Planner Printables

I’ve always been a huge fan of planners since my adolescent days. I like to feel in control of my life. Who doesn’t?

Setting small goals and completing them (sometimes something as small as following through with today’s meal plan (really provides a sense of control in a very hectic world). Not to mention, heck, it’s instant gratification that you’re allowing yourself to have on a daily, if not hourly basis.

Bullet Journaling is also a great way to take charge of your life. Successful people – people who get stuff done? They plan. They plan everything. And they plan it well.

What’s the catch? Well for starters, keeping up with your daily planner requires some serious self-discipline. It doesn’t help that planners, really well-made ones, are expensive. They can easily cost you $30 to even $100! I get through life best by writing it all down, so for me, well-designed planners are a good investment. Some great brands are Erin Condren, Plum Paper Designs, Passion Planner, and Day Designer.

Each planner is superb in their own way. Passion Planner is definitely more along the lines of goal setting and very good for young people and post-grads. Erin Condren and Plum Planner allow you to basically create your own custom-made planner to fit your specific needs, and Day Designer is all about organization. Me? I could benefit most from Day Designer because I’m very disorganized and really can’t get anything done without a schedule.

Finally, let’s talk about what’s printable. Now, printing your own planner pages really is a great way to get started immediately (assuming you have a printer, ink, and paper readily available), and don’t want to invest (just yet) in buying one. I find that this is also a great way to sample layouts and decide what is most useful for you. Day Designer has an amazing selection of printable pages. In fact, I believe they offer every page design for you to print yourself for absolutely no cost. Check it out here! Passion Planner also offers their entire planner for printing free of cost. Here’s a link!

Let me know what you think! Is there a planner you recommend? What about free printable(s) online that I missed? Let me know!

 

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Budget Planner Addict – That’s Me!

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Organization, planners, and bullet-journals are becoming such a fad. And, I can understand why. When you’re organized, you get a lot more stuff done. For those who procrastinate a lot, like myself, having a planner prevents you from putting things off when you don’t want to do them.

My New Year’s Resolution to get organized has turned into a small scale obsession. Now, I don’t know how I can get anything done without my planner. I plan my entire life in this thing: appointments, work days, pay days, everything pertaining to this blog, hobbies such as gaming and writing, money, budgeting, shopping lists, meal plans, cleaning schedules, misc. goals and projects – everything and everything goes into my planner. My whole life is in this thing and without it, it would be chaos and things would not get done – or at the very least, not as efficiently as they could get done. Does that sound a little nutty to you guys?

A lot of people assume getting organized needs to be expensive – but that’s hardly the case. I have spent less than $10 on all of my planner accessories, including the planner itself. It can be done on the cheap. Bullet journals can be custom made with a simple $1 composition book. Pens, stickers, tape, markers, highlighters, post-it notes ect. can be all bought from 99 cent stores. I bought all my cute accessories from Wish.com! They have tons of very affordable stationary accessories!

I live in a small space, and things can become cluttered and messy quickly without organization. I have papers, cosmetics, accessories, pens, ect. just scattered around my desk and in the living-room because I haven’t really invested in any kind of organization. I’m still in the process of getting rid of the clutter. Heck – we don’t even really have furniture. So far, I’ve picked up a pencil container to store all my stationary and school supplies.

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Then I realized that a large plastic pencil case from the dollar store can also organize just about anything else that is small – jewelry, make up, nail polish, ect. I can probably also find a filing folder or binder at the dollar store for mail and misc. papers. Your neighborhood dollar or discount stores will more than likely have tons of baskets, bins, canvas boxes, crafting containers, and so on to help you get organized as well!

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Online gold mine that is Shop Miss A

 

Over a month ago, I purchased this adorable planner from shopmissa.com; an online dollar store. So, let me just say, it is amazing, and I just L.O.V.E it to pieces!

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Here is why:

  • It’s blank! What does this mean? Blank planners don’t have the dates written in.
  • It has monthly, weekly, and daily pages, as well as a yearly and monthly task list.
  • It’s faux leather and comes in various colors.
  • It has 2 pockets!
  • It lays flat! Are you left-handed? I am! And, it’s a pain in the butt writing in binders or spiral notebooks.
  • It’s fracking adorable!

More or less, Shop Miss A its an online dollar store that specializes in accessories. They have pretty much anything you can think about in regards to accessorizing.

Getting a planner for the new year is crucial for productivity and organization. I bought this specifically to help me keep track of daily, weekly and monthly tasks, as well as goal setting. Not only have I started this blog, but I do a lot of different types of writing in my personal life. I have a lot of unfinished projects that I am determined to get done this year. Writing in a planner gives me accountability.

Planners aren’t only for students, believe me. If you’re a homemaker, or a business owner, you have many tasks that need to get done through-out the day and without organization you will probably lose your mind.

I use planners to track everything from grocery lists to appointments to blog posts. If you haven’t already, I encourage ya’ll to join the planner life 🙂

Over and out!

-Jocelyn

UPDATE: Planner is sold out on shopmissa.com BUT, here is a list of retailers selling them:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01146E6DA?keywords=planner&qid=1453778135&ref_=sr_ph&sr=1 ($6.48 FREE SHIPPING)

https://www.wish.com/search/planner#cid=563320d80fb114138ac73705 ($6.00, $1 shipping PER ITEM)

FYI, links will open in new tab 🙂

Happy Shopping!

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