Every year at this time I start organizing my life through a calendar planner. I have experimented with many types including Franklin planners, Day-Timers, electronic calendars on my pc and phone and last year I even created my own planner in a bound leather journal.
One thing I have learned over the years is that I like to write things down. I do enjoy the convenience of an electronic calendar and a to-do list on my phone but found I would often write it all down on my paper calendar as well. On Jan 1st, one of my favorite organization bloggers, Jen from Iheart Organizing, wrote about a planner she created for herself. I was totally smitten with it. You can see and read all about it by clicking here. She is also selling her planner on her ETSY site which you can access here.
Since I have been playing with design projects in photoshop lately I thought I would attempt to create my own version that fits my lifestyle. I started by creating a monthly calendar.
Then I created week-at-a-glance pages.
After I finished the calendar section of the planner I decided to add a few other pages for some of the other lists I keep.
I also added the menu planner and grocery list pages I wrote about earlier. You can see those by clicking here. I really wanted to put them all in this gorgeous Martha Stewart binder but they are all currently out of stock so until I can find one I just bought an inexpensive 3-ringbinder. I added a few labels from from trusty ten year old Brother P-Touch label maker and viola I have a new planner.
I am enjoying it so far!
If you can use a 2013 calendar for your fridge or bulletin board, or even to put in a binder, feel free to download this printable I have attached below. Just click on the link and print it. Have a great day!