I know that I am super late to the game, but I feel that after all the changes I’ve gone through earlier in the year discussing my 2019 planner stack works for now.
As you can see, I posted about my planner stack with just three planners (Big Happy Planner, 2018 Erin Condren, and Mini Happy Planner). It wasn’t until I got the thinking about what what I wanted my planner system to look like that I forgot to include another Mini Happy Planner that I wanted to use; which is pictured on the right.
I’ll begin talking about my 2019 planner stack in sequential order starting at the bottom on the stack and working my way up and to the right.
The Big Happy Planner ….
After much thought and talking to you all through my plan with me videos I thought this particular planner would work great as a pre-plan planner. For a few reasons I was intimidated to use this planner in this manner because I just couldn’t imagine needing all of that space to pre-plan.
As I continued thinking I began to see the vision unfold and began to feel that this project was accomplishable for a couple of reasons:
- Even though I’m using other planners within this stack for other reasons it would be great if I could have one planner to catch everything I need to be aware of, and
- When I purchased the Big Happy Planner I knew that it would help me achieve any planner goals I had, it just wasn’t ideal for me to make it my everyday carry planner
I thought about using a free printable TheHoneyBShop shared on their blog a year back in letter size as my pre-planning template, but I hate to waste the pages that came with this Big Happy Planner. I feel that if the pre-packaged inserts no longer work for me that I can always resort to printing out some inserts I have stored in my stash.
Erin Condren LifePlanner – Vertical …
I’ve stated in many planner videos what I’m using my Erin Condren for, but for the purpose of this post I’ll further explain its use.
When I purchased the 2018 Erin Condren LifePlanner I knew that I needed a plan because the reality if that these planners aren’t cheap, nor are they as versatile as The Happy Planner. I decided to practice some DIY tactics on this planner once it arrived in the mail.
I created monthly labels and started working on a monthly kit so that I could modify the pre-printed monthly labels that came with the planner to April 2019 – March 2020. With these changes I decided to purely use my Erin Condren LifePlanner as my memory keeper, or rewind spread planner. I am currently two (maybe three) weeks behind in planning in this planner because I’ve been so focused on working out the purpose for the other planners I have in my collection.
Mini Happy Planner #1 …
The first Mini Happy Planner that’s part of my 2019 planner stack (the planner that’s at the top of the stack on the left) I didn’t have as tough of a job positioning within my planner system as I did with the Big Happy Planner.
For the first Mini Happy Planner I’ll use it as my content calendar. I’m still learning and understanding the purpose of a content calendar. From what I’ve learned so far I know it is to help be better map out my brand content and be able to make efficient effective content to share with my audience.
I will be using Annie Plans Printables B6 TN inserts in this Mini Happy Planner so that I can plan my Monday – Friday weeks vertically to see what I have scheduled and what still needs to be finished before certain things can be shared and published to my audience.
Mini Happy Planner #2 …
This particular planner gave me pause. I’ve used my Bullet journal now for about three months and I’ve quite enjoyed creating my own layouts and spreads. However, it was with my creation of my May 2019 Bullet Journal spread that I hit a wall.
For this particular month I chose to use dutch doors to design my weekly layout, and while it was fun and cute to design it’s been a pain to actually plan on a day-to-day basis. This is where the Mini Happy Planner #2 comes into play.
I’ve decided to use this Mini Happy Planner as my everyday carry. With some inserts from Annie Plans Printables that I had in my files I have been able to give each day their own space and have enough room for my tasks (pictures will definitely be coming soon).