Making To Do Lists Fun

Happy Monday!!!  Since there is nothing like starting off your week organized, I thought that today would be the perfect day to share my To Do list and some other fun To Do lists that I have come across {okay, maybe “fun is not exactly the right word…}  Hopefully they will help inspire you to get your days organized and productive!

So last week I wrote about how I have been doing my To Do lists and cleaning schedule.  I promised to share my daily To Do printable that I use so here it is:

Fun ideas to help you create {and stick to!} a To Do list.  Free printable included!

You are welcome to download a copy for personal use here.  {If you share it on your blog, please provide a link back to this blog post.} I print them out as a 5×7 and can fit 2 on a page for printing.  They then fit nicely in my little To Do List binder {from the Martha Stewart line at Staples}.

Fun ideas to help you create {and stick to!} a To Do list.  Free printable included!
I find it easier {and quicker!} to have the week at a glance when I am writing my To Do list.  If I don’t get an item done, I can easily bump it over to the next day.  I also try to keep my list limited to 3-4 tasks.  I list them in priority and really try to do them in that order so that at least the most important items are done.   Fewer tasks keep me more on track and less overwhelmed!

If you don’t have a binder, this Post-It Note To Do list from Cornflower Blue is super cute!  I might just have to think of something that I could use this for!

Fun ideas to help you create a to do list!

Here are some more examples of weekly To Do Lists {the links are all listed underneath each one}:

Fun ideas to help you create a To Do list!


Fun ideas to help you create a To Do list!


Fun ideas to help you create a To Do list!


Now remember that not one To Do list will work for everyone.  Some people like to have their day a little more scheduled and prefer to write more things down.  A daily page like this one from Life’s a Journal might be a better fit.

Fun ideas to help you create a To Do list!
Since you will need to use one sheet per day, you may want to place your list in a frame and use the glass as a dry erase board like this one from Eighteen 25.

Fun ideas to help you crreate a to do list!
If you are feeling overwhelmed, just commit to doing ONE thing.  You do not want your To Do list to paralyze you!!   We can all do one thing, right?
Fun ideas to help you create a To Do list!
Oh, and in case you would like to print a little To Do list for that special someone in your life, here’s a great one from Vale Design.

Fun ideas to help you create a To Do List!

So the point to all of this is, there are MANY ways that you can organize a To Do list.  Just find one that works for you and stick to it!

Wishing you all a wonderful week!



  1. says

    Loved the Martha Stewart binder when you introduced it. I’ve been needing a new one as my old one has seen better days; went out and bought Martha’s. Had so much fun picking out all the inserts (I have a thing about office supplies and organizers!)Thank you for your “month of organizing”. You are sharing fabulous tips!

  2. says

    I cannot thank you enough for doing this. I’ve ordered my Martha Stewart binder and it arrives today. I can’t wait. I really want to become more organized and stop procrastinating. Something you said in one of your posts really hit home, about to-do lists…if you write it down, you no longer have to think about it…especially at bed time. I can’t tell you how many hours/nights of sleep I’ve probably lost over the years because I have things running through my head all night so that I don’t forget them. You hit the nail on the head!

    Thank you thank you!

  3. says

    Thank you so much for your printouts! I am usually a person that gets overwhelmed by all the goals and lists. I love your weekly to do list. There is only room to list 4-5 things a day which I love because my to- do list ends up being 9-10 and then I can’t get much accomplished. I also like your goals for the week. I can see myself printing that out and using it effectively.

  4. says

    i am loving your organization series this month – but i really loved this one b/c i am always searching for the best to-do list. what i end up doing is working off of specific lists i have created using a pad and paper and that tends to work best for me. but i wanted to say you’re right – no one list works for everyone. it all depends on what you like and the way you work best.


  5. says

    Okay….you always make me smile! I love these lists. I actually love the idea of lists. It makes me so happy. It’s the following them that I have a problem with :)

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

  6. says

    Omg I love all of these!! They are suupperrr adorable! I love that one from Life’s a Journal and it would be perfect to frame it! The post it note one is also super cute; I have just started using post it notes in my day timer to keep track of my daily to do’s but that’s so much cuter!

  7. Ruthie says

    Hi! About 6 months ago, I came across your website on organizing, and I printed out 6 wks. worth of your weekly to do list. I NEED to write everything down or I forget it, so I was hoping this would keep me more on track and focused. It did work for me. I put everything down on those sheets from meals to homeschool assignments for the next day to the normal day to day routine of appointments and such. So, I was just returning to say ‘thanks’ for the free downloads and to pick up any more helpful hints on your website. Take care:)

  8. Gita L. says

    Just found out from a friend of mine about your blog. These are super cute templates, thank you so much for compiling. Definitely will print some.. Again, thanks so much!

  9. says

    Cute to do list. Like others I have tried making my own planner and printing it out only to realize it didn’t work for me. I am going to poke around the site a bit but wondered what worked for you as far as tracking your blog posts.

    I have bought one printable planner, made a big version of a planner, tried making a smaller version but none of them are doing exactly what I am comfortable with. :-(


    • says

      I always find that the simplest lists seem to work best. For tracking blog posts, I really just record down when I have shared to social media and just write it out in a list format. I also have a blog planner that I use – I’m just away on vacation right now and I can’t remember where I got it from. I really just like to use the calendar to write when I am doing blog posts and when posts are due and then keep track of my stats monthly.

  10. Amber says

    I love your binder and printables! I was out at Target picking out a cute small-format binder to make my own, but realized the three-hole punches are for the larger, more standard binder rings, so I was wondering if you know where to find a punch for these small binders, or if you just use a one-hole punch and measure out where to punch them each time? Thanks for your help!!

    • says

      I purchased some sheets of lined paper for mine and then just used those as a template to punch out the printed pages (using a 1 hole punch) I use a Cropodile for my punch so it punches quite a few pieces at a time. ;)

  11. says

    LOVE the post it one. It’s the only one I would use, but unfortunately I’m unable to print it out (not invited to read that blog). Any other way I can print that out?

    • says

      No, sorry. :( This is an old post so that blogger must have switched their account to private. The idea would be very easy to copy though. Just print up one sheet and photo copy a bunch!


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