Want to find out how to plan without a planner? It is possible and very affordable. These methods are often even free and can work for anyone.
I love planners and I’ve tried several. I’m still trying to find the perfect system if that really exists. I have heard from a lot of people that traditional planners don’t work for them.
Sometimes they are too expensive or for some people, they just don’t work and they don’t end up using them. That doesn’t mean you can’t be organized and plan your day though.
I have been researching ways you can plan without an actual planner to show more options. There are actually some really great, affordable, options out there.
How to Plan Without a Planner
One of my favorite planner companies Living Well Shop has some really cute notepads that work perfectly for planning your day and week.
If you need just a really simple way to plan these are a great option. They can also work well in a planner if you do have one but you just need something more.
They are also sticky notes so you can put them anywhere so you don’t miss place them. That’s the often the hard thing with using notepads instead of a planner, making sure you know where your list is.
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A simple notebook can be perfect for keeping you organized. You can just write your lists in it or even get a bit more fancy and create a bullet journal.
Most of us have notebook laying around the house so this can be a simple and free option to try out. If you are wanting something a bit nicer the Leuchtturm journals are popular with bullet journalers and are very high quality.
Another free option is Google Calendar. I use this a lot in my business and love being able to move things around and share events with others.
You can also access it on your phone and have family calendars which are really nice. A similar option if you have an iPhone is to use the iCal option.
My husband and I use iCal for our family calendar so we can easily share things with each other. It’s really nice to be able to look at my phone and know what his schedule is.
You likely will need to try a few systems before finding the perfect one for you. If something isn’t working don’t force it, move on and try another system.
The great thing about all of these is they are really affordable. You won’t be buying a $50+ planner to just have it sit around gathering dust.
More Planning Resources
- My Planner Printables
- How to Use a Planner Efficiently
- Popular Planners for Every Budget
- How to Create a DIY Planner with Free Printables