Misc.

Simple Notes (8.5 x 11)

I made this template because I couldn't find a good letter-sized notes template (I'm sure there's one within the excellent packages of templates on this site, but I couldn't find it and a "notes" page was all I needed).

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Usage advice: 

Use in a letter-sized GTD Levinger/Rollabind solution

Paper size: 
Letter
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), Omnigraffle
Language: 
English

Ruled Pages (Classic)

Classic size plain ruled pages. Versions with 6 lines per inch (fine), 5 lines per inch (medium) and 4 lines per inch (wide).

Usage advice: 

Right and left hand pages. Borders for punching holes. Print with Acrobat.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English

Two Weeks to Valentine's!

... and I'm thinking of making a small gift, something that will survive a graduate student's busy schedule and the ordeals of air mail.

Mission Statement

Space to create update, and keep a personal mission statement.

Usage advice: 

Create your own personal mission!

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview), or OpenOffice.Org Draw
Language: 
English

FlyLady Hipster Forms

Hipter PDA size pages for Daily and Weekly Routines, Cleaning lists, shopping master lists and Cleaning ZONES

Usage advice: 

I keep most of these in a recipe card box for help remembering what I need to work on daily, weekly and monthly in keeping my home organized and clean. I have the shopping and pantry list attached inside one of the cabinet doors in my kitchen with a binder ring. They are laminated so as I run out of things I can highlight them on the list and take the ring with me when I go shopping.

Paper size: 
Index Card (3 x 5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview); Microsoft Word
Language: 
English

FlyLady Planner Pages

UPDATED to include new PDF and PowerPoint file:

This is a customizable kit based on the works of Marla Cilley, AKA FlyLady. I basically wanted my control journal to fit with my main planner size and look well put together. I have included a PDF for printing and an editable PowerPoint file based on the D*I*Y Planner Widget Kit.

Here is the PDF https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gz9_jTn86hZVhNbUlCNXRZbDQ...

Here is the PowerPoint https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_gz9_jTn86hRXlGa1cwWGZ4Y00...

Usage advice: 

I made this because I use FlyLady's info, but had a hard time with her standard letter size planner. It has all basic tips for organizing things the FlyLady way and all the main routines. The PDF file is one-up, but is easy to print 2-up using the Multiple pages on a sheet option.

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PowerPoint, PDF Reader
Language: 
English

My Grocery Shopping List

List on fridgeI should probably start by saying that I hate grocery shopping. On the other hand, my household insists on eating, and we can't afford to hire a housekeeper or eat out every single meal or even exist on takeout, which means someone has to buy groceries. My husband offered to take on the job if I'd take over maintenance on the cars. Uh...

Given that I was stuck with the job, I decided to put some organizational skills to work to smooth out the process as much as possible. In particular, I wanted to eliminate the two hassles that irritated me the most:
1) I wanted a way to create a complete list of the groceries that were needed. No more emergency runs to the store for that forgotten strawberry jelly and two cans of tuna!
2) I wanted to progress through the store efficiently. No backtracking from the Dairy section all the way back to Produce because I forgot to get the raisins while I was there!

I've been tinkering with my system for nearly a year now, and I thought I'd share the current version. It seems to be mostly working well, but suggestions for improvement would be most welcome. (Yes, you really must hate a chore to devote this much time to minimizing it.)

AMMT: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

I don't normally do things like this, but this seems like a good opportunity for a cross-post and a poll. Take a gander at Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy on a million monkeys typing:

While the most apparent reason, of course, is procrastination --tweaking our systems makes us feel like we’re somehow accomplishing something while simultaneously avoiding any real work-- I’ve noticed that there are four chief archetypes of people that obsess about their systems (although I doubt that anyone of us is wholly one or the other). I’m calling them Tinker, Tailor, Soldier and Spy.

Which one are you? Take the poll. If you're another type, don't forget to leave a comment after the poll and tell us what and why.

Count Your Chickens

This template makes it easier for you to count any quantity.

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Usage advice: 

You can use this counter form to keep track of nearly anything! Write labels next to or over lines, and darken one segment at a time. Each block represents 5. Each line represents 100. You can arrange your data in a bar graph or a column graph, and you can also use this to keep track of percentages. Have fun!

Paper size: 
Classic (5.5 x 8.5)
License: 
Creative Commons
Applications required: 
PDF Reader (Adobe Reader, Mac OS X Preview)
Language: 
English