Planner Options [Organized Life]




I love planners. I love being organized (even if it’s only the illusion of organization sometimes!). I love new office supplies and walking around Staples or Office Depot looking at all the potential. I also love fun planner supplies, like stickers, washi tape, gel pens, and fun paper clips. There’s something a little “old-school” about it, but I don’t care to use my phone’s calendar or anything digital. For me, it’s more than staying organized- it’s a creative outlet and a hobby. And I know I’m not alone! There’s a huge group of ladies out there who love their planners too.

Planner Details


I have 2 planners- one larger one that I use mostly at work, which has a detailed day-by-day outline inside. It has my budget planner, important papers, and any lists of to-dos, such as grocery lists, expected packages, blog posts to write, and upcoming events. My second planner is much smaller- it goes in my purse, and is a more general monthly calendar, with an insert for my day-to-day that I use like a bullet journal (more on bullet journaling in the next post). 

My large planner is from Staples. It’s their own brand, called the Arc System. The Arc System is a disc-bound system for notebooks and planners. Basically, you have covers and sheets of paper that click into a disc. This system is completely customizable, from different sizes of discs, to different covers, and even a custom hole punch so that you can make whatever you need for your planner. There are other disc-bound planner systems out there, such as Erin Condren, Me and My Big Ideas/ Happy Planner, Martha Stewart, TUL, and Circa.


I customize my planner weekly, with washi tape, stickers, stamps, and kits. There are so many different ways to personalize your planner, and places such as Michael’s, Staples, and Hobby Lobby are excellent tools for finding really neat stuff. Check etsy and amazon as well as for more creative and unique tools.


What about you? Do you use a planner?


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