Hi everyone!! I hope you all enjoyed getting a tour of how I set up my brand new Foxy Fix notebook earlier! As promised, I’m back to share another planner setup tour with you all. This is a setup I’ve been promising you guys ever since I moved a lot of my general planning into my Life Planner, and I’m so excited to finally be sharing it!
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Moving into my Life Planner meant that I no longer needed monthly and weekly planning in my everyday discbound planner. However, my daily planning section had been working really well for me, so I knew I wanted to keep that going. There were also a few other things I had been wanting to revamp or add into my planning system, so I decided to move those things into this planner to fill up the recently cleared out sections.
As you guys saw in this post, the first thing I did to update this little planner was make brand spankin’ new dividers! These are the first dividers I ever really made for myself, and I am truly so in love with how they turned out! The stamped decoration at the bottom of each divider is my favorite part, and it totally puts a smile on my face whenever I get to see that small accent!
Another little decorative (but still functional!) detail in my new planner setup is the addition of my very first paper planner paperclip!! I won this adorable clip in a giveaway from Cute By Design, and I literally could not be more in love! I mean just look at it! His little sushi smile helps me relax and put a smile of my face whenever my daily to do list gets a little overwhelming 🙂
Ok so first up is my daily planning section, which is what by far gets the most use in this planner. Each morning, I take all my to dos from all my different planners (general, blog and Etsy mostly) and transfer them onto a single daily page in this section. This helps me see all my tasks for the day at one glance, so nothing gets forgotten.
Each daily page has room for my Top Three tasks, an hourly outline of my day’s schedule, and 5 customizable sections. I usually use the four larger boxes towards the bottom to split up the different categories of my to dos. For example, I usually have a section for my Blog Tasks, one for my Etsy Tasks, and one for my General Tasks.
I use the fourth box for different things as needed (like my Sunday Tasks), and I honestly don’t use the bottom rectangle all that much except for the occasional note to myself. If you’re interested, you can find these inserts for direct download in the Merrit Elizabeth shop here.
My next section is called Lists, and it’s where I keep all my, you guessed it, lists! Everything from to-do lists, to wishlists, to I don’t know, other kinds of lists get stored in here. It’s a pretty simple section, but I love having one central place where I know I will be able to find all my lists. I’m thinking about adding in a table of contents to this section, once I start accumulating more inserts than I care to shuffle through to find what I need.
To make the first couple of lists for this section, I started with a basic to do list, and covered the top with some colorful washi tape. I then stamped some Studio L2E labels in different ink colors onto white cardstock, and cut them out. I wrote my list’s title on the label, and attached it to the top of my page! I just love the end result, and they certainly add some happiness to some of my less fun lists.
Next up is my Happy Mail section. I don’t have too much set up in here yet, but I have been wanting a place to organize all my incoming and outgoing happy mails. I currently just have a couple checklists with pocket letters and pen pal letters I need to make and get sent out. I’m not too sure what else I’m going to include in this section, but once I have the time to sit down and get it set up, I’ll be sure to share with you guys!
I also decided to move all my financial organization into this planner. I previously had a whole financial planner, but I found I wasn’t really using it as much as I’d like, and pretty much only used the bill tracking inserts. So I scrapped a few things I really didn’t need from that planner, and moved the rest into my discbound planner. I’m hoping that by having all this easily at hand in a planner I use every day, I’ll stay more on top of my financial planning and organization!
My last section is for notes, and is just filled with a bunch of lined paper ready for whatever I need. Nothing fancy 🙂
That finishes up my new setup for my little black discbound planner! I really love how it turned out, and think I am getting even more use out of it now than it’s previous setup! I hope you guys liked getting a little peak around, and picked up some inspiration for yourselves!
If you’d like more planner tours, you can take a look at all the planners I’ve ever shared right here. Enjoy!