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Notebook Planner: Piccadilly Sundial Agenda

This is a neat idea. I like the minimal structure of the page and format. You can decide how you want to enter your appointments and to-do’s into the loose and simplistic structure. And yet, it still provides you with enough structure to think accordingly.

But … one must ask, why don’t I just buy a cheap plain/blank notebook and draw in my own sundial?

Muji also has a version, check it out here: http://www.muji.us/store/stationery/schedulers/chronotebook-am-pm-scheduler.html

What is your favorite type of planner or agenda notebook?

Get organized!

My Recent Moleskine Hacks

This is one I came up with a few months ago. I picked up this 2010 pocket Moleskine planner/diary + notebook last year. I loved the size, but I found that the notebook page next to each week (on the opposite page) wasn’t enough room for writing all of my to-do’s and notes.

So I decided to attach a Moleskine Cahier to the cover of the Planner for extra room for taking notes & to-do’s etc. I thought about gluing it, but paper clips seemed the smartest, quickest, and most temporary decision for the time being. I thought if I filled that Cahier up, then I could just paperclip in another one. This Cahier happens to be a pocket plain buff version. And it still fit great in my back pocket.

This is a hack that I had seen several places around online over the last year. I took at squared pocket softcover Moleskine notebook and divided it into 5 or 6 sections using different colored sticky notes. I used each section for a different purpose (i.e. notes, to-do’s, ideas, drawings, etc). I filled it up in about 6 or 7 months. I carried it everywhere with me as a BPN (back pocket notebook). I found the softcover was ideal for sitting on as opposed to the hardcover. Sometimes I would paperclip in blank 3×5 cards for jotting notes on to pass off to others for various reasons.

What are your (favorite?) Moleskine hacks? Sound off in the comments …

My Recent Moleskine Hacks

This is one I came up with a few months ago. I picked up this 2010 pocket Moleskine planner/diary + notebook last year. I loved the size, but I found that the notebook page next to each week (on the opposite page) wasn’t enough room for writing all of my to-do’s and notes.

So I decided to attach a Moleskine Cahier to the cover of the Planner for extra room for taking notes & to-do’s etc. I thought about gluing it, but paper clips seemed the smartest, quickest, and most temporary decision for the time being. I thought if I filled that Cahier up, then I could just paperclip in another one. This Cahier happens to be a pocket plain buff version. And it still fit great in my back pocket.

This is a hack that I had seen several places around online over the last year. I took at squared pocket softcover Moleskine notebook and divided it into 5 or 6 sections using different colored sticky notes. I used each section for a different purpose (i.e. notes, to-do’s, ideas, drawings, etc). I filled it up in about 6 or 7 months. I carried it everywhere with me as a BPN (back pocket notebook). I found the softcover was ideal for sitting on as opposed to the hardcover. Sometimes I would paperclip in blank 3×5 cards for jotting notes on to pass off to others for various reasons.

What are your (favorite?) Moleskine hacks? Sound off in the comments …

Constant Companions

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Due to the nature of my vocation (campus chaplain of sorts), I quite often have a Bible with me. I usually have a Timbuk2 slung over my shoulder carrying my Bible, planner, and Moleskine journal. These three items are very dear to me, for organizational purposes, emotional purposes, and Truth purposes. They rarely leave me side.

I felt it necessary to photo the stack of the three together. I intentionally purchased a black slim line Bible to match my Moleskine, as well as the black planner. This creates a nice cohesive, streamlined stack of portable necessities. Delicious.

I appreciate order and organization. I also appreciate balance and imbalance. I like routine, it’s necessary in my life. But I also appreciate and instigate change, in my life and the lives of those around me. I like the mold, and I also like to break the mold. Hence purchases like skate shoes, bright blue laptop protector cases (with purple corduroy lining), and pink email templates. Chump.

I also, about 2 months ago, purchased a Moleskine 18 Month Large Hardcover Weekly Planner. Yummy. I am excited to have a photo shoot with it, post it, and blog about it’s beauty, engineering, and genius. It goes from July 2008 to December 2009, so I can use my old Week-At-A-Glance planner till december when it runs out, and start using the Moleskine planner for a whole year. I am so stoked.

I have also, just recently, converted my wife over to Moleskine. We are going to order her a Moleskine planner as well. Yep, she understands the genius. I always knew she would see the light.

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