Thrift Store Find: DayTimer Plan Ahead ® Pocket Planner

I found this adorable pocket size planner from Plan Ahead at my thrift store for $3.00!

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It has 6 rings, with credit card pockets and sleeves in the front and back.IMG_1498


It came with blank inserts, but I’m not going to use it as a planner. The pocket size is just too small for that.



Here’s how it compares to the Mini Flex:


I am considering making it into a notepad. It came with a pad of paper already and a small plastic bookmark. I went out a bought a small single hole punch so I could punch my own paper, but if anyone knows if there is a punch that fit this ring set up, please leave a comment with that information.

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© Cori Large June 2, 2015

Indoor Drying Rack/Room

It didn’t take long after moving out of my parents’ house and in with my then-fiancé, now-husband to realize how expensive everything is. Groceries, household needs, rent, utilities, etc.

The utilities were the WORST!!! Mainly because they varied from month to month. Two ways we thought of to save money: no dishwasher and use a dish rack; and using our spare bathroom as an indoor drying rack. We did have a clothesline on our balcony, but Management made us take it down. You can read about that in this previous posts here and here.

Using a second bathroom as an indoor drying rack is a good way to save on the electric bill. We have since moved out of our first apartment, and the house we are renting has the space for a clothesline underneath the carport and we use the second bathroom as an indoor drying room on the days that it rains continually.

This was our second bathroom at the apartment.


This is our second bathroom at our house now. These racks also get moved out onto the pool deck for drying purposes, when it isn’t raining.

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We also have a clothesline under the carport. This is a cool picture I got one morning. My husband’s work clothes had been on the line since the day before and the morning dew was steaming off them.

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So even if you’re in an apartment, if you really look, you can find a way to have a clothesline. And if you don’t have one, I recommend it, especially is you live where is it sunny and hot most of the time. Why pay to use electricity to dry your clothes when Mother Nature will do it for you for free?

© Cori Large June 7, 2015


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