I am kind of cheap. Okay, that makes me sound bad. Let me explain.... I will splurge on things if I really want it. For example, when I was at the beach over the weekend I bought a pair of Michael Kors jeans and a Michael Kors clutch/purse. In total I spent wayyy more than I had budgeted for this paycheck, but that's okay. What I am cheap about is when I know something is pricey and I can make it or find it somewhere else for a better price.
I have been wanting a nice planner for myself. I browsed around online and saw them for $30 or more. My jaw almost hit the ground. I couldn't believe the price of planners. I even went to my local Staples and ran into the same prices. I made my mind up then... I was going to be cheap and just make my own. And so I did. While I was at Staples, I bought a ream of heavy weight paper ($13) and priced getting a spiral binding with vinyl covers ($5). I think I can handle less than $20 in materials.
I just got my planner printed out last night and I'm loving it so far. I still have to take it to Staples for them to bind it, but I'm really loving how it turned out. I've already got my week planned out for the most part.
One of the things that I love about a planner is that I don't have to try to keep track of things in my head. Did I already schedule my social media posts? When was I going to write this post? Do I have time to brainstorm for next month's post or am I just flying by the seat of my pants? Well, no more unorganized Ashley.
And seriously y'all I'm hoping this helps. I am a little embarrassed to say that I often forget even the most simple tasks... shaving my legs for instance. John always complains that my legs are like a porky pine but I haven't seen him recently so I honestly have forgotten to shave my legs. But no more prickly legged Ashley y'all. I've even make notes about shaving my legs!
So basically I'm so thrilled to have this planner physically in my hands! And since I've already created it all, I figured I would share the fun and post a copy of the monthly calendar if y'all would like download it and use it (so you don't forget to shave your legs either!).
How do you stay organized?
Do you make things when you don't want to pay to buy them?