Half Size Planner Printables

Summer vacation just past its half way point here, and I cannot believe how quickly the days are slipping away.  We’ve been busy taking it easy, enjoying some sunshine and, truth be told, enjoying not having to go anywhere first thing in the morning.  But, with the half way mark past, I know it is time to start getting back into our groove.  Slowly, to be sure, but none the less, the carefree days and evenings are coming to a close.   That’s where my new half size planner printables will come in handy.

 

I’ve been working on them for a little while now.  Unlike a full size planner page, half sized ones need a little more thought.  There isn’t as much space to work with, so the layouts needed a little tweaking and tailoring to their new size.  And here they are.

Free printable for half size or mini binders, one side for lists the other for scheduling. | ScatteredSquirrel.com

 I really liked my other weekly overview printable from this post here, and my first though was just to shrink it.   However, when I went back over my notes about things I would add or change to make that other printable work better, I realized that I wanted to add to it.  Though I did try shrinking it at first, it was just too squishy for me.  I like room to write, and ideally, I would like it to be easy to see what I’ve written.  The above planner pages were the result.

 

There are just a couple items I wanted to mention.  First up, I added a spot at the top of the overview page.  The “If I Only do Three Things This Week…” space is for writing down the top three things on my to do list.  Three is an easy number, and I think it is a manageable goal to work towards.  This space is a reminder that everything has a priority, and that there are always things that can wait if need be.  I’m trying to stop overwhelming myself with my to do lists, yet still get things done, and I really think that this is going to help.

 

The next item I wanted to mention was the little icons beside the “People to See” lines.  In an effort to conserve space, I opted for little icons for home, phone and email.  This way I can just jot down a name and the day and circle whether I need to call, email or stop by.  Simple, quick and easy.

 

As you may have noticed, these planner pages got a little more color than my usual ones.  There were two reasons for this.  The first being that I love color, and summer time tends to bring out that love even more.  The second reason was that I wanted a way to visually connect the weekly planner pages to the monthly calendar pages.

Free printable blank calendar, one month spread over two pages, designed for half size planners. | ScatteredSquirrel.com

 I wanted to make sure I had a monthly calendar to go with the weekly planner pages.  It’s great to be able to see the whole month and see what things are happening that month.  I usually use the monthly pages to keep track of the big, non-every day things, such as appointments, special school days, holidays, work days, birthdays and the like.  The weekly pages take care of the more routine items.  The colors of each day column match up with the color of each day square on the weekly page.  I opted to keep them the same because it acts as a visual cue for organizing my time, and because it was pretty!  If these monthly pages are a hit, I’ll be sure to get some dated ones done up for 2014, along with the full size dated calendar.  (but that’s a little ways away yet.)

 

So what do you think?  When it comes to the weekly planner page, would anyone like to have the option of having just one or the other instead of both?  As a;ways, just click on the picture to grab your own copy.

 

 

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About Alli March

Slightly distracted, mildly frazzled, always crazy busy with something, (even when I'm doing nothing) and loving the adventure of marriage and motherhood!

14 Comments

  1. Totally enjoy the half size planner printables. Is there a way to make these interactive? Or a tool for slight modification that fit my busy schedule?

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  3. Hi. Great stuff you’ve got going on here. Okay, I am looking for the half pafe size of a month on two pages. It starts with Monday, sat & sun are cut in half and there are no notes. (may designs monthly spread has them like this) Can you help this mama out? Thanks!

    • Hi LaVonne,

      Thank you so much for stopping by. I think I can come up with something that will work for you. You’re looking for a 6 column spread instead of the 8 columns I put in mine, so I’m sure I can come up with something, hopefully before the end of this month, because I’m not sure how much time I will have next month, not with the 31 days writing series.

      I hope this helps.

      Thanks again for stopping by and taking time to leave a comment. I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!

      Alli

  4. These are adorable! Thanks so much for sharing them. :)

  5. Dianne in the desert

    I am having way too much fun with the downloadable items from your page. Thank you so much for the 2014 calendars. I use the full-size one on the refrigerator and the half size ones in my planner. I printed a set out for hubby, too. He really likes them! Now I don’t have to order refills from a planner company. Thanks! These work so well that I am referring friends to your site. Thanks again!

    • That’s awesome Dianne! Not having to order refills is a total bonus with printables. I was thinking of using the full size ones on my fridge too, but then I decided that having the family calendar is probably enough. So glad that you and your hubby are finding them useful. I need to start printing mine out soon. I got them all finished, just haven’t printed them yet. lol
      Thanks so much for spreading the word! If you want cover pages to match, don’t forget to check out the printable of the month page!

      Hope you are having a great week!

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  7. I wanted to check to see if you were planning on doing an editable version of the weekly 2-page spread. I love this layout (I have been experimenting over the last few months with various ones I found online and this one is working the best for me) but I would love to be able to change the headings. Thanks for all the work you have done!

    • Hi Kirstina,

      Thanks for dropping by! I am looking into making editable versions of some of my printables. The program I use to create them doesn’t allow me to make them editable at the time of creation, so that’s making it a little difficult. I will be sure to put the weekly two-page spread on the list for ones to make editable though. In the mean time, if you send me an email, I’ll see about getting those titles changed to suit what you’re looking for.

      I hope you’re having a great week!

      Alli

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