Mini Planner

I have been wanting to carry a little planner with me (besides my phone) to quickly check my calendar, check off my to-do list, remind myself to meal plan, and more. I don’t like carrying a big notebook around with me, so made myself another mini planner that I can use for as many days as I want, then toss out and start again. It starts as one 8.5 x 11″ sheet of copy paper, and folds into an 8-page booklet. (Click here for folding instructions.)

The cover of my planner is a place to jot down a meaningful quote, scripture or thought to inspire me throughout the day.
Pages 2 and 3 have a place to make and check off my to do lists, and to remind me of things like upcoming birthdays, lessons to prepare, etc.
The next pages are for meal planning and shopping.
Page 6 has a space for jotting down personal goals, and page 7 is a weekly calendar.
The back cover has the whole month printed on it. I’m excited to start using my planner tomorrow, and I’m hoping it will help me to be me more thoughtful about the use of my time! Click on the following links to download:
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21 Responses to Mini Planner

  1. Tammie says:

    I really want to be more organized but I am a dunce when it comes down to it. Do you carry this in your pocket or purse, how do you remember to keep it with you all the time??? I am so forgetful!!!

  2. The White Silk Purse (Dana) says:

    Very cute and clever. I happen to know how to fold these kind of "books," but others may not. You may want to make a little tutorial for that. 🙂

  3. Anonymous says:

    That's a very good idea! I'm always trying to find new ways of organizing myself! A good idea that I implemented in my house and it's being really helpful, is to have a weekly planner for all the family's appointments, so if I want to schedule something, I just check the planner and see if nothing was planned before. =)

  4. Kristin says:

    Tammie – I would keep it in my pocket if possible – you could also stick it to your fridge with a heavy duty magnet, or keep by your central work station (computer, desk,etc.)

    Dana – there is a link to a tutorial for folding right after the link for download. 🙂

  5. Angel says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  6. petesprincess says:

    can you make it so it is all the same direction?? I use a clip board for my stuff…so for me I wouldn't fold it, but would definately use it if it was the same direction
    Thanks soooooo much

  7. Kristin says:

    Janice – that's a good idea. It is now available in a "flat" version.

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  9. April says:

    Very clever, I love it!

  10. Zoey says:

    Can't wait to try it out!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I absolutely love this little planner! It is exactly what I need! Thanks so much!


  12. Phyrflie says:

    I love it. Going to print me out a few. Will you be doing more with other months on them? Or is there a way to switch up the months? Thanks 🙂

  13. Kristin says:

    Phyrflie – I was going to play with this version and see how I like it – perhaps change it around a little each month. I can post a version with no calendar if you'd like.

  14. Emilee Keyes says:

    LOVE THIS! I am 37 years old and I am returning to school. I need all the help I can get. Thank you so much

  15. We are... says:

    Please make one w/o the calendar…this is great!

  16. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much! This is great!

  17. Anonymous says:

    This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talents.

  18. Summer says:

    I love it, I can't wait for the September version :)!

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  20. Jamie says:

    love this, i just printed it and folded it and it looks good. thanks a bunch pinned it on my boards! 🙂

  21. Bianca says:

    Hi Kristin,
    I love, love , love this planner. I tried to make one simular to this years ago, even used the same book pattern, but THIS is exactly what I had in mind. Thank you so much for your all you do and for sharing your talent with us so generously.

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