My favourite planner from Muji
14th January 2016
At the beginning of a new year my inner organisation freak comes out and I start planning for the year ahead. Ever since starting university, a diary has been a must have item for me and I use them religiously to plan out my life. While I use a digital calendar at work, I just can’t bring myself to using one in my personal life and so it is paper and pen all the way for me.
As sad as this might sound, selecting a diary is a pretty important process for me, and this year I have fallen in love with the one I have chosen. So much so, I started using it at the beginning of December when the diary actually starts.
You may have heard of Muji in the blogging world because of their famous beauty storage solutions. I certainly had, being the organisation freak that I am, so when I discovered that Birmingham had a Muji store when I visited the city back in November, I had to pay a visit. And yes, it was organisation heaven!
While I resisted purchasing any storage items (only because it would have meant carrying it home on the train) I did end up purchasing this 2016 diary/planner (similar here). I’d been eyeing up a diary with a very similar page layout from Moleskine for sometime, so when I found this one in Muji for a fraction of the price I knew I had to have it.
This is what a weekly view looks like in the diary. One half of the spread is a weekly diary and the other half is blank square paper. The reason why I wanted a diary in this format is because I write and use to-do lists all of the time. However, in previous years I had used a separate notebook for to-do list, and obviously having two separate books for organisation was a bit of a pain. I wanted a way of combining my diary and my to-do list book into one, and this page layout allows me to this perfectly.
I also love the fact it has squared paper so I can easily draw tick-boxes for that extra satisfaction!
As well as the weekly view, there is also a monthly planner for each month of the year in the front of the diary. I really love being able to see my plans this way.
Are you a fellow organisation freak? Do you prefer a digital or a paper-based diary/planner?