Hello all you wonderful people!
I know people want to see some terms and conditions, as well as unsubscribe from the first few days of their 2021 trial. But we still believe in all things organized. And we most certainly believe in saving our remaining sanity, with The Handmade Home planner.
A sweet reader wrote in with a great suggestion, that we show how to organize the handmade home 2021 planner.
While this is a great suggestion, there are so many options it’s also hard to nail down because no two lives are alike. So what we’ve done instead, is given our best suggestions based on lifestyle. Here are five of our favorites to illustrate the endless possibilities, with the most relevant pages of use below. So without further ado, a few ideas for how to organize your planner. We hope you feel inspired with these ideas.
As always, you can find all the aforementioned files in our original post. Check them out here!
• For the teacher or homeschooling parent: How to organize your planner
- The cover – because we’ll probably suggest this with everyone. It makes everything pretty, with color choices galore. A great way to personalize
- Year at a glance – because those that teach are amazing, and it helps to view the upcoming year at a quick glance in the front
- Goals – we have an assortment of goals pages to choose from. We figured you had some this year, so this page is perfect for you
- Birthdays and anniversaries – keeping up with the class, as well as special days of note, to celebrate
- Monthly views – check out everything you’ll need at a quick glance, for the month ahead
- Attendance + grade trackers – everything you’ll need to keep track of multiple students + recording grades, here
- Lesson Planners in multiple formats – to help stay on top of all your plans
- Homework pages – to help keep track of each lesson plan, and all things assignments
Of course, there are multiple ways to use these. After homeschooling for three years ourselves, we know that these would definitely come in handy for all things sanity. Combine these with any other personal options and we hope it helps keep all things organized!
• For the student: How to organize your planner
- Cover – because making it one of a kind is part of the fun
- This planner belongs to: all things information at the front!
- Year at a Glance – to help stay on top of all things assignments
- Emergency + Personal contacts – these are always great to have on file, especially in case of an emergency
- Goals – because it’s good to set your sights on all things dreams.
- Quote dividers – to keep you inspired through the year
- Ideas and inspiration – great for brainstorming projects, papers, and more.
- Monthly Views – for that month at a glance and keeping up with it all
- Upcoming Schedule – one of our personal favorites – a three week glance to check in on projects coming your way
- Weekly Views – appointments, projects due and more
- Homework – class by class sections to keep up with all things subjects. Available with subjects listed + blanks
- Maps + Graphs – because these make handy additions for all things fun
We love these options for the student planner. From Elementary aged to right through grad school, there are plenty of options for everyone. Pattern-free options, too. Check more of them out, here.
• For the professional or small business owner: How to organize your planner
- Cover – because everyone needs it, and if you can, why not?
- This planner belongs to: because title pages are important
- Dividers – we combine inspiring quotes with tabs, and use them to keep up with all the different sections, for a simple flip through
- Business goals – because it helps you keep your eyes on the prize
- Financial goals – these are important too
- Monthly views – Sometimes life can get to busy, planning months in advance helps keep your life on track
- Upcoming schedule – truly how I am able to keep up with a multifaceted business. Can’t recommend this page more for all professionals
- Ideas and inspiration – for brainstorming and expanding
- Monthly budget + mileage pages, along with time sheets – all the extras you could possibly need to keep up with client work and more
Combine these with so many more options to help you stay on top of your year.
• For the busy parent: How to organize your planner
- Cover + Year at a glance – for all things scheduling
- Birthdays + anniversaries, because it helps to stay on track, monthly
- Goals, financial + Business – You can also use these as a journal format to check in with yourself
- Monthly views – so nothing sneaks up on you
- Dividers for each month – in watercolor options + inspiring quotes – we all need a little motivation
- Upcoming schedule – clearly this is our favorite page – from playdates to doctors’ appointments and more
- Weekly schedule – to view everything from the week
- Daily schedule – for to do lists and more
- Menu planners + food journals – from food allergies to keeping up with all things nutrition, weekly
- Cleaning schedule – we would use this more to dole out the chores than doing them all ourselves
- Budget – for all things staying on track
- Med + symptoms trackers – handy for so many needs
- Chore charts – back to the helping with chores thing- perfect for kids to fill out
Running a house is a full time job, alone. From parties to games to staying on top of who does the laundry this week – no matter what your kiddos’ ages, we hope you can pull from some of these to use and help.
• For the creatives: How to organize your planner
- Cover pages because there are so many fun, colorful options
- Monthly views – because even when sketching it all out, it’s good to know what day it is
- Dividers – with quotes to inspire
- Blank Dividers – to make up your own sections with plenty of space for more ideas
- Journal pages – to write + list making – stream of consciousness anyone?
- Ideas and Inspiration pages – to use as a sketchbook – the possibilities are endless
We love that our planner has so many options, even for those who simply want to use it as a creative journal. Check out more options, here.
So we hope that this helped give you some ideas today!
I am constantly shifting my planner around, finding new uses. Personally, mine is a bit of a hybrid between the professional/sketchbook/busy parent options. But we love that there are so many bright colors, two sizes, and all the endless possibilities for styling your planner with all things motivation!
How do you use your Handmade Home planner?
Don’t forget to check out all of our endless options, along with more accessories and freebies here! We hope to see you there.
As always, let us know if we can help with anything in this fun subject matter. Anything to make things feel a little less chaotic these days.
Have an inspired day!