I love lists. I love planning things. I love organizing things, putting them into corresponding groups. To that effect, I’ve created a couple templates that I can use for these purposes, rather than constantly starting from scratch or just using a notepad.
HUGE DISCLAIMER: I made these myself. I’m not a perfectionist. If you’re a perfectionist or OCD about line spacing or things being centered…DON’T USE THESE-they will drive you crazy.
1). Work to-do list. I love this one because it helps me prioritize things: there’s a “Top 3” section with the things I HAVE to get done, no matter how much I don’t want to do them. Then there are the other must do items, which maybe I just should have named “to-do,” and them my “long term” column. Here I put all the projects that I would LIKE to do, but I know they’re not a priority so they don’t have to overwhelm me by being in my general to-do list. Click here to download.
2). Event planning list. This should absolutely NOT be used for wedding planning. I have a five page excel document for that. This is for..your kids birthday party, or Friendsgiving, or the staff ice cream social. I haven’t had a chance to actually USE this one yet, so I’m not sure there is enough room for everything, but I’ll adjust if I realize it’s impractical. I have used this layout to help me plan several events, just not this document per se, and I love it. I usually use an 8.5×14 sheet for this, but it seemed more practical to format to 8.5×11 for easy printing. Feedback is welcome :) Click here to download.