I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit it, but next to my weekly meal planner and matching grocery list, the printables I print off more than any other aren’t even mine! Years ago, I found a simple, classic set of non-dated calendar pages (one page per month); and time and time again, I have found uses for them in work, home, projects, life and more! Whether I’m brainstorming my posting schedule, planning out a DIY project, or just sorting through the various family commitments we have going on during a certain period…having a fresh, blank calendar (that’s not “permanent” in my planner) to randomly jot things down on was just oh-so-handy. With a brand new year just around the corner, I figured this was the perfect time to add a similar set of printable calendar pages to The Organization Toolbox…and in usual style, I’ve got all sorts of fun options for you to download and put to good use!
When I set out to create these basic printable calendar pages, I had two goals in mind: simplicity and usefulness. I wanted them to have enough white, open space to be super functional, but also have enough design detail to make them fun to use.
The result is a set of simple yet beautiful calendar pages that I hope you too will keep on your computer desktop and print out whenever you just need to put pen to paper to get your days or projects or plans or ideas sorted out in front of you!
My brand new printable calendar pages are actually spread across four different, all-new kits. I have the 1-page layout option in both color and black-and-white, as well as a 2-page layout option, also in black-and-white and color. Let me show you the various calendar pages now available, as well as share some ideas for using them!
As shown so far, the 1-page monthly calendar pages feature a single month on one page with each month’s title printed at the top…
This single page spread features 5 rows of blocks, each with a smaller block for the date. I specifically chose to keep these calendars un-dated so they can be used over and over again without having to find and download the latest year’s version. This way, no matter what year it is, you can print these sheets out, fill in the correct dates, and get planning right away!
One thing I love about providing files in black-and-white is that you can print them on any color paper to make them match your planner, your decor, or other printables in the Toolbox, etc (and black ink is SO much cheaper!).
But…I also know you all love rainbow printables, so I made a full color version too!
Each of the 12 months is a different color (the same colors used throughout my other printable kits already uploaded to the Toolbox!)…so if you like to plan in color, these beauties are sure to make you pretty giddy!
Like I said, I use these one-month spreads ALL the time…mostly when I need to plan out something very specific, like a product launch, a house project, or a vacation. I find that these one-page versions are perfect for tucking into planners, notebooks, and purses, or even pinned up on the refrigerator or bulletin board where you can see it just while you need it. When you’ve met your goal, finished your project, or are done with your planning, you can discard the calendar and print out more when you need them!
While I have been using the 1-page layout successfully for years, there have been times when the small blocks cramp my planning style just a bit! Sometimes I just need more space to write! As such, I created a matching 2-page calendar spread that can be used for the same purposes as the single-page version but with a little more space for a lot more planning!
The 2-page layouts, also available in both black-and-white and the same colors as the single-page version, feature nice big day boxes down a 5-week grid…
The dates can be typed in, if desired, and the year in the upper right-hand corner can be swapped out via the editable text boxes or just written in by hand. A large notes column on the right-hand side of the page provides extra space for ideas or things you can’t forget!
Tucking these two-page spreads into your planner or other binder system is an obvious use for these printables, but maybe try this idea:
Slice off the margin of one calendar side and tape it to the other, lining up the printed lines of the calendar…
…to create a nice big spread that can be filled in with all sorts of plans, details, events, ideas and more! Consider using this larger version during big-picture planning sessions or tape one up on the refrigerator each month so the whole family can track on your plans, meals, trips, etc!
Other Fun Details!
There are a few other details about these calendar pages I wanted to be sure to mention!
First is that both the fonts and colors perfectly coordinate with all of the printable kits recently uploaded to the Toolbox (including all the printable binder covers, dividers and tabs)! That means you can now insert calendars into any of my other systems if you need additional pages for planning, scheduling or brainstorming!
Second, just like all my printable kits, all the calendar pages feature editable text boxes…both in the date and the larger blocks. So while they are currently completely blank (allowing you to literally print-and-go and fill in the dates by hand), you can also type in any and all details you desire!
All four Printable Calendar Pages Kits have been uploaded to The Organization Toolbox and are available for download right now!
If you are already a Toolbox member, you can click here to login and download them right away. If you need a Toolbox membership, just click below to get started!
I am beyond giddy to have these super functional and easy-to-use printable calendar pages uploaded to the Toolbox! Even if you are devoted to a specific planner, I just know these pages will come in handy for meal planning, party planning, trip preparations, project timelines and more! Download them now and keep the file(s) bookmarked on your desktop so you can print out whichever month(s) you need, whenever you need them!
Can I Tell You A Secret?
I re-launched The Organization Toolbox back in April, and it has honestly been one of the biggest and best highlights of my year. Not only have I genuinely LOOOOVED every minute of creating all these printables and organizational resources for you guys, but to see them so embraced and loved (and anxiously waited for each month!) has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my blogging journey…ever! So thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you who have joined the Toolbox, and I am reeeeally looking forward to sharing even more printable goodies and organization solutions with you all in the months and years to come (my idea list is soooooo long, you guys!!)
Here’s the thing…
Since April, I’ve added almost 900 printable pages across 19 new kits to the Toolbox. That means with each month the Toolbox has been open, more and more awesome resources have been made available. While my #1 goal has always been to make my printables both accessible AND affordable, I feel it is time to adjust pass prices to reflect the added value now contained within the Toolbox. As such, prices for both the 7-Day Access Pass and the Lifetime Access Pass will be increased on January 1st, 2019.
What does that mean for you? If you’ve been hemming and hawing over a Toolbox membership, I suggest you lock it in this month before prices jump on January 1st. 🙂
I hope you all love these new printable calendar pages as much as I do, and I can’t wait to hear how you put them to use in your own home and life!
I hope you have a great start to your week! On Friday, I’ll be back with another easy holiday gift idea…this one is perfect for the kiddos to make for their teachers, grandparents…whoever! See you then!Posted In California '16, Organization, Printables, The Organization Toolbox