It's MDS Blog Hop Day, and I have some fun Planner Organization Labels to share with you! Today is the day of the month where we share with you what My Digital Studio Projects we've been working on… and I've been on an organizational streak in a BIG way. It might actually start to be considered a sickness – LOL! I love that MDS can always come to the rescue when I'm in organization mode…
My Type A personality has always had a difficult time landing on the "perfect" planner… and planners have been an obsession of mine since infancy (pretty literally). When Staples came out with their "Arc" planning system I was in HEAVEN! You get this special punch and can basically make anything a page in your planner. I've spent way too much time finding the perfect checklists and printables online… It's my goal to eventually create my own planner pages in My Digital Studio for the ULTIMATE personalized planner organization experience… but I DO have my time constraints! So for now, I've tackled just one customized task… and that was creating my own Planner Organization Labels. I use my planner for work and family, and my work tasks all have a color coded formula (like I said, sickness). So I wanted something totally different looking for personal and family tasks so that they were clearly seperate when noted in the planner. Here's what I came up with!
I started off by creating a custom project size of 1,050 x 300 Pixels in MDS. I then created a "page" for each of the label designs that I wanted. So in MDS, one label would look like this as the whole page…
I then saved all of those individual pages as JPEGs and went into Word and created a sheet of labels using Avery Template 8167. I inserted each of the JPEGs into the cells that I wanted them in, and saved the document. It's now ready to print on Avery Return Address Labels! I just print off a page and stick it in the sleeve of my planner so that whenever I need to make note of any of these personal/family/household activities – I just peel and stick.
Here's a look at how my planner is organized using these labels!
Labels printed and stored in the front pocket and then I keep these Fusion pens stored in a pouch so that I can keep my color code throughout the hourly portion of the planner. All of the color coded task stickers are removable — so as my schedule needs to be flexible and shuffle, I'm not crossing things off my main page – I'm just moving the task to a different day. Then at the beginning of every week I take my pens for the tasks I have and write detailed hourly schedules on the daily pages. So for example… if I'm scheduling out my Blog Prep time, I take the coordinating pink pen and write with it for my break down tasks of how to make that sticker happen. The stickers aren't all filled out yet — as I get ideas I write on them what the blog posts will be for that day. The reason I love these pens and special ordered them online is because they are ERASABLE pens!
Time to head on over to Amber's Blog, she's the next spot on your hop!