Updated: Oct 4, 2019

Do you struggle to keep your life organized? Are you always running late for appointments or forgetting them all together? Or do you have to do lists scattered all around your house and not getting anything checked off? Organizing your time is such a priority when you are trying to live your best life. The best way to do this is by having some sort of calendar whether it is digital or paper. In this post I take you through the process of planning out a weekly spread in my Happy Planner on a budget!!

I have found that for me personally, paper is the way to go. I believe that I retain what needs to get done or appointments that I need to attend more so if I physically write it down in my planner rather than on my phone. Now I realize there are so many positives with digital calendars but today I'm going to focus on print.

For the last year I have been using the classic size, vertical layout, happy planner and have fallen in love. No really I'm pretty much obsessed with this thing but I know I'm not the only one. I feel like there is very much a Happy Planner community which in my opinion is awesome!! I love how I can share or get ideas from others via social media groups or YouTube "plan with me" videos. Which is exactly why I wanted to share this with you all!

In this post and my video I walk you through how I used two sticker packs from the Dollar Tree to create my weekly spread.


The stickers are a great option if you are just getting started with planning or need a budget friendly option. Each pack comes with 2 sheets full of so many great stickers!!

These include both functional and decorative stickers. The set on the left in the picture above is more of a work out, budget, chores focus. The set on the right is more seasonal and holiday focused.


I use the Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens in black for all my planner writing. I love how this pen writes as well as having the option to erase. It is so easy to switch my meals around or change appointments.


The washi I used was in a pack from Michael's. I have been using the thin tape to section off the vertical boxes. This helps to assign the boxes to certain tasks.


I use the center boxes for my to do lists for each day. On these lists I put down the top things that need to be done that day, for example errands that I need to run, things around the house that need done etc.


On the left side of each box I have a label which tells what I'm using each box for.


2 - WORK

3 - TO DO'S




This section is for anything that has a designated time associated with it. In the picture you can see how I blocked out when my daughter is in school and when I would be working out.


This is where I can keep track of anything for Organized to Save, videos to post, social posts etc.


This is where I can keep track of the are of our house that I need to focus on that day. Each day I do the dishes and daily pick ups but this section is focused on the larger cleaning task assigned for that day.


This is where I keep track of our meal plans for the week. I schedule out a basic meal plan but we many switch it up from day to day, another reason I love the frixon pens!



Hope you enjoyed this planner layout Dollar Tree edition!! Happy Planning!


If you use a paper planner do you do more of a decorative layout with stickers or are you more of a practical planner with just a pen?


Pilot FriXion Clicker Retractable Erasable Gel Pens

Washi Tape - multi color pack

Happy Planner

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