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How to Organize Your Planner

Organization — it’s easier said than done, right? A couple of years ago, I definitely would’ve agreed with you. Whether you’re in high school, college, or tackling every day life, sometimes we have way too much stuff to keep in order without any help.

I tried everything — phone notifications, writing on my hand, sticking notes to the fridge — I even tried out every different type of planner imaginable! For the longest time, I couldn’t get my organization right, and it made me super stressed. But eventually, after a lot of trial and error, I came across color coding. Easy? Yup! Boring? No!

I thought it was silly at first, but nowadays, color coding my planner and putting in new events is one of my favorite parts of the day! It doesn’t have to be complicated, and it makes looking at your planner super easy if you’re on the go! Here’s a picture of one of the pages of my Bando brand planner back in February:

What’s great is that you can use whatever colors and labels to your planner to make it personal! But as a basic example, here are what my colors mean:

Pink — Personal (e.g. going to the gym)

Yellow — Other activities (e.g. my husbands schedule)

Blue — Homework (e.g. my McGraw Hill LearnSmart homework)

Green — Urgent (e.g. a doctor’s appointment)

As you can see, it breaks up your day into different sections for each color — you may decide to add more colors, less colors, symbols, stickers or highlights, the world is your oyster! But the most important thing is making it easier on yourself. Sometimes seeing how much you’ve got to do can be overwhelming, so by visually breaking it into sections, you might be able to gain a little more control over your day.