I find personal organizers to be quite expensive for my everyday needs. Rather than throwing my money away on a fancy organizer with extra categories and fillers that I usually have no use for, I have found it easier to create my own. I would rather not end up paying for categories or inserts that I don't need. If necessary, I can always add those as I go along. Here's how to make your own.
Basically, any stationery store, dollar store, and even some grocery stores have all the items you will need to make your own personal organizer. All you need to buy is a small loose-leaf binder
, loose-leaf paper, some dividers, and a small calendar
. I get a free calendar from my bank every year, so I don't need to buy one, which saves a couple bucks. Consider buying a binder that will hold a calculator and your business cards.
Identify the categories you need for your organizer, such as addresses and telephone numbers, appointments, errands, ongoing or even upcoming projects you have going on, travel expenses, you name it, it's your organizer.
Fill in your divider tabs and insert them into the binder along with enough paper to get you started. You can always add or take out paper for each category section you are making. Take your calendar out of the outer cover and punch holes along the inside crease to fit the rings of your binder. It can help to make an outline of what you want to create and what you want your personal organizer to achieve for your busy life.
This inexpensive idea will help you get started on your personal organization project
. It is easy to carry, easy to keep track of, and easy to add all the essential information you need on a daily basis.