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Planners, Calendars and Lists...Oh My

I am probably THE most organized person that I know (most will probably agree)...lists and calendars are in abundance here at the Newell home....I can't begin to tell you how many calendars, planners, homeschool planners that I have tried, used and thrown away over the years. Last year I used (and LOVED but barely used it to it's fullest potential) A Well Planned Day - HOWEVER, this year I really can't justify the cost involved when there are SO many FREE printable pages out there (Free I guess if you dont think about the ink and paper at our favorite supply store the basic monthly calendar was $ 20 I have been printing off the monthly calendar pages over at Anything But Perfect (for FREE) and they are so cute...and found FREE planning pages over at Donna Young (gotta love Donna)  

What do you use?  Do you like it?  Have you tried a lot of different things?


Jess said…
I have tried so many calendars and planners both print and electronic it's crazy. I've found that a good old fashioned desk calendar hung up on the side of the fridge works best for us for events, and appointments. I color code it to each family member so everyone can tell what's on track for them easily.

For our homeschool I'm trying out again this year. I've found the electronic planners to be easier for me to use for school and this one is really easy to use. Good luck with your planning and your school year!
CML72 said…
M - I have gone as far as color coding my calendar. Kids activities in one color, birthdays/anniversarys in a different one, meetings and doctor appointments in two other ones.

Then I make a weekly and daily to do. It'ts crazy.
Lindsay said…
This year we are keeping things simple. We are doing Before Five in a Row with work boxes. I have just been using excel to plan out what I am putting in my work boxes. However, I am not loving what I have been using.. I am going to check out the links you shared :-)
musicalmary said…
Hi Melissa ! I just try to keep things simple as I can.... I blogged about in my post on Monday at Three Thinking Mothers. You can link up your planning post there - it fits perfectly!!!
Emily said…
I love Donnayoung! I use some planners from her site and LOVE them. Also love that they are free! :)

Another site that has some pages that I use is homeschoolhelperonline (dot)com and use some pages from their Record Keeping tab. We're going to do Character Studies for the first half of our school year from this site. I thought they would be a fun addition for our Bible study this year!
Diane said…
Okay, all of you organized people, I'm ashamed to say it, but I use the 'tell your husband and he puts it in his Blackberry' form. Sorry!
M.O.T.B said…
I love your header! I am so old school I have a planner that every day when I get to work I pull out and put down. Crazy with so many other things out there!
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The HSV said…
I have used Donna Young for so long - and use a weekly planner from Five J's that was a free download!
AmyBarkerPhoto said…
I use the Well Planned Day planner here and I love it!! I pre-ordered this years before it came out. But then, I am the queen of list making LOL
Honest Mommy said…
I go back and forth to all different kinds of calendars to keep us on track. Right now, I have the simple $20 monthly calendar and love it...but I'm thinking of just printing the months and putting them together in a folder for next year..

My brain has always remembered the important dates even when they are not in the calendar...ha ha..that has been a little iffy these days!!
JDaniel4's Mom said…
I have a planner that I won from Tiny Prints. I am not sure what I will use in the coming year.

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