Back to School | College Commuter Tips

Welcome to day 5 and the final post of my back to school week here on the blog. I had a post every day this week with tips & tricks to crush the clutter early in the school year. Each post was geared for the little ones to those in college.

Day 1 was a back to school supplies haul, day 2 was a portable homework station, day 3 featured tips on how to effectively use a planner, and day 4 was all about lazy organization hacks. Today I’ll be sharing my college commuter tips.

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Back to School | Organization Hacks 

Welcome to day 4 of my back to school week here on the blog. I will have a new post every day this week with tips & tricks to crush the clutter early in the school year. These posts are geared for the little ones to those in college.

Day 1 was a back to school supplies haul, day 2 was a portable homework station, and day 3 was tips on how to effectively use a planner. Today I’ll be sharing quick organization hacks.

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Back to School | How to Use a Planner

Welcome to day 3 of my back to school week here on the blog. I will have a new post every day this week with tips & tricks to crush the clutter early in the school year. These posts are geared for the little ones to those in college.

Day 1 was a back to school supplies haul and day 2 was a portable homework station. Today I’ll be sharing quick and easy planning tips to keep your assignments in order. As always, click the links throughout the post for related posts and links to purchase items featured.

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Back to School | Homework Station

Welcome to day 2 of my back to school week here on the blog. I will have a new post every day this week with tips & tricks to crush the clutter early in the school year. These posts are geared for the little ones to those in college.

Day 1 was a back to school supplies haul and today will feature a quick and easy homework station. As always, click the links throughout the post for related posts and links to purchase items featured.

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Back to School | Supplies Haul + Money Saving Tips

Welcome to day 1 of my back to school week here on the blog. I will have a new post every day this week with tips & tricks to crush the clutter early in the school year. These posts are geared for the little ones to those in college.

This first post is a back to school supplies haul with items from Target, Michaels, Dollar Tree, and Staples. In additional, I’ll be sharing my top 3 money saving tips when it comes to shopping for supplies.

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Planner Recap | September 2015

If you haven’t been able to tell, I am completely obsessed with planning. It’s become quite therapeutic to decorate and I have found that in writing things down I am holding myself accountable to get things done. I’ve always had a love for writing in my planner and I love finding new ways to get the most out of my planning.

I’ve been planning since May of this year in my Me & My Big Ideas Happy Planner and I absolutely love it. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to the Erin Condren Life Planner, the Happy Planner is a great option. I haven’t really recapped what’s been working and what I need to improve which is the purpose of this post. So, let’s get to it.

Monthly Spread

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I use the monthly spread to pinpoint my bills, but I really do not use it other than that. I don’t go back and fill things in. I use it more as a guide for the upcoming week when planning so I can mark what bill is due or if I have someplace to go. For this month I marked the TV show premieres and if there is a PPV, I mark that as well. Other than that it’s really to just mark pay days, my bills, appointments, and the weekends I have my nephews. Oh, and of course, BIRTHDAYS!

For the weeks to follow, there’s no color theme sets that are sold on Etsy similar to that of the Erin Condren. I really don’t want to limit myself to a color scheme any way so I just plan however I plan.

Week 1 | Safari/Jungle Theme 

I really wanted to get back into using my Darice sticker books for this week and I used the Safari/Jungle one. I was skeptical in using the stickers, but I really love how it turned out. I didn’t use many of my Etsy stickers in this spread and I used a printable from Wendaful.Com that worked well.

Week 2 | Football Theme 

I received football borders in a Swap from a Facebook group I’m in and with the start of football season I was inspired to do a football spread. Out of the entire month, it’s my absolute favorite. I loved the wash I use and again I used the printable to-do list from Wendaful, but the adhesive borders really made this spread amazing. Also the football stickers from Hobby Lobby added to it as well. Love, love LOVE this spread.

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Week 3 | Back to School Theme 

I wanted to do this spread at the beginning of September, but my stickers from TheHappyDoodle had not arrived so I had to wait. I still loved how this spread turned out and the Alphabet stickers I had purchased from the Target dollar spot and they worked great at the bottom. I also used the Target colored pencil list pad to fill in the boxes. Great way to use those if you don’t have any printable to-do lists or Etsy stickers. Make use of what you have.

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Week 4 | Fall Theme

Cheers to the first of many Fall themes to come, in November at least. I used a set from ImagineThatbyLori along with stickers I had purchased from the Target dollar spot. It turned out amazing. This was the week of TV premieres and I put them in the sidebar. Lots of orange in this one.

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I love how this month turned out and this will be a monthly feature here on the blog. I’ve seen some of my favorites, MandaPhenom and PrettyNeatLiving, do planner recaps so I thought I’d give it a try. Check out my latest posts for October below: