Welcome to the first post of the February Planner Love Blog Series. This series is all about how much i love planners, planning, and paper in general. In this series i will be focusing on pocket size planners, and several favorite items this season.
This post is for anyone, and everyone in the planning community. Maybe you are just starting out, and are seeing people's planner collections for the first time. Maybe you are a planning veteran, or have been at it for a few years, and you have started to see an accumulation of planners in your possession, and think to yourself "How did I even accumulate this many planners/notebooks?" (even just paper notebooks). This is how i feel, and have felt for a while now.
For me, planning has become a collecting endeavor. When i find a planner size that i love i ALWAYS want MORE! For some people this may be a problem, but since i have started looking at it as a collection it hasn't bothered me nearly as much. I have invested AN EXORBITANT amount of money into this hobby, and i intend to keep the ones that i absolutely love, and will plan with forever, and give away/donate/sell ones that i am not IN LOVE with. Just yesterday i donated several planners to the Salvation Army, after trying to sell them on the Facebook Marketplace with no luck. If they don't sell, i would rather donate them to someone in need, and now i know that those types of planners just don't work for me ( Zip Around Planners) so i will never purchase them (Even if the Kate Spade Wellesley Planner is beautiful!) Next lets talk a little bit about my planner collection!
My Planner Collection
My planner collection consists of around 30 planners +/- There are all different sizes, and brands, but this is a collection i plan to build on, and that i actually use. Below are a few photos of my collection (They aren't organized because they are in a large Victoria's Secret bag, but they will eventually be placed in egg crates (built as a book case) behind my desk when we move so that they are more presentable, and i can keep them organized by brand, and size etc..
I frequently think to myself "Am I a Hoarder?" The answer is MAYBE I AM, but i feel like it is a different type of hoarding because i use the items, and i don't just store them away, or hide them. They are out in the open for anyone in my room to see, and for easy access to me, or anyone who is using them. I feel proud of my collection, and frequently show people who ask to see it. So i guess its up to you to decide....ARE YOU A HOARDER?
Normally hoarding is defined as:
DEFINITION OF HOARDING
a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded forpreservation, future use, etc.:
a vast hoard of silver.
verb (used with object)
to accumulate for preservation, future use, etc., in a hidden orcarefully guarded place:
to hoard food during a shortage.
verb (used without object)
to accumulate money, food, or the like, in a hidden or carefully guarded place for preservation, future use, etc.
I hope that you have enjoyed this post, and are looking forward to the 5 other posts in this series in the coming weeks!
Let me know in the comments below: DO YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF A COLLECTOR OR HOARDER, AND WHY?
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