If you read the title and thought another rainbow spread? … yep! Rainbow always has been and always will be my go to for weekly spreads. I originally didn’t post this since my spreads are starting to look a bit same same (days of the week on one side, list space on the other side). I thought it may be getting a bit boring for people to read.
But I’m still getting numerous emails from people asking for A5 size printables in my shop. I’ve posted a few tutorials on resizing printables such as this one. But if you want to see a ‘real life’ example of a past spread where I resized a US letter printable to A5, then keep reading.
If you’d like to know how to resize any printable to A5 page size, click here for a tutorial (including screenshots).
Before the Pen
Since I only post weekdays on the blog, I opted for a 5 day week planner.
I can be quite bad with predicting how long things are going to take. I get carried away making printables, searching for a recipe, sorting travel photos etc. so in an effort to track and be a bit more realistic about what I can fit into a week, I made a checklist that included an estimated time for each task.
After the Pen
I tend to try and match the colors of planners & printables with pens. I’ve used this same rainbow color scheme for years and have found a few pen brands that closely match:
- Papermate Inkjoy Gel 0.7mm
- BLOT gel pens
- Inklab Fineliner (which are like a cheaper version of the PaperMate Flairs)
- Pilot Pop Lol
For this week I opted for the Inklab Fineliners and a Teal Pilot PopLol (as I wanted the colors to closely match the colors of my printables).
<3 this color scheme!
I prioritised tasks by number. 1 = most important. If I put a – it means the priority is irrelevant. I.e. dishwasher is more of a reminder not a task. Takes less than 5 minutes I just need to write it down to remind me to actually do it.
- ARC A5 size discbound notebook (with pink leather cover)
- Checklist printable from my shop
- 5 day week printable I made
- Pilot Pop Lol pen (teal)
- Inklab Fineliner pens
Would I use this spread again?
Yes. I’ve found planner peace with using different layouts but keeping much the same structure. Keeping blog posts separate in ‘traditional’ days of the week format combined with one (or a few!) to a do lists.
Past weekly spreads
- Using the Create Your Own Planner
- 52 Lessons learned after trying 52 different planners in 52 weeks
- Converting a vertical hourly layout into a categories layout using the Lucky Life Tools Planner
Planning tips & Ideas
- How to choose a binding system for your planner (comparison and which one I like the most)
- Why horizontal is my favorite weekly planner layout
- 20 Productivity & Time Management ‘Rules’ I Live By
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