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Saturday, July 22, 2017

List of Lists to Keep in Your Planner



Lists are the best, aren’t they? They can give you information, help you clear your mind, and (most importantly) they look so lovely!

I would say about 80% of my “Planner Ideas” board on Pinterest consists of lists to keep in my planner. (Speaking of planners, it’s time to order a new academic planner- YAY!)

(related: How to Prep Your Planner for Finals NOW!)

Almost every (good) planner has room for notes/lists in the back of it. However, I NEVER used them until last year. I kept thinking… “is this important enough?” “is it TOO important?”

You want it to be a list you can use all year, but you also don’t want it to contain too much personal info (such as usernames & passwords)… just in case!

Here are the lists I currently have in my planners: 

Karen Adams Agenda:

Baby Registry Items
Home Décor Shopping List
House Projects
Kindergarten Curriculum


Passion Planner:

Baby Names (Boys)
Baby Names (Girls)
Bands to See
Christmas Card List
Christmas Gift List
Gardening Map
Gift Ideas
Movies to See
Pinterest Boards
Possible Junior League Placements
Quotes I Love
Shopping List
Style Inspiration



Here are some list ideas for my upcoming planner

Yes, I already have a list of lists that I’m planning for my next planner. If that doesn’t sound crazy, I don’t know what does!

Birthday Tracker
Books to Read
Changeable Meal Plan, Meal Prep, & Shopping List
Color Coding Key
Habit Tracker
Monthly/Seasonal Bucket Lists
Movies to See
Things to be Happy About

And, of course, it’s always great to add just a pink page, like Bekka Palmer did! J

Do you keep a lot of lists in the back of your planner? Do you plan them out or just write them as they’re needed? What are some of your favorites? Share below! :) 


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Best Organizing Blogs 2017

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a list of my favorite organizing blogs. And, I have to say, I’m pretty loyal to my favorites! However, thanks to Pinterest, I’m always finding new and awesome blogs that help keep life clean and tidy!


Here are a few of my recent favorites!




Laura’s Plans 

Creating Organization Solutions for Moms

What drew me to this blog was her post on organized kids’ art spaces. I LOVE her use of storage: shelves, cubbies, pails. And  that everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) is labeled!  I’ll be so excited when our little one is big enough to have his very own art space! :)






Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body 

Design a Home & Life You Love

Aside from her obvious sense of humor, what I love about this blog is that there are SO MANY great organization ideas and posts! She does a lot of round-ups of favorite ideas/products, which always look fantastic! Also, there is a lot of design advice for after you get everything organized! 





Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

Interior Designer, DIYer, Graphic Designer


This girl is good! Like, really good. Her blog is full of design ideas, DIY projects, and other great home organization and décor projects! She moves a lot, so she’s always got fresh new ideas about how to decorate the spaces in her home! 




Hopefully, these blogs will provide you with enough inspiration to finish up (or start) your summer projects! If you’re looking for more organization blogs to follow, check out my Organization Ideas board on Pinterest! It’s always full of new ideas from great bloggers! 

Happy organizing! :) 

What are some of your favorite organization blogs? I’m always looking for more, so please list them below!! 


Follow @OrganizedCharm on Instagram for daily organization inspiration! 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Best Academic Planners for 2017-2018



Even though I’m an adult living in adult-world, I’m still a teacher, which means that I still use academic planners! They just work so much better for my life than a traditional January-December spread would.

Right now, I’m using a pretty Karen Adams Designs agenda. I still have my Passion Planner, but I’m not using it quite as much now that school’s out. I’m lucky if I have one thing scheduled each day (#teacherproblems). 

After quite a bit of "research", I ultimately went with the Plum Paper Planner (more on that later)! However, here are the top three others I had it narrowed down to and why! 


Here are my favorite 2017-2018 academic planners! 




Lilly Pulitzer Agenda

What I Like About It:

  • Let’s start with the obvious: It’s pretty! Who wouldn’t get excited about seeing their plans surrounded in colorful Lilly artwork?
  • Tabs: I’m a HUGE fan of monthly tabs! They make planning so much easier!
  • Stickers: The Lilly Stickers are so cute and add a lot of happiness to your traditional monthly layout.
  • Size Choices: With four size choices, it’s easy to choose the one that works best for you, whether you want to keep it on your desk or carry it around with you all day!




 

Passion Planner

What I Like About It:

  •  Durable: The faux leather cover keeps your planner safe, even when it’s buried deep in your purse!
  • Blank and Grid Sheets: “I’ll never use all these extra sheets!” I thought when I got my first Passion Planner. Ha! I keep so many lists back there that it’s ridiculous!
  •  Monthly Reflection Pages: We know that we should be reflecting on ourselves all the time, but it can be hard to remember! A reflection page follows each monthly spread, keeping you always striving to be your best and brightest self!
  • Daily Plans: The 30-minute intervals keep me on track. They also keep me from overscheduling myself (like I like to do). It’s so easy to block out time (and to see large blocks of wasted time)!




The Preppy Geek Planner


What I Like About It:

  • Customizable Weekly Spread: My all-time favorite planner had this feature and I still miss it! Type six different areas of your life (classes, kids, etc.) to keep everything on track each week!
  • Editable: Type in your own plans, use your own fonts, write your own reminders. There is just something more professional-looking about typing out your plans!
  • Printable: Some people don’t like planners that you print and bind yourself. However, I do because you put them in whatever order you want and eliminate pages you don’t need!
  • Bright Colors: It’s not hard to get me to spend my money… just show me some bright colors and I’m asking where to put my credit card information!



Of course, there are hundreds of academic planners out there! These are just the three that I found the most exciting (today)! I am always on the lookout for the best planners each season!

The more you plan, the more you achieve, right?! :) 

Any tips for finding planners? Do you have a favorite academic planner? Would you recommend it to others? Why or why not? 

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