I’m going to be completely honest. I’m anal about organization but completely unorganized in my life. I really never used a planner and I tried using the calendar in my iPhone but it just doesn’t work for me. Even with reminders I like to see things a month or week in advance all written out and detailed. So, after some inspiring photos and ideas from i heart organizing and A Bowl Full of Lemons I decided to make my own planner! I’m hoping that my creating my own I’ll actually use it!
I headed on over to Staples to check out their Martha Stewart line! I am not going to lie… that many pretty office supply products in one space made me giddy!
So I started buying! You’ve honestly got to be pretty careful… before you know it you could be spending $75-100 on a planner! I decided to go with the three ring binder method. I picked up the following:
1) 3 Ring Binder (small size)
2) Zipper pouch
3) 18 month calendar insert
4) Notes sheets
5) Planner insert with note tabs and sticky notes
6) Teal dividers
Approx. Grand Total: $35!
Here’s how it looks:
I made that cover page myself!
So far I’ve been using it a lot! Let’s hope that keeps up! I really like being able to see everything all at once and have it organized! I made tabs for blogging and meal planning too! Let’s hope I can keep up with those 🙂 I have quite a few blog ideas already written down—I just need to find the time to write them!