Is your life a hotch-potch of missed deadlines, forgotten shopping and reneged commitments? Sounds like you need to get organized. Where better to start than with hard numbers and figures? For this, you might want to take advantage of the many spreadsheets available on Vertex42 that allow you to keep track of your time, belongings, projects and money. Here are 10 of the best.
If you’re anything like me, your finances are scattered around a smattering of savings and checking accounts, with the odd credit card thrown in. Perhaps you’ve even got a mortgage. This makes it incredibly challenging to keep on track of your income and expenses. Sure, you could lean on a product like You Need A Budget. Or you could take this spreadsheet for a spin. Your shout.
Visualizing what you have to do as a list is a valuable tool in increasing your productivity. There’s no shortage of tools on the market that help you do this. Personally speaking, I’m quite partial to Wunderlist. But if you want a simpler solution, check out this to-do list spreadsheet. It allows you to schedule tasks, set a priority, and get things done on time.
Got any long-term health problems? If you’re on a number of medications, you may find it challenging to organize what you take, the amounts taken, and when you take them. Thankfully, this spreadsheet takes away all the stress of managing your medication.
Are you planning a vacation soon? It’s easy to fall into the quagmire of expense that comes with traveling. There are flights, hotels and food to pay for, and everything in between. If you’re not careful, it’s really easy to find yourself paying more than you’ve intended to. Thankfully, this Travel Budget Worksheet makes it incredibly easy to keep on track of your expenses when you’re seeing the world.
You don’t need a paper checkbook to take advantage of a checkbook register. In its simplest form, it allows you to track each and every incoming and outgoing payment, and then add (or subtract) that from a running total. This allows you to keep current on your checking account, and to avoid falling into the mire of debt. You can use paper for this, but why not try Excel?
If you’re moving house, or renting out one of your spare rooms on AirBnB, you probably want to keep track of each and every item you have. This home inventory checklist makes it easy to see what you own, and what’s missing. And all from within an Excel spreadsheet.
If you’re on a highly restrictive diet, or if you’re just trying to cut down on food wastage, you’ll want to check out the meal planner spreadsheet. It allows you to organize breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a week, as well as your grocery list. And all from a single worksheet.
If you’re planning a DIY project, or have a massive school assignment to get done, you might want to consider doing a bit of project management. Vertex42’s Project Schedule Template manages to transform each step of what you’re trying to accomplish, all in the form of a pleasing Gantt Chart.
Got a busy year ahead? The Yearly Planner Calendar spreadsheet allows you to visualize your schedule for months to come, whilst sticking to a single page. And there’s even room for notes.
The Continuous Monthly Calendar is a bit like the Yearly Planning Calendar, but with one major exception. It doesn’t show any breaks between months. It’s all just one contiguous block. Just input the start date, and it will populate the cells with days and months.
Organise Your Life
Do you have any particular strategy for staying organized? Found any useful spreadsheets on Vertex42 I might have missed? Tell me about it. The comments box is below.