This is one blog post I have been planning for so many days now.. I’ve been procrastinating on making a planner for months which I finally managed to start and complete in the last two weeks. This planner took me forever to make!! But trust me.. it is by far the best or rather the most useful project I’ve ever completed. Its been high time since I got my life a bit organized.. and I think this planner is going help me enhance and make the most of every day in my life.
I already started using the planner and I must say.. its so much FUN! Infact, I look forward to my planner every day.. I never thought an organized life would be so much fun! It not only helps me organize my household, but also my finances and my blog too!
There are many ways to make a planner. There are so many websites online wherein you can find free printable planner pages. Just google for “household printables” or “printable organizer.” and you’ll have so many templates to choose from, But I decided to make my planner fully handmade.
I’ve used My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doody 6×6 pattern papers and many other embellishments from PPS.. which I will talk about as we go on a little tour of my creation..
Now, lets get on to the planner.
For the cover of the planner I used an 8×8 thick cardboard binder I got from Centerpoint for as cheap as 5 dirhams! I was very clear I wanted a small planner.. something that I can carry around in my bag, if I wanted. I covered it with a wrapping paper a friend got for me from Lush. The woodgrain alphas are my favorite from the Amy Tangerines Sketchbook collection!!
I labeled the dividers with sections that will be included in the planner, and put them in the binder. I placed sections that will be used most in the front of the binder. My planner includes:
Art and Craft Projects/Blog
The first tab is the household and cleanliness stuff. Of late I have got a bit obsessed with cleaning which is why this section of my planner is going to be really helpful for me. I hand doodled the little bucket and sponge.. You’ll find a lot of doodling in this planner.. *winks*. The green sparking alphas are from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan collection.
It has a list of my fixed daily, weekly and monthly household activities.. stuff that I have to get done every day, every week and every month. I laminated each page with plastic sheets myself so that I can cross off each activity once done with a pen and later wipe it out!
And since I am always in need of a note pad, I added lots and lots of note paper to this planner. I stamped each blank page to make it prettier to write on!
My second tab is serious stuff: Finance This is where I jot down important bank information, daily expenses etc.
I thought it’d also be a good idea of create some pockets for my planner. Somewhere to store bills that I might later need to jot down into my daily expenses or if I had to exchange the stuff I bought, etc..
I also have little quotes I like written and put into this planner in between tabs.
How cool are those transparency borders?!!
This is definitely one of my favorites sections from the planner – The Art and Craft space.
I plan to jot down blog ideas, new project plans, doodle layouts and other fun stuff in this space. And yes.. that butterfly there is hand drawn! *winks*
Now, what’s a planner without a calendar? I put each month on a different colored cardstock to make it all fun!
Another fun part of my planner is this wishlist section!
Here I have a section for meal planning, a space to jot down my favorite recipes and also a pocket to store cut outs of recipes from magazines and stuff.
I also made two little pouch to hold my little notepad and a pen.
That’s it for now. I have room left to add categories if needed.
I just love using my planner!! Love love love it!!! Hopefully this project will inspire you to get organized yourself and maybe even make your own planner. Lemme know if you do land up making one..
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All the best!
- Pattern papers: My Mind’s Eye Howdy Doody 6×6” paper pad, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Cheerful Notes 12z12’” Pattern paper, Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Cobalt Composition 12×12″ Patterned Paper, Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Kristi’s Craft 12×12″ Patterned Paper, My Mind’s Eye 12 x 12 BE HAPPY Transparency Frame Follow Your Heart
- Alphas/Stickers: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Muse Woodgrain Thickers Chipboard, Dear Lizzy NEAPOLITAN Thickers Glitter Chipboard Charmed Peapod, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Tile Letters Stickers Ballerina, Echo Park – A Boy’s Life – Alpha Stickers, October Afternoon Mini Market Grey and Cream Alpha Stickers, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Remarks Stickers
- Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye Follow Your Heart “Be Happy” Rhinestones, Washi tapes, Lace from my stash.