I always knew that my ideal planner set up would involve a monthly calendar and a To Do pad or notebook. I’ve used this set up in some way my whole life. Wall calendar and notepad was my go to until I was in high school. At which time, my mother bought me my first official planner. (I recently refound this binder, and it will have its own post.)

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Throughout every containment unit, whatever iteration of planner I’ve been using, or even combination of systems I’m using at the time two things remained constant: I needed a calendar to see how busy I was, and a To Do area to jot down whatever popped into my head.

I don’t know if anyone remembers the old Lisa Frank planners (not the ringed, zippered organizer). The tri-fold, with a calculator, memo pad, notebook, and calendar. I’m pretty sure I had this when I was younger.

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Lisa Frank Planner, photo taken from ETSY.

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Lisa Frank Organizer, photo taken from ETSY.

And while the rings were great for moving things around, I have found planner peace with traveler’s notebooks. There is something very satisfying about filling up a notebook until of replacing individual pages. A traveler’s notebook gives me a nice nostalgic feeling.

So at the end of the day, Calendar + To Do list = keeping Cori organized (or at least gives that impression!)

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Purple notebook = planner

Blue notebook = to do list / brain dump

© Cori Large 11 Sept 2016

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol Cassara
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 09:53:00

    So I have to wonder this: how many different planners do you have going at any given time?

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    • caendicott
      Oct 25, 2016 @ 16:07:12

      True planners? Just the one, not including the Wall Calendar for husband. Everything else is just a notebook or filled with notebooks.

      Reply

  2. candy
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 10:01:42

    Calendar and to do list is my kind of thing. It keeps me very organized.

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  3. Jay Colby
    Oct 21, 2016 @ 11:22:44

    Great post!

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  4. Valerie
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 10:06:09

    Yes I want to know how many planners you have and journals. What’s realistic?

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    • caendicott
      Oct 25, 2016 @ 16:09:58

      True journal and planners? Only one going at a time. Everything else is a notebook or notebook containment unit.

      Reply

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