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#MicroblogMondays 65 – In praise of paper planners

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you’ll know that in spite of my love for gadgets, when it comes to keeping track of my personal schedule and To Do List I’m all about the paper planners. (I wrote about it here and also here, if you want to know why!)

For the past couple of years I’ve been using a lovely little Filofax to keep track of my life, and even called upon my ever-so-accommodating sister to pick up some 2016 refills from a shop in Victoria and bring them to me when she visited in October.

So I thought I was all set for the year to come, but apparently I’m fickle… because when I stumbled across a new-to-me planner with a layout that looks as though it was designed specifically with ME in mind, I decided to take a break from my Filofax and give another product a try for 2016.

2016 Polestar Planner

The Polestar Planner isn’t super fancy, but here are a few of the features that make it perfect for me:

  • Most importantly (to me) is that every day of the week is given the exact same allocation of space. (It’s a planner peeve of mine when Saturday and Sunday are jammed together and have to share!)
  • Each day is divided up into columns for appointments, To Do, and personal. This fits my needs perfectly, as I always jot down a few comments about my day, and the “personal” column will be just right for this.
  • Large enough to accommodate everything I need to write, but small and slim enough that I can tuck it into my purse or bag and carry it with me.
  • Each week’s spread has a quote at the top of the page. I love quotes. 🙂
  • Pockets on the inside front and back covers.
  • Lots of pages and space for notes.
  • Tear-off corners so you can instantly find the current week.
  • Made in Canada!
2016 Polestar Planner

One of my favourite approaching-year-end rituals is to sit down with my paper planner, pen, and a cup of tea and get organized for the year to come.

If you need me today, I’ll be doing just that.

Are you a fan of paper planners?
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Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.