Come take another tour in the Planner Peek series! I don’t know about you, but I just LOVE being able to sneak a peek inside other people’s planners. I love to see how they use them, how they decorate them, what type of planner they use, etc. I have asked my readers to submit photos of their planners and to tell us a bit about how they use their planning system. (You can submit your planner by filling out this really short and easy form. If you’re selected, you’ll get a free copy of the digital Sweet Life Planner worth $35!) All of the Planner Peeks in this series have been so fun to see.
Remie uses two different planners. A smaller spiral-bond Mint Green planner that she picked up from Walmart and a monthly calendar by Blue Sky the Color of imagination, also from Walmart. She lives in a small town so her store options are limited.
Remie uses the monthly calendar as part of her budget system. At the beginning of each month, she writes out all of her bills on their due dates. She also includes any big plans she has, pretty much anything that means she will be out of town or super busy or something she might need to budget for. Once she fills out her monthly calendar at the beginning of the month not much else happens here. Some months she crosses out the bills as she pays them, but not always.
Remie's spiral bond Mint Green planner is used for her everyday things. It has a monthly calendar that she fills with all of her appointments, dinners out and anything else that comes up. Then it has each week on a two page spread for each week. Here she writes out all the appointments and things that were on the monthly calendar, although sometimes in more detail.
Remie also includes goals or to-do's that she wants to get done each day She says, “Some weeks I have goals on one day and that's it, other weeks there's something to be done every week. At the beginning of this planner there's a list of holidays that I use to note our days off work and school.”
Next to the list of holidays is a list of important dates that she uses to track anniversaries to try to remember to send out cards on time.. We could all really use this feature in our own planners!
One of Remie's favorite part to her planner is the quotes at the bottom of the pages. And I must say, I love this about Remie's planner, too.
With both of her planners Remie uses different color pens. Remie said, “I get so bored and everything just blends together when it's all the same color. Pay days are always marked green on both calendars (something I got from my mom) and then depending on my mood I'll use different colors to represent different types of things. For example on my monthly budget planner pink is all of our bills and blue is all of the events and appointments I need to remember while doing our budget. Then in my Mint Green planner I use dark blue to represent church activities, purple for work related things, light blue for goals & to-dos and pink for general other things.”
Color coding is so helpful when glancing at your calendar and allowing you to see at a glance what you need to see.
Remie has also posted about her planner on her blog, so you can check that out for even more details. Also, here is a composite of Remie's planner. Remie's planner certainly inspires me to organize my list of birthdays and anniversaries so I never have to send a “Belated Birthday” card ever again.
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