YOU. GUYS. I am so into my new planner. I’ve always been into planners (I’ve even kept all of the planners I’ve ever used!!), and I’m really picky about them, and sometimes I have a hard time finding one that I like. But this year! Love this thing.
I had been searching since August for a new one because I kind of like the idea of starting a new one with the school year (working in a school and all). Couldn’t find anything perfect until last month, when I found one I liked online, and then found the same exact thing for a 1/3 of the price at Home Goods!!!! I was so excited.
OKAY! LET’S TAKE A TOUR OF IT!!! (And if this isn’t your cup of tea, and you’re like why would anyone care about this, TOO BAD! I’M EXCITED!!)
Look at it!!! It’s cute, which is one of my top requirements. It’s also the perfect size; it has to be about 7″x 5″: small enough to fit in my purse and large enough so that I don’t have to write like an ant. It has a ribbon to hold my page, which my last planner didn’t have, so that’s nice. The planner I used last year had some elements I liked (I chose it after all), but a few things that really bugged me. This new planner is more like ones I’ve used in the past that I really liked, so it feels better. And omigosh, so cute. Did I mention that?I got the pouch on the left from Michaels, in their new “Happy Planner” section. I was going to keep my pens in it, but it’s really too small for that, so I just keep a few rolls of washi tape in it for now. The pouch on the right is from Target, and HOW PERFECTLY DOES IT MATCH THE PLANNER?? I keep my pens in it.Here’s the layout. I have to do a Weekly layout (not monthly or daily), and my last planner had one week on each page, which is madness!! Each day was half this size, so it was a bit cramped. And some planners make Sat/Sun share a space, which is ridiculous. I do things on weekends too, duh.
I usually keep bits of paper (coupons, stamps, etc.) in the back of my planner, so I’ve added this little pocket, using cardstock, washi tape, spray adhesive, and packing tape.I also always keep a pad of sticky notes in the front, and have a running To Do list, and a running To Get list. Then when I go to the store, I can just peel off my list and take it with me.
I got this pad of planner stickers that will really jazz up my pages. There are like a billion stickers, and they’re really cute and they cover almost everything I do. Though, they don’t have any cookie stickers, which is like , Alex 101, so I’m a little disappointed about that. I’ll try to get over it.