Let’s face it, life gets crazy and there will be times when we forget to do something or go somewhere. It happens! Between work, my son’s activities, and home stuff, I needed a system that was going to help me organize everything. In the past, I always relied on my phone for everything but you can only put so many things in your phone’s calendar and I always feared that one day I would lose all of my information due to a software update.
With that said, earlier this year, I decided to go back to using a traditional planner and I am so happy that I did. I love making my to do lists and checking things off gives me a huge sense of accomplishment which is great because that means the planner is serving its purpose.
At the moment, I am using two planners simply because I wanted to keep certain things separate from each other. I use one planner for home stuff (doctor’s appointments, finances, etc.) and the second planner is used to help me manage my blog (a place to jot down ideas, keep track of my posts, etc.)
Since I started using a planner back in February, it has taken me some time to find the perfect planner for me. I’ve tried several different ones however they just were not functional for what I needed to use them for. I decided to make the investment and I purchased the rose gold Kate Spade personal planner. The color is beautiful and it is so customizable in the sense that I would only have to purchase new calendar inserts every year rather than buying a whole new planner and not to mention, the decorating possibilities are endless.
After watching tons of planner related videos on You Tube,I had no idea that this whole planning community / phenomenon even existed and now I’m hooked. I am a proud #Plannernerd! In all of the videos that I watched, the women were actually using stickers to decorate their planners and I immediately wanted to do the same.
Why not dress it up a little and have fun with it. I used to scrapbook years ago however now I wanted something to serve as my creative outlet and I believe I’ve found it because using this method of planning also allows me to keep track of life’s important moments.
Since I started using a planner again, I’ve joined several Facebook groups and everyone is so welcoming and always willing to offer suggestions, give you tips and tricks on different ways to use your planner, heads up on any awesome sales at the craft stores, etc. I am so happy that I’ve met some amazing friends in the planner community!
Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram because that is where I share the majority of my planner related pictures. I share how I decorate my planner and where I have purchased cool new planning goodies.
How do you keep organized? Do you rely on your phone calendar or do you also use a traditional planner? Do you have any tips and tricks that have helped you stay organized? Please do share with us by leaving a comment below. I’d leave to hear your methods of keeping organized in this crazy day to day world that we live in.
Until next time…