One of the things that I talk about in the book is how to successfully manage a To Do list. I talk about how you can create your own customized free printable To Do list and I also share my own printable list that I created several years ago. This list has pretty much changed my life. I’m sharing it here today and the great news is that it’s now customizable and editable, which means you can type in your own section titles and personalize it any way that you would like (in any language too!).
**You do have to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to print any kind of printable. If you do not have Adobe installed, you can download and install it from Adobe here for free.
Ok, so stick with me here, this may get a little confusing because there are two different printables that I’m sharing. First of all, directly below is my personal To Do list, that is not customizable or editable for you to type in and change:
If you like my this list exactly the way it is and do not want to customize it, you can print it here. Also, I just updated the To List (1/6/16) and if you want it as is and don’t need to customize it, you can download it directly below the image.
If you want to customize and change the titles of each section, see below.
If you want to customize your own To Do list or make pretty much any list imaginable, you will need this document below. This is what the document will look like when you click on the file to open (notice the light gray shaded fields):
The light gray shaded fields on the above document are all the spots that you can customize and type in your own section list headers. You can actually even type in on each line too, if you want to type in your list. To get to that file to customize and edit your own list, you can go here.
***It’s important to note that you cannot change the font. The font is standard on this list.
So I’m going to walk you through each little step for how to edit and print your list for those of you who have never edited a printable before. It’s really easy!
Step #1– Check first to see if you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. Any acrobat program will work. If you do not have it, you can download and install here for free. The icon will look like one of these. If you do have it, you don’t have to do anything, it will kick in when you click on file:
Step #2– Click on link here to go and open the customizable document. This is exactly what your screen will look like after you open it (notice all of the light gray shaded fields):
Step #3– Type in your own text. Anywhere you see that shaded light gray are areas that you can type in whatever words you want. Don’t worry, the gray areas will not show up when you print your document. You can type on the list lines or in the boxes and customize your own list. You can create a list for anything!! For instance, I created a weekly to do list for my 11 year old daughter to help us keep up with her week and this is exactly what it looked like when I was done labeling the boxes:
Again, the shaded gray areas will not show up when I print my list above. It will just be blank, so don’t try and get rid of the shaded gray.
Step #4– Hit print after you are finished typing. This To Do list will print on standard 8.5 x 11″ copy paper and as long as your tray is full of paper, you are ready to go!
Here is a screen shot of where you click to print please read the note in the lower right hand corner of the image below:
Step #5– Choose the number of copies you want on the screen that pops up after you hit the printer button. This is what your screen will look like after you hit the printer button. Choose your number of copies where the red arrow is below:
Your all set!! See, it is that easy!
I have already created several lists including a Blog To Do List and a Holiday To Do/Gift List. The list possibilities are endless and are beyond just a To Do list.
Once again, if you want my list, exactly as it is and do not want to customize it, you can get to that file here. If you want to customize your own, that file is here. Thank you so much Rebecca Batchelor from Alpha Books/DK Publishing for making this document editable!!
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope this list is as helpful for you as it’s been for me!
Nancy Lee says
WOW A great Christmas gift and very easy to print– with your directions!
Love your ideas and FREE is very good!
Thanks and keep your creative juices flowing!!
Thank you so much Nancy for your kind words! Yep, I like free too! Ha! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Thanks so much for creating this to do list just what I needed.
This is so perfect for staying organized this time of year, thank you Cyndy 🙂 Pinning- xoxo
Thank you so much Tanya!! Yes, I am bound and determine to stay organized this holiday season. If I say it out loud over and over, maybe it will work! 😉
Hi Cindy – I printed the non customizable version. I don’t have a color printer which is okay but the To Do Today text didn’t print. The pick up box is faint but everything else looks good. It’s not as pretty as if it were in color but maybe a black and white version would be nice for your readers who don’t have a color printer. Thanks for sharing your organization tips with me.
Thank you so much for your note Alana. I will certainly look at a way to make the list enhanced for black and white printers. Great idea! I will keep you posted. Thanks so much for your note and stopping by!
Love this! It’s the nicest one I’ve seen online by far, and I’ve already customized mine!
One tiny suggestion: on the customizable one, the font on the first fillable line under “Go Here” is a very small size font and doesn’t match the other lines. Not a huge problem, but can it be corrected?
I, too, would like an enhanced B&W version if that’s a possibility.
Thanks for your wonderful idea and sharing it with us!
Chuck Stemple says
Cyndy, I just read your book for the first time. I know you have spent a lot of time working on it, but I had no idea how all-encompassing it would be. And it is REALLY well-written. You have really covered the waterfront of organization areas. I predict that this book will be a sellout many more times. Congratulations on a good job.
This is beautiful!! I was wondering how I could get this to print out in A5 size and if possible on back to back?? I bet there is a way, but I’m new to this and wanting to get my 2015 planner started….(a month later, jejeje) Fabulous Layout!!
Barbara Leffingwell says
Can this be printed smaller?
I have been looking for a good planner option that includes all the things that *I* need on it – for managing the home, the garden/homestead, and also for homeschooling three kids. This is absolutely perfect. Thank you SO much for making it – I love the artistry and the fact that it is customizable is just amazing.
Wow! I am amazed and SO THANKFUL!!!!! I LOVE THIS LIST/FORM!!!!!
This is incredible and such a blessing. Thank you so, so much for making it, sharing it, and even giving super easy simple directions!
I’m going to look for your book, you are a blessing!
Christa Turk says
Thank you so much for this! I am working with the custom version. When I try to save, it saves the original version, and not my changes. Any idea why this is happening?
I’m sorry but you cannot save the document Christa. You will need to customize and print. I would just print extras. This is to prevent someone from stealing the printable and re-publishing. Thanks so much and enjoy! Cyndy
Rachael Takei says
I searched long and hard for a customizable To Do list. I work at home as a caregiver for my husband and mother. I supervise my son’s attendance and work for online school. And I try to manage our family’s finances. I needed a To Do list that had several sections, fit on one page and had headings I could customize. Not many ready-made lists have ‘Mom’s Business’ along with ‘Cleaning’, ‘Work’ and ‘Create’. I wanted a section where I remembered to express my creative side with as much importance as ‘Errands’ and ‘Appointments’. Your list is Terrific for me. Thank you so much!
I found this via Pinterest. It is just what I am looking for. Sure beats plain paper notes. Love the idea of putting it on a clipboard. Thanks!
Linda Starfire says
Hi Cyndy, Looking for a simple printable to-do list and came upon yours. Not simple at all but very detailed and I love it. I got on the customized one and found it took about as much time to change categories on a few and type in the rest as it does for me to write out my own list in long hand.
I am delighted to see how today goes.
Lots of love, Linda
Yay! I hope it helps! 🙂