How I Use Multiple Planners

Just as the ball dropped, we’re already rolling into February. Although my energy has been low this month, we’ll save mental health talk for another time, I still feel I was pretty productive. That has a lot to do with the planners that I put in place.

I shared my planner lineup at the top of the year, but how often do people really share if it’s working? They share more than you think when they switch up planners in search of one that is functional for their lifestyle. Well, here I am – being open and honest as to if my systems are actually working or not. Let’s see if anything will be eliminated.

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Planning for 2019 | Social Media Planner

I’m so excited for what’s to come here on Chaotic Critic during 2019 and the Planning for 2019 series keeps rolling. I kept certain posts specific for this year so that I could go into further detail as to how I’d be using them. This post is about my Plum Paper monthly planner that I’ll be using as my social media planner.

Disclaimer: This planner was sent to me for review for this series. All opinions are my own.

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Plan As I Go | Santa’s Toy Shoppe

Merry, Merry DAY AFTER (after) CHRISTMAS! Happy ALMOST New Year as well. I wanted to share a bonus Christmas spread with you all in my Plum Paper planner. I use my Plum Paper planner for rewind spreads because sometimes I just like to play with stickers. As I use this as a memory planner, I stay away from Etsy stickers and stick to the $1 sticker books that I’ve accumulated over time.

Interested in a review of the Plum Paper planner? Unsure of what planner to use in the new year? Check out my Planning for 2017 series here, filled with reviews/comparisons of different planners.

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Plan With Me | Holiday Brights

Welcome to another plan with me here on my blog. I wanted to share another Christmas spread with you guys in my Plum Paper planner. I use this planner for memory planning. A few weeks will go by before I even touch it because I like to pull it out and ‘bulk plan.’

Unsure of what planner to use in 2017? Check out my Planning for 2017 series here.

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Plan As I Go | Peppermint Lane

Welcome to another holiday related post here on the blog. I’ve shared my last minute holiday party planning tips, Christmas planner spreads, and more. This spread is another Christmas themed spread. I plan on cranking out a few more of these before the big day. Crazy that we’re 2 weeks away from Christmas.

I used my Plum Paper planner for this. I had planned this week in my Happy Planner, but I didn’t like how it turned out so I went to my memory planner to create this spread. Check out my Fall rewind here.

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Planning for 2017: Plum Paper Planner

Welcome to another post here on the blog and another installment in my Planning for 2017 series. In this post I’ll be sharing my review of the Plum Paper planner. Check out my entire Planning for 2017 series here.

Disclaimer: This planner was sent to me for review for the purpose of this series. All opinions are my own.

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Fall Memory Keeping | Plum Paper Planner

Welcome to another post here on the blog and this is officially my last FALL post of the year. Let the Christmas overload begin! In this post I wanted to share some pages from November in my Plum Paper planner since I really didn’t share any planning in my Happy Planner. I’ll be using my Plum Paper for play planning, mock spreads, memory keeping, whatever you want to call it. I have a review coming soon, plus all the planners I’ll be using in 2017. Stay tuned for that. In the meantime, you can check out my Planning for 2017 series HERE.

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Halloween Plan With Me | Happy Planner + Plum Paper Planner

Welcome to another Plan with Me here on the blog. I feel as if this series/planning is a bit redundant so I plan on switching things up. Be on the lookout for my Planning for 2017 series in November plus GIVEAWAYS in December that will be on my Instagram (@ChaoticCritic). If you haven’t already or are new to the blog, check out my Planning for Beginners series here.

To switch things up a bit I decided to do a double plan with me. For those that watch the videos, I’ll be doing a mix of both music and voiceover videos from here on out.

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Planning for Beginners: Target One Spot

We’re nearing the end of my Planning for Beginners series, but I couldn’t leave out the Target One Spot. Well, it’s been renamed to ‘Bullseye’s Playground,’ but I still call it the One Spot. Check out the previous editions below:

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Plan With Me: March 2016

Goodbye February and HELLO MARCH! I wanted to share my monthly spread with you all was well as reminding you of my new planning schedule. I will be providing at least two plan with me’s per month not including my monthly layout. This will avoid any redundancy in my monthly recaps. Be sure to check out my February recap HERE. Also be sure to click all links highlighted throughout the post.

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For this month I went with an Easter design since Easter falls early this year. The stickers are from a Darice sticker book that I purchased last year from Michaels for just 10 cents. Yes, 10 cents. Try to get the sticker books off season and you’ll get a great deal.

I didn’t want to add too much to my spread simply because I don’t use it throughout the month. It’s a reference, but it’s great to mark off bills, events, appointments at-a-glance. I don’t have much going  on this month, but I loved using the Target Up&UP neon Labels to mark my bills. I cut them in half and then another cut to turn them into page flags. I usually used a decorative sticker to mark my bills, but I love this way so much more.

Also instead of marking my pay days with ‘Pay Day’ stickers, I like covering the number with a money sticker to note it. It’s easier and takes up less space. The sidebar features any appointments or events I have for the month. I did this in February and it took away the clutter of marking my chiropractor appointments every single Tuesday. This month I have not only my appointments, but a Wine & Painting date I’ll have with my friends on Good Friday. Again, not taking up space in the monthly spread with a huge sticker.

The only thing that I add throughout the month are gas stickers because I do like to track how much I’m spending in that area.

I love the clean look of this spread. It’s functional and if need be, I have space left throughout the month and the sidebar to add. This is definitely my favorite monthly spread that I’ve done this year. I’ve finally found a system that works and keeps the clutter away. Check out the stickers/washi used below: