Multiple Planner Set Up

Hi my name is Lakia and I use more than one planner. Do I need to use more than one planner? Of course not. Why not consolidate everything into one location. Well, maybe next year I will. I went through 2015 and 2016 with one planner and I and a notebook for all of my blog ideas. In this post I’ll be sharing  I now have three planners that I use on a regular.

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



The three planners that I use on a regular basis are my every day planner, the Happy Planner, and my work planner which is a merge of Purple Trail and the Staples arc system. Lastly, I use the personal-planner as my blog planner. That planer I do not use as frequently as the other too, but when I’m drafting posts and videos I use it along with my May Designs notebook to further draft ideas.

Work Planner

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In setting up my work planner for the week, I take the last 5 minutes of my work day on Friday to set up my planner for the next week. In using the Purple Trail inserts, it has lines and a gap in between each day so that I can turn it into an hourly. I got the idea from CoffeeMonsterzCo and it works great.

After setting up my hourly, I note clock in/out on each day because I tend to forget as I jump right into emails when I get to work. I also use wash tape to mark off the days that I am not in, Monday/Wednesday. I also use the washi tape throughout the week to mark large chunks of time which are typically meetings.

On the weekend section I cross out Saturday and replace it with ‘This Week’ and cross out Sunday and replace it with ‘Next Week.’ I then grab a to do list from the back of my planner and add it in between the weekly pages. Lastly, before I close up for the day I transfer over any information that’s top priority from the previous week. Voila, all done.

All it takes is 5 minutes of my day and I do it at the end of Friday just to double check and make sure that I’m not forgetting any information that’s fresh on my mind for the following week.

Happy Planner (Personal)

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My Happy Planner, my baby, is what most readers here on the blog have seen. I bought my first one when they were initially released back in 2015 and I’ve been hooked ever since. Although it’s my personal planner, the one that I use the most, it’s more decorative. Lately, I’ve been taking more of a scrapbook approach adding not just my daily to do lists, but my feelings of the week as well.

This particular spread featured larger stickers I purchased on sale at Hobby lobby. I created a border around the page and filled in like I usually would. Since I didn’t have the sidebar to utilize in this spread, I created an insert out of a journaling card for a general to do list and on the back I wrote in details on an allergic reaction that I had for the week. Since then I’ve just wrote about how my week has gone or a particular moment.

Personal-Planner (Blog)

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I absolutely love how you can customize the personal-planner, but I will be honest in saying that it’s my least frequently used planner. For my blog planner, I’d be fine with just mapping out my posts in a monthly planner, similar to what you can find at Dollar Tree. While I have the planner, I use it to map out my blog posts.

I write the posts on the days that they’re going to be on, well the day I’ve scheduled them for. I’ve recently added in sticky nots which I can move from week to week if I want. Other than that, it’s the ultimate brain dump of what I want to produce for the blog. Since this planner does not have tabs, I use post-it tabs to mark the current month, the month after that, and my weekly page. Since I’m just getting back into this planner on a regular basis, I used double stick tape for the pages I didn’t use.

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