Cheap Planning | Sticky Notes

Cheers to another post here on the blog and a new mini series called, Cheap Planning. I have shared my tips for those that are new to planning in my Planning for Beginners series from finding your planner style to building your stash, and organization. This mini series is using items you have on hand already whether you’re a beginner or a ‘seasoned’ planner. This first edition features sticky notes. More to come in this series include using just a pen, magazine clippings, and washi tape. Whether you paid $1 for your planner or more, this Cheap Planning series works for ANY and EVERY planner.

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

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Spicy Saturday [V. 13]: My Target Dollar Spot Obsession

I haven’t added to my ‘Spicy Saturday’ series (click HERE for other posts)  in a while, but I wanted to get back to it because I love sharing things I find that aren’t music or fashion/beauty related. This series allows me to do just that. This time around I wanted to talk about my obsession with the Target Dollar Spot. Now if you hashtag this on Instagram you will see people not only buying the same list pads in bulk (which is great if you plan to gift), but they’re also either trading/swapping or selling. Now trading with someone else is one thing, but to sell something for $2/$3 PLUS shipping on something that costs $1 just isn’t worth it to me.

I have been perusing the section for quite some time. I mean who doesn’t love things for $1. It’s quick to accumulate, but I have been loving the stationery. I’m not on a planner kick as I was last year (click HERE to check out what planner I used), but I am all for making lists. What I’ve started to do is make daily lists and by the end of the week what I didn’t accomplish daily I add to a weekend list. So far it’s working out and I’m feeling accomplished because I get sidetracked way too easily. Here’s what I’ve accumulated thus far:

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It looks like a lot, but compared to what I’ve seen my “collection” is small. I’m done purchasing for now. Well, I’m on the hunt for one more thing that I have yet to find at my local Target(s), BUT after my latest trip, I’m done sweeping the shelves.

SPICY SATURDAY (V.5) — Target Haul

SPICY SATURDAY --- Target Haul

I’ve been really good at just going in Target for what I NEED instead of being sidetracked by things I WANT! Well, this shopping trip was a little bit of NEED and WANT so I guess that justifies my purchases.

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I first went in to get my basic ‘snacks.’ I’ve been eating oatmeal every morning and I love Target‘s, Market Pantry, Apples & Cinnamon. I also picked up some fruit snacks and fruit bars to toss in my lunch bag for the week as well.

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Before I picked up all those ‘essentials’ I headed to the dollar section and as I was browsing I came across sticky notes. I picked up basically all they had since they were only $1 and I can’t wait to use some in my planner (expect a review soon) and to just add the rest to my ‘stationary collection.’ I’m a sucker for stationary!

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Lastly I saw this lunch pack. It’s by the Zak Designs brand and I couldn’t resist. I’m a big kid at heart so buying this was no problem. It was a regular $8.99, but I got it on sale for $7.34. The 7 piece set features 3 compartments and a ice pack. I know there’s more ‘adult’ versions of this product, but I love the one I got and it’ll add a smile to my day!