All posts tagged: planners

Preparing for Next School Year + New “To-Do” App

Once the summer vacation starts, it’s so tough to think about school. I know I definitely don’t miss the times in high school when we got assignments for fall and they were hovering in my head like an enormous debt. What’s worse, putting that brain to work after a long vacation is no easy task. There are a few simple things I’ve been doing for the last couple of summers that really helped me stay toned for work and ready for school in the fall. The key is to do them throughout the summer vacation, not a week before school begins. 1. Wake Up Earlier This will make waking up for school easier once it starts and will give you more time throughout the day to explore and be productive! I don’t know how early “early” is for you guys, but for me 10 a.m. is still pretty early in the day. If you think about it though, the average adult needs about 8 hours of sleep. So if you get yourself used to waking up slightly earlier …

Filofax Update

Hey guys! I wanted to give you a quick update on my love for le filofax. The one I have is The Original Personal Organizer in Navy, you can read more about it here.  I love, love, love how wonderful it is and how well it’s been working for me these last few weeks.

Before our Classes Begin: A Checklist

A quick checklist to prepare for the upcoming semester. 1. Office supplies. The most important step of all (probably not, but why can’t it be?). Go out and get yourself some cute stationery! Journals, pens, pencils, highlighters, extra paper, sticky notes, etc. 2. A planner. I don’t know about you, but a few weeks into any quarter I stop using my planner completely. I feel confident enough in my memory, despite the numerous times I’ve forgotten to turn in assignments. A new year is the best! time to go out and get a new planner. Some posts: Free printable weekly to-do template, planners online, filofax love, chronodex planner, bullet journal. 3. Check the classes Make sure to take a look at the class websites and read the syllabi (syllabuses? that sounds weird). Take a look at the textbooks and see if there are any assignments that need to be completed prior to the first day. See some reviews on ratemyprofessors.com, get an idea of what to expect from a class. 4. Have some note-taking options This …

GIVEAWAY

My friends, it is here! This week I’m giving away a box of office supply cuteness- folders, sticky notes, to-do lists, fancy pens, decorative boards, and a 2015 Weekly Planner! The poll will close in exactly a week, but until then you can enter as many times as you like. Anyone is welcome to participate, no matter where you’re from. You can get points in by signing up for the weekly newsletter, sharing this post on your social feeds and Tumblr, and commenting on any article on this site. All I ask of you is to be considerate of your followers and not go overboard with the sharing. Just please make sure to use your email and/or Facebook so I can reach you in case you are the WINNER!  As a bonus, the first FIVE participants will receive a free monthly subscription to Transtutors.com– an online tutoring center. You can see my review of it here, it’s quite nifty!  *Note: if you clicked subscribe to newsletter, you actually need to enter your email in the left sidebar …

Shopping for Planners Online

Trying to figure out the situation with planners right now, so here’s a list of some nice ones I’ve found online: 1. Whitney English Planner Very minimalistic, elegant and practical. I’ve seen it being used at my university, and the reviews are wonderful! 2. Filofax A great little system that allows you to keep everything you need in one place. A bit on the higher end, however, but people use it for years. You can refill with whatever sheets you need (monthly/weekly/daily/to-do’s/meals, notes, etc.), use a ton of sticky notes, stickers, etc. The whole website is magical. Check out also: Filofaxomania, Filofax, Filofax & Planners on Pinterest 3. Moleskin A planner and notebook classic. Would love to get one at one point. Moleskine is also used in the Bullet Journal system 4. Papyrus Gorgeous vintage-style planners and paper supplies. Awesome quality and also available in stores! 5. Amy Ruth Designs Very pretty planners, notebooks, phone cases etc. 6. Erin Condren’s Life Planners Great planners! Customizable, also on the higher end, but come with tons of accessories …