Now that Christmas is over, it’s natural to start thinking about how to make 2015 your happiest, most productive year yet.
If simplifying your life by organizing yourself and your family is on the top of your list, we’ve got a great limited-time deal for you just for being an MPMK reader.
For the month of January only…
That’s over 33% off the regular retail value of $22.97 – our best price of the year!
I want this to be the year that we all finally slow down and find some extra time to connect with our families and I truly believe these are the tools to help you do it.
Our Quick Start Guide eBook, along with our 2015 daily/weekly/monthly planners, cleaning schedules, meal planners, kids’ routine charts, budgeting sheets and more are all designed with you in mind.
They’ll help both you and your kids get organized and even introduce the kiddos to important money management concepts including saving, budgeting, and giving back.
We know how busy you are. The goal of all of these printables is not to have to learn a whole new system but simply to help you streamline your everyday tasks. If we can do it with some cheerful colors and pretty fonts – then that’s just icing on the cake!
In case you’re not familiar with the Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life products, here’s a little more on each of them. (You might want to bet comfortable – this bundle contains A TON of great stuff!)
First up is part 1 of The New Year’s Bundle Sale and our most popular product…
The Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life printables
When we launched our handbook to leading a more simplified life, Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life: The Quick Start Guide. It was a huge success and we’ve since sold well over 10,000 copies.
But I also heard from you guys that you would like some handy-dandy printables to go along with your newly-formed action plans. So last year I worked really hard to make that wish a reality.
And now, I’m happy to announce, the 2015 printables are here!
The 2015 Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life Printables Pack
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Inside our 38 page printables pack, you’ll find everything you need to manage every aspect of your day-to-day life from cleaning and meal-planning, to scheduling and that never ending to-do list.
There’s something for everyone here including two different cleaning systems (are you more of a checklist person or a calendar cleaner?) as well as all the printables in both an 8.5″ x 11″ size AND a 5.5″ x 8.5” size.
So whether you’re looking to create a home management binder, want to use these in your personal planner you carry around in your bag, or just want a meal plan/to-do list/cleaning chart to stick on the fridge – we’ve got you covered!
There are tons of options in this 38 page printable pack – use them all or pick and choose exactly what you need. There’s even a suggested daily cleaning checklist, weekly cleaning schedule, and master cleaning list included.
Here’s a look at everything you’ll get:
A Daily Checklist
A simple one page form that breaks your day up into easily manageable chunks. There are check-off boxes (for that sense of satisfaction when you complete a task) as well as designated areas for the day’s menu ideas and appointments. This one is a great candidate for laminating and using over and over with a fine-tip dry erase marker.
Your Week at a Glance
Conveniently spread across two vertical pages, this gives you a spot to record all of your appointments for the week along with any special reminders you need to leave for yourself in the “notes” section. There are also spots for your dinner plans and cleaning objectives for each day. It’s everything you want to accomplish in your week all in one spot.
Weekly Meal Plan Worksheet
Designed to help you quickly and efficiently get your weekly meal planning done. Includes sections for all 7 days of the week as well as areas for breakfast, lunch, and snack ideas so nothing gets overlooked. Keep it in your planner or stick it on the fridge for a visual reminder each morning of what needs to be prepped for that night’s dinner.
Two Types of Weekly Cleaning Worksheets
In the Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life eBook, we cover two different types of cleaning systems for two different types of people: the cleaning schedule vs. the cleaning checklist. In this printable pack, we’ve provided both so you can try each out and see which suits you best.
Weekly Cleaning Schedule Template
Much like the Weekly Meal Planning Worksheet, the cleaning schedule visually lays out everything you need to accomplish for the week to keep your house looking good. Assign one major task or room of your house to each day of the week and complete with your daily and infrequent tasks (drawn from the master cleaning checklist).
Weekly Cleaning Checklist Template
While still including sections for daily and infrequent tasks, this option breaks down all of the cleaning tasks for the week into those that will take 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 – 60 minutes, or 1 hour or more. The idea being that whenever you find yourself with a little time to clean, you can quickly check the list for what hasn’t been done yet that week and get to work.
*Printing Note: Since you won’t need both the “Weekly Cleaning” worksheet and the “Weekly Cleaning Checklist” – the intention is to choose one or the other and this must be done for double-sided printing to turn out correctly. When printing, in the pages box, either enter “1 – 6, 8 – 38″ OR“1 – 5, 7 – 38″.
Filled-In Weekly Cleaning Schedule & Checklist
Along with the blank worksheets, you’ll also get versions of both the Weekly Cleaning Schedule and Checklist filled-in with suggested chores for each section.
12 Months of Pre-Dated Calendar Pages
Along with squaring away your everyday and your week, it’s always helpful to get a look at your month as well so we’ve included pre-dated calendars for each month in 2015. Like the weekly calendar, these are spread out over two vertical pages (no turning to view required).
Master Cleaning List
Finally, to be kept as a reference in the back of your planner, we’ve included a Master Cleaning List with columns to categorize chores into “daily”, “weekly”, “bi-weekly”, “monthly”, “quarterly” and “semi-annual” tasks.
Filled-In Master Cleaning List
Just like with the Weekly Cleaning Schedule and the Weekly Cleaning Checklist, you’ll also receive a suggested list of chores for each of the categories mentioned above along with the blank template.
Remember, when you purchase the printables pack, you will receive all 38 pages (including the cheerful cover) in BOTH the 8.5″ x 11″ and the 5.5″ x 8.5″ sizes, all for one low price!
You can print the pages to be used individually. Or you can choose the duplex/double-sided printing option on your printer (or at a local printing store) and pop everything into a binder or small personal planner – see note below on double-sided printing.
If you really want to get fancy, you can even invest in a discbound puncher (affiliate link) and use the 5.5″ x 8.5″ size with a planner like these Martha Stewart versions.
Next is part 2 of the The New Year’s Bundle Sale, the Quick Start Guide that started it all…
Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life: The Quick Start Guide
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Here’s what’s inside:
- Within this easy 50 page read you’ll find a new approach to starting down the road to a simplified and more organized life. Rather than instructions on how to fold your T-shirts or organize your pantry, you’ll take a look at your daily habits and weekly routines to start thinking differently about how to efficiently spend your time. Along the way we’ll conquer some of the biggest obstacles to living the simplified life you’re yearning for: decluttering, cleaning, organizing, meal planning and more.
- Customizable strategies for it all. We’re of the belief that one size does NOT fit all. Which is why the quick start guide is full of resources for a variety of lifestyles, schedules, and personalities.
- A built-in support network. Yeah, we know, a support system for organizing? Sounds a little over the top – but you’d be surprised how motivating a facebook group of over 13,000 fellow simplifiers can be.
- No unattainable goals, only real-life expectations. If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that simplifying and organizing is a journey, not a destination. So we’ve set up our quick start guide accordingly. By offering lots of different strategies for tackling a problem, we’re arming you with the tools you need to be successful when life changes on you.
Want a peek inside? Here’s a look at the table of contents and first few pages of the book…
Still not convinced? Here’s what some of our favorite people have to say about the book…
I have moved over twelve times in the last ten years, once with only three boxes and know the freedom that comes from less stuff. I also know, that less stuff doesn’t equal being more organized, and that is what I love about this book. I have the clutter down – but the cleaning, meal planning, schedules and overall sense of “got my act together” not so much. POYEL the book goes beyond being inspirational. It’s ACTIONABLE. Filled with simple tips, plans, and steps for any lifestyle that you can put into action immediately.
~ Destri Bumfack, founder of The Mother Huddle
In this crazy, busy world we all crave a little more simplicity and a life full of intention. The first step to all of that is organization. Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life: The Quick Start Guide breaks down what always seems to be an impossible and daunting task into manageable, bite-sized chunks that are easily applied in your own life. Stephanie’s friendly writing style makes this an easy read and her brilliant twists on an old theme make for plenty of light-bulb moments that will leave you excited to jump in and conquer whatever chaos plagues you. I’m coming back to it again and again as I work on my vision for this new year. From dejunking to meal planning and schedule making there’s so much useful information packed into this one ebook (plus the online resources it connects you with!) — it will be a resource you’ll keep coming back to as well.
~Amanda Morgan, founder of Not Just Cute
Project Organize Your Entire Life – The Quick Start Guide is more than an ebook, it’s a brand new way of life. If you’ve been looking for a way to revolutionize your routines and your life with a family, start here. Steph takes you through the process that worked for her family. Thoroughly, she also lays out different methods to ensure that you will most definitely find a method that will work for your personality and style. This is a must-complete process for busy families in 2013!
~Becky, founder of Clean Mama
And new this year, part 3 of The New Year’s Bundle Sale, our Kids’ Responsibilities & Money Management Printables Pack…
What would you say if I told you that my 4 and 5 year old get up, get dressed, and even make breakfast on their own every morning – and have been doing so for over a year? Or that they already have a strong grasp on the concepts of earning, saving, budgeting and even giving money?
So what’s my trick? In two simple words: START EARLY!!
It’s all about empowering our kids from the beginning. We’ve made it a point in our family to help our kids learn autonomy early. We are firm believers that:
It’s not what you do for your children, but what you teach them to do for themselves, that’s most important.
I’m SO excited to unveil a whole new printables pack that will help you give your kids the gifts of autonomy, family contribution, money smarts, and a giving heart.
MPMK’s Kids’ Responsibilities & Money Management Kit
Get your printable pack here:
- Morning Routine Checklist (2 versions – one with graphics for pre-readers and one with blanks to be filled out to fit your routine)
- Evening Routine Checklist (2 versions – one with graphics for pre-readers and one with blanks to be filled out to fit your routine)
- Family Jobs Worksheet
- Money Jobs Worksheet
- Spend, Save and Share Ledger
- Savings Visual Goal Sheet
- Printable “Spend”, “Save” and “Share” labels for DIY Banks
I wanted to make sure this printables pack was extremely flexible and could be used by family‘s practicing all types of chore and responsibility systems in the home.
So we designed it to be used in a variety of ways. Take each kid to buy a special binder and fill it with some colorful stickers to make their own personalized Responsibility & Money Management Book or laminate the sheets and stick them up around the house, on the fridge or the mirror of the kids’ bathroom.
Here’s how it works…
First up are our Morning and Evening Routine Checklists. These are key for establishing great self-care habits with kids! Both have the activity to be checked off along the vertical column and the day of the week across the top.
For younger kids (especially pre-readers and emergent readers who like to practice), there is a version with colorful graphics and simple labels for each task.
Since each family’s routines are different, we’ve also included versions of each routine checklist with blanks that you can fill in. Sitting down with your kids and deciding on the order of morning and evening tasks together is a great way to get them invested in, and excited about, the process!
If you’re new to a morning and evening routine, my recommendation is to work on the tasks together in the beginning. As you and your child complete items together, make a big deal about marking it off with a sticker!
You can also make these sheets reusable by laminating them and marking each task off with a dry-erase marker. In the past, we’ve also put them on the fridge and used small round magnets, which we slide onto the appropriate circle for the day.
Once kids get in the habit of marking off their accomplishments, you can begin to encourage them to do some things on their own. It will give them a sense of pride to show you what they can do independently. Plus, kids absolutely LOVE IT when they’re allowed access to the sticker pile to check things off all by themselves.
Keep working on transitioning tasks from things you do together to things they do on their own.
You can help your kids succeed by making things in their environment as accessible as possible. For example, keep their clothes in easy to access drawers instead of hanging high in closets. If you want them to work on making their own breakfast in the morning, create a shelf low in the refrigerator with yogurt cups, berries, pre-sliced fruit, pre-filled milk cups, etc. Also, keep their bowls and plates in a low drawer that they can reach instead of in upper cabinets.
Getting kids to take on a few personal responsibilities is a great lead-in to having them take on some family responsibilities.
All families handle chores and allowance differently, and we’ve designed the printables kit to be flexible for that. Don’t do allowance in your house? No problem, just skip the Money Jobs sheet.
In our house we have a list of family jobs as well as a list of extra money jobs.
Since our children are young and, therefore, have different abilities, their family jobs sheets are customized to each of them. A few of the jobs are the same (putting clothes in the hamper, clearing your plate, etc.) and some are different (sorting the socks for little sister and folding clothes for big brother).
We’ve left the spots on these sheets empty so that you can once again sit down with your child anddecide together what their family jobs should be. This will really drive home the idea that the family works together and everyone in the family needs to contribute. It will also give your child a sense of ownership of his or her tasks.
Along with the family jobs that each child completes to help out the family, we also have a list of money jobs. These are extra chores that the kids can choose to do in order to earn some money.
Why do we want our young children to have their own money? Because it’s a great tool for teaching them important life skills like saving, budgeting, and giving. It also helps to teach them the value of money in a very real-world, hands-on way.
Again, you can approach money jobs in a variety of ways. The worksheet contains a spot for the job as well as a spot for it’s value (watering the plants earns our kids less than weeding and raking leaves).Each child can have their own Money Jobs sheet or they can all work off one common list.
Once the kids are earning some money, they need somewhere to put it!
Enter our printable labels for making your own Spend, Save & Share Banks. You can upcycle lots of things to create your banks – we like using glass or clear plastic drink bottles. Print the labels on cardstock and use decorative twine or yarn to tie them on or print on a piece of adhesive paper and stick the labels directly to the bottles. Helpful Hint: Let the kids decide what they want to use to make their banks and spend some time together cutting out the labels and decorating each one.
The idea behind these banks is to teach kids that all money isn’t for spending. It’s also important to put some aside for saving and for giving back. Letting your child pick what she wants to save for and a charitable cause he wants to give to is yet another way to get them excited about this process.
To give you an example of how we’re currently using these banks – the Spend Bank has been used for small purchases such as a $.99 app or an ice cream from the neighborhood ice cream truck.
It’s also being used to save up for a $20 LEGO set. The Save Bank is money that will be contributed towards a family trip to Disney Land and the Share Bank will be used to buy some school supplies for local foster kids.
Another tool in the kit that the kids use along with their banks, is the Save, Spend and Share Ledger. We fill it out together and the notes section is another way of showing them how their money is accumulating as well as where it’s going.
So when my son wonders why it’s taking so long to save up for that LEGO set, he can see that it’s because he keeps buying ice cream!
The Savings Goal Sheet is another easy way for the kids to visualize how their savings is going. Simply pick an item the kids want to save for and fill it in at the top. Then write the total amount they need to save in the top space and fill in the incremental amounts they’ll need to save enough.
Every once in a while, get the kids to empty out their bank and color in the chart to see how much progress they’ve made.
Helpful Hint: The banks and goal sheets can be awesome catalysts for getting the kids to work together and share. Once my 4 and 5 year old saw how long it was going to take for big brother to save for the LEGO set, little sister decided they should pool their money since she’d likely want to play with it too. Similarly, my friend’s daughter recently used some of her “Share” money to buy her little brother an ice cream cone when he didn’t have enough money of his own.
That’s it! Everything you need to start raising some happy, self-sufficient, money-smart and generous kiddos!
Whew! That’s A LOT of stuff right?! This bundle is no-joke and really does provide a ton of bang for your buck.
That’s why the bundle sale is only going on for the month of January.
Consider it a late Christmas gift from MPMK. Here’s to a great new year!!