To-do lists are a lot more fun with beautiful fall designs.
I’ve created 14 free printable fall to-do lists for all of your autumn list-making. With a wealth of beautiful fall designs and multiple list options in both 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 sizes, you’re sure to find something that’s just right for your list-making needs and preferences.
Why make to-do lists?
There are numerous proven benefits of making to-do lists. Even with the best of intentions, we all have things we want to get done that never seem to get done. As your mental to-do list piles up, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Instead of trying to start somewhere and at least accomplish a few things, you don’t get anything done. The mental to-do list keeps growing, creating a vicious cycle.
Writing down your to-do lists helps you break the barrier. You acknowledge that there are things you need to get done. With the tasks in writing, you’re able to start prioritizing the most important items and slowly check them off the list. As with any new habit, it can take time to get accustomed to writing to-do lists. With practice, you’ll grow to rely on the habit because you find that you get so much more done.
How can I use my new to-do lists?
To-do lists come in all shapes and sizes. It’s important to choose to-do lists that work best for you, so you’re more likely to stick with them. There are four primary methods for using to-do lists that I had in mind while creating these free printable fall to-do lists.
- Organize your day. Before you to go to bed, write out a to-do list for the next day. You’ll sleep better with a plan for the day ahead. [Source]
- Organize your week. Some people operate best when they can look at their tasks ahead of them for the full week. Start the week by creating a rough outline with a few top priorities for each day. As you go, you can refine each day’s tasks.
- Prioritize your tasks. It may seem contrary to nature, but it’s been proven that it’s beneficial to start the day with one of your easiest tasks. [Source] From there, you can build up steam and prepare to tackle more difficult items on your to-do list. Writing a to-do list makes this prioritization process easy.
- Plan ahead to get favorite fall events on the calendar. We all start the new season with big dreams for the months ahead. Fall is no exception. But then time quickly gets away from you. One minute school is starting and then before you know it, you’re Christmas shopping. Making a fall bucket list helps you prioritize favorite fall activities. Display your completed autumn bucket list on the refrigerator or another prominent place in your home, so you remember to keep checking off items.
Please don’t feel limited to these options. I’d love to hear about other uses that you have for your new autumn to-do lists!
The free printable fall to-do lists are for personal use only. You may print them as many times as you like. Please don’t distribute the download files. If friends or family are interested in to-do lists, direct them to this post. Thank you!
Free Printable Fall To-Do Lists
5 x 7 One-Column To-Do Lists
I have six 5 x 7 to-do lists. Five of the lists have fall backgrounds, featuring leaves, apples, foxes, a squirrel, and a hoop wreath. The sixth 5 x 7 to-do list has a leaf border.
8 x 10 Two-Column To-Do Lists
I only created two-column 8 x 10 to-do lists. I figure that if you want a smaller list size, you’d prefer one of the 5 x 7 versions. If you’d prefer a one-column version in the 8 x 10 size, let me know!
8 x 10 Week To-Do List
The week layout is perfect for planning ahead for the entire week.
8 x 10 Fall Bucket List
Make an autumn family bucket list to ensure you get to all of your favorite activities over the coming months.
Get the complete set of fall to-do lists all at once!
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All 14 printable lists in one convenient download.
I explain how to extract and download the ZIP folder in my free vintage dictionary page printables post. The link will take you right to those directions.
Printing the free fall to-do lists
My recommendation for printing the 5 x 7 to-do lists is to purchase 5 x 7 memo sheets. Your lists will be formatted perfectly, and you won’t have to spend time trimming the paper to size. A 500-sheet pack is reasonably priced and will keep you set for a year or longer.
The 8 x 10 to-do lists print beautifully on regular 8.5 x 11 printer paper. Check the print preview before hitting the print button to ensure the margins look the way you want. If the fit is off, check for a “shrink to fit” option, which should correct any issues. Stock up on printer paper for the school year ahead.
Are there additional free printable fall to-do lists you’d like to see here? Please let me know! I’m happy to create something for you.
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