Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Get Organised with a Life Binder!

Hey Everyone!

I've always been interested in the concept of 'Life Binders' since hearing the term in a school organisation youtube video last year. It seemed to me like a very American, 'mumsy' type thing. A few weeks ago though I stumbled across organisation blogs and blogs offering free printable blog planners. I was immediately drawn in as I desperately needed some way of managing my time and collating the numerous lists I have around my room of,  for example, blog posts to write.

First off, for the month of August, I used this free planner and found it so, so useful. I actually wrote and scheduleded the months posts weeks in advance. However, the layout of the planner wasn't quite exactly what I needed so a last week I set about creating my own Blog Organiser and thought while I was at it I may as well incorporate other aspects of my life which needed a bit of order.

My Life Binder contains the categories: "Blog", "Finance" and "Bucket Lists" and I want to add more as ideas come to me. I designed them on Microsoft Word (you can tell I'm a pro haha!) and printed the pages on photo paper. Although the border didn't print off perfectly (there wasn't supposed to be any white edges), I love how they turned out, especially as I've never done anything like it before. I made the dividers out of purple card and I was a bit afraid they ruined it (yet another Julzy DIY Fail), but for convenience purposes they work well.

It was so fun filling out each page and its great having all my lists in one place. I've also been keeping track of my finances which I think is very useful (and eyeopening) in seeing whats coming in and going out, especially now I'm working. 

I'd love to see how you all organise your ideas! Let me know if you try/ already have something similar.
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4 comments:

  1. this is such a good idea! definitely doing this soon, will come in really handy as i have about 983201 exams in may! x

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    1. Thanks! You should! I've deliberately left school stuff out as that would just totally take over haha xx

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  2. I love the idea of this. Do you have any links to the organisation blogs? They sound right up my street! X

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    1. Sure! My favourite is iheartorganizing.blogspot.co.uk and some others I came across while looking for inspiration were detailorienteddiva.blogspot.co.uk (more crafty) and http://besimplyorganized.blogspot.jp/2013/04/31-awesome-and-totally-free-blog.html?m=1 :) Let me know if you find any more! xx

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