Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Let's plan, shall we?

Well good morning my frannnns! On this Educate me Tuesday, I wanted to take a minute and praise the single most important book in our lives (of course after the Bible!)... I never leave home without it, and I shop for purses based around if they would fit this handy-doodie book! So what is it? Guesses?..... it's my ORGANIZER! I don't care how many versions of iCalendars I have on my iPhone, Mac, iPad or even the calendars on MS Outlook! Nothing... I mean nothing beats writing down due dates, birthdays, anniversaries, important events, graduation deadlines, etc. with your favorite pen (yes I have one and it's been the same since freshman year in undergrad college!) in your trusty organizer!

BTW... if you have never picked up one of these bad boys, you MUST try one out... you will fall head over heels with how smooth this pen writes!! I've owned maybe 5 in my schooling experience... same color and same gel ink... I just replace one when it's lost or even taken!

I have always used notebook sized organizers because they give you so much space to write details on specific dates. Until...I discovered awesome possum Franklin Covey organizers!! LOVEEEED this thing, and still do! They come in all sorts of styles and colors, they have detailed lines that will help you prioritize certain tasks, they have tabbed sections for passwords, websites, finances, addresses and phone numbers, and sooo much more!

Of course, being in college meant being on a budget, which Franklin Covey sho did NOT fit in! BUT... I worked for an awesome bank for about 3 years, and one day we were ordering office supplies, and the Service Manager who took care of ordering asked us if there was anything else she thought we needed for the office. Bad news to hand over that Staples booklet with everything you can possibly think of! BOOOM! There it was... a maroon colored Franklin Covey that buttoned instead of zipped (my preference for snap styled at the time).... and so I joked around and added a Franklin Covey organizer on her list and handed it over to her. She immediately laughed.... but she didn't say what I thought she would say, like "nice try!" She asked if that's what I really wanted, and I told her WITH ALL MY HEART! ... and this sweet manager ordered it for me. She told me that she was proud I was in school and working, and if a Franklin Covey helped motivate me, then that it shall be!

That was almost 10 years ago, and I have been buying refills for that organizer SINCE. The best thing was that I didn't have to break my pocket when it came time to buy new refills... they totes sell them at Target!! They have monthly refills, weekly refills, plain and even fancy shmancy ones with floral designs!

It's so durable and user friendly which makes it so hard for me to say goodbye to it!

Moral of the blog post is to find an organizer/planner that best suites you, and don't just buy it to buy it! Use it and abuse it! Utilize every section and line in that thang! Get organized with school and life... for it's a lot to juggle!


Jessica @ Lovely Little Things said...

I looooveee planners!
I don't know what I would do without mine!

When I can't take mine where I'm going, I take a picture of that days page on my phone - I'm crazy!

Happy Tuesday, giiirl!

MeehSheen said...

Nice organizer! Remember our ORGANIZER (inside joke) story??? LOL

Beverly said...

OMG... that is HILLLarious!! Take a pic when you can't take yours?? I take mine (if I'm wearing an ooboerly small purse) and leave it in the car... JUST in case ;)

Happy Tuesday!

Beverly said...

LOL.... sheen... organizers are the best invention next to me ;) LOL

Molly said...

I am a moleskine addict. I have been using them since college and am a devoted fan. I can't leave home without my planner.

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

oh gosh, i have a weird obsession with planners. i love writing every little detail down.
need to get a new one asap!
xo TJ

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