I’ve tried lots of different planning systems and setups, but right now this is my “planning peace” – a term planning folk often use when they’ve found peace with the best system setup for them. I do tweak things over time and try different things, but this is what’s working for me right now. Today on the blog, I’m sharing with you how my current planner setup has brought more planning peace to my days.

But first. Here’s what my planner setup looks like right now…

I use a book called a traveller’s notebook and I use a planning method called the bullet journaling method. A traveler’s notebook is a cover with elastics. Each elastic loops around the inserts on the inside, creating three different sections. I could use just two inserts or maybe a couple more if I needed too. I love the flexibility in this system!

A picture of my planner on the table.

Inside my traveller’s notebook, I have three inserts. I use these ones. Grid inserts are my preferred kind.

In the first insert, here’s what you’ll find:

A picture of my first insert and what's in it: monthly, daily, and weekly to do list.

In the second insert, here’s what you’ll find:

A picture of my second insert and what's inside: routines, lists, charts, and trackers.

And in the third insert, here’s what you’ll find:

A picture of my third insert and what's in it: notes that I want to keep.

Each insert has a specific purpose and I love that.

How has my current planner setup has brought more planning peace to my days?

Unlike a one book method, separating my planner into three separate inserts has helped me to be better focused when I’m in each section of my book. It has become much easier to find things in my planner, especially in the second and third insert for notes and lists and routines. It’s much easier for me to plan my day because I’m only working from one insert. Everything is in one insert.

Further reading? I enjoyed the book Eat that Frog for planning and procrastination tips as well as the Bullet Journal Method for simple planning (the method I use within my current planner setup in this blog).

PS if you’d like to chat about this method more with me, feel free to drop me a line at_ simplehomemom@gmail.com and I’ll also share my two favourite, simple videos for getting you started with this method, too!

Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!