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Decluttering and reorganising

Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay in this post getting out to you all. Having recently returned to work I am learning to juggle a full time job, 2 children and my blog and it is taking a little longer than I had hoped to settle into a routine. But I am getting there! I do need to work on my productivity a little though…. But that’s for another post.

As I mentioned in my Autumn planner set up post I was considering changing my layout because I felt there was far too much in my diary that I just wasn’t using…. So I decided to have a declutter before November began and try a new system for the remainder of the year.

So what have I done? I’ve sat at my photocopier and managed to turn 4 books into front and back sheets to go round my usual monthly insert! Sounds a little long winded but for me that has cut back on a lot of wastage in my planner and given me more options for decorating 😁

Let’s walk through this new booklet… We start with my “month at a glance” insert. I still love this insert and its simplicity. It’s perfect for simple reflections. I won’t go into great detail but if you want to know more about this insert then check out my post from September.

The following 2 pages is a month on 2-page spread which is undated from The Punk Planner and gives plenty of options for decorating which I love! I know it’s plain at the moment but this is because I am awaiting stickers! Lol!

After this I have got my personal habit tracker, which is a printable from Colour my planner. What I love about this is I have to make an agreement with myself and sign it! It gives me one task to focus on in a month and achieve. As you can see this month I am focusing on my new job as I have got loads of CPD that has to be done by the end of the month! So I am aiming to do at least one module every day. And my reward on completion…. Stickers of course! I have stashed away some money specific for my reward and I am hoping I am all done by black Friday as I am on a sticker purchasing ban until all this work is complete!

There is also a space on the next page to mark habits for each day. I have added a few general personal ones which I feel I need to work on.

The next 2 pages also come from the habit tracker and is technically a spread where I can list as many habits as can fit on a page. However I intend to use this to track my PR and blog stuff. I haven’t quite finalised the design in my head yet but these are the pages ready to be filled in.

Finally I have my inspiration board which is also from the habit tracker. Here I plan on putting pictures to encourage me to achieve my goals that I have set out for the month. I love this idea and am hoping to have some time to do this tomorrow.

These pages are a mesh of different inserts and in different orders but my intention was to bring the bits I needed together so that I can declutter my planner and make it much more easier to navigate through. I bought a lovely set of dashboards from Away with the Fairies Co. and am using these to help divide up my new booklet…

So the laminated one is my main cover, with the ascertate behind it and the the velum is a divide between my trackers at the start and my diary pages. I am using the magnetic clip to keep my tracker pages together as I know I will not need to open them too often in the day, and plan to make myself a “today” bookmark at some point too!

Putting all of these inserts together into the order I wanted was very time consuming I will not lie. But now I have done it I couldn’t be happier! And I really feel like my planner has been decluttered!

I hope this has given you some inspiration of how you can declutter your planner. And I would love to hear how you have decluttered you planner in the past in the comments below 😁

COMPETITION WINNER!

I am sorry this is a day late in coming out, but I did mention in my last Molly Creations post there was a small giveaway and all you had to do was comment on your favourite Molly Creations stickers and follow my blog. First let me say thank you to all those who entered. The winner is…..

An Academic Planner!!!

Congratulations! If you could send me a private message through Facebook or Instagram with your address and I’ll get the stickers into the post for you tomorrow 😁

1 thought on “Decluttering and reorganising”

  1. Awwww, thank you!!! I’m so excited! Thank you so much for even offering this giveaway opportunity!

    Good luck on juggling all of your responsibilities! It is not easy! I’m sorry I sent a message yesterday asking if you had announced the winner. Now I feel bad for potentially adding to your stress 😦

    I’ve had to move to higher-level planners to de-clutter my planner. I used to have a daily planner for a couple years, but then found it was becoming too much. I am now using a weekly layout (the Happy Planner), and that is working for me πŸ™‚

    Again good luck! Stay healthy and balanced!

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