First published November 3, 2015
My weekly planner inserts remain largely consistent with little change, and currently, I am utilizing one of the layouts inspired by Giftie. This particular layout offers ample space that meets my requirements, and one of its notable features is the presence of an internal column which I have discovered over time to be incredibly useful. Although more uses exist, here are 3 uses for an extra column in your planner inserts.
Mini To-Do List or Project Page
For instance, I am currently assisting in organizing a modest “Home Blessing” ceremony for my newly wedded best friend, and there are a few tasks that I need to oversee. Using the column in the layout, I have created a list of the things that I need to accomplish.
Sometimes, I need to check my blog’s statistics and document the current number of page views. It can also serve as a useful space to monitor variables such as weight, medication that requires refilling, or any outstanding checks.
Instead of rewriting regular activities like “Take out the trash” or “Fill the medication box” every week, I note them down on Post-it Tabs (a useful suggestion from Giftie), and move them from week to week. The internal column in this layout is perfectly suited for my Post-it Tabs.
I’ve found that adding an extra column to my planner has been a game-changer when it comes to staying organized. It’s incredible how something as simple as a column can make a significant difference in my productivity and ability to manage my tasks effectively. I’ve used it to create mini to-do lists, track various information like my blog statistics or medication refill dates, and keep track of recurring tasks. And, let me tell you, it’s been a lifesaver! Plus, I’ve discovered so many useful tips from people like Giftie, who not only provides excellent planning strategies but also great blogging advice. Thanks to her, I’ve been able to approach my blogging in new and exciting ways. By the way, did you know that Giftie also provides excellent blogging tips in addition to planning strategies? Thanks to Kristy for inspiring me to experiment with different approaches to my blogging.