How I Organize My Planner

I am one of those people who will forget everything if it isn't written down. Therefore, not having a planner isn't an option for me. It also doesn't hurt that keeping a planner helps me feel like I have some semblance of sanity and order in my life (even though that's just an illusion). The past two years, I had a Lilly Pulitzer planner. I loved my Lilly planner but I thought it was time to move on to a planner that looked more mature, aesthetically. On one of my regular Target visits this Summer, I came across this beauty of a planner (that was less that $15 for the record!!!) and fell in love. It took a while, but I finally figured out a system of organization for this planner and that is what I'll be sharing with y'all today!

To put it simply, I split everything that happens in my life up into two colors: gold and silver. 
Gold = Events and assignments due (aka things that have a time period attached to them)
Silver = Various tasks that I would like to accomplish or work on at some point that day

As you can see in the photos, my planner is broken up day by day by: Today's top 3, an hour by hour schedule from 6AM to 7PM and then a "Tonight" to-do section. In the Top 3 section, I write the 3 most important items on my to-do list for that day, never events. It usually ends up being mostly  school assignments I need to work on that go in this section. In the hour by hour section, I will write in events I have in the slot for whatever time the event start. In terms of school assignments, tests and projects due, I will write in whatever is due in the time slot that the class it is for begins. In the "Tonight" section, I will put less important school assignments I need to work on and random chores like laundry, grocery shopping, etc.

For those of you who have Lilly Pulitzer agendas, here is how I used to organize it when I had one: I would start by drawing a line down the middle of the text box for each day. On the left side of the line, I would write down events I had that day (and what time they started/ended), "work" if I was scheduled to work that day (and what time my shift was) and school assignments that were due on that day. The right side of the line would be my to-do list for that day. The only thing I miss about my Lilly planner was that there was more room for writing. I feel a little bit cramped when write in my new planner!

For those of you who haven't found a cute planner yet and want to get one, here are some of my favorite options!

Day Designer

Erin Condren (personalized!)


Kate Spade

Lilly Pulitzer

I hope this post helped give direction to some of y'all wanting to better organize your planners or at least gave you some inspiration! 

1 comment

  1. Your planner is just the cutest!!