Jun 12

Organizing 2013

After working on this today, I can finally show you my 2013 planner. This is picture heavy, but I wanted to show as many components as possible. The planner is a work in progress — I intend to use it as a complement to my iphone calendar and Evernote app.

I purchased the iHeartOrganizing pages on Etsy:

Personalized planner PDF pages purchased from iheartorganizing via Etsy.

Personalized planner PDF pages purchased from iheartorganizing via Etsy.

This system requires the use of a special hole punch to insert the pages, but you’re not limited to that format — it just happens to be the one I chose. I used an ARC Notebook (disc-based system) for some of my classes a few semesters ago and I liked it. I definitely prefer it over a 3-ring binder for a notebook in which I’m actively working. In the photo below, there are two postcards that I punched and placed in the front of my binder as a reminder to do specific things. I’ll just take them out and throw them away after I use them:

I happened to get a care package from Japan not too long ago, and it included some really cute page markers/tabs:

Page Tabs: Sheep! Thank you, Chica!

Page Tabs: Sheep! Thank you, Chica!

I picked up some removable sticky tabs to color code certain items:

Removable tabs for color coding

Removable tabs for color coding

Here is one of the areas in which I need to improve — meal planning and grocery shopping. I’ve been inspired to cook more at home (thanks to Mark Bittman’s Kindle single: Cooking Solves Everything) and I’m hoping that this helps with implementation:

Meal Planning (blank for now, of course): the area that most challenges me

Meal Planning (blank for now, of course): the area that most challenges me

And finally, here’s what each monthly calendar looks like:

Monthly overview.

Monthly overview.

For additional inspiration:

So KnitPicky’s “Smarc”

Jen of iHeartOrganizing’s own version of the Martha Stewart Discbound system

A fun video featuring K&Company’s SMASH book 

 

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3 comments

3 comments!!!

  1. O-CHICA says:

    Thank you for sharing how the sheep are doing (^o^), Janet! Your love of well-designed stationeries is true and itself cool. Happy organizing!
    ( About meal planning? Forget planning, and just start meal diary first!)

  2. Jerri says:

    I love love love it!

  3. Jayne says:

    You are so Dad’s daughter! Remember how he always had a notebook of different things he organized? Always had drawer for this and that and labeled everything. He would love what you did!

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