Monday, October 27, 2014

{31 Days #27} Planner Hacks

Sometimes the simplest and easiest tips can make such a huge difference in the way that you do things - tips that make you say, "Why didn't I think of that?"  I am listing some of my favorite tips, mostly in the form of links, below:

The Reverse Highlight - a visual way to see what tasks you have completed.  Highight the competed tasks and the tasks that are undone will stand out.

Double-Punched Planner Inserts - be sure to see the video!

Recently I told you about my new Vera Bradley planner (bought the 2014 version for $2 and replaced the inserts with my own); I love how colorful it is but there is no place to clip a pen!  I tried storing it inside the rings (didn't work) as well as just clipping it to my dashboard (wouldn't stay).  Recently, my Secret Sister gave me some bookmarks made of colorful cardstock and paper clips and I was reminded of the paperclip hack I posted a few weeks back, where I clipped one to the inside pocket and bent the clip up.  I took my bookmark clip and taped it to the inside of my binder and then bent the clip up - presto!  I was so glad to find a pen solution!

Easier Hole Punching - Why didn't I think of that?

Use your "Today" bookmark as a mini-docking station.

Use erasable pens in  your planner.  I have learned that Frixion has great pens and they are now on my wish list!

Giftie Etcetera:  Top 20 Planner Tips & Hacks (Video)

Double Hole-Punched Planner Inserts

What are your favorite planner tips and hacks?


  1. Hi Becky, I found this video on how to add a pen holder to your planner quite some time ago on Pinterest. It looks like it would hold up very well. Hope you find it helpful.

  2. I need to add a pen holder to my Flourish. Thanks for that link, Dana.