I recently signed up and am currently taking a planner class, ”Practically Perfect Planners’ by The Hooting Pirate, Cara Vincens. One of the replies I read from another “classmate” was she loved the scientific approach the class took to the Perfect Planner. One idea/ solution I have taken from the class, is it is OK to have more than one planner. Last year I carried around four different types of planners/ organizers and felt it was way too much, so I tried to downsize this year. It did not work well for me, so I’m back to only three and one of these is my business planner. I purchased a mini three ring binder from Staples for less than $6.00, lined notebook paper that is made for these small binders, sheet protectors and a plastic envelope with a Velcro closure. The book band here is from Vera Bradley (sold as a hair band). Isn’t it so pretty..um yes I might have a purse that matches it!
The dividers I created are from Watercolor paper and painted with different marks and designs, this was part of another class I took by Ashley Goldberg called Paint Plan Play. I added a postcard of my Live By, BIG Body Girls and laminated each. In the pocket on the cover I hold a notepad for to do lists, business cards, and journaling cards
The first tab divider, is for my calendar. I purchased this printable calendar off Etsy at Polka Dot Posies. This is the second year I have used this particular calendar, and I love it . The colors, the pages for monthly goal settings and lots of extra planners pages for tracking mileage, custom orders and expenses is perfect. This particular set is for “small business”.
I created another TAB Divider for the TO DO LISTS. I purchased on Etsy Christy Tomlinson’s To-Do List, I have several of these printed to set weekly goals and to-lists
And some days I have to create a MEGA to do list, especially with art and craft shows coming up
The third TAB is ‘Everything Else’ this is for packaging, marketing and just random notes I take for ideas I do not want to forget. This also has a mileage tracker, custom order list and shipping information.
The fourth tab is “Booth Ideas”. I can never have enough of these, this is a work in progress for me. I print out or take photos at places I go and keep them here for inspiration. I also use Pinterest as a place to store these ideas.
The last tab is Booths, this is where I keep all my information in plastic sleeves for upcoming shows
I also use the sleeves for holding receipts and other important papers I do not want to lose or misplace
And in the very back I have a plastic expandable envelope with a Velcro closure for extra journaling cards, sticky notes, paperclips, notecards, stickers…. all the important stuff to keep you organized
Practically Perfect!~ Rebecca