Life can feel totally crazy sometimes. We pack so much into our days, and it can still seem like it's not enough. "The house needs to be cleaned, I need to plan that get-together I'm in charge of, the kids need my help, and don't even get me started on that new exercise routine that I was supposed to start last week..."
In the midst of the chaos, sometimes what we need is a plan, a system for turning all of this craziness into a manageable, organized life that leaves us plenty of time to do the things we really love. Sometimes, we need to simplify.
When life starts to feel crazy at my house, the first thing I do is reach for a printable. Getting all of my ideas and to-dos organized in one place helps me to make sense of the chaos, prioritize, purge the unnecessary, and truly make the most of my time.
Years ago, I started putting together a home binder full of my organizational printables so that I could easily manage different areas of our lives. When I realized that others were having the same struggles as I was in the areas of organization and productivity, I decided to share my home binder in hopes that it could help others streamline their lives in the same way it had helped me, and Simplify: 35+ Printables to Help You Organize Your Life was born.
Simplify is a collection of more than 35 types of printables to help you get organized, totaling over 100 printable pages! (Well, 200 if you count both sizes!) Simplify focuses on the areas of life that seem the craziest and works to organize them and make them more manageable.
Need an organized grocery list? There are 3 versions to choose from! Want to get your finances in order? An entire budget binder is included! Is health and fitness on your priority list this year? There's a section for that too! Kids and pets? It's all covered!
What exactly is Simplify?
Pretty Planning Pages-- Big and Small
In this brand new version of Simplify, every printable comes in both standard size (8.5" x 11") and junior size (5.5" x 8.5"), so whether you like to plan on a large, sprawling page or tuck your binder neatly into your purse, Simplify will work for you.
Or maybe get totally crazy and use some of both! ;) Use the small budget binder pages to organize your finances and save more money this year. Hang the large fitness tracker on your fridge to help you stay motivated and stick to your goals. Everyone who snags the printables receives both versions, so feel free to mix and match sizes as much as you want!
Think outside of the organizational box.
Most organizational printables can be used for so much more than just one purpose. Simplify includes an explanation of each printable as well as a list of different ways that each one could be used.
Who knew there were 10+ ways to use a blank calendar?! Or 7 ways to use a meal planning printable? Or 15+ ways to use a general list? The possibilities are endless!
Say goodbye to chaos.
Sometimes a simple system can mean the difference between calm, cool, and collected and total and utter chaos. Simplify provides uncomplicated, effective resources to help you escape the crazy, accomplish more, and have more time to devote to the things you really truly love.
Ready to take control and organize your life?
About The Intentional Life Planner
Busy. If there's one word I hear women use to describe the current state of their life, "busy" would be it. We take on a lot in our days, and it can be tiring, overwhelming, and stressful. But what if this next year could be different? What if instead of just trying to attend to the emergency of the moment, we could be more intentional about the way we spend our time? What if we could waste less time, accomplish more, and get out of the busy-ness rut? The Intentional Life Planner is designed to help you do just that.
Your purchase includes a 170+ page full size (8.5" x 11") planner that runs from January 2017 through December 2017 AND a junior size (5.5" x 8.5") planner with the same date range, both in PDF format. (This is a digital product. No physical product will be sent.) A helpful Getting Started Guide, which walks you through the goal setting process and provides instructions for printing your planner, is also included.
Along with the planner's long-term and yearly goal setting sheets, each month includes a focus page to help you determine specific areas you want to work on and room to reflect on how the previous month played out.
There are hundreds and thousands of planners out there. So what's so different about this one?
Admittedly, I created The Intentional Life Planner to fill a need of mine. I wanted a logical way to be able to set big goals and then break them down into manageable steps-- yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily-- so that by being consistent over time, I would accomplish everything I had set out to accomplish. And that is exactly what this planner is designed to do.
Each month includes a beautiful, roomy two-page spread with plenty of space for planning. You'll easily be able to schedule in upcoming events and appointments so you never miss a thing!
Ready to have your most productive year ever?
Room to Plan.
The two-page weekly spread is where the magic happens. With room to write down goals for the week and daily to-dos and additional space for time blocking, these pages are truly power packed to help you make the very most of your time!
About the Creator
Hi, I'm Abby, the girl behind Just a Girl and Her Blog, where I write about organization, home decor, creative ideas, and online business. Once burnt out and overwhelmed by my ever-growing to-do list, I made it my mission to find a system of productivity that is both simple and effective, and I love sharing what I've learned with others who are striving to do the same!
My most favorite job, though, is still wife to my husband Donnie and mama to my two little Cs. When we're not blogging, you can find us running on the local trails, testing out every playground known to Pittsburgh, or cheering on the black and gold.
What is the best way to print Simplify and The Intentional Life Planner?
What's the difference between Simplify and The Intentional Life Planner? Do I need just one or both?
I bought Simplify and/or the planner last year. What's new in this version?
Simplify is a collection of organizational printables that includes cleaning charts, a budget binder, a recipe binder, chore charts for kids, medical information sheets, vehicle maintenance logs, etc. It does include some planning printables, but they are undated and are not set up in planner format.
The Intentional Life Planner is a printable planner that matches the design of Simplify. The planner includes yearly, monthly, and weekly calendar pages dated for all of 2017, with days broken down for time blocking. It also includes sheets to help you set long-term, yearly, monthly, and weekly goals.
Whether you need one or both is totally dependent on your goals! I use both. I use The Intentional Life Planner to keep track of my schedule, appointments, and day to day planning. I then put together a home binder with my printables from Simplify where I keep my grocery lists, planning printables for events and holiday get togethers, financial printables, my kids' info, etc. These two resources are designed to compliment one another and allow for planning in all areas of life!
What size paper should I use for the junior planner and printables?
Is this a physical home binder and planner that will be shipped to my house?
This is a digital product, so nothing will be shipped. You will receive PDF files of the planning and printable pages in both sizes and the Getting Started Guide.
You can print the planner on your home printer or have it printed at a print shop or office supply store. Detailed printing instructions and a print release form are included with your purchase. You can also see a video of how I put my personal planner together in this post.
I really like your binder/ tabbed dividers/ planner accessories. How can I get the same ones?
The junior planner and printables are designed to fit on half sheets of standard letter-size (8.5" x 11") paper. You can cut the sheets in half yourself or purchase pre-sliced half sheets. You will need 5.5" x 8.5" pages.
A complete list of my favorite binders and planning supplies can be found in this post.
A LOT! :) The color scheme and design are totally new, with Simplify and The Intentional Life Planner matching perfectly. Simplify includes a few new printables, and of course the planner is dated for 2017. Both resources include a standard 8.5" x 11" version AND a junior size 5.5" x 8.5" version.
Simplify + The Intentional Life Planner
Get organized, stay focused, and accomplish your goals with the ultimate planner and home binder!
Instant digital download includes the 2017 Simplify: 35+ Printables to Help Your Organize Your Life and The 2017 Intentional Life Planner.