Thursday, June 18, 2020

Current Planner Setup for June 15 - 21

The current planner setup for this week hasn't changed much at all! Like we talked about yesterday, I have found the elusive "planner peace" and feel confident it is going to work for me the way it needs to.

However, I don't believe I will ever stick with one single binder.  They're like purses and you have to change them out often <wink>!

Earlier this week, I ordered a new Reflections binder from Michael's. Even though they are not expensive binders, I like them a lot for several reasons

Cute colors and prints - I own one in plum and in turquoise blue.  The binder I ordered is a multi-colored striped planner with a pink interior. (Below; isn't it cute!?)

Inexpensive - this planner retails for $20.99, and right under the listing online, they give you a code for 20% off.  I believe I got 30% off for signing up for texts.

Good ring size - Mine is pretty stuffed and I still have room to add more.  I want to say they are at least an inch wide, but that's not an official measurement.  

Binder Size - It is officially a personal size binder:  3.75" x 6.75".  I use compact size inserts in mine:  4.25" x 6.75".  Personal wide inserts would also fit in this planner, but there may be some crowding with your pen - but there's always a way to work around that!  I like the compact size because it gives me room to write PLUS I'm able to get 3 compact size pages from one sheet of letter paper <grin!>

So, I'm telling you about changes in my current setup and I've practically written a review for my new planner that isn't even here yet <LOL>!

One thing that I've started doing a little differently is the placement of my shopping list.  Not the list that I actually take to the grocery store, but the "Hey Mom We Need Peanut Butter List".  Usually, it is the first thing I see when I open my planner:  a little sticky note on my dashboard, but I found that I almost always kept my planner open to the current day, so I put it directly on the daily page.  Such a simple move, but found out it worked so much better than flipping my planner back and forth to the dashboard.


  1. That binder looks great! We so need a Michaels here in the UK! :D

  2. I love reading about your setup. I might have to follow suit and move to Compact. I'll cut down some of my inserts so I can try that size before I commit long term. I'm so grateful to you for all the neat ideas! That's a gorgeous binder, by the way. Do I really need another binder??

    1. My Mom always says it's not a question of "need!"

  3. I have a couple of these Recollections binders and I like them a lot. I often return to them no matter what other binders I try. They're great for when I know I'll be rough on my planner because I won't feel bad if something happens to it.

    Welcome back! You were missed!

    1. Thank you so much! I have enjoyed so much having the time to blog again.


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