These simple planning printables are perfect for organizing summer projects! Whether you're making some updates around the house or have projects planned with the kids, these printables can help you make sure you check off all the items on your to-do list!
It's no secret that when I start to feel disorganized or when I feel overwhelmed by my to-do list, the first thing I do is make a printable. When I wanted to make sure our finances were on track? I made a pretty printable budget binder. When I decided that it would be helpful to be able to look at my plans for the week all at once? I made some cute planning pages. When I wanted to motivate myself to work out and eat healthy? Yep, I made a printable for that too!
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Having all of my information organized in a way that makes sense helps me plan my time and make sure that I don't forget anything, so of course when I started thinking about our summer projects for the upcoming months, I pulled out my computer and whipped up a few printables to help me get organized!
Organizing Summer Projects with Free Planning Printables
It may seem like it's still a while off, but summer will be here before we know it! And while my projects list is long at any time of year, we like to crank out as much as we can when the weather is nice and our schedules are a bit freer. In order to get our summer projects organized and all planned out, I made a set of printables in two parts. The first part is the project page...
On this first page, I wrote out the major projects I wanted to accomplish this summer and broke them down into steps so I could see what all needed to be done for each project. If you are more ambitious than me and are planning on tackling more than four major projects, feel free to print multiple copies of this first page!
So for example, I'm hoping that I'll finally be able to finish up our living room, and in order to do that I know I still want to: finish the board and batten (that we may or may not have started a few months ago... 😉 ), paint the walls, find the perfect sofa table, add some wall art, and finish it off with the perfect accessories.
Every part of the project gets added to the list. Once I have all of the pieces listed out, I take a look at part two of the printables, which is a calendar:
I realize that summer doesn't technically start until mid-June, but I included May, June, July, and August calendar pages just in case you wanted to get started a little early. The calendars are undated so that you can use them for any year!
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The first thing I did with the calendar pages was go through and write down any commitments we already have this summer-- the boys' day camp, our family vacation, the Haven blogging conference, etc. Once those things were filled in, I could easily see where I had room in my schedule, and I began writing in all of the pieces of my projects on the days I wanted to work on them.
I tried to give myself a realistic timeline for each project and even set aside some buffer days here and there in case I end up needing them. I made sure to include every step of every project that I wrote down on my first page somewhere on the calendar so I have a specific time set aside for each item.
I can want to get a lot accomplished during my summer, but I know that unless I plan ahead and set deadlines for myself, the whole summer can fly by, and I won't have completed anything! If I'm proactive, though, and have a plan for getting everything done, I'm waaaaaay more likely to check all of my "to-dos" off of my list! (And isn't that the best feeling ever?!)
If you have a long to-do list this summer, fire up your printer and get planning! You'll be amazed at how much more you accomplish if you plan to do it ahead of time.
Here are some other printables that can help you plan:
I'd love to hear about the big projects that you have planned for this summer! Let me know about them in the comments section below!
The photos below are from a previous version of this post.