Microsoft's Best Templates and Printables for Parents, Families, and Homes

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Free Templates for Parents and Families. (c) Jeff Randall / Photodisc / Getty Images
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Free Templates and Printables for Household Organization

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Free Templates for Parents and Families. (c) Jeff Randall / Photodisc / Getty Images

Sometimes we only think of using templates in Microsoft Office for business or education, but you can find some great free resources for parenting, organization, and much more.

You may also be interested in: Microsoft's Best Father's Day Templates or Microsoft's Best Mother's Day Templates.

Be aware that Microsoft has changed how they offer templates. Now you search for templates from within each program. 

So jump in and take a look at this slide show by using the arrows below, which is a collection of what I consider to be top template picks geared toward parents and families.

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Free Printable or Digital Family Calendar Template for Microsoft Excel

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Family Calendar Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

You can find all sorts of cool calendar templates for Microsoft Office.

Here's one designed specifically for parents or families: the Family Calendar Template for Microsoft Excel. You can use this to keep track of your household's hectic schedule throughout the year.

Open Excel, select New, then search for this template by keyword.

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Free Family Monthly Budget Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel

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Family Monthly Budget Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

It seems like household budgets have become increasingly complicated. Keep it all accounted for with this Family Monthly Budget Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel.

The clean layout populates your data to colorful chart to help you visualize the money that's flowing in and out.

Open Excel, select New, then search for this template by keyword.

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Striped Family Chore Chart Template or Printable for Microsoft Word

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Color Stripes Family Chore Chart Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

This Color Stripes Family Chore Chart Template or Printable for Microsoft Word may not make everyone excited to do their chores, but it may imbue some optimism in its onlookers. This link will also give you options for a Child's Chore List, general To Do lists, Yard Chore List, and more.

Open Word, select New, then search for this template by keyword.

Find a similar template option on the next slide.

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Chore Payment Schedule Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel

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Chore Payment Schedule or Log Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

You may have already created a system for getting your household's chores done, but do you have a clean way to track who has been paid for what?

Even if you do not pay your children for chores, you can use this Chore Payment Schedule or Log Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel for keeping track of how everyone is contributing to sharing the family workload.

Open Excel, select New, then search for this template by keyword.

In case you missed it, the previous slide features another chore chart option.

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Babysitter Checklist Instructions Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel

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Babysitter Checklist and Schedule with Emergency Contact Instructions Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Communicating with those who watch your children can be streamlined with this Babysitter Checklist and Schedule with Emergency Contact Instructions Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel.

This form can be printed to help your babysitter know the kind of information you want to know about.

Search for this template in Word by selecting New then searching by keyword.

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Family or Group Vacation Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel

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Family or Group Vacation Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

If travel gets complicated, family or group vacations can get even more so for those planning them. This Family or Group Vacation Template or Printable for Microsoft Excel has clickable tabs for different aspects of vacation planning, letting you keep all the fun details in one printable or sharable file.

Packing, emergency contact information, itinerary, flight information, ground transportation arrangements, lodging, and destination attractions--it's all handled by this cool spreadsheet!

Select Excel then New, then search for this template by name.

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Family Emergency Plan and Portable Cards Template for Microsoft Excel

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Family Emergency Plan and Portable Cards Template for Microsoft Excel. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

While disaster is never something you want to have happen, your family's emergency plan will likely be invaluable if one does come your way.

This free Family Emergency Plan and Portable Cards Template for Microsoft Excel guides you through capturing that information in one printable document.

Open Excel, select New, then search for this template by keyword.

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Sports or Team Snack Schedule Template or Printable for Microsoft Word

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Sports or Class Snack Schedule Template for Microsoft Word. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Manage the all-important snack rotation for your kids' sporting events with this Sports or Team Snack Schedule Template or Printable for Microsoft Word.

You can also search for Class Snack Sign-up Sheets and more.

Open Word, select New, then search for this template by keyword.

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Free Family Tree with Photos Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint

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Family Tree with Photos Template for Microsoft PowerPoint. (c) Screenshot by Cindy Grigg, Courtesy of Microsoft

Collect, preserve, and share your family's history with resources like this free Family Tree with Photos Template or Printable for Microsoft PowerPoint. Use this as a presentation or save it as a visual document you save or print. It's up to you!

Open PowerPoint, select New, then search for this template by keyword.

You can also search for 'family history' templates in Word and Excel.

 

You may also be interested in: Microsoft's Best Templates for StudentsMicrosoft's Best Templates for Teachers and AdministratorsMicrosoft's Best Father's Day Templates or Microsoft's Best Mother's Day Templates.

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