Monday, June 8, 2015

An Interesting A to Z Idea

I think probably all of us have obsessed over our dividers at least once. When I first started planning, I was always on the lookout for the perfect dividers and was never truly happy until recently when I settle down five unmarked dividers.

Today I had some thoughts rolling around in my head and I wondered, what would it be like to have only A to Z dividers?  Monthly pages? They go under M. Weekly pages go under W and future pages just go under F. The printer warranty could be filed under P or W; I would use Giftie's index method (see sidebar) to keep up with it all. 

At the very least, I could see myself using this method in a supplemental planner, or an archives planner of sorts.  Wild idea -  do you think it would work?

3 comments:

  1. Interesting idea. My A-Z tabs are for Files, which are for reference. That seems to be the 'black hole' of my system. I once tried to put Projects under P, Lists in L, but never really looked at them. Too many things were falling through the cracks. Imagine what would happen if I did that to my calendar.

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  2. Interesting idea. My A-Z tabs are for Files, which are for reference. That seems to be the 'black hole' of my system. I once tried to put Projects under P, Lists in L, but never really looked at them. Too many things were falling through the cracks. Imagine what would happen if I did that to my calendar.

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  3. I've always thought of A-Z tabs as great for files. And that's about it. Electric bills go under E, printer warranty under P or W, as you suggested, that sort of thing. But not for my planner. I want a calendar, not a file cabinet. And I certainly don't want the printer warranty or electric bill on hand unless I am going to be taking the printer back or calling the electric company!
    If there was important information that needed to be stored long term in a planner, then it makes more sense. But in the end, just a section in the planner with a page or two devoted to each type of information should be more than enough. Why take all that extra fluff with you? And for an archival planner, I'm more apt to look for things based on the date. If you were inclined, however, to look up instances of doctor's appointments under D, then by all means, but if that was information I was going to need on a regular basis, I would have it all stashed in either my filing cabinet or some notes in my "important information" tab in my planner anyway.

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