This tag list comes from Alexis aka @MissTrenchcoat. You can watch her original video here. Update (12/11/2015): I’ve updated this piece since I first filled it out. One of the planners I mention isn’t pictured, but I included it in the video.
- How many paper planners do you own? Show us!
I own 4 paper planners: Raika USA in Bone; Day-Timer portable Malibu in Rose Gold; Day-Timer portable woven/tapestry with bookshelf design; a Plan Ahead personal size in Teal w/ autumn leaf stickers; and my recently refound Plan Ahead Desk Size planner in black simulated leather (not pictured). I don’t consider my field notes size Traveler’s Notebook to be a planner since I don’t have planner inserts for it. It’s a notebook to me. Same with my Mini Flex.
- When did you first start using a paper planner?
Oh Lord! I remember my first planner was my mom’s old one. She gave it to me when I was in elementary school. She got a new containment unit and gave me her old one. I have no idea what brand it was and I no longer have it.
Well, that was my first planner. I’ve always had Assignment books of some sort that also worked as planners. I didn’t get serious with my planner until I started college in 2006.
Updated answer: my first real planner was my Plan Ahead Desk Size in simulated black leather. I recently refound this planner and will be doing a post on it soon.
- How many planner/calendar apps do you use on your phone? Show us!
I have the standard calendar and organizer apps that came on my iPhone 4S. I use the calendar to set reminders for TV shows I want to watch, but nothing else. I tried to use my calendar app to plan and lost stuff. I also use the Reminder app and the Notes app for list making and general notes. I use the Reminders app as a price book, because none of the apps I’ve looked into do what I want them to do.
- Do you prefer paper or digital planners? Why?
Paper all the way. I remember stuff better when I write it down.
- If you could design your perfect planner or app, what would it be like?
Warning: Really bad run on sentence ahead. I would get a 5-subject Mead Five Star Flex Binder (had 2 inch rings!), cut it down to Mini Flex size, find monthly inserts I like, punch them, divide the planner into sections, and that’s it.
I don’t know how many sections I’d be able to fit, so I won’t speculate on what they would be. Maybe one day I’ll do that, but we shall see. My current mini flex and planner containment units are going strong, and don’t show any signs on giving out anytime soon.
- Which planner do you think is the prettiest? (You don’t have to own this one & it can also be an app.)
The Filofax Malden Baroque in Teal. This one is my unicorn. It popped up in one of the planner buy/sell/swap Facebook groups, and I wasn’t fast enough to get it. It was also really, REALLY expensive ($225.00)! (I also didn’t know how I was going to tell my husband that I dropped $225.00 on a USED planner.)
Photo courtesy of MyPurpleyLife. Video about it here.
- What’s the craziest things you track in your planner?
I don’t really think anything I keep track of is crazy. It all makes sense to me.
- How many hours a day do you spend with your planner?
It’s with me all day. I consult it first thing in the morning. It sits on my desk all day in front of me at work. And it is within arm’s reach when I am home in the evening.
- Does your planner go to bed with you?
Yes, my planner goes to bed with me. I have a health tracker in there, and I write down my steps off my pedometer in there.
- What is your current planner of choice out of the planners you own?
I’m going to have to say my Day-Timer portable size Malibu in Rose Gold. It’s the one I’m using right now (if it wasn’t my favorite I wouldn’t be using it), and I still find myself drooling over the color.
YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/eCa98lBt0Zk
Alexis challenged anyone who watched her video to do the tag. I’m passing on her challenge.