Why I’m not buying a planner this year (and what I'm doing instead)

This time of year I normally do a blog post or social media post showing the planner I’ll be using for the year ahead.. but this year is different! 

I’m not buying a planner this year. Here’s why:

  • Planners are beautiful but they are getting more and more expensive each year
  • Often I’ll buy a beautiful planner and then I’m too scared to start writing in it because I’ll “mess it up” with my untidy handwriting, random brain dumps, using different pens. Which is such a strange idea, planners are meant to be written in!
  • Or I’ll use the pretty planner regularly for the first month or two and then completely forget that I have it because I tend to use my online calendar and phone calendar as defaults.
Are any of those true for you too?

Instead of using a planner for 2022, I’ll simply be using my online and phone calendars for date and time based reminders, and this simple blank journal for lists, thoughts and other things I want to remember.

One book for everything so it’s easy to find it and use it and I only have one thing to focus on. Plus, I think the simplicity of this journal is really pretty :)

This is a Kmart journal and it only cost about $5, so it’s easy on the budget and fulfils all of my needs.

What are you using for your planning next year?

x Marissa


Speaking of planning..

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We’ll set some goals and visions for the year ahead about how you’d like your home and family life to look and feel, plan the steps you’ll take to get there without overwhelm, and even include some actions you can take to glide over any hurdles that might pop up on the way.

We’ll chat about managing your household the easy way and actually enjoying the year instead of just surviving it. 

You’ll get a free downloadable New Year Fresh Start journal to write down your ideas during the workshop, plus there will be time for Q&A - ask me anything about organising and simplifying family life!

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