I Might Be A Planner Addict….

I like to think of myself as an organized person, but the reason I am as organized as I am is because I am easily distracted and scatter-brained.  I need to have a certain amount of structure in my day so I can be productive.  And organization that includes stickers and color codes only makes it more fun.

I saw my first Erin Condren planner on a table at a friend’s house.  I decided to try it for myself last November.  I was then introduced to “Plan with Me” videos on YouTube where people plan their weeks and share that with fellow planners, called planner addicts.  Then, around the spring, I was introduced to the planner sticker world on Etsy, and now I am hooked.

I do a lot of events and projects at work and try to balance it with all the personal things I’m involved with as well, so I like to use the planner to space out my tasks and events to make sure they are all done without getting overwhelmed.  When I plan out my week, I use checkbox stickers to create a to-do list for each day.  Then, as the week progresses, I use the rest of that day’s space to record memories from that day, or just decorate space to pull the week together.  Here’s this week’s layout so far.

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I love the fact that I have a planner and a scrapbook all in one.  Truthfully, I hate to scrapbook.  It took me 7 years to scrapbook a trip to Italy with my grandmother.  I’ve also done online scrapbooking which is great with pictures, but not so much with the small memorabilia from events.  Now, I use the planner to store little things that I keep, like ticket stubs.

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Last weekend, we saw Ant-Man (hilarious movie).  When we see a movie, I take the ticket stub, fit it to a box in my planner and place a frame around it to secure it (I also use scrapbook tape on the back).  Then, I have a unique way to store my ticket stubs that will remind me of the day and weekend.

I love the fact that I can use this planner as both a planning tool and a scrapbook.  I like to keep my planners in a box once I’m done with that year, so it will be neat to look back to find out what I was doing around this time in my life.  Are you a planner addict?  How do you stay organized?  Do you save ticket stubs?  If so, how do you store them?

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5 thoughts on “I Might Be A Planner Addict….

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  2. I love how you use the ticket stubbs! I just got an ErinCondren ( to go along with my Filo Fax oops) I don’t have handwriting nearly as pretty as yours though!

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