Current Set-up – Inserts

Continuing on from the post about the tabs in my current set-up, I wanted to share some photos of the inserts that I have been using for the last year.

If you read the previous post, you’ll already know that for the last year I have had planner peace with my Filofax A5 Holborn Zip, with Life is Crafted week on 2 pages inserts.

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I would have been happy to stay with this set up FOREVER – that’s how great the LIC inserts are, but my life is getting busier and busier and these days I just need MORE space than the Life is Crafted allows for, so I’m transitioning into another system. But before I do, I wanted to give a shout-out to Arienne at Life is Crafted because these inserts have been amazing for me and I want everyone to know about them!

How I Use LIC Inserts

The top section of the Wo2p is blank so it can be used for anything you like. I use that section for meal planning and to record my daily Flylady tasks.

The dated section has times running from 8am-8pm, which didn’t really suit my schedule since I usually work well into the night, so rather than use that for timed appointments I just kind of added work commitments in, in the order that they needed to be tackled. If I ever have a time sensitive appointment (like the doctor for example) I’ll add it in on a piece of washi so it stands out.

In the blank line at the top of the dated section I put my husbands work schedule. He is on a roster system so his work times change every week.

During the week pictured above we had my Mum visiting from out of town as you can see from the banner stickers.

The top 3 priorities I usually leave blank, my priorities are a little more broad so I always filled in the ‘top 3 priorities for week’ section in the top right corner instead.

In the to do today area I plan out my daughter’s learning activities for the week.. I usually have that section filled out about 6 weeks in advance.

The remember! area is used to keep track of people’s birthdays, and I also put a reminder in the week prior to birthdays so I can remember to mail a card.

On the right hand side is the top 3 weekly priorities section which I mentioned above, then there are some blank boxes which I use to keep track of work that needs to be billed as well as any outstanding invoices. Then at the bottom is a gratitude box, where I end the week by writing 5 things I’ve been grateful for in the week.

When a task is completed it gets a tick, and if it needs to be rescheduled it gets a line through it with an arrow to show that it was moved elsewhere.

Usually by the end of my week my planner looks more like this:

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That’s a different week than the one pictured above obviously but it will give you a bit of an idea of why I need to transition to a system with more room!

I had intended to move into the Life is Crafted day to a page – I even bought them – but I found that not being able to see an overview of my week was stressing me out, so I’m now moving into the DIYfish inserts which give me even more room with 2 pages per day, plus I can see both my weekly and monthly view all at one time. (sorry Arienne!)

I’m already using the DIYfish weekly and monthly pages, but I’ll update the blog again when I’m completely moved in and let you all see how I’m using them.

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