I've tried ringed planners, fell in love with Kikki K, but then I realised that I prefer my planning system without ring.
The simplicity of notebooks and bullet journaling was perfect. I found myself writing more and more than I used to when I used my ringed planners.
I studied the best pattern and style for me and now, I'm sticking to it.
Thick notebook cover. Real or faux leather is okay but I prefer them to be a little bit stiff. I have tried some local artisan work and found that I love the leather and quality of 11-11 handmade ph 😊
If my notebook has pockets, I would love that. If not, use of kraft folders is an alternative.
I can't draw, or that I hate what comes out of trying 😂, hence I prefer to print out my own layout. I tried several styles until I landed on a day on 2 pages. This allows me to journal on the go with reference to my daily requirements. Saves me money buying another journal for writing.
Click here to buy this insert: https://www.etsy.com/listing/276732308/do2p-for-tn-regular-size-with-habits
I prefer my inserts to be: annual, monthly and another for my cat (she's geriatric so I monitor a lot on a daily basis). Keeping everything on a monthly basis makes archiving easier and other info tracking better compartmentalised, IMHO. The annual insert holds the info that I need with me for the whole year: forward planning, birthday lists, events list, sellers list, foods that are good/bad for me, etc.
Click here to buy this booklet: https://www.etsy.com/listing/292067013/monthly-booklet-for-tn-regular-size
I don't carry stickers. I have one zip lock pouch for my important prescriptions and some id photos in case of emergency. I also carry one card slot insert for keeping instax photos of my cat and loved ones plus some room to spare for calling cards.
I also clip my cat's health booklet at the back so it never gets lost or left behind when needed.
I don't do paperclips. I love page magnets instead. I so love love love the cat magnetic bookmarks that they recently released. 😍
I also prefer the notebook bands instead of the default elastics that usually come with it. I have one arriving soon for each of my favorite notebooks.
I made my own split bookmarks for I can't find the right one for me.
Get in touch if you want one of those split bookmarks. We can make one that splits into four or even more!
Charms. I love charms but I hate the noise that they make so I end up with just a minimalist one at the top.
Last but not the least, I carry a paper wallet for emergency cash. My first fauxdori (and matching paper wallet) was from this very artistic local artisan: http://aireescreates.com
So, there. I've cut my subscriptions to planner kits and I'm selling off some items I have amassed over the last year (especially if those aren't really put to good use).
Other questions? Requests? Email me.