This post was previously published as part of the Planner Girls Collective.
Today I will be sharing with you my favourite planner hacks.
What’s a planner hack?
While most of you are fully aware of what we mean by a planner hack, there may be a few newbies out there who have no idea what we are talking about. Let me explain. A hack is basically anything that you do to customise things (in this case your planner) to make it work for you.
As you are probably aware everyone has different needs and requirements when it comes to their planners so the everyday shop bought items very rarely cut the mustard. So what is a girl to do? They adopt a few hacks to make their planners exactly what they want.
I’m not using many hacks at the minute within my planner and that may explain why I’m not using it as much as I should so I will be reading with interest the other posts in the series.
My Planner Hacks
In the meantime, here are a few of my favourite planner hacks and how I use them
I use colour in several different ways within my planners. I have a separate colour for each member of my family together with different one for household, finances and cars. In the past I have used different colours for lots of other categories but stopped using this when I changed my planner set up.
I use the colours in different ways depending on my planner set up. In my bullet journal I used highlighters to mark out the months along the bottom of the pages.
TIP IN PAGES
This links in quite well with the colour coding mentioned above. When you are using lots of colours, it can sometimes be hard to remember what they all relate to. Cue the tip in page. This is a small piece of paper which is taped to the inside back (or front) cover of your planner/bullet journal and can be opened out when needed.
Again, I use a few different versions of these, They are extremely useful when first starting out with a bullet journal.
Have I mentioned how much I love washi tape. It’s so versatile and I find it indispensable when it comes to my planners. I use it to mark specific pages such as the beginning of a new month. I also use it to decorate my pages.
Stickers are another hack that help save time. I mean if you are writing the same thing day in day out it’s going to get extremely tedious. This is where my stickers come in. I love functional stickers such as these syn tracker ones from The Geeky Planner.
Again, I also like using stickers to pretty up my pages too.
Some pages are made for sticky notes, for example a things to buy spread. It makes complete sense to me to add various post is notes to these pages so that when you are ready to go shopping you can just pull out the relevant sticky note and off you go.
It also helps when you need to send someone else to the shops on your behalf as I’m not sure about you, but there is no way my planner is leaving the house with someone else!!!
Well that’s it for my planner hacks. What hacks do you use in your planners?
Also, don’t forget to check out what hacks the other girls are using!
- Emma-Louise Smith at The Stationery Geekette
- Kelly Vizma at The Scrapbook Girl
- Louise Parkinson at The Vintage Planner
- Alyson Duncan at A Life Lived in Words
Thanks for reading, until next time