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1. Color Coding
Color coding is key. You would be able to prioritize what’s more important and organize dates for personal use, work use or meetings. We love using gel pens like these ones from Sakura, because they have a good pay-off with their quality, and they look amazing in the planner.
2. “To Do” Lists
Other than keeping track of special dates, you can also organize weekly “to do” lists. Using sticky notes is a good idea because you can move them around to different pages and parts of the page.
3. Use a Pencil for Tentative Dates
If you weren’t able to confirm a date, whether is a meeting, party or deadline, write it with a pencil. You will be able to erase it if it gets cancelled or change of date so you won’t have to cross it out and lose space to write other things.
*Note: If you’re not a pencil person, I would suggest using a sticky note so you can take it off if the plans change.
4. Do Some Decorating
Decorating your planner gives you motivation to organize things better. You can also use washi tape to add important events so when you see it, you would be super excited for the day to come!
*The winner will get free U.S Shipping, if you are an international winner, you will be responsible for any additional shipping charges.
Contest ends August 31, 2015
**UPDATE: Winner is Melanie**