Welcome to the second post in the Conversations With My Planner Girl Self blog series here at Createyou86. This post will be all about my new Homebinder. What is a homebinder? You might be thinking. I consider a homebinder a catch all for anything that has to do with my home or vehicle. This is a planner that will be staying at home. This planner is A5 so that I have plenty of room to write, and log any pertinent information. For my binder I purchased a Carpe Diem A5 binder for $10.00. Carpe Diem was having a spring clearance sale, and I purchased a pack of monthly dividers for $2.00 which I taped together to create my 12 dividers, and a pack of three clear bookmarks for $1.00. Twelve dividers may seem like a lot of dividers, but I am using all but one of the sections. I used the Carpe Diem tab sticker pack to rename the dividers. Here are my sections
Let me know in the comments below if you have a home binder, and what yours consists of.
Welcome to a brand new blog series here at Createyou86. There will be four installments. One for each week in June so make sure you come back to hear some of the things I have conversations with myself about my planners. The first time that I did one of these was on The Createyou86 Podcast. You can check that out HERE . This series will be an opportunity for me to get deeper into why I plan, what it does for me, and when I need planning the most among other things.
I started planning in 2014 after a photo came through my Instagram feed. I saw a planner with some stickers on it, and a Filofax hashtag. I purchased my first Filofax, and the rest is history. I still have that red Filofax Domino. Planning evolved from there for me into something that I could do to keep control in my life. Not only for myself, but for others around me. I used stickers, and decor all over. Looking back at memories that pop up on Facebook or Instagram I tend to laugh at what kind of decor I had used. I still use stickers, but I haven't used washi in a long time, and I have more than I know what to do with. While in this strange time I am still trying to keep up my planning even if it is for the most simple things. I have found this meme in every planner group, and it kind of irks me.
This irks me because some weeks I find myself planning more than I had in previous weeks, and months. I know people are homeschooling so that's a tons of stuff to put in your planner, and people working from home is another reason. People are also ordering a ton of stuff off of Amazon, and other sites so they have plenty to keep track of. I am super guilty of this. I have ordered shelves (2), makeup, desk organization, and a few other things. Boredom, and late nights get the best of me. I ordered planner items from Wish one morning around four AM. My planner is still very useful to me. Come fall it'll be even more useful when school starts back up for me. I have tried several sizes, and styles of planners, but I always return to my favorite which will always be personal size. Planning will return to normal soon, and planner spreads will be full of appointments again. I plan to stay sane, and I plan to move forward when the rest of the world is standing still.
Let me know in the comments why you plan. Let's be honest with out planner girl selves.
Welcome to another post here at Createyou86. This is an annual post as of December 2018. I don't think it matters what month it is posted in because things change in the planner community so frequently that favorites, and dislikes change frequently as well. You can hear the podcast episode where I did my first Planner Anti Haul HERE. A Planner anti-haul is just a list of items that based on my current likes, and dislikes are products that I will never purchase from the planner community or items that I have purchased that I was disappointed in or regret purchasing. Some of the items remain the same, but some have changed. My list is as follows:
Let me know in the comments below. What are some of your planner anti-haul items so far for 2020?
.Welcome to another post here at Createyou86. I wanted to talk about some of my must have planner items for 2020. This will differ for most people, but I always find myself reaching for the same products over and over again. While I am definitely a decorative planner I consider myself a minimalist in that I use the same products almost every week. Of course there are tons of shops that I love, but I tend to stick to ones I truly enjoy, and purchasing from them only once or twice a year, and I try to keep everything as affordable as possible. I created a list of my top five essential planner items that I have reached for repeatedly in 2020.
2020 Planner Essentials
I know that these items will never be essentials for every planner out there, but they are good starter items, and even after years of planning I still find myself needing or wanting the essentials that I started with. I hope that if you are a new planner that this post has helped you with what some essential items might end up being for you.
For those seasoned planners, and new planners alike let me know in the comments what your planner essentials are at this stage in your planning journey.