I have used a cheapie spiral planner for YEARS! It served its purpose at the time. It was lightweight, slim profile, could fold back on itself so it took up little desk space, and was CHEAP! I could be as rough or careless with it as I wanted because it was inexpensive and the plastic covers were very durable.
The layout of this Mead Planner is a week on two pages and a month on two pages. Each month had a tab. You would tab to the month, see your month on two pages and immediately following the month would be the all the weeks on two pages in that month. This was the format I used for a long time and it took me a while to get used to using Filofax and having my month on two pages and week on two pages in separate areas.
|Month on Two Pages with Tabs|
|Week on Two Pages|
|Day-Timer Family Plus Binder|
|Family Plus Month on Two Pages with tabs.|
|Family Plus Weekly view, Left Page. There is a block for each family member.|
|Right page has a menu planner and a generous notes section. The to-do lists on the top were great also!|
|Filofax Week on Two pages in my Gillio Compagna|
|Gillio "Appointment" Pages turned into a Day Per Page.|
Now I finally have enough room for pretty much everything! I never knew it would be such a relief to finally find what works for me and my circumstances. If only these pages were pre printed with the date, I would be all set.
For 2014, I have purchased the Day-Timer 1-Day-Per-Page inserts. I'm still pretty unsure about them if you want to know the truth, but I will do another blog post on the specifics. I guess if it comes down to it, I could just stumble on over to Philofaxy and download some of Steve and Ray's wonderful inserts!
What inserts are you using for 2014? Have you used them in the past or will 2014 be the first year?