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A planner and organizational blog based out of Toronto, Canada.

Why I Plan and How It All Started

Why I Plan and How It All Started

If you’re struggling with planning or can’t seem to make it into a regular, daily thing I definitely recommend adding bells and whistles.

I started planning completely accidentally. There was no intention to become super organized because as far as I was concerned, I was totally on top of things. I was clearly delusional.

Before getting into planning (seriously) I had tried keeping a few planners around. Every year I went to Staples and bought myself a little planner, wrote in it for about 2 weeks, and then forgot all about it. So what changed?

Honestly, not that much. Turns out my problem wasn’t that I didn’t like planning, it was that I was going about it all wrong! I was buying boring planners with business functional layouts that had zero visual appeal. Who wants to look at that every day??? Not me!

At the time when I got my first (and what is now my go-to) planner, I was running a fashion blog and needed to get a staple piece for my purse. I had some money put away for a splurge purchase so I decided that if I had a fancy Louis Vuitton planner it would keep me organized in style. Well it did much more than that.

Once I got the planner I was obsessed. The leather, the gold hardware, the size (MM); everything about this planner screamed luxe. I knew the interior had to be as cute as the exterior so I started researching planner supplies. Before I knew it, I was down the rabbit hole! I started with inserts, then moved into dashboards, then made my way to stickers. If it was planner related, I had to have it! I was a planning baby vampire, hungry and buying everything in sight. I also started making my own planner supplies which actually led me to open my shop, Mod Mode Designs.

So why do I still plan to this day and why are my current planners not left in the dust like all those other poor prototypes? It’s quite simple really, I plan because I forced myself to turn it into a habit. I made my planners so pretty that I had no choice but to use them.

If you’re struggling with planning or can’t seem to make it into a regular, daily thing I definitely recommend adding bells and whistles. If you’re drawn to your planner, then planning will follow. And come on, who doesn’t need more clips and charms in their lives?

Toodles,

Inessa

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