Few of my Favorite Planner Things
Being new to the whole Planner community I have found that there are an infinite amount of ways to organize and set up your planner. Not only was I absolutely clueless on what to really use and not use, but I felt overwhelmed with all the options. Do I want multiple planners? Do I want just one? How should I organize it? What supplies would I prefer? The list of questions I asked myself could go on and on, but finally through trial and error I discovered what worked for me.
Choosing a Planner
I decided to go with a Filofax because I loved the quality and the size of it, though I went with an A5 which is the largest it still fits within my Coach purse which works out perfectly! I love to carry it with me wherever I go, U never know when an idea will come to mind. There are of course, smaller sizes available with Filofax. If you find them to be pricey there are a few other brands you can consider:
- Webster Pages
- Erin Condren
- Kikki k
- Inkwell Press and many more!
Deciding on Dividers
As I was trying to figure out what would work ideally for me I went through numerous videos on Youtube and Instagram photos to figure out what I would use or not use. And though at first I though all of the different ways of categorizing would work for me I cam to figure out that only a few fit into my everyday and what I truly wanted to keep track of.
My categories came down to:
- Calendar – Monthly, Weekly pages
- Home – Meal planning, To Do list, Weekly chore list
- Social Media – Blog Ideas, Social Media following
- Crafts – Tracking craft projects, Project planning
- Important – Password logs, Birthdays, Order Tracking
- Mixed – Wishlist, Bucket List, Books to Read, Movies to watch
I absolutely LOVE colors you can say I’m kinda obsessed. Sooo when it comes to supplies I went a little bit crazy shopping for them. For example, when it comes to pens I couldn’t begin to tell you how many I have. Aside from pens I also have tabs, stamps, stickers and tape. But again it all depends on what you prefer and what works best for you.
Few of my favorites:
- Paper mate Flair Pens
- Post it tabs
- Sharpie Retractable highlighters
- Washi Tape
- mini Scissors
- Hole Puncher (if you design your own inserts)
- Pencil case
And when it is all said and done don’t just look at having a planner is out of pure necessity. I love having one not only because it keeps my life organized but also because I enjoy having it to document my ideas and keep track of those birthdays that I always forget!