Today I thought I would give you a peek at what goes on behind the washi tape in my planner. I love decorating my weekly pages and having fun with them but the real reason I use a planner is to keep me organised. That means I have to write everything down, I used to be able to keep track of things in my head but now we are a family of five there is just too much for me to remember!
|Planning in pencil|
At the moment I am using the month on two pages inserts that came with my Webster's Colour Crush Planner. As you can see I have already started filling in August, I like to plan ahead!
I always use a pencil on the monthly inserts, these pages are my first stage of planning so things can end up being moved around or cancelled. Nothing moves onto my weekly pages before I have scheduled it on these ones.
|How next month is shaping up|
When I start a new month the first things I write down are:
- Direct debits and bills due
- Work hours
These are the most important things I have to remember, I then make a note of any:
- Deadlines and reminders
- School functions
- Rubbish and recycling collections
I also use some of the undated boxes for either little notes or so I can see some of the previous month while I am looking at the current one. For my August pages I added the 29th to the 31st July because my husband will be working those days and I wanted to see what that week looked liked without having to flip through between the two months.
There is a section on the right hand side of the monthly inserts which is for your Quick Lists. I use this space to note down things I need to do at some point during the month. My list for August is mainly about the school uniforms and supplies I need to buy before September and I have also written down the sizes I need.
So that is how I use my monthly pages, I plan, I scribble, I rub out and rearrange until it all fits together and then I transfer it over to my weekly pages and add a splash of colour.