Planner Organization 101

Well today I have for you (by a busy-bee named Michele) some tips to help you prevent chaos. We all would agree that it's far better to organize things from before and stop this-last-minute marathon of trying to catch up with everything. As a queen of procrastination, this MAY not be my field. So I will let Michele do this for me!

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Autumn rolled around and I immediately think of starting a fresh school year. The best part of getting ready to hit the books was heading to the store to pick up fresh school supplies. New notebooks, pens, pencils + a planner were the best things in the world! Being organized in school is so important. Now that I work, blog, intern at a magazine , run an Etsy store, and go to grad school (I’ll be student teaching again this semester, too), so organization is imperative. However, I like organization to be fun + my style. I mean, if I have to stare at my planner for hours a week, I want to enjoy looking at it. Here are a few supplies + some tips to keep yourself organized, but keep it fashionable as well!

Planner Pens[you never know when you’re going to run out of ink/lose a pen]

Pencil

Sharpie Markers

[again, like the pens, you might lose one or run out of ink]

Small Post-it notes

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Now, I found out a really cool trick from Kaelah over at little chief honeybee. Instead of writing directly into your planner, you place small Post-it notes on the days. I am notorious for switching things around, so this is what my planner looked like in August:

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Pretty messy + not very pretty, huh? Things were switched around, scribbled out, and just looks, well, hectic. Now, I am using the small Post-it notes on top of the days, so I can switch them around if I need to.

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I have a few packs of small Post-it notes, so I color-coded certain things for myself. Now, you don’t have to go this far, but since I have a schedule that leaves little room for sleep, it makes life easier for me. If I have to rearrange things, I don’t have to scribble out my notes – I simply move them around the planner!

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It looks much nicer and is easier to keep track of. When I complete something, I just remove the Post-it note! Sometimes I get a few blog entries done early + I have time for myself, which is always nice. I really love when a class is cancelled at the last minute, so I can’t wait to peel one of those notes off!

I hope the tips that I am passing along to you help keep your stress levels low and your organization easy! I love looking for tips to be better organized on other blogs, Pinterest and on Google. What are some organization tips that you can’t live without?

xo.

Michele

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Thanks Michele! Make sure to check this lady's blog too. :) 

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Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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