Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Conquering My Notes Section

Hi everyone!

Has this ever happened to you? . . .  You set up your planner to be all efficient and organized and pretty.  You arrange it in a way that makes sense to you.  Then you go out into the 'real' world and experience a major fail?

It has to me!  My brick of a planner has pretty paper and tons of sticky notes. However, during a phone call, I realized I didn't know where to jot down a quick note. Crazy huh?

So it made me think: how can I organize myself to make sure I have someplace to write down something quickly.

Answer: my Notes section:

(I think this may be a little harder to explain in photos but I'll try.)

I now use my Notes section as a catch-all of random things that have no place to go, yet.  I put all sticky notes, loose paper, notes sheets, etc. in that one section so that I only have one place to go to write.  Other than my calendar section, this is where I will go first.

As you can see, lots of random notes.
Flyleaf is where I will stick items that are 'in action'.

Previously, it was scattered all over my planner, in almost every section.  I still have a flyleaf and sticky notes in the Menu section, however, most of it is now corralled in one place.

I have tons of sticky notes of all sizes.

I have tons of loose paper of all sizes.

I have tons of blank notepaper.

And even more sticky notes and paper in an envelope. 

The flyleaf will take me to sheets of blank notepaper. 

Another flyleaf will take me to the "To Do" list.

And finally, now I can'tcomplain about having 'nowhere to write'.  I hope!

I have yet to test this out, and I'm hoping it will work for me now.  I know some of you do this already.  I don't know why it took forever for it to click.

Next, I'll write about how I use my "color-coded section" (for lack of a better term).  Now, this part of my planner is perfect, ha ha.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. You are doing better than me. I had a phone call and my planner was wedged in my work bag and because I could not get it with one hand I ended up writing on the back of something else which I then promptly misplaced. Luckily it was not confidential, I could remember what I wrote down and I did eventually found the piece of paper. Solution? A bigger bag perhaps!

    1. I agree with the bigger bag. Mine has gotten bigger ovee the years. (:

  2. Doris I have just found your blog and am enjoying reading and seeing your pictures. Keep up the good work. I will be back.


    1. M'Lynn, thanks so much for your sweet comment. I will try to keep it as interesting as possible. Hope to see you back soon. 😄