Five Tips for Memory Planning

Five Tips for Memory Planning by Becki Adams for Wandering Planners on the @scrapbookexpo blog #wanderingplanners #ssbeblog #heidiswapp #planneraddict #memoryplanning

Hello everyone, welcome to Wandering Planners Wednesday.  I’m Becki Adams here filling in for the Wandering Planners and today I’m sharing five tips for memory planning.

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.

5 thoughts on “Five Tips for Memory Planning

  1. Fabbie Razo says:

    Thank you Becki I’ve been on the fence about planning…I overthink everything, and I’m never sure how much to journal/document. This is giving me a push to do it!

    • Becki Adams says:

      Fabbie, I overthought planning for MONTHS! I made the process very simple, writing only a few sentences a day and adding a few photos here and there. I’m having so much fun with my memory planner now. Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog.

    • Becki Adams says:

      Thank you, Helen! I’m having so much fun with my memory planner. You should give it a try 🙂 Thank you for stopping by the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo blog.

  2. Rhonda Walker says:

    This is fantastic. I’m glad you shared these tips and how you are are doing this. I’m getting ready to start using a planner too and will also add the 2x 3 photos and stickers and drawing. I think it will be lots fun. Take care.

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