My Planner and {Trying} to Stay Organized

I have always been a planner. My love for planners and stationary started at a very young age and I have always had a planner with me as far as I can remember. Now my planner style has definitely changed through the times. I had school planners, Franklin Covey planners when those were the "it" planner, Mom Agendas, you name it, I most likely have tried it out. I am almost embarrassed to say that in one given year, I have switched my planner 3-4 times. I know, totally crazy and totally me! On top of my planner obsession, I am also a list maker. I love a good list and it gives me great joy to mark off each task that I complete plus it keeps me focus on what is most important and what needs to get done by the end of the day plus it always helps when you have pretty notepads to write your list on. Over time, I have found some of my favorite items and I wanted to share with you the planner I personally use and all the other items that I love to use to stay organized. planner   planner1planner4planner5planner6planner7planner8   My planner of choice the last few years has been the Erin Condren Life Planner. I was skeptical at first when I was looking for a new planner and of course, this one was on the higher end of what I wanted to spend so it actually sat in my cart for a little while until I decide I couldn't wait any longer and needed a planner ASAP so I finally made my purchase. The process of ordering and customizing your planner was totally easy and I love the packaging and the extra freebies that you get each time you order a planner. They also throw in a $10.00 credit toward your next purchase and it never expires so I normally use my coupon codes to purchase the next year's planner. Another favorite item of mine is by May Designs. Now May Designs is a fairly new company to me and I instantly fell in love with their notebooks. I have their agenda + a blank notebook. I like to use my May Designs agenda to keep up with blog post and other deadlines that I have for the site. The blank notebook stays in my purse most of the time so I write my To Do List in there and jot down random notes or ideas that I may have. It's small and the perfect size to carry around. I am total visual person and when I am brainstorming ideas , I like to have a big notepad to jot down everything. I recently ordered this adorable personalized pad from My Paperdoll Designsย ย and it's perfect for all my ideas and doodling. ย Other items I like to keep handy to help me organize and to pretty up my planner is tons of fun washi tape, fun pens, and fine point colorful sharpies because it's always more fun when it's colorful, wouldn't you agree? What is your all time favorite planner ? I would love to know some of your tricks to stay organized and what products you love!