The best way to get organized and keep on top of all of the things you would like to accomplish is to keep a to-do list. You can put your to-do list in your calendar, you can use an app, or you can write it all down on a paper to do list. If paper is what you prefer- here are 15 perfect (and pretty!) paper to do lists for busy Moms!
Personally, I love to use a paper to do list to keep my one long Master To Do List, and then each day I like to write out a small daily to-do list to work from.
Paper To Do Lists You Can Purchase as a Pad
I recently switched to this weekly work-life-balance planner and I absolutely love it. I use the bottom section at the beginning of the week to lay out my intentions- projects I intend to tackle for work and in my personal life, and it gives me a space to put some thought into what I am going to do for my mind, body, and relationships, and reflect on what I am grateful for.
Every morning I plan out my to-do list for the day using the top section of the page, crossing things off as I get them done, moving them forward to a new day if I don't. Approaching my to-do list with a whole week's view has been a great new strategy for me this year!
I love how this pad of daily planners from Bloom also keeps track of your water intake, a food log, and a place to record what you are grateful for!
I am obsessed with these post-it notes sized to-do list sticky notes that have little check boxes on them! The easiest way ever to make a to-do list- and to assign to-do lists for others!
Are you a fan of working with sticky notes too? This pack of sticky notes is awesome for creating to do lists by category every day!
This adulting daily planner cracks me up! I probably wouldn't use it myself… but I would love to give it to my teens as a gift!
And I also like the idea of having a different to do list format depending on my mood ! But guess which pad I will likely use up first?
Free Printable Paper To Do Lists
If it is pretty and speaks to what you want to list and track- then it's the perfect printable to do list for you! Here are some free downloadable printable options:
I love this daily planner printable from I Heart Planners which includes an area to keep track of notes and “things to do later”.
I love all of the different sections of this printable to do list, and you can easily upload it to PicMonkey to customize your own “Daily Tasks”. Or Melissa from Loving Here is happy to customize it for you for $5!
Whether you prefer a daily to-do list, a weekly to-do list (or both!) I Heart Napping has these free printables that give you just the basics!
I love how this printable from Neat House Sweet Home has a spot for 3 goals for the day- such a smart way to both focus and limit how much you attempt to take on!
I am a huge fan of using time-blocking when deciding how to approach my to-do list- and I love that this free printable from Making Lemonade has an hourly schedule included! (I'm giving this one a try right now!)
Love this weekly format for your to-do list (from Landee See Landee Do).
And I am going to start using this free printable from DIY Home Sweet Home (link no longer available) for my Master To-Do List!
I already shared that I am in love with sticky notes that are also checklists… and I love that Organized31 has come up with her own way of printing to do lists on post-it notes!
It helps if you have “the right tools for the job”! Busy Moms need a great calendar or planning system (you can find my favs here ) and an efficient command center to keep things running smoothly for the whole family! You can find more great resources for busy Moms over on my Amazon influencer page !
Dry Erase To-Do Lists
Okay- these aren't paper to do lists…. but as a bonus, I thought I would toss this one in- a magnetic (for hanging on the fridge) dry erase weekly to do list . (It even has the circle to check things off as you get them done!)
Looking for some more great tools to organize your life?
- Best Family Calendars – whether you prefer electronic, paper, or wall calendar- these are the best ones of the year!
- Best Planners for Moms – a family calendar can help you organize your schedule and your time- but a planner can help to make sure that you are giving your life purpose!
Here are some great ideas on how to organize your home!
- 15 Fantastic Command Centers to Help Busy Moms Stay Organized
- 10 Great Menu Board Ideas
- 20 Organized Kids Bedroom Ideas
- 10 Organized Laundry Room Ideas
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So please weigh in…. how do you organize your to-do list? On paper, in your calendar, or in an app? And does having an organized to do list help you to get more done?