DIY: Mini Binder Planner

DIY: Mini Binder Planner


If organization is your middle name, then keep on reading.  After being bored I spent countless hours browsing around Pinterest and discovered hundreds of pins about planning, and most importantly, a way to finally keep my stuff together and organized.  I searched online for the best types, compared prices, and decided which ones would be for my best use.  A few years later now, I use multiple planners for different purposes.  I’m happy to say that one of my favorites is one that I created myself inspired by fellow pinners.

A couple weeks ago I started interning for a company I will be continue working for after graduation in just a few short months—yes I will officially be adulting.  Being an accountant, I wanted to find a way to reference my notes quickly and have them organized.  I decided to use a Martha Stewart Mini Binder (available at Staples) and Avery Mini Binder products (available at Amazon).


The sleek black mini binder is perfect to match any bag and accessories I have to use at my desk.  The labels I used for all of my binders were from the Dollar Tree.


Inside my front binder pocket I have a To Do list notepad that I found at Staples.  This is very handy to jot down in “do it now” tasks that I have for the day, and “do it later” tasks I need to get done later in the week.I found tab dividers from Avery’s collection to separate my notes, and pockets to stick any random papers into.  The filler paper is available to buy for 3-7 ring binders.
Any pages that need to be laminated that I print (half-size pages on Word Document), I can use the laminated sheets.  Also the sheets are a way to use dry erase markers for quick notes.

Last but not least, a notepad in the back pocket with sticky notes for quick use.


I absolutely love this planner.  It has gone above and beyond what I wanted to organize my notes after starting my career.  Once I created different sections to separate notes, it has made referencing my notes at work so much more efficient and quick to use.  I highly recommend using te dry erase page.  I hung up a small white board in my cube, but I felt like it was hard to reach and all of my talks were visible to my coworkers when I was reminding myself of what to do.  I hope you can use this as inspiration to creat your own planner! (Especially if the ones you are buying aren’t suiting your needs)