Saturday, September 3, 2016

How I Decorate My (New) Filofax Personal Planner

Back in June I switched from my bulky Erin Condren Life Planner to a smaller Filofax binder style planner. I just didn't need all the space that I needed when I was in college, but I did need more portability. The Filofax is working perfectly, so I thought I'd show how I plan out an average week in my decorative planning style.



Filofax planners do come with inserts when they're new, but I bought mine secondhand (a great way to save on these fairly expensive planners) and so had to get new inserts. In the end I settled on these vertical weekly personal planner inserts from the Wishee Washi Shop on Etsy. I also bought some of the other inserts, including her monthly inserts and to do lists--although, full disclaimer, she has changed the font since I ordered.


So here are the supplies I will be using:

My planner
Washi tape (The red, pink, and gray washi are from Michaels, the black I got from Etsy.)
Hole punch
Planner pages
Assorted stickers (The main kit we are using is from Planner Penny.)
Pilot G2-07 pen
Scissors



First up I place the washi on the punched-edge of the inserts. The good thing about this washi placement is that your pages don't get worn when you turn them.



Next up I'm starting to place the stickers for the major events in my week, the things that don't change no matter what my plans are, such as the fact that I have two blog posts coming up this week on Wednesday and Saturday.



Now I'm using some of the larger box stickers to denote full day events, like the fact that I have a day off on Friday and Saturday. I'm also using smaller icons on top of that to denote that I'm having a run on Saturday. The shoe sticker and the Day Off sticker are from Planner Frenzy.



I can also use these "little things" sticker boxers to indicate events if I have a few to stack up, such as my Skype Home date and the fact that I have a report due on Wednesday. If you don't have a "little things" box with the icon that would work best, you can also layer smaller icons on top of that box, such as this tiny computer icon from That Planner Girl.

You can also see that I added a checkbox from Two to Plan on the extra box to keep track of any miscellaneous to-dos throughout the week.



You can see that I layer icon stickers a lot, such as this martini glass icon from Paugs Discoveries on top of the red scalloped sticker from Planner Frenzy.



All together now, the planner spread looks like this. Of course, this is just at the beginning of the week. As the week goes on I fill out the planner more, change things around, and overall get a better idea of what my week will look like.





If you're a goth who also likes using your planner, no matter how much you decorate it, you can join our Goth Planner Facebook group here!

41 comments:

  1. When I was in college I was very in to planners, but now it's like all my work stuff is in the company's proprietary system, and my personal stuff is an email or text an hour before. I do wish I did something like this to keep as like a scrapbook...

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  2. I was a Franklin Covey girl way back in undergrad when I could hardly afford to have one of their planners. I've always used stickers (my favorite was a spontaneity sticker!) As a college professor, I stick with the July/August-June planners because that's how I think of the year: an academic year. I joined the Facegroup you mentioned. I think you inspired me to do a planner post! :D

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    1. Lovely personal planner! It is so cute and easy to made handy personal planner. Student would love it an d apply this idea to manage their daily personal task and reminders such like UK professional assignment help, exam details, other personal stuff as well as important notes in their Filofax.

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    2. I liked your idea for usage of Filofax as a personal planner. Very creative and stylish ideas. I think students can use their Filofax as a study schedule planner which can be stylish as they are and helpful also them as a reminder of such things like classes, dates, seminar, writing tasks like dissertation proposal tips etc. I will sure help to make daily planner to my daughter and enhance her knowledge on such kind of things.

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  3. It's been a while since I had a paper planner - I've been using the one on my phone for quite a while, mostly for convenience's sake - but I love how you did yours!
    Side note: I used to write journals when I was younger, then dropped the habit, but I've taken it up again recently. It feels good to be holding a pen and scribbling stuff on paper.

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