What to include in a monthly to do list.

Go from overwhelmed to organized with a monthly to do list template.

One of the best ways to get organized (and stay organized) is to create a monthly to-do list. A monthly list gives you the “big picture” without letting anything fall through the cracks. And if you want to make things even easier for yourself, invest in a monthly to do list template. Check out these to-do list tips to get started.

Visualize your month.

Start by picturing the month ahead, one day at a time. Mentally walk through your routines and start writing everything down. Here are some examples of what you can include:

Create a template.

Not every month is the same, but chances are there’s a lot of overlap. For example, most people pay rent or a mortgage each month. Think of all those recurring tasks and use them to structure a monthly to do list template or a to do list monthly planner.

You can also use digital lists and duplicate them each month to make this even easier. And if you already have a to do list in a PDF, use it as a starting point and edit as you go.

Working with PDFs makes life easier — explore everything you can do with Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat online services to be more organized.