Thursday, May 28, 2015

Planner Addiction!

Today our super-organised JET Team member and businesswoman, Gaetana of SatinDollCo, shares the planning technique she now uses to stay organised and keep on top of her businesses...

If you are an avid user of Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or even Pinterest, then you'll know that 2015 is the year of the planner! My addiction with notebooks and planners started back in 2007, when I first started my business. This year it has fuelled to a whole new level, with social media publicising others like myself.

First, I found the perfect year planner from sugarpaper.com, who are on Instagram as @SugarPaperLA. Their planner is super affordable and cute compared to some of the others available, plus it can also be found at Target.




With planners taking over social media, a whole new business is developing around production of labels, stickers and so on. I've been finding more and more sellers on Etsy that carry these items, but having too much choice can be overwhelming. In fact, I got so overwhelmed and frustrated that I didn't purchase a single thing!




Then, last month, a light bulb went off in my head! I remembered a load of labels I'd purchased that were the wrong size, and were just collecting dust. So, I made a list of what labels and stickers I needed for my planner, and then made my own. Problem solved!




I was so happy with them that I couldn't wait to embellish my pages that first week! With several businesses and a very busy personal life, it's vital to stay organised. So my advice to all planner addicts like myself is - if you find yourself becoming overwhelmed, just do it yourself! Then buy some cute washi tapes, and you're good to go. Happy Planning!

Gaetana
Gaetana of SatinDollCo

17 comments :

Keystring said...

This retired teacher knows how well planners work! Great suggestions here to personalize and make them fun!

Mollie Ann said...

The best "planner plan" I've ever seen! And oh, how I need to do this!!! Thank you, Gaetana!

Jean Sandell said...

Great idea!!!

Michele said...

That's a great planner, you're so organized!!!

SatinDollCo said...

Planning has definitely kept me organized this year. I can actually see the top of my desk. Now that is a fete in itself.

Ribasus said...

My hat is off to you, Gaetana! You have always been an inspiration to me, and I remember you and your shop from my early days on Etsy when the forums were still THE way to promote and this was a real community. You always were so friendly and interactive, helpful and supportive. I wanted to give to a big salute and praise you for your consistency and wonderfulness from those pre-social media days on through to the present. YAY YOU♥

SendingLoveGallery said...

what cute ideas for planners - you made yours look so creative and fun!

Jet Central said...

You're amazing, Gaetana, and so well organised - an inspiration to us all! Thanks for sharing!

jemsbyjb said...

What an amazing article. You are the best planner that I have ever seen. Good for you!

Nancy Russell said...

Don't know how I'd live without a planner. Yours is so cute, Gaetana. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Beadsme said...

That's what i am doing wrong. I have a little black diary with all my bookings in it - totally boring. What a fun way to plan your days.

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Fantastic idea Gaetana! I've often wondered how you stayed on top of everything!

Tracy said...

I could only wish to be so organized! Perhaps I should follow your lead!

Ida said...

Creative planning! Thanks for sharing.

cserpentDesigns said...

Great ideas! Thank you!

LoveStoneArts said...

I'm inspired and hoping to improve upon my not-so-organized "system". You are always so cute and creative!!

WanderingJewel said...

What a great idea. I haven't used one in years and really should get back into doing it.