There are so many planners available on the market that it can become overwhelming when you want to buy one. Just google “planners” and you will see what I mean.
When I bought a planner this year, it took me ages to find the right one for my needs. In the end I chose an A5 size planner from box clever and I really do love it. I am able to see at a glance, my daily, weekly and monthly schedule, my goals and my expenses, but I still needed more.
Don’t get me wrong the box clever planner is the best one I have ever used and I will continue to buy from this brand: Check them out here (affiliate link)
I really needed an A4 sized planner that I could have on my desk in the office and where I could keep everything business and personal in one place. Like my very own life planner. So over the past few weeks I have been putting one together. It’s just a basic one for now, but I’m in the process of designing a much better one for 2021.
Here’s how I did it
1/ First of all I used an old ring-binder I had lying around that would be suitable to hold the planner inserts and covered the front using a poly-pocket and a cover I designed in Canva.
2/ Then I designed and printed the planner pages, hole punched them and put them into the ring-binder
3/ Then I divided the planner into sections. For example, work from home schedule, goals, finances etc. I then created dividers for each section using the same design as the front cover. I printed two sheets for each divider and laminated them back to back, then hole punched them. Using small pieces of card, I made some divider tabs and stuck them on each divider, moving them down a space for each one.
Now I have what I need in a handy file without having to hunt through my desk for them. Their is definitely room for improvement and I have some good ideas mulling around in my head. For now, I am happy with what I have created, as it was just a practice using stuff I had lying around the craft room. So follow this blog if you want to see the 2021 life planner I create.