Monthly calendar, Spending LOG, and Habit tracker!

I always loved calendars and planners, not only they help me get organized, but it’s aways useful to see a weekly / monthly spread to know when you are too busy and when not, when I can have some me-time and when it’s almost impossible. It also proved very useful (in many occasions) in being prepared for any costume party or school project.

Another organizing tool is the daily spending LOG, it helps tracking daily spending (obviously!), and on the long-term is a very useful tool for analyzing overspending patterns.

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Last week, we offered 2 free printable one for weekly planner and another for a master grocery list, you can find here

This week, you can download a monthly calendar, a daily spending LOG (personal favorite), as well as a bonus monthly habit tracker.

Lately, I started venturing in the world of Bullet Journal #Bujo , and it’s mesmerizing! While I draw my own habit tracker, I thought it would be useful creating a printable soft copies for those of you who are not very keen on creating their own. Habit tracker is one of the few organizing tools, if used consistently, that would really help you taking care of yourself, whether physically, emotionally, or spiritually.

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So feel free to download, print and use any of our free printables, we love helping you getting organized!

Good night!

Yasmine

Getting organized for the week ahead! (+Printable!)

It’s been a while since we posted a proper post on the blog, and we’ve missed it! Between social media updates and the few organizing sessions with our clients, our blog has been put on hold, but we are back now!
Every Saturday night, I sit down for few minutes fill in the next week planner (you can download here), make sure I’m not missing any ECA, any birthday, playdate, or other important dates! This has been working for quite some time now, but what I couldn’t master no matter how many times I tried was the meal planning part.

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You see in our house, ever since I quit my day job, I was taking it one day at a time when it comes to cooking, and it is against my 5-year-write-it-all-down nature, so I decided to put an end to this! Adding to this, the fact that I got this lovely black board weekly planner from my amazing friend Sara, and I really wanted to use it!

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I started by creating what I like to call “Meals Master List”, basically, I wrote down every singe dish I could cook, from soups, to carbs, to proteins, to Egyptian classic meals. Then I printed this list to keep as reference.

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Then I created another Master List, but this time it was for grocery shopping! If you really want this meal planning to work you need a solid system. So you need to work out a weekly grocery shopping list to help you stick to your meal plan, and since I wanted to save on grocery shopping trips, I figured this list would help me realize what we were short on one time and get it all in one big shop!
Now, I was ready! and it literally took me 20 mins! Brilliant! I sat down yesterday, looked at my Meals Master List for inspiration, came up with 5 dinners (Sunday – Thursday), then took out my highlighter and Grocery Master List (you can download here), and made a quick tour around our kitchen and cleaning cupboards to highlight what we needed to buy this week, and I was all ready! Sunday, bring it on!!

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The most amazing part, I got to use my new black board planner, kids and Hubby love it too!

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Hope this helps everyone, have a lovely planned week ahead!
Yasmine