Printable summer to-do lists are much more fun with whimsical seasonal designs.
I’ve crated 14 free printable summer to-do lists for all of your summer list-making. With a generous array of beautiful designs and multiple list options in both 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 sizes (including bucket list templates!), you’re sure to find the list(s) you need to suit your personal needs and preferences.
Why make to-do lists?
There are many proven benefits of making to-do lists. Even with great intentions, we all have things we want to do that just never seem to happen. As your mental to-do list keeps increasing, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Instead of starting somewhere and checking a few items off the list, you get nothing accomplished. Then your list grows longer yet, creating a vicious cycle.
Putting your to-do list in writing breaks down the barrier. First, you acknowledge that there are tasks you must complete. Then with a written list in hand, you can prioritize the most important items and start getting them done. As with any new habit, it may take time to get used to writing weekly, or even daily, to-do lists. With practice, you’ll come to depend on your new list-writing habit because you get so much more accomplished.
How can I use my new to-do lists?
To-do lists come in all shapes and sizes. It’s critical to choose to-do lists that work well for you, so you’re more motivated to stick with them. There are four primary methods for using to-do lists that I had in mind while creating these free printable summer to-do lists.
- Organize your day. Before going to sleep, make a to-do list for the next day. You’ll get a better night’s rest with a plan in place for tomorrow. [Source]
- Organize your week. Some people function most successfully when they have their tasks laid out in front of them for the full week ahead. Begin each week by creating a basic outline with two or three top priorities for each day. As the week goes on, you can adjust the tasks as needed for any given day.
- Prioritize your tasks. It’s a proven fact that it’s optimal to start the day with one of your easiest tasks. [Source] This practice seems counterintuitive, I know. Starting easy gives you the momentum you need to tackle more difficult items on your to-do list. Putting the list in writing simplifies this prioritization process.
- Plan ahead to get favorite summer events on the calendar. We all start a new season with the best of intentions for the months ahead. But then the weeks get away from us. One minute, it’s Memorial Day weekend. Then before you know it, you’re preparing for a new school year. Writing a summer bucket list helps you prioritize beloved summer activities. Hang your finished summer bucket list on the refrigerator or in another prominent place in the house, so you remember to keep working through the items on it.
Please don’t feel limited to these options. I’d love to hear about the other ways you’re planning to use your new summer to-do lists!
About the to-do lists
The free printable summer to-do lists are for personal use only. You may print them as many times as you wish, including for classroom use. You aren’t authorized to use the designs or the lists for commercial purposes. Please don’t distribute the download files. If friends, family, or co-workers are interested in to-do lists, please send them a link to this post where they can download their own files. Thank you!
Free printable summer to-do lists
5 x 7 One-Column To-Do Lists
I have six 5×7 to-do lists with the following summer backgrounds: retro sunglasses, ice cream, butterflies, pink flowers, a coconut drink, and flip flops.
8 x 10 Two-Column To-Do Lists
I only created two-column 8×10 to-do lists. I’m assuming that if you want a smaller list size, you’ll use one of the 5 x 7 versions. If you would like a one-column 8×10 list format, don’t hesitate to ask! I’m happy to make one.
8 x 10 Week To-Do Lists
The week layout is perfect for planning for the full week ahead.
8 x 10 Summer Bucket Lists
Make a summer family bucket list to ensure you get to all of your favorite warm weather activities over the coming months. I have two one-column bucket list templates and two two-column bucket list templates.
Get the full set of summer to-do lists all at once!
>> [Download the complete set of free summer printable to-do lists!] <<
All 14 printables 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 to-do lists
My recommendation for printing the 5 x 7 to-do lists quickly and easily is to purchase 5 x 7 memo sheets. Your lists will be formatted precisely, and you won’t have to spend time cutting the paper to size. A 500-sheet pack is reasonably priced and will last you for a year or longer.
The 8 x 10 to-do lists print perfectly on regular 8.5 x 11 printer paper. Confirm the margins look the way you want on the print preview image before hitting the print button. If the fit isn’t quite right, check for a “shrink to fit” option, which should fix any problems. Stock up on printer paper for the summer and the school year ahead.
Do you need additional summer to-do list formats?
If you don’t see just what you’re looking for in this post, please reach out. I’m happy to make more to-do lists to fit your personal needs and preferences!
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