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My new daily planner

Remember that Molang notebook I was using as my daily planner? Well, I ditched that thing (as my daily lists became too large for it) and fell in love with this Mead daily/monthly planner I came across at Target. For $9, this thing has helped me stay way organized and has worked well for me and my current bullet journaling system. *I think I wrote somewhere that I was converting my Midori Traveler's Notebook into my daily planner too, but I just wasn't feeling it after a while. I didn't like how the pages didn't fall flat and how I had to baby the leather making sure that  it wasn't around any food or beverages in fear of getting it damaged. As much as I loved the idea of making it my everyday planner, it just wasn't convenient for me. I came to the final conclusion that it will only be used for my travels and vacationing journal.*

So this Mead planner is nothing fancy, really. The cover comes in two plastic cover colors from what I've seen, black and red, measuring at 5 3/4 in. x 8 1/2 in. It consists of three features:

• tabbed monthly pages (on two pages)- The overall month-at-a-glace is a perfect size for me. It's large   enough to write down and highlight the main tasks, birthdays, appointments, or reminders for that day.
• a dated page per day- Here I list all the things I need to do for that particular day and check them off     as I go. There are a total of 22 lines on each page, so that's plenty for me to work with. And each page has an empty box on the bottom to write in whatever other miscellaneous things come to mind. I use it particularly for blog post ideas, dinner plans, gym classes, and whatever else I feel that isn't as important to list within my task list but things I'd still like to make a mental note of or remember.
• notes pages- I like how this page is tucked in right before each new upcoming month. Here I just recap my month and events, and then I jot down any upcoming goals I have for the next 30 days. I also use this page to keep track of any outgoing mail/postcards that need to be sent out, my workout progress, and my "wish-list."

While I wouldn't go as far to say that this notebook is my overall "perfect" planner and accommodates all of my scheduling/planning needs, I will say that it's been pretty helpful thus far in keeping my tasks a lot more simplified and making me really focus on what's important for each day or month.

What are you using as your go-to daily planner? And does it work well for all of your scheduling needs? Do let me know as I love seeing how others use different forms and styles of planners! If you have a post on it, feel free to leave your link below!


  1. I have one of those now too! I've been using it as a sort of Hobonichi and it's been working for me very well :)

    1. Oh, I'm glad that it's been working well for you! Yes, I love it and can't believe how well it works with my schedule given the simple setup. It seems that it's always the cheaper planners that end up working out in my favor. ;)

  2. I am committed to the Moleskin ... the weekly one.

    1. I looked into those and thought about trying one out!

  3. I use a custom insert for my midori that is adopted from the daily docket from the art of simple. It's working so far, but I agree, the pages not falling flat isn't convenient.

    1. As long as it works for you, that's all that matters. Being that it doesn't fall completely flat isn't all that bad, but when I have a billion things to jot down, it would be nice to have the paper on the hard surface for me to work with.

      I hope you're enjoying your Midori still. It looks great!

    2. I am! I totally love it! :)

  4. I wouldn't say it's the "perfect" one, but it's one that works for my main tasks.


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