Keep It Together: How I Save Possible Events in My Planner!

Posted April 19, 2018 by shooting in Planning / 41 Comments

Hey everyone! How has your week been? Today I’m here for another link-up with Simply Alexandra called Keep It Together. Share any posts – old or new – about bullet journals, planners, scrapbooks, Project Life – basically anything about memory keeping!

Keep It Together Link-Up: I found a new way to save future events in my planner! #planning #ontheblog Click To Tweet

Today, I thought I’d share a new idea that I came up with for my everyday life planner. I love using my planner as a keepsake journal of sorts – I can look back in the future and see what I did, when I did it, and with whom. However, I’m often seeing events in my area that I’d love to do but I don’t know if I will or not. I used to write them in my planner anyway, but I’d have to cross it out if I ended up not going and that doesn’t look good. Yes, I know you could use white out or use only erasable pens…but I have an even easier idea!

May 2018

I decided to use little sticky notes and write down various events, as well as the days/times if it takes place over the weekend. This way if I do attend one of these events, I’ll just go back and put it on the actual planner. If I don’t make it to one, then I can take out the sticky note, throw it away, and no mess left behind!

I found a lot of different things that are happening in May and June, which is kind of the start of summer for most, so it makes sense. I live right by Cincinnati, Ohio so there are usually all sorts of outdoor events!

June 2018 pg. 1

I would obviously love to attend all of these fun events, especially since most of them are free to get into. You just pay for any food or items you want. Pretty nice, right? You can enlarge all of these photos if you want to read the sticky notes more clearly – maybe you have similar events where you live! Let me know!

June 2018 pg. 2

In June there are actually two different Pride events going on, which I’m excited about. I’m hoping to volunteer with GLSEN Cincinnati for at least one of them. I was meant to volunteer for the NKY Pride last year but I ended up being sick. Do you have Pride where you live? Have you ever been?

Anyway, let me know what you think of my new planner idea! And by new, I mean new to me…I’m sure other people have been doing something like this for awhile!

Want to link up with me and Alexandra this month? Please do!

41 responses to “Keep It Together: How I Save Possible Events in My Planner!

  1. Love the idea of sticky notes. I don’t have he discipline for it! If I dont attend something I still just leave it there and pretend the couch didn’t call me name! πŸ™‚

  2. I’ve used the sticky note method for my work planner. I never thought to use it in my personal planner! There are tons of great things to do here in Pittsburgh when the weather is nice.

  3. I’m addicted to sticky notes, but normally I used them on my laptop screen as a remainder of what I need to do. I’m terrible at putting events in my calendar so I got myself Google home mini to keep reminding me πŸ˜‚

  4. I love it! I definitely used to do the same thing in my ECLP. I have been a lot more hands off with my planner this year, oh well! I think I’m just in a different season or something. I’m sure I will get back into the groove when I need to. Of course… I didn’t have my post ready this AM.. .so… that’s probably something to keep better track of… LOL! I hope that you get to go to some of these fun events! May is a busy one for us. We have the Kansas Food Truck Festival – which is our annual tradition – so good! πŸ™‚ Then graduation, weddings, etc. But that’s ok. I hope we get some nice spring weather. It’s currently altering between snowy and 70 degrees. LOL! Oh yeah, did you know you can recycle post-its?! I didn’t until a few years ago. SO COOL! πŸ™‚ XO – Alexandra

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  5. I’m a huge fan of my paper planner and love this idea! I have mine color coded so I write events in a certain color then if they get moved or canceled, I white them out. But you’re right, it ends up looking messy, and white out is pretty hard to write over if another event pops up in it’s place! I like your idea better.

  6. This is genius! I hate having to cross something out in my planner if we do not end up attending. I need to get me some small sticky notes and start using this method. Thanks for sharing!

  7. San

    That is a great tip. I love post-its for so many reasons but have opted for pencil writings in my bullet journal so far. The post-its work perfect for these “not sure if they’re going to happen”-events!

  8. Simple yet brilliant! I might do this in my blog planner for blog tours that I sign up for but don’t know yet if I’ll be chosen to participate. Kind of a Save-The-Date sticky that I can then remove if I’m not chosen.

  9. Another big fan of the post-it note. I use them as Memorable Moment reminders in the books I’m reading as well as like you to remind me of things I may or may not attend. If I have forgotten to tell Mr T something/need to remind him to pick something up etc I stick them to his glasses so its the first thing he sees when he wakes up. Drives him mad because he ends up cleaning his glasses but hey-ho it works as a great way to remind him.

  10. The sticky notes thing is a great idea! I really need to start using a planner in general, as I’m just so disorganised!
    I hope you enjoy all of your events! πŸ™‚

  11. The sticky notes are a great idea, Lauren. And there are so many cool ones to choose from now beyond the usually solid colors – different shapes and patterns. Fun way to add color and interest to your pages without permanency.

  12. Kelly @ Noodle to the Rescue

    This is a really good idea! I’m the same way that I don’t want to write something down in my planner until it’s definitely going to happen but I just keep the might-do things in my head – So much easier to put them in post-its – I am going to start this right away!

  13. RO

    That’s an amazing idea, and a great way to keep the planner pretty. I need to do more of that, and love your suggestion. I haven’t been lately, but when I used to travel, I was blessed to participate in Pride events in Delaware, Washington DC and Maryland. Talk about fun, fun, and more fun!!!! I’m glad you have the opportunity to participate, and look forward to lots of pics! Hugs…RO

    • shooting

      That’s awesome you were able to take part in various Prides. They are so fun, and it’s interesting to see how difference cities do different things. I’ll definitely share!

  14. This is such a great idea! I always feel like I have to make a COMMITMENT if I write it down in my planner so this would totally work for me. And maybe it would help me get out and do more things too! πŸ™‚

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