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Monday, May 1, 2017

Free Printable Homeschool Shopping List + a bonus!

Like me, many of you are making your homeschool curriculum and supplies lists for the coming school year. When you’ve got multiple kids all doing different stuff, it can get a little confusing keeping track of it all…especially if you tend to hunt used book sales and online bargains looking for deals. So a couple of years ago, a made a quick spreadsheet to keep track of all my homeschool materials purchases for the year in a simple spreadsheet, with slots for tracking prices, etc.

It was simple and it got the job done. What I loved about it was that I could type the titles, isbns, whatever into it and then copy and paste those into search bars on used book sites to find what I was looking for. I could print a copy to go to a store, convention, or used book store. I had slots for tracking multiple prices, so I knew if that used book sale was a good deal or not.

I also had places for recording books I already owned, when I ordered, and when I received each book---I can’t be the only one who’s ever ordered a book I already own, right?

So, I’ve put together a prettier, color-coded, printable version of my homeschool shopping list for you.

And guess what? If you are a subscriber, you will receive access to free, editable xlsx versions that you can download and use on your computer.

homeschool shopping list-003


Ok, confession time…I thought it would be simple to make an editable spreadsheet available for download, but then I ran into compatibility issues. Sigh. Technology. Got to love it, right?

Different spreadsheet programs handle colors differently and the file I made using one program would not display correctly in Excel. If I wasn’t color coding it wouldn’t have been an issue, but I wasn’t willing to give that up---I have to have my color coding to keep my kids’ stuff straight and I wanted you to have it, too.

The bad new is that it took me waaaay too long to put this together. The good news (for you!) is that I ended up having to make two different spreadsheets and they each have their own color scheme---one that is Excel compatible (it also works in Planmaker and OpenOffice---it make work in others, also) and the original which works in Planmaker and OpenOffice. You can download the printable pdf versions below:

homeschool shopping list-002homeschool shopping list-001

For each color, there are two sheets, one with subjects and one with the subjects blank. You can use these together or just use one or the other (you might use the subject sheet for your spines, for instance, and then the second sheet for literature and other extras):

homeschool shopping list sample 1homeschool shopping list sample 2

I’ve also made a version of the original with wider, but fewer lines for easier writing:

homeschool shopping list wide sample 1homeschool shopping list wide sample 2

Click on the pictures or the links below to download the free, printable Homeschool Shopping List:

Original Color Scheme #1

Excel Color Scheme #2

Original Color Scheme #1 with wider lines

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