I am so excited to be sharing an updated planner setup for you today. To be honest, Summer threw me for a loop and I fell off of the planning wagon completely. We had a fun Summer and flew by the seat of our pants. So, I figured when school started back it would be the perfect time to get back into it. However, that didn’t happen, and I feel like this school year has been pretty chaotic so far. So, a few weeks ago I sat down and made a plan for my planners. Ha. I’ve changed up how I’m using them a bit for a fresh start. Let’s get into it.
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Fall 2019 Planner Setup
Okay, so let’s start with my personal size planner. I’m going to use this planner to keep track of appointments and events, lists and notes I want to make on the go. My son is starting basketball soon and I know I’ll have a lot of spare time sitting around, waiting, and I figured this might come in handy.
My planner is one of the personal size creative year planners from Michaels. I’m still using my clear planner dividers, tutorial here, and I did some new sheets to put behind them using a set of digital papers from Bloomsical on Etsy.
If you’d like to know how I make the different sheets to go behind the tabs, let me know and I can do a tutorial!
My first section in my personal size planner setup has my personal size monthly inserts.
Then, my next section has my vertical weekly inserts. You can see more of how I use these over on my Instagram.
If you’d like these inserts for your planner, you can get them in my Etsy shop. They’re printed, hole punched, and shipped right to you.
Finally, my personal has graph paper and notes pages for list making.
Next, I’m using my A5 planner, which is a retired Carpe Diem planner binder. I’ve also used the A5 creative year planners from Michaels, and I like those, too. Of course there are a lot of A5 binder options, and I talk about more over in this post about how to set up an A5 size planner.
My A5 planner setup is going to be my big master planner, it will have our plans, appointments, events, and even a basic to-do list of the main things I want to accomplish each day. I also share the weekly spreads from this planner, over on Instagram.
I printed the sheets behind my dividers in this planner using some pretty great Fall photos from Unsplash. Comment below if you’d like to see a tutorial.
I mean seriously, how great are these?! I already have some Christmas photos saved that I’ll replace these with after Thanksgiving- it is so much fun. One of my favorite parts about a new planner setup is making new customized dividers to dress my planner up for the season.
So then, my first section has my monthly inserts. I use these just as a place to keep up with appointments and to have the whole month at a glance view. I’m also using the vertical layout inserts again in my A5 planner.
You can also get these monthly and weekly inserts in my Etsy shop.
I love these so much because I can use all my favorite weekly kit planner stickers sized for the Erin Condren planner, and they work perfectly. I tend to put events, errands, etc.. in the top box, the middle box is usually decorative, and then the bottom box each day has my to-do list.
My A5 typically lives on my desk, and I can reference it for appointments, a basic to-do list for the day, and it’s just fun to decorate a bit and plan out my week. Then, I’ve got sections that are more for keeping my household running smoothly.
My next section has my cleaning printables. My favorite sheets to use are this weekly cleaning checklist sheet, and then the monthly as well, but I have a few cleaning printables that I keep in the planner to help me mostly stay on top of my cleaning routine. I like having a reference and keeping track of what I need to do throughout the week and keeping a good rotation of the bigger cleaning and maintenance tasks around my home.
Next up is my meal planning section. I use the favorite dinners/breakfast/lunches sheet to keep track of our favorite meals and any new meals that we try and really enjoy, that way meal planning is easy since I can just refer to that and get some ideas I know everyone will love. I also use my month of meals sheet to plan out all our meals for the month, and a weekly meal planning sheet to keep track of what we’re eating each week, and to vary up our breakfasts and lunches here and there.
Next up, I keep some daily planning pages in my planner, too. I don’t need them every single day, but they do come in handy on extra busy days. I don’t necessarily keep these in my planner after they’re filled out, I usually toss them, but I like having a bunch in there that I can just pull out and use. These are really helpful when things get crazy and I need to block schedule out my day.
Finally, for the last part of my multiple planner setup, I’ve got a “transfomer” Happy Planner that is actually two planners combined into one. I’m using the first section for memory keeping. I take so many photos, and usually post them all to facebook, but lately I’ve been wanting to start printing those out and just make some memory books for us to have.
I honestly want to go back and get some undated Happy Planners to print photos from the past 7 years since my oldest son was born, but that’s definitely going to be a long term project.
I love the seasonal Happy Planner designs and they are just perfect for memory keeping. I’m mostly going to be using just our photos, washi, and Happy Planner stickers to do my memory keeping.
The second Happy Planner that I have added in with the first, is going to by my wellness/health planner. I didn’t purchase the Happy Planner wellness planner, because I have this one that I really want to use up since it runs through the end of the year. Also, because it is seasonally decorated, too. Haha. But honestly this planner is just going to be for me to use, I probably won’t be sharing the contents of it, I’m going to go with minimal stickers, just some things to track habits and things like that. In that planner I’m going to track my fitness, my eating, my mental health, my habits, all of it. I’ve been struggling a lot lately with some anxiety and some other things, so I’m hoping that this will help and just help me keep track of some positive changes I’m working on.
So, there you have my updated planner setup for Fall 2019! I hope you got some planner inspiration and enjoyed hearing about how I’m using my planners. Do you use multiple planners? I’d love to hear about them, and how you use them to stay organized, or even memory plan, in the comments below!
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