Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My (Attempted) Organized Life: Planning

Today marks week 2 of My (Attempted) Organized Life series, and this week is all about planning and scheduling!

If you know me, then you'd know that I am a big time planner. I love making lists and writing in calendars and planners. Although sometimes it still doesn't help me remember everything, I still definitely love the idea of writing things down to better remember them!

I have a few different calendars/lists that I use to keep my schedules as clearly laid out as possible.

I have a weekly dry-erase board to see things at a week's glance and see things up close and personal. I also have two monthly calendars--one that I keep on my desk and another that I have in my planner. The one on my desk is to see my plans in a cute way and separate from my planner. I have a daily portion of my planner too that divides the days by the times from 8am to 5pm. It allows me to See how much free time I have in between classes, meetings, and other things like that.

The last part of my planning and scheduling are these three notepads that I got from Target in their dollar section! I love it so much. There are three pads: to do, to buy, and to call. I use them on a day to day basis when I have a lot to do so that I can keep track of everything.

I love all of my planner-type stuff--I'm obsessed with planning! I also have a blog planner to help me plan out posts and stuff for this blog (although I am obviously not always keeping up with my schedule, like this post, whoops). It's a compilation of different blog planners that I like and I'm just trying to figure out what works best for me.

I don't have a video up for this week yet, but I will make one soon! (If not, I'll have it for next week, haha).

Until then, I'm trying to find a good planner for me to use! Although I love my current planner, I work better when my workspace is aesthetically pleasing (like my planner). I want one that is like the Erin Condren Life Planner, but much cheaper than that since I am currently on a budget!

How do you keep yourself organized when you plan out your days?


  1. I use a tiny notebook to keep myself organized. I make a to do list every night to help me keep track of what still needs to get done. It doesnt always get done but I never forget lol

    1. Yes, that is all me! I don't always finish my things but I (usually) never forget, unless I am not looking at my lists enough, haha.

  2. I love being a planner! This is a great series! I wish I had more going on in life though to plan all the time, haha. I have one planner for the year and then my calendar, so that definitely helps a lot.

    Mostly Lisa

    1. Haha, thanks for sharing how you keep organized, Lisa! And I think that there is always something to plan, you just gotta figure out what you need to plan, even if it's not coming up for a while.

  3. Love it! I have a big planner that I always forget to update, and it drives me nuts. I'm really trying to focus and write in it, and then remember to look at it later as well. Ugh. xx, Elizabeth


    1. Haha I am the same way too! I try to keep organized with my planners but it doesn't always work, which is terrible. But I'm trying!


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