Tuesday, January 24, 2012

2012 Moleskine Bakin weekly planner

I have to admit I bought this planner because the cover is just so cool!  My photo doesn't do justice to the coppery metallic design.
 Inside it's a horizontal weekly format, with all the usual Moleskine features.
As you might notice, I wrote the month at the top left corner, to make it easier to see where I am in the book.  Moleskine printed the months all the way into the middle of the book which makes it harder to find the month/ week I'm looking for.

Right now I'm using the weekly pages as a modified week + notes, where I use the spaces directly under the printed days of the week to plan my days, and the middle of the weekly spread for my tasks lists for that week. I have separate lists for Goals, Email/ Call, Household, Blogs and any other specific topics for that week.

I use the last line on each day's space to write the dinner menu for that day. It really helps me do meal planning to see the entire week at a spread so I can see when my busy days are and what meals I'm able to spend more time on.

Using a weekly spread to plan my week and write my lists allows me to see what I need to do and when I have time to do it.

You can read about how I'm using this planner along with my daily and monthly planners in What I'm Currently Using.

4 comments:

  1. I have tried with monthly planners alone and there is just no way they can handle the lists. But I had a major fail with my beloved weekly planner yesterday when I needed a rarely used security phone number and didn't have it - a terrible planner fail. Am fighting the urge to run tail between legs back to "the brick" ring binder (with tabs I never look behind). I would have had a page with those numbers in there for sure. Will just add relevant numbers to weekly as I go along.

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  2. Aliandra I don't know if your weekly planner has an address booklet, but that's where I write all my reference info and numbers. If not, I've found that designating a page in the back of the planner for this info works better than having it scattered throughout the weekly pages all year.

    Hope this helps! :)

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  3. Thanks, Laurie. That's a great idea. I photocopied the pages from my old ring binder and used removable tape to stick the copies on the back pages of my weekly planner.

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  4. Hi,I think the artist name is "Delta inc", dutch grafitti legend, but i can't prove it ;)

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