Planning Made Functional: Tips and Tricks

You have a planner. Great! So what do you make of all these boxes, lines, and accessories? If you’re into keeping your planner a little cute and whole lot of functional, here is my tried-and-true system to staying organized each month.

I keep my work and personal tasks separate because it keeps my stress level down. I’ll do another post on how I structure my work planner, but this is just how I keep up with everyday life.

Decoration: I decorate first. Just a preference. I don’t use a whole lot of stickers or washi, so there’s plenty of space to write.

Monthly Layout: Only one-time events  go here. These are important things that must get done or acknowledged that day.

  • Appointments
  • Bills*
  • Birthdays
  • Car service & repairs
  • Travel plans


Planner inserts are printables from Growing Up Goddess’ Etsy shop.

I check my monthly spread at the beginning of each week and transfer this info to my…

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