Monday, May 28, 2012

What I'm using update: Pre-Move

I'm knee-deep in move preparations, packing, organizing, selling and getting rid of stuff. On top of that, it's the last two weeks of school so I'm attending and volunteering at end-of-year class parties, lunches, brunches, and farewell cookouts. It's all good, but man am I busy!!

As a result, I have moved up into my large Moleskine day per page planner as my day planner, logbook and journal. I need the daily space so much I don't even care how heavy it is in my bag or how much I hate the dark Moleskine paper.

I'm using it exactly the way I showed in this post, with a timed column all the way down the left side of the page, space near the top for my daily list and the rest of the page for journaling.

I'm finding this extremely helpful for having lots of space to map out my day chronologically, write the most important event of the day at the top of the page, keep my lists together and journal all these near-departure memories.

I'm still using (the hell out of) my self-drawn monthly + weekly planner for all my forward planning.  In my weekly pages I keep list after list of all the household stuff I need to do before the movers arrive, all the paperwork that needs to be filled out, and all those other details like loading all my digital photos. I'm swimming in details at the moment!  I have to get them all down on paper to get them out of my head so I can think clearly.

I expect I'll continue to use my large daily Mole until I move. Then when I get to Scotland we'll see if I want to carry it around everywhere with me!


  1. When we move we always have a "last box" of stuff that should NOT be packed so we have it with us. Will your version of this have current as well as alternative planners in it? Because if it takes a bit for your things to catch up with you and in the meantime you want to change your setup there might be a planner emergency. (I realize for some the idea of a planner emergency might be foreign, but not to me. . .)

    1. LOL Mstraat, yes! Our main shipment will take about 2-3 months to get to us, but we also have a small air shipment that should get to us in just a couple of weeks. I'll have several planners in there just in case! And, I'll probably throw a couple into my suitcase too, to prevent what happened when we moved last year. Our air shipment took 6 weeks to get to us, and in the meantime I had a planner breakdown!