Several months ago, I bought a planner that I thought I would like, but sadly it fell short of what I expected out of it. Maybe it’s my fault for putting too much faith into stationary and organizational products, but I really wanted something with more in it. It didn’t have a regular calendar, just the days of the week laid out. It did have grocery list sections that you can tear out (which I may still use one day), and it also had a place for notes, addresses, and about three pages of little stickers.
If you want to make your own, you will need: A notebook of any size, a ruler (maybe), markers, pens, a pencil, stickers, and whatever you want to go in it.
But, I need extra. And, I can’t find what I’m looking for online unless it costs over forty bucks. And, I am not paying forty dollars for an organizer unless it fills itself out. So, I made one out of a notebook.
Keep in mind, I am not an artist and I am not doing a bullet journal. This is JUST a place to put things I need. It’s where I”m going to write down my to-do’s, my grocery list, my finance info, and maybe some extra stuff. Nothing big and fancy.
I decided on using two pages per week. Page 1 would be where my weekly menu would go, along with a grocery list that I could easily cut out if I want to. On the back of page 1 would be where expenses, blog post ideas, weight tracking, and things of that nature would go.
Page 2 would be where my daily information is. The day of the week and the date on each day’s section, plus sometimes an extra square of paper for notes.
I doubt very seriously I do much else with it. I may actually spend some time online making my own pages for a planner in a three ring binder that I might actually print out. BUT, this will do in a pinch! As you can see, there is no sense in panicking if your planner is just not working for you. Until you find one that you love, which can honestly take a lot of time shopping online and looking through stores, this works!
❤ Rhiannon XOXO