ago I created a yearly planner for myself  that turned into something I’ve enjoyed sharing with you all as well. My Yearly Planner has become a place for me to track all of our day-to-day happenings in one place – and been something I enjoy using (because visually, it’s something I love to look at!).

Life gets busy and truthfully my brain just can’t remember it all. With my planner, appointments are all in one place. Goals and reminders of ‘to-do’ stuff can be updated. I can pull it out, open it up to the week on hand, and get a great picture of what is happening.

Maybe you’re looking for a planner that will help you track everything – take a peek inside mine and see if it’s what you need! 

Inside the Yearly Planner

Here are the highlights that will help you get your days, weeks, and months quickly organized: 

  • September 2018 – December 2020 weekly and monthly calendars – 24+ months!!
  • a 2-page weekly spread that lays flat, 8.5″ x 11″
  • one page to track a weekly “to-do” list, keep running lists, write out weekly goals, and write down things you don’t want to forget, including shopping lists
  • a one page layout for weekly appointments and top 3 daily goals
  • a link to unlock planner extras – additional pages to help get you organized, including bonus covers, address pages, note pages, and more to come!

The Yearly Planner also includes a two page month-at-a-glance spread for each month from September 2018 to December 2020. These are the pages that I use to write down any major stuff first (trips, big events, etc…) and then do a rough meal plan (before I plug meals into my monthly meal planner).

Each month features some of my favorite books quotes I’ve been jotting down over the years. It’s something little, but it’s fun to mull over them. 

Pages are all 8.5” x 11” in size, so they fit great in any standard binder, can be coil bound, or used with the disc. The last few years I’ve had mine coil bound at Staples (for around $5) because I like mine to lay flat. 

Bonus Pages

address-pagesAlong with your purchase, you’ll find a web link on the last page of your planner that unlocks additional bonus pages to add to your Yearly Planner! While several of them are at the very end of the planner, sometimes people prefer a different background, cover, or need a little something more.

Feel free to download the pages to your computer and print them off along with your planner. Currently you will find:

  • address/contact page
  • weekly routine/scheduling pages
  • books to read
  • notes pages
  • birthday/anniversary tracker
  • password tracker
  • project tracker
  • additional covers

More pages will be coming – and if there is one you would like to see added, please let me know by emailing me at homeschoolcreations@gmail.com. 

 

How I’m Using My Yearly Planner

If you’d like to walk through my planner and “see” it for yourself, here’s a quick peek. Keep in mind I just had mine printed and this weekend is for filling out all the good stuff! :) 

If you’d like a quicker picture tour, the above is part of my September week – which is still missing a few things. I’ll admit that a huge lack of sleep is contributing to some fuzzy thoughts. Especially the time I need this as my ‘brain’. 

The monthly calendar layout is my place to put the “big stuff” that is happening that month – not every little detail, but enough to help me map out the major stuff and make sure we don’t have any overlaps or conflicts. 

My weekly to do list is just the running list of overall things that need to get done (I keep a longer list on my project tracker sheet in another section near the back. My goals are broken down from my yearly overall goals. 

In this year’s planner there is room to write down a grocery list as well. Otherwise, the left facing page has space to track your to-do list, weekly calls/emails, personal goals, and special moments/milestones to remember. 

By the way, if you like using pen, but are prone to making mistakes (like me), GO BUY YOURSELF A SET OF THESE PENS (referral link). They are not only pretty, but they are erasable! And don’t ask how many sets I have, ok? 

There is always a list of things to do (I also have a list of projects that can be finished in 20 minutes or less). Every day I try to focus on THREE main things that need to be done and then work on other things. Those three are the ones that really need to be worked on at that point.

Purchase the 2019-2020 Yearly Planner

Add to Cart

You can purchase the 2019-2020 Yearly Personal Planner pdf for $4.99. The calendar  includes 24+ month-at-a-glance pages and dated weekly pages through from September 2018 – December 2020.

When your purchase is complete, you’ll receive a download link – be sure to check the last page for a link to the bonus pages and password!

And don’t forget to grab what will become your new favorite (erasable) pens! 

 

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Comments

  1. Patricia Bevill says:

    Smartest planner I have EVER seen!
    And I’ve seen them all, really.
    I found it via your freebie March on Pinterest. Thank you.
    Love;
    A planner junkie

  2. I was wondering if you will be updating your planner next year and if so will those who purchased it previously get an update or will it need to be repurchased if it is updated next year?

    • I am planning on making another one for next year. I am loving it! I don’t believe that it will be a free download for previous users. It would be just like buying another planner for the upcoming year

  3. susannah says:

    is the planner a hard copy planner or are you just purchasing a .pdf that you can print?

  4. Melissa M. says:

    Can it be printed in half size or is it only full size? I like the smaller size to fit in my purse. Thanks.

    • this one is only fully size. I haven’t tried 1/2 size yet, but actually started creating one that size. Just haven’t finished it yet. Another thing on my long list of to do!

    • Melissa M. says:

      I understand…thank you for your reply.

  5. Jenifer Bretting says:

    I just ordered this planner and it’s great! Just one question you mentioned in your description that you used tabs to keep track of your cleaning schedule, meal planning etc. Where are those pages?

  6. Ana Willis says:

    Jolanthe, this is the BEST planner I have ever used!! It just works! I’ve tried so many expensive planners before, fancy homeschool planners and this is just PERFECT! I started with the freebie pages and today I bought my 2016-2017!! I’m so happy I found your planner! :D Thank you!

  7. It does include January 2016 through June 2017 – try this link and see if it works for you. If not, please let me know: https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?c=cart&i=1412366&cl=141844&ejc=2

  8. Linda H. says:

    It seems as though there are more pages in the planner then just the ones showing on this page. Is there a sample to view? Thanks!

  9. Could you resize it to A4 size so I could print all the beautiful pictures and lines without unwanted cropping ? Thank you.

  10. Hi, I just bought your planner but it won’t download. I’m wondering how I can go about trying to download from another computer?

  11. Stefanie Marie says:

    If I download the PDF will it let me save it to print at a later time like at a staples my printer is broken. Thank you

  12. The current planner goes all the way through 2017. :)

  13. And an updated one through 2018 is coming soon. :)

  14. is there a trick I don’t know on printing after the download so to use front and back of the pages or are the backs to be blank?

  15. T.Raines says:

    Love this planner! Hoping that there will be an updated version for 2019.

    • Yes – waiting for clearance from doctor to work on the computer since I broke my arm. :) So far speech to text only goes so far!

  16. Yes – I haven’t been able to work on the computer much since I broke my arm, but hoping that will change after my next doctor’s visit. :)

  17. I bought your planner last year for 2017-2018. I’m considering buying it again but was curious if you could make a weekly time budget which is basically a sheet that has each days hours broken down. thanks!

  18. I saw in an earlier comment that you were trying to figure out a half size version of the planner. I wondered if that had ever come to fruition?

    • I haven’t had the time to figure it out. Unfortunately the only way I could looked crazy when it was formatted and would have involved more time with my explaining how to print and layout than would be worthwhile for me. I’m sorry!

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