FREE Inserts for A5 & Personal Planners + Tips On How To Print

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In from my last post, I shared some free planner inserts set around daily planning. I designed some FREE month on two page inserts to keep your organized. These free planner inserts are available in both A5 and personal size and they match the daily/weekly planner free my last post.

For today’s post, I thought I would offer you some tips on how to print your free planner inserts. I appreciate that a lot of you will be familiar with printing your own inserts but for those of you who are not so confident with printing inserts at home or, indeed for those of you who would like to learn some new tricks, I thought this would be a great way to share the tricks I have learnt along the way.

I love printables for so many reasons. Even prior to setting up my Etsy store, my preference was alway to buy printables. I am just too impatient to be waiting for the postman.  When you live on a small island in the Mediterranean like I do, post can take just about forever. Plus, I really like control over the quality of what I am printing.

Hopefully, some of these tips and tricks will help  make your own printing process easier.

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5 Tips to help you print your free planner inserts

TIP 1: For A5 inserts, ALWAYS cut your paper down to size and set the ratio 100% prior to printing your planner inserts. This will give you the best printing output. Printing booklet style or two a5 pages to an A4 sheet will not give you optimum results.

TIP 2: When printing personal size planner inserts, do NOT print booklet style or two inserts to an A4 sheet. When you instruct your computer to print booklet style it will automatically apply shrinkage to your inserts by  adjusting the borders to allow for booklet binding. IF you have to print booklet style, you will find the need to increase the print ratio to approximately 152% in order to get the correct sizing. This leads me onto TIP 3.

TIP 3: Print personal size planner inserts onto A5 paper and set the ratio to 100%. You will still get two inserts per A4 sheet but by printing on A5 paper the printing out put will be perfect without the need for trial and error.

TIP 4: Most home printers do not have the ability to print duplex on paper size smaller than A4 but all printers have the capacity to print duplex manually. Every printer is different but most printers will have the option to allow you to print all odd pages first followed by placing the inserts back into printer and printing all even pages.

TIP 5: When printing the even pages of your planner inserts, pay attention to the orientation that your printer prints before placing the inserts back into the printing tray. If your printer has the option of printing the even pages in reverse, choosing this option will mean that you simply place the inserts back into the printer in the order the inserts printed. If your printer only allows you to print the even pages in sequence, you will need to re-stack your inserts so that the last page is at the bottom of the pile and the first page is at the top of the pile with all blank sides facing upwards.

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And there you have it, five tips to help you print your free planner inserts at home!

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I hope these tips are helpful to you and have helped you with any printing issues that you may experience when printing inserts. Feel free to tag me over at the Planner Squad Facebook group if you need any help with printing and I will be happy to help you.

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FREE Daily & Weekly Planner Inserts For A5 & Personal Size Planners

Get your free daily & weekly planner inserts for A5 & personal planner sizes. Functional and cute, these inserts will help you stay organized while you rock your planners!

Time has flown by since I last blogged for the Planner Squad. I am back with more free printable planner inserts.

I don’t know about you but my planning system is constantly evolving with my ever changing needs to stay organized and on top of things. Last month I quit my corporate job to focus on my planning business, Little Chiqui Paperie, on a full time basis and since then things have been a little crazy.

Getting organized and staying on track with free planner inserts

The traditional week on two pages just isn’t cutting it anymore. Although I use my planner daily I am failing to plan every day which is leaving me feeling very unorganized. My weekly spread just doesn’t allow me to plan daily. I therefore need a daily planner to keep me functional.  I was inspired to design a daily/weekly planner to share with you all. I have to tell you-I LOVE the design and set up.

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The daily planner inserts

It has two days to a page in vertical format which means you can print a whole week to one sheet of A4/letter sized paper (when printed duplex). Each day allows you to track your important water intake, your top 3 goals for the day, your workouts and appointments. There is also a section for you to meal plan. Whats more, these free planner inserts are available in both A5 and personal size. The personal size is really tempting me to abandon my A5 Kikki K. I love just about anything in miniature set up and these pages are just so cute.

How will I be using my daily planner inserts with weekly set up?

I have designed a similar set up customized to my own needs and I plan to use them alongside my weekly spread. I need a weekly spread to see where I am at a glance. I mainly use my weekly spread to note appointments, errands, household chores and anything related to my husband, children and household. My daily pages will be used to note the things I NEED to do on any particular day and will most likely be work related.

Check out these free daily & weekly planner inserts for A5 & personal size planners. Functional & cute, these Planner Squad inserts will help you get & stay organized.

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How do you use your weekly/daily pages to stay organized?

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Effective Goal Planning (and Free Printable)

When I saw Jenn’s advert on Facebook for contributors to the Planner Squad blog I knew instantly it was something that I wanted to be involved with. If you are a member of the Planner Squad Facebook group you may have seen me floating about. For those of you who don’t know me I am Tina, the owner and designer of Little Chiqui Paperie – an online stationery boutique specialising in planner inserts.

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Effective Goal Planning

Since we are well into the second quarter of 2016 I thought it would the perfect opportunity to talk about effective goal planning. One of the things us Planner Girl’s have in common is our obsession with goal setting.

It is part and parcel of planning. December rolls around, we prepare our planners for the new year ahead obsessing over the perfect set up and we set our goals. The old year ends, the new year starts and we are on a high and excited about all the new things to come our way.

Our goals are fresh, we are motivated and we work hard but then without even realising we start to lose motivation and lack drive, we forget our goals and why we set them.

I don’t know about you but accomplishing my goals makes me feel good about myself. Its makes me feel accomplished. I have always been a goal setter (or dreamer as some people call me) and I really believe that we need goals in our life.

Goals are really hard to accomplish if they are not set in the correct way and without even knowing so, we are usually setting ourselves up to fail.

S.M.A.R.T Goals

For those of you who have never heard of the S.M.A.R.T principle it stands for Specific, Meaningful and measurable, Achievable, Realistic and relevant and Timely. When goals are set using this principle they are more likely to be accomplished.

I always use this principle when setting my own goals. I know that when using this formula that this goal is achievable. When goals are set without using this simple format they are much harder to achieve.

Once you learn how to set goal effectively using S.M.A.R.T you will be setting yourself up for success in accomplishing all your goals assuming you are prepared to put in the hard work to execute your action plan.

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FREE Goal Assessment and Planning Booklet Printable

Today I wanted to share with you a free Goal Assessment and Planning Booklet download that I have designed exclusively for the Planner Squad. It’s purpose is to help guide through effective goal planning using the SMART principle and help encourage you to review your goals regularly.

The booklet is designed in A5 format and will fit perfectly into an A5 planner. If you don’t own an A5 planner you can print his booklet style and make yourself a goal setting booklet.

A little bit about the workbook – It is 12 pages long and designed to be printed duplex. It can also be printed booklet style. Pages 6 & 7, 8 & 9, 10 & 11 have been designed to be printed as many times as you need them. The file is in PDF format and can be opened and printed using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.


Setting goals shouldn’t feel daunting. It should feel exciting and when accomplished it should feel rewarding. I hope you enjoy working through the booklet and I hope it helps you with setting  and accomplishing your goals.

What kind of goals would you like to achieve in your life? We’d love to hear them! Comment below if you’d like to share them with us!

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