This post was requested by one of my YouTube subscribers. She wanted to see a walk-through of my ringed planners/binders.

Day-Timer Personal Size Malibu in Rose Gold


This one was pretty much my EDC (Every Day Carry) until recently. It contains pretty much everything. The dashboard is a paint card I picked up at Walmart. Post it’s for quick notes.

Quick breakdown of the guts: numbered dividers are #1: grocery/shopping lists; #2: workout/health tracker; #3: categorized To Do lists; #4: editorial calendar; #5: blog chart; #6: finance ledgers. Calendar top tab is my calendar: MO2P for future planning; WO1P for at a glance; and DO1P sheets for dailies. I only keep a month’s worth of dailies in here at a time. Project top tab has my Nutritional Anthropology class information in it. Information top tab is a catchall.




The front cover pockets haven’t changed much. Blank deposit slips, mailing labels, receipts that need to be dealt with.

The back cover pockets have changed slightly. The big pocket still hold extra notepaper. But the two smaller pockets are now one big pocket. I used my seam ripper to cut through the double seam. This bigger pocket is more useful to me that those two smaller ones. And since I don’t plan on selling this binder, I don’t care how that would affect (effect?) resale value.


Mini Flex (aka the Mead Shopping OrganizHer)


My original pink on started coming apart on me, so I replaced it with one of the 50 that I bought. You can read about that here [insert link]. My Mini Flex has always been a sort of catchall for me. I use it mainly as a refillable notebook and brain dump book. I do keep a list of blog post topics in it, in case I’m somewhere and I can write for a few minutes. I’ve also started a story in here. There are two dividers. The first divider has my blog idea list and some personal information. The second divider is where I keep paper for writing and brain dumping. I do have post its on the dashboard in the front and I refill those as needed.


A5 Filofax Finsbury


This binder was a gift from my cousin-in-law, and has a more in-depth post about her history coming.

I honestly didn’t know what I was going to use this binder for. Then I started working on my Filofax and Mini Flex Hacks post, which you can read here [insert link], and my usage issue solved itself. My MIL got me a set of dividers, some paper, and the hole punch to go with it for Christmas. The dividers are labeled as such: Plain Paper, A to Z, Story Stuff, To Be Filed, and To Be Typed. All of these are fairly self-explanatory. Papers move from the Mini Flex to the A5.




If you’d like to see more, please click on the YouTube link.

© Cori Large February 19, 2016


10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Chel
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 09:20:37

    Organization is key! Looks like you’ve definitely got that under control!


  2. Donnica
    Apr 06, 2016 @ 13:20:38

    I’m looking to transfer my Erin Condren to a ringed system and have been eyeing a Filofax or Kikki. So I’m always curious of how other people use their ringed planners.


    • caendicott
      Apr 08, 2016 @ 08:35:56

      There are lots of YouTube videos showing how people have converted their Erin Condrin and other bound planners into ringed planners.


  3. The Southern Thing
    Apr 07, 2016 @ 11:49:08

    I’ve never used a ringed planner before. It seems very versatile though!


    • caendicott
      Apr 08, 2016 @ 08:36:55

      They are very versatile. If you are put off by the expense of a brand new binder, get out local thrift stores.


  4. Hannah
    Apr 08, 2016 @ 22:05:09

    OOOO Those are some pretty cool looking planners! I love that you put stickers in them! 🙂


  5. Jackie
    Apr 10, 2016 @ 11:05:32

    Love the rose gold Malibu! You say it is personal size — I cannot find that on What size inserts does it take?


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