I started keeping a memory planner a few weeks ago. I will admit, I was hesitant at first but after writing in my memory planner almost daily for a few weeks, I look forward to writing in it in the evening. Let’s get started with the first tip.
1. Don’t over think it!
For the longest time, I thought that one planner had to include all of my work tasks, personal tasks, and somehow fit fun family memories in there as well. It wasn’t until I quit over thinking the whole thing and simplified by keeping a simple spiral bound planner with a few photos and a few sentences about each day that my memory planner really came alive for me.
2. Find a planner that you love
The Heidi Swapp team sent me this adorable spiral bound planner boxed kit from the Fresh Start collection. I immediately fell in love with it and knew that it would work perfectly for me. This planner came in a small kit so that I could get started right away. I also love that this planner is undated so I could start it in the middle of the year. (I started in February.)
3. Keep your memory planner in a place where you can easily access it
My memory planner is on my nightstand. I’ve found that I like to write in my planner in the evening when I crawl into bed. I keep a few planning supplies in my nightstand drawer so that I can do all my planning after crawling into bed . I keep a couple rolls of washi tape, a small pair of scissors, a sticker book, a couple of pens, and a small photo printer in my nightstand drawer.
4. Add photos to your planner
This tip comes straight from my scrapbooking heart. ♥️ I LOVE photos and adding them to my memory planner makes me so happy! The HP Sprocket printer is a great printer for memory planning. It prints 2×3 photos that are adhesive backed and ready to put right into your planner. On the weekly spread above, I added a folded piece of cardstock under the photo to make room for a little more journaling and another photo. That particular day was a busy day at my house!
5. Have fun!
Memory planning wasn’t designed to make you feel stressed or pressure. Use it as a fun creative outlet and a way to document your memories.
Thank you for stopping by today for Wandering Planners Wednesday. Please share your top five tips for memory planning; I’d love to learn some new tips, tricks, and ideas from you.