August is the start of planner season so we thought we’d spend this week figuring out what planner style best suits you. We’ll be using the Clutterbug organizational categories to help figure out which planner style suits you.
If you’re not familiar with Clutterbug and her organizational system is quite an internet sensation. She has a a great YouTube channel, website, books and now her own organizational TV show on HGTV (Hot Mess House).
The Clutterbug organizational system is based on the idea that there is more than one way to organize your life and we here at The Desk believe the same idea applies to planners.
Stay with me here… I know this seems a little weird. You may not have ever thought about your organizational style (or even thought of yourself as being organized at all) but by playing along with us, we may be able to help you solve both your organizing and your planning system.
You might be wondering what we mean by all this. Over the last few weeks, Jesi, Jaclyn, Laura and I have been going through the Clutterbug organizational styles and it got us thinking not only about how we organize and clutter (or de-clutter) our homes. The more we talked it through, the more we realized how the Clutterbug organizational categories might also apply to planning styles.
What we have figured out over the last few weeks is that how we organize our physical objects can directly relate to how we organize our planning.
First, I recommend that you pop over and take the Clutterbug “What Clutterbug Are You?” Quiz. This will give you a jumping off point and then come back throughout the week to see our recommendations for planners and journals based on your Clutterbug style.
To give you a hint, I am a Ladybug, Jesi is a Bee and Laura is a Butterfly (Jaclyn is probably a butterfly but she’s been busy saving the world so she hasn’t taken the quiz yet). Since the three of us all ended up being different styles of organizers, we got to thinking how these styles of organizing might reflect in the type of planners that work best for us.
We lacked the perspective of a minimalist Cricket but we enlisted a friend of ours to be our token Cricket. She also likes planners so she was willing to give us her perspective.
Leave a comment and let us know which Clutterbug you are and come back this week as we run down each planner style.