Organization is a never ending battle. No matter what life throws at you, you will be disorganized at one time or another. There have been times I have been so organized it felt great, but life does happen and that planner gets left at home, or the monthly to-do list gets misplaced on the kitchen table with the mail. Now, that I’m a working outside the home Mom, being organized is a dream! Even in my About Me I mention my struggle with organization – “I hope as time goes by I will have the opportunity to learn to organize my time better and post deals as well as shopping trips.”
I was a Day-Timer fan for years. I still have a place in my heart for the Day-Timer concept, it has a very nice simple layout and using the binder I could move pages to different sections at will. The last year I used it I started having more and more problems being able to move pages without getting frustrated with the binder.
A dear friend of ours introduced me to Levenger Circa, which I had never seen before. Basically think of a Rolodex but in a notebook. You can carefully pull the pages out and then put them anywhere you want! The down fall is the Levenger brand paper is a bit expensive and the Circa punch at a silly cost ($58!). Levenger has a couple stores including one in the Northern Virginia area at Tysons Corner Mall, and you can ask (nicely, of course) for a FREE sample and they will create for you a sample (I prefer junior size) to try it out! It is wonderful! What a great concept!
Me being the savvy shopper that I am wanted to find a deal and back in the fall Levenger had a sale on Circa products on their website. I was able to get some of the items on sale and then I ordered the $40 sampler packet with the $40 gift card I could put that towards the Circa punch.
Now, I have all of the tools to create my very own planner! The best place to check out is DIYPlanner.com, that has lots of templates and even a simple program to create your very own planner. I can have a daily calendar as well as a monthly calendar exactly as I like it.
Speaking of a great site to learn about planners it also has my next favorite subject -financial planning. This link has some templates to create envelopes to help you with your financial planning!
Since it is tax time and the beginning of the year what a perfect time to mention this stuff.
What do you think? Have you heard of DIYPlanner.com or Levenger Circa?
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