How to Get Organized With Your New Planner

How to Get Organized With Your New Planner


As we step into a new year, armed with fresh intentions and a determined spirit, there's no better time to grab your planner and start mapping out the months ahead. Life can be a bit of a whirlwind, and that's exactly why having a planner is your secret weapon to staying organized and on top of your game. By planning in advance, you'll eliminate unnecessary stress later! Join us below to learn a few simple tips about how to get organized with your new planner.

We'll dive into a comprehensive list of ideas for what to fill those planner pages with, ensuring you're set for a year of success, balance, and plenty of magical moments.

How to Get Organized With Your New Planner

1. Gather Schedules

First, gather your schedules and activities for the year ahead. Think through everything you’re juggling and get the dates in front of you. Don’t forget:

  • Birthdays & Anniversaries
  • Holidays
  • Personal Trips
  • Time Off Work
  • Doctor Appointments
  • Self-Care Appointments
  • Workouts
  • Meal Plans
  • Spouse's Schedule
  • Date Nights
  • Family Commitments
  • School Schedule
  • Sports + Social Activities
  • Pet Appointments
  • Home + Car Services
  • Social, Church, Club Events
  • Work Schedule
  • Business Travel + Meetings
  • Pay Day
  • Bill Due Dates
  • Other: ___

2. Find Your Favorite Supplies

Whether you love adding personality to your planner or you prefer to keep your pages simple, it's time to gather your favorite supplies.

Day Designer pages boast a clean and straightforward design, enabling you to get creative with planner stickers, washi tape, colored pens, highlighters, and page markers. However, if decorating isn't your style, embrace the simplicity of our pages, where all you need to do is pick your favorite pens (or pencils), and you're good to go.

3. Record Everything

You have arrived at the most exciting part of the process. Open your planner and fill everything in! Our monthly calendar pages are perfect for mapping out the schedules and plans from the list above and more. We've designed the monthly spread with your busy life in mind – spacious, organized, and ready for all your scribbles!

A friendly reminder: As you get organized with your new planner, don't overschedule. Leave a little bit of white space for the magic to happen. Life is unpredictable, and sometimes the best moments are the unplanned ones.

Finally, admire your work, notice your clear mind, and get started! Here's to a year filled with organized bliss, magical moments, and a planner that helps you live a well-designed life.

Happy Planning!
Day Designer

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