Daily Planner!!! Part 1

I’ve been using a FranklinCovey Daily Planner for the last year and love it. The size 5.5”x8.5” is perfect (for me)… I just adore it. HOWEVER when it was time to order refills… not so in love anymore. The pricing for refills is ridiculous; it’s basically the price of a new planner ($25-$30) plus the refills are kinda blah looking.

I did try a MomAgenda, however I found it too big, lots of unnecessary pages, only U.S. holidays, a whole section on U.S. stores, not a binder, and it’s pricey. hehe I just don’t like it.

I have made the bold decision to make my own planner!

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I went to Bureau en Gros (Staples) and purchased the following:

Avery 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Durable View Binder, 1″, Black

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Avery Pre-Printed Dividers Months

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Avery Pre-Printed Dividers A–Z

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Avery Durable Write-On Dividers

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I also went to a craft store and purchased this scrapbook paper:

Daily Planner

I will be using this paper to cover the front of the binder.

Everything I bought (so far) came up to $22.76 (before taxes).  I still need to buy a few little things to decorate the front of the binder.

I realize that I could have skipped buying the dividers and made my own, however I want it to be functional as soon as possible… I do plan on making my own at one point.. just not right away…

My next step is to design my own inserts for the planner.  I need to create the monthly calendars, weekly calendar and also the address book.  I may even be lucky and come across some cute free templates…

If you have any ideas or suggestions.. please feel free to share. :)

To be continued…. Daily Planner Part 2

Have a FABULOUS day!