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.
WashiWashi 2

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 –Β 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

Planner supplies:

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 highlightersPlanner supplies
  • Washi Tape
  • Stickers
  • 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!


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About livinlavidacrafty

Loving Life and the everyday moments that inspire me to succeed and always reach for the stars! Life changing moments, crafty projects and a complete animal lover are all things I live to share in hopes to inspire those around me to also find their own passions in life.

Posted on September 11, 2015, in Planner and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Great post! I am new to this planner thing and I can totally relate to tying to figure which system is best personally.


    • Thank you! And yes when I first started it was tough trying to figure out what would work best for me because there are sooo many options and everything sounded like a good idea to start out. It just takes time to find out what really works for you.


  2. I love your washi tape!!! ❀ super cute! It's so smart that you have categories. I have an erin condren and I absolutely love it. I just did a post on my blog about it πŸ™‚ go check it out ❀



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