Work Planner Set Up

Welcome to another post here on the blog. I wanted to share with you all how I merged together two planners to create my work planer. Another planner added to my 2017 planner rotation? Yup. Well for good reason. Instead of going out and buying a 6 ring planner from Michaels, which I really wanted, I took a planner I wasn’t using and added leftovers from a system I previously used.

As always be sure to click the highlighted links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.



Materials used:

With a new position at work, I needed a dedicated space to keep track of all the projects I was working on. So, to save money and use what I have, I took a part the Purple Trail planner and pulled out leftover items I had from the Arc system.

While I had all the materials and taking a part the planner was easy, it was pretty time consuming to hole punch the pages since I don’t have a discound punch. The Happy Planner line does have one, Levenger sells a great one, and Walmart sells one as well. I had a Levenger punch once upon a time, but I lost it and when adding to this planner in the future, I’ll definitely need one.

As for the cover, I just cut the cover off the purple trail planner and hole punched it. The back cover I left as is, but for the front cover I inverses it so that the Harry Potter design would be on the inside and the plain design on the outside.

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The sections I created:

  • Planner
  • Notes
  • To Do

The dividers are the Staples Arc System dividers minus the notes section which was from the Purple Trail planner. The planner section are the sheets that I ripped out from the Purple Trail planner and hole punched for this disc bound system.  I decided to break the weekly pages up on a trimester basis so this planner only holds February to April for now. Hence why I’ll need a hole punch to add the additional pages when that time comes. The notes and to do section are filled with the Staples Arc System refills.

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One of my favorite features of the Purple Trail weekly layout were the lined sections. With the spaces in between each day, I mimicked a hourly design that I saw  CoffeMonsterzCo on Instagram implement in her Erin Condren.  In setting up the weekly pages, I spaced my work hours between the lines I used colorful washi, well washi that I don’t typically use to mark off chunks of time. In between the weekly pages I add a to-do list for the week.

When it comes time for me to take the pages out, I have highlighted the important notes from projects that I’m working on in my detailed to do lists. From there I will write notes in my note section, each month having a separate page.

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I took the pocket out of the Purple Trail planner and made a designated spot for my pay stubs and the back folder holds washi and stickers. While this is my work planner, it’s still nice to mark off what I need to get done in a fun colorful way. As noted, the washi is washi I don’t typically use and the same goes for the stickers. For the dashboard, I pulled in sticky notes that I have in my abundant sticky notes collection, used tape, and taped them down to the dashboard.

The best feature of using a discound system is all the pages that you can add in. The discs vary in size and while my planner is smaller, you could easily make one that’s 8.5″ x 11″. If you are comparing length sizes to what the Happy Planner line sells, their mini has 7 discs, their classic has 9, and their big one has 11. If you’re going based off the staples Arc system, the size I’m using is their junior size which has 8 rings. You can easily scale down the pages for however many discs.

Check out the links below to recreate a similar style planner:


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