After my previous planner stopped meeting my needs, I set out to find a new one (more on that in the video below). Lots of research led me to the realization that I would have to create my own planner if I wanted one that would suit my needs exactly. So that’s what I did!
Using Canva, I created a weekly planner spread that would suit my needs perfectly.
I then uploaded my design to OfficeDepot.com and had it printed and bound. I selected a spiral bound book with 65lb cardstock and a clear front and back cover. It took about a week to process, print, and ship–not too bad! Below is a photo of the online interface; it’s very easy to use. Given the number of sheets and all of my specifications, my book came out to be about $25 including shipping (I also had a coupon code).
Below is last week’s full spread filled in (this post and video were created on Wednesday, so it’s not complete in the photos)–this planner works like a charm! It’s exactly what I need and helps me stay on track throughout the week in a way that makes sense for my life and schedule.
In the past, it’s never crossed my mind to create my own personalized planner! It took spending lots of money on a gorgeous, fancy planner and seeing how it didn’t suit my needs to start brainstorming a simpler solution. If you’d like to see my ideal planner in more detail and hear exactly how I use it, you can watch the video below or on YouTube here.
Mentioned in video:
- Simplified Planner (shop + my post on it)
- May Books Shop
- Plan To Eat (site (referral link) + my post on it)
- Clean Mama (site + my post on it)
- Cleaning Routine Series: Bathrooms (Monday)
- Simplify Everything Podcast Episode #25
- Canva (site + my post on it)
- Office Depot spiral bound notebook printing
// If you use a planner, what kind of planner do you use?
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