Get Organized for Back-to-School + Free Weekly Planner Printable

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Since school started this week for us, I feel like my life has become ridiculously busy. Seriously. Maybe it's my (a'hem) age, but I just can't keep it all straight. Between kindergarten drop off and pick up (different times on different days), daycare for the little one, soccer (practices and games), meetings, work functions, errands, doctor's appointments, and dinner every night, I have a hard time keeping up. I've tried MANY times to use the calendar on my phone to help me out and it just does not work for me. My husband, being the IT guru he is, cannot understand that. I realize it's easy to use, but I need to see my week all layed out in front of me. I need to draw arrows, and color code, and doodle, and physically write things down as they come to me. The tiny dots on the tiny calendar on my phone just don't cut it. Tell me I'm living in 1996, it's cool, I've accepted it.

So, to keep my life somewhat organized, I write out a weekly plan and color code the different categories. To download this free weekly planner printable, click here! The color coding really lets me know at a quick glance, without even reading, when practices are coming up, when I have a school obligation, when I have a work obligation, when we're out of toilet paper, etc.

For this calendar, I'm using BIC® Atlantis® pens because they come in a variety of colors and were available with all the school supplies. Pick some up while you're shopping. Blue for work/blog obligations, green for sports, pink for school, etc. Find a system that works for you. I realize this is quite a simple thing, but it's really helped me feel less frazzled and stressed. No "OMG, I forgot" 20 minutes before you're supposed to be somewhere.

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  1. LOVE this printable! I've always been addicted to colored pens--I love how smooth the BIC pens write.

  2. love this! I've been looking for something like this. Thank you !:)

  3. can i print this file without downloading one of these installers????

    1. Maybe you don't have Acrobat? That's the only reason I can think that it's asking you to install anything. In any case, I emailed you the file. Hope that works! Let me know :)

  4. Fernanda S├ínchezAugust 12, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    I was looking for a planner like this! Thank you

  5. Amazing! Thank you so much