Today I’m going to share with you one of my biggest obsessions: planners!
As I told you here, I love planning & being organised and of course, the essential feature for me to manage everything is my agenda.
Now, I know that a big debate could be done here because nowadays many people do not conceive having an actual agenda made of paper since technology has substituted this, as many other objects, providing us with online calendars, apps and many other things which I probably do not even know. Indeed, I can’t state that online agendas are useless or not practical, I also take advantage of them (for example for uni stuff) but, I’m sorry technology people, I will never betray my material agenda.
Firstly because, it’s not just a planner, it’s a memory item. We all know that an agenda is an item where you write down your appointments and tasks.. but what if we have special events that we like to remember over the years? I usually never throw away my agenda when the year is ended and it happened more than once that I have consulted old planners to remember or compare the exact date of an event, for example. Instead, last year I used two pages to stick tickets of the travels I did during the year .
Of course I can’t keep all the planners I had but I usually keep the ones of the last 2 years and the ones which I’m really proud of.
Yes, because some of them are a work in progress to be proud of. When you first buy an agenda or a simple notebook it’s empty and “naked”, maybe it has already some decorations but for a diy addicted like me, it is such an enjoyment to further decorate them or insert special items to make it more personalised or useful.
This year for example, I have added this nice paper pocket (see pictures above), really handy for little pieces of papers or business cards that you always want to have with you.
Another simple but effective item that I use is washi-tape, last year I’ve used it on the cover page of my Moleskine while this year I’ve used inside to sign special events or days (like holidays 😉 )
[If right now you’re thinking “Isn’t this decorating stuff expensive?” click here and all your doubts will be erased 😉 ]
Until now, I have always used Moleskine Agenda because I liked the idea of deciding if decorating it by myself or leave it neat. Every year I’m attracted to try a new one (there are so many nice planners 😍) but I always end up buying this one for the stated reasons.
Next year I’d like to have two so who knows, it could be the year I finally try a new kind of planner!
Are you a planner addicted too? Do you have any suggestions? Which one are you using at the moment and why do you like it? I’m curious and interested to know! 🙂
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