Day Planner & Planning Station

Y’all know how excited I am about my new day planner. It’s such a great way to encourage a fresh start for the fall of 2014 & all of 2015, which is my target time to reach many exciting goals in my life.

There are a couple of things I do to keep my planner organized:
1. I use a set of fine-tip markers (gentle enough not to bleed color onto the other side of pages- I was lucky and found a set that work GREAT at my local dollar store for $3.) to color code my planner.
2. I also use paper tape {AKA washi tape} to mark off long weekends / time off on my monthly calendars. I also use it on my weekly pages {not pictured} to mark the end of a pay period and beginning of a new one. Since I work at home independently, it is up to me to organize my work schedule etc.

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I also have a planning station in my home office, where I keep all the supplies I might need to organize my planner, binder projects and other paperwork. This is a great catch-all area.

Here’s what I keep in my planning station:

labels, dividers, post its, loose note paper, card stock, calculator, scissors, stapler, paper tape, tape roll, glue roll, white out roll, tape dispenser, paper clips, binder clip, date stamp & ink pad, Sharpies, & fine-tipped markers.

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The shagreen organizer is from the Martha Stewart Home Office collection at Staples {a favorite of mine}, the mini cake stand I use for paper tape is from Bath & Body Works {and was a gift from my best friend with a ‘bloom’ candle it in it}, and the silver tray is from Winners. My fine tipped markers fit quite nicely on it {although of course they don’t always look so tidy}.

These few simple things play a huge role in keeping me organized and on track.

Home Office Inspiration Board

I’m really fortunate to work from home. It is a unique set of very real challenges and very precious benefits, and I love it. It’s not always easy, but I totally believe this is where I’m meant to be.

I’ve been working on using vision boards and inspiration boards a little more, and I’m always striving to improve my home office- to make it a place that I love to be, a place where I really shine.

I used http://www.polyvore.com/ to make this inspiration board for my small, simple home office. It’s a work in progress- some of these things on this board are things I already have, some I’m still working on, but this is the direction I’m headed in:

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