Planner Setup for the Week of June 1st - June 7th

How often does your planner setup change? I'm talking about covers, inserts, and techniques.  My mind is always thinking of new ways to do things more efficiently so my planner changes just as frequently. Today I will share with you (pictures!) what planner I am currently using and how I use it to plan my weeks. My plan is to then share with you from week to week what changes I made and if those changes worked for me.

I am using an A5 Moterm Planner in red.  I don't have a lot of day-to-day planning going on since school has been out, but I plan to do some major project and goal planning so I feels like the perfect size for now. I love how the Moterm feels and am especially geeked about the back pocket.

Every planner I use has a dashboard.  I'm a functional planner, and not overly concerned with how pretty things look.  I always have a clip, and some sort of sticky note for the "Mom, we need more _______" list.  You know what I am talking about.

The sticky note dashboard you see above was made from a card that came in junk mail.  The other side says, "this insulated trunk organizer is yours free!" (if my husband joins AARP, LOL!)  It is so solid and laminated that I repurposed it.  After punching holes, I used my scissors to cut slits in each hole, making it easily removable.  I love planner hacks!

I use my dailies as a landing page for just about anything that goes on throughout the day.  The main tasks are transferred every morning from the weekly pages, seen below, or migrated from the previous day's tasks.

Currently I am working with a week on 2 pages.  That sometimes changes to a week on one page, but the way the pages function remains the same.

Monthly pages contain only appointments, events, and tasks that have a specific due date.  I include items such as bills due, appointments, and to-do's such as change the air filter and take weekly Vitamin D pill.

I love my A to Z tabs and am glad I discovered this hack early on in my planner journey.  As much as I like tabs, I can't have a tab for everything in my planner.  The A to Z tabs serve as a filing cabinet where I can find anything filed in alphabetical order. I also write passwords on the inside tabs, as well as random important information, such as my hair color number.  I don't keep a lists section in my planner, I just file the pertinent page under the correct tab, such as my "Someday Maybe List" is filed under "S"

I have other tabs in my planner which are "food", "projects" “blog” and "goals".  The food section has a list of our family favorite meals and an index of all the recipes in my kitchen recipe box.  I'm still working on my goals and projects!

What kind of setup are you using?

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  1. So glad you are back! I have missed your posts. Now, if we could get Giftie back too. :-) I would love to be able to print your daily, weekly & monthly (undated would be fine) pages in half size. I think that would fit me perfectly. Thanks & have a GREAT day!

    1. I would love to see Kristy back!! My plan is to try and make my inserts available in personal, compact, and half sizes. If there's anything particular you're interested in, let me know and I'll put it on my "Ideas for new Inserts" list! ;)

  2. Where did you get your weeklies?

  3. I too, like your daily and weekly inserts!

    At the moment, I am using an older Classic size Day-Timer with a month on 2 pages and a week on 2 pages. My monthly pages hold appointments, events, birthdays, anniversaries, my disability, and bills due and their amounts. When a new notification comes before me, it is immediately put on the monthly spread. Those entries get transferred to the coming week during planning.

    I have a Medical section with appointment cards, list of the prescriptions I take, a record of my blood work and blood pressure readings, and a sheet where I track my food, exercise and personal care. I have a section of websites and passwords but I may look into using the A to Z tabs you mentioned.

    I learn so much from your posts and I’m so glad you’re back!


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