Welcome to the third post in the Createyou86 Secrets of an Organized Planner August Blog Series. If you are anything like me you have drawer upon drawer, upon plastic container, upon shelves full of planning goodies, and ephemera. Your stash might even look like the photo at the top of this post. Do you ever look at your stash, and think "When will I use all of this stuff?" I am pretty sure i have more pads of paper than i could ever use in a lifetime (i have been a paper hoarder since i was little. It started with the need to play school, and store with my neighbor friends!) As much as i would love to say that i use the Dollar Spot post it notes, and sticky tabs....don't get me wrong i use them, but again i could probably gift my children (who don't exist yet) some of these, and still have enough for my lifetime.
We found out yesterday that we will again be moving YAY! (We moved to California 2 years ago) and this will be a cross country move to Pennsylvania. This means we have to pack our lives into a Hyundai Elantra with a cat, and a small dog, and make our trek together. As much as i love the goodies......some of the goodies will have to go unless they can make it into a single large Tupperware container. It will honestly cause me serious anxiety to let some of these things go, but it is a necessary evil to lessen the weight in my car while traveling.
Do you ever feel over encumbered by your planner goodies? Is it completely necessary to have drawer upon drawer or sticky notes, tabs, stickers, and pads of paper/notebooks? It is time to re-evaluate your planner goodies, and how they make your life better, or are you hoarding these planner goodies to fill a void? I am starting small while cleaning out my planner goodies. I have thrown away half used sticky notes that i don't use anymore, ephemera that i can't see myself using even though at the time i thought they were adorable, and bringing my planning down to fieldnotes size. Will it stay this way? Who knows, i love all types of planners, but i don't love feeling like i have too much stuff even when it is pretty, cute, and i really really really want to keep it.
When was the last time you re-evaluated your planner goody stash? Does it sometimes give you anxiety? Let us know in the comments below!
8/10/2015 02:11:11 pm
I totally feel you! I am a compulsive list maker, and while it feels great to get things out of my head onto physical paper, it also means I have paper/list pads/notebooks/sticky notes/journals everywhere! I have stopped buying things like that new (I don't even look at them in stores!), and the only times I acquire new ones are if they are free, haha. I recently picked up a Passon Planner in the hope that it will help me take all of my different list/writing habits and bring them into one place! http://www.lornastell.com/life/2015/8/10/getting-organized-the-passion-planner Cuts down on the clutter a bit. :)
8/10/2015 02:40:40 pm
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