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Weekly Planner Stickers Free Printable Spring Colors

Weekly Planner Stickers Free Printable Spring Colors

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Hi everyone, I uploaded another free printable for you guys and I hope you like it. These weekly planner stickers will fit the Erin Condren Planner.




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Free Printable Pink Weekly Planner Stickers Weekly Kit

Free Printable Pink Planner Stickers Weekly Kit

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Thought I should upload another printable since the others ones seem to be very popular.

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Free Printable Rainbow Glitter Planner Stickers Weekly Kit

Free Printable Rainbow Glitter Planner Stickers Weekly Kit

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Printable Planner Stickers

Hi everyone, I uploaded another free printable for you guys and I hope you like it. These printable planner stickers will fit the Erin Condren Planner.



If you are thinking about buying your first Erin Condren planner you can use my referral link for $10 off your order and I will receive a $10 credit on my account.

The weekly kit includes:

3 full boxes

7 flag check list stickers

7 “Today” headers

7 “Little Things” headers

7 “To Do” headers

4 half Boxes

3 check list boxes

1 weekend Banner

7 small flag stickers

2 big flags

7 hydration tracker stickers

2 small banners

2 habit trackers

8 assorted icon stickers

6 small box stickers

 

Let me know what you think and tag me on Instagram @organizedandhappier with your page designs!!

Download here

The file size is about 28MB. It is a bit on the larger size due to the detail of the rainbow glitter pattern.

The download includes 1 pdf file size 8.5 x 11 inches. When printing the file, please make sure that “actual size” is selected in the print option. The colors on the print out may vary from what you see on your screen depending on the printer.



There are many different kinds of sticker/label paper available that will work great for your planner. If you have any questions let me know in the comments.

Please check out my other free planner printable here as well as my planner review or plan with me . Thank you!!!!!!

 

Rainbow Weekly Planner Stickers Free Printable

rainbowweek-page-001Rainbow Weekly Planner Stickers Free Printable





Today I am sharing FREE printable planner stickers. The printable stickers will fit the Erin Condren planner. Please make sure when you print the pdf file that “actual size” is selected in the print options. It works best if you print the file on a 8.5″ x 11″ full size Sticker Paper. You will receive 1 pdf file. To download the pdf file please follow the link below.

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Meal Planning Made Easy – 5 Easy Steps

mealplanning1Meal Planning Made Easy – 5 Easy Steps

I have been keeping track of our expenses for the last few months using my printable worksheets. It is great seeing where all the money goes but also a big eye opener on how much money we are actually spending (wasting).



One of our biggest expense is food, this includes groceries and dining out. We have consistently spent about $1,300 each month. We are not a large family and knowing that other families only spend about $500 – 700 on food each month, our grocery budget needs to be at least cut in half!

I know there are certain factors that led to the high spending. My husband and I are both working full time, often stopping at the grocery store after work to pick something up for Dinner. Because we didn’t feel like spending a lot of time cooking once we got home, we usually pick up something that was already prepared or just needed to go in the oven. Oh, and don’t forget the snacks! We are eating out a lot on the weekend or before/after our son’s Hockey practice during the week.

Next month I will try to cut our grocery budget to $700. That would be about $600 dollars in savings!!! Wow!!! That is a big motivation to plan my meals ahead!

Step 1: Download printable meal plan layout

I believe the best way is to plan your meals ahead for the next week or even month if you like. This shouldn’t just include dinner but also breakfast, lunch and snacks. You can download a free printable layout here that will help you plan. I will be using it for my meal plan this week.  You can download the file here -> weekly meal plan

My meal plan starts on a Monday because I usually do my planning and grocery shopping on the Sunday before. If you would like to start your meal plan on a different day (many people start their week on a Sunday) let me know in the comments and I’ll upload another version of the file.

mealplan

Step 2: View local flyers for great savings

A good idea is to look at your local grocery flyers for items that are on sale and plan your meals around these ingredients. For example, if ground beef is on sale maybe have Spaghetti, Chili and Hamburgers that week.

Step 3: Write down meals for the week

Now it’s time to write down all your meals in the meal plan. As you write down the meals I would also write down all the ingredients for each recipe on a separate sheet and use it later as your grocery list. That way you won’t forget anything. You can download a printable copy of the shopping list here ->grocery shopping list

shoppinglist

Step 4: Keep favorite recipes

There are some recipes you might make more often than others. For these recipes I have a separate binder that I keep in my kitchen cabinets. I will post some of my favorite recipes in a separate post in the future. You can find the recipe printable file here -> recipes

 

recipe




Step 5: Cook ahead if you have the time

If you have extra time during the week or on the weekend, you can cook some of your meals ahead or prepare all the ingredients so when it’s time to cook you are not busy washing, cutting and mixing everything.


Another idea might be to keep a log of frequent products that you buy and prices throughout the year or just the regular price and sale price. That way you can see if the “sale price” is a good deal or not and if there have been better sales before. I have seen items that had a great big sale sign and when you looked closer it was only 2 cents off the regular price. That was for a $2 item. Many people would just see the big sign and grab two or more items because they are on sale.

On your recipe sheet you could write down the estimate price of the ingredient and calculate the estimate cost per serving. I know it seems like a lot of work but just focus on main ingredients.

Let me know if you have any other ideas

 

How to get your kids to do chores!

Getting your kids to do chores can be a chore itself. Constant reminders won’t work and at the end you do it yourself. Yes, I am speaking from experience!

As mentioned in previous posts, I want to get my life a little more organized and have more time to spend on fun things with the family without worrying too much about what still needs to be done at home.




Our son is 9 years old now and he never had to do any chores. He has been asking about getting his own bank account and allowance, which is great because it will safe us a lot of money!

Without having his own money, he does not have a sense of how much money something actually costs. A lot of times he is like: “Can I have this toy? It’s ONLY $50! You don’t have to spend your money you can just use the card”. Yeah, right!

So actually, giving him his allowance will save us a lot of money. I think $5 a week is a fair amount which will add up to $20 or $25 a month depending on how many weeks the month has.

Chore Chart

He can choose whatever he wants to do with that money, but has to know once it’s gone, it’s gone and he needs to save up for bigger items.

So how do you get your kids to do chores? I suggest to combine the allowance with the chores. My mom did that for me and my three siblings.

We had to do mandatory chores that would give us our full allowance at the end of the week and she would have extra chores available that would give us additional money.

Some of us were eager to do all the chores plus the extra chores earning a good amount of money and some of us could care less if they received and allowance or not. Eventually my mom introduced allowance deductions if the mandatory chores were not completed. I am not saying names but some of us owed her money.

It’s all up to you if you want give the options of extra allowances or allowance deductions for not completed chores. I think it also depends on the age of the children and the need for their own money.

I have created this Chore Chart for my son and we will try it out next week. He is excited about it and we will see how it goes.

I might make some modifications to the chart if I think a different layout will work better.

Here’s how the chart works:

  1. Print one chart for each child
  2. Fill in the child’s name and the time period.
  3. On the right side fill in the weekly allowance amount e.g. $5.00
  4. Below fill in how much each extra chore is worth e.g. $0.50
  5. Now fill in the different chores you want your child to do, write the extra chores in a different color or separate them from the regular chores with a line between.
  6. Some chores do not need to be done daily. I have framed each cell for the day the chores need to be done.
  7. For each chore that the child completes tick it off with a check mark or place a fun sticker. I think the chore chart will work better if you let your child do it. They’ll be excited to see the completed chores on the chart.
  8. The “Allowance” column on the right side will let you add up the extra money or deductions.





I think to be successful with getting your kids to do chores, you should keep the age of the child in mind. If you have a young child and you are just starting, give them just a few simple chores. I would give them only one or two chores that need to be done daily and maybe one or two that are done once a week. Keep them short and simple.

I will post an update about our progress in a few weeks. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

Free printable chore chart here: Chore Chart

 

How to use a monthly budget worksheet

Free printable monthly budget worksheet

A great way to keep track of your monthly income and expenses are worksheets. The information can easily be written down and everyone can use them.




The worksheet that is featured in the post is the Monthly Budget Worksheet. It will give you an overview of your monthly income and expenses and how much money you have left at the end of the month.

There are 3 tables that focus on Income, Expense and a Summary. The income and expense tables are divided into budgeted and actual amounts. To better keep track of the actual amounts, a separate worksheet should be used for each category and filled out daily (free printable worksheet for that will be posted soon)

As you can see the expenses are divided into categories. I have listed the most frequent ones and left a few blank spaces to enter your own.

First step at the beginning of the month is to enter your budgeted amounts. These amounts are estimates and do not need to be right to the penny. Rounded amounts in hundreds are good. Start with your estimate income. Let’s say $5,000 month. Obviously you do not want your expenses to be higher than your income. If you want to save $300 every month for example, enter total budgeted expenses at $4,700. Now allocate the $4,700 between your expense categories. You want to start with your fixed expenses such as Mortgage, car payment, insurance, utilities and other bills. The amount that is left is your disposable income and can vary each month.

During the month keep track of expenses for each category. Enter them as purchases are made or keep the receipts in an envelope and enter them when you get a chance.

At the end of the month add up all expenses for each category and enter the amounts in the Monthly Budget Worksheet. By calculating the difference between the budgeted and actual amounts you can see if you over- or under-estimated your spending in the different categories. It might be necessary to adjust your budgeted amounts for the following month if they were way off. Or maybe you were shocked to see how much you are actually spending on fast food this month and try to cut spending next month.




The notes section is for anything you might want to take note of. Write down if you had any extraordinary expenses that month or additional income. Maybe you were very satisfied with your budget and spending that month and would like to do the same in the next month or if you were not happy suggest what can be done better in future months.

You can download this free printable worksheet here

 

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