Hello Pinterest lovers! Just FYI – Throughout October 2013, I am hosting a 31 day blog series, Build A Family Binder in 31 Days, complete with FREE Daily Printables! Go to the home page for details!
Christmas is behind us, and now we look forward to a new year. Start your new year off by getting organized!
***UPDATE: Some people have had problems downloading the documents. Please try the following links for the Google Docs version. Please let me know if you continue to have issues. Sorry for the inconvenience!!!***
Revised Links for Docs
Weekly Pages 1
Weekly Pages 2
Back in September 2011, I showed you my Family Binder. Since that time, that tutorial has had 1,580 page views! Shut the front door!
Well, I’m the kinda girl who likes to keep my planners with me at all times, and it’s a little hard to carry around that big ol’ family binder…plus, it’s made to sit on the counter to be easily accessible by the whole family.
Soooo…. I made a mini! 🙂 And I’m really excited to show you how – you’re welcome!
Here’s what I bought:
All of these products were purchased on Amazon – I’ve included links in the list below:
I made new calendar pages to fit my mini binder. When I made my Family Binder, I shared links to download all of the monthly calendar pages. So for the mini, I simply edited the page size to 8.5 x 5.5. Right now I only have Januray, February and March to share with you. I’ll only be keeping 3 months at a time in my mini personal binder.
Here are the monthly pages for January – March:
January download HERE
February download HERE
March download HERE
I also made new weekly planner pages – here ya go:
Now keep in mind that all of these printables are formatted for 8.5 x 5.5 paper. So you have to make that size paper to print on.
It’s easy – get out your trimmer and cut a regular sheet of paper in half. A normal size sheet of paper is 8.5 x 11, so cutting it in half makes it 8.5 x 5.5. Easy peasy!
(Or you could do what I did and be stupid. I didn’t use my brain at first and ended up cutting the long side to 8.5 and the short side to 5.5. Then I realized, DUH, cut it in half and it’s the same thing!)
I used white cardstock (cut in half) to make my cute little cover:
Oh yea – you need to punch holes in your paper to put it in your binder. You can buy a hole puncher on Amazon that fits 8.5 x 5.5 paper, or you can do what I did.
Use one of the tabbed dividers as a guide and use a standard one-hole punch to punch holes, like this:
You only need 3 holes, not six, for this particular binder.
So there you have it! A nice new handy dandy mini personal binder – way easier to carry around than that big family binder.
Whatcha think? Like it? I love it so very much! Looking forward to putting it to good use in 2012!
UPDATE: I finally made the rest of the calendar pages – download them all HERE.