I’ll come right out and say it: I have spent way too much money in the past on planners. I love planners. I have a million different notebooks for various purposes, and with planners, it just feels so important that it fits me.
This is why I decided to create a one-of-a-kind designed planner with all the bells and whistles that I wanted, and nothing that I didn’t want. It’s the kind of planner I wish someone had gifted to me when I was a newlywed, but works for people in any stage of life who are looking to improve productivity, spend money wisely, and reduce food waste. Here it is: my life planner!
Overall look and feel
This weekly and monthly undated planner is lightweight (about 9 oz) and is 5.5 x 8.5, so the size of a Reader’s Digest magazine (am I dating myself with that reference?). It has a matte laminate back and front with simple, sleek details.
The interior pages are a normal paper weight with more sleek and light feminine details that don’t distract from your own planning and notes. The first page of this weekly and monthly undated planner is a simple spot to write your name down, and then you get right into the planning!
I love goal setting. Each new month begins with a month grid for writing down holidays, events you don’t want to forget. It also has a quadrant grid for monthly goals. Those of you who know about the Children and Youth program from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will recognize the different areas. I purposely left one quadrant empty for a “choose your own” category for a monthly goal.
These are some of my most favorite pages in this planner! Each month you have a place to track income, debt payments, saving and investing, and spending in various budgeting categories. At the end of the month you can analyze what percentage of your income is going towards savings, debts, and spending and notice if you have some money left over.
The food inventory page is a game changer! You can go through the different areas of your kitchen and take notes of what you have on hand and cross things off as you use them throughout the month. Use this to plan your meals so that you use the food you have! I’ve been guilty of accidentally buying extra food at the store I didn’t need because I hadn’t used food I already had. If you do this every month, you will see a decrease in food spending and food waste!
In the weekly undated planner sections, weekly pages are meant to be the hub of your planning! Each month has five weekly pages like this so you won’t run out of space each month. This space is to plan your activities, meals, to-do list, and spending tracking so you don’t have to flip back and forth to a different page for that. There’s also a free-write area for taking notes or doodling. This is where the magic happens!
I hope you’re as excited as I am about the launch of my design shop and my first product, the Life Planner!
If you like the idea of this planner but want to use a digital version, or print out your own, I also offer a digital version of this weekly and monthly undated planner!