While getting my craft room set up again in our new place, I found these handy menu and budget planners at Michaels. Apparently paper planners are once again the coolest thing since Pepsi Cola. See, if you hang on to a trend long enough it comes back eventually (just like my teased hair). I have been using paper planners for quite some time because I am a paper nerd. Glad to see they are popular because it’s much easier to get supplies now. Like these Michaels planners and all the extras available to purchase separately.
I love the idea of keeping a budget on paper where I can see where our money is going at a glance. Also, writing down a menu for the following week helps with grocery shopping. Less impulse buys from just grabbing whatever looks good at the store. So I snapped these planner books up as soon as I saw them at Michaels. While I could make my own sheets, with us still getting settled in Texas, these were an easier option right now.
There was only one problem. These planner books are meant to be used with Michaels binders. I didn’t want to purchase the binder too and it seemed like a hassle to use that way. They also don’t open very wide or lay flat. You know I am all about ease of use for anything. So out came my binding supplies.
My completed, now wire-bound, home planners. They lay flat and I can fold it back into itself for ease of use. I eventually will make my own menu and budget inserts to fit in my Filofax, but this was a quick and easy project that fills the space nicely.
The only problem I have is that I cannot cinch the wires correctly to save my life. They are a bit misshapen, but they still do their job. Anything that makes my life easier you guys know I am all on board for that. Plus, using the budget book showed my husband and I that we have some extra money we didn’t know was available to stash in our savings. Gotta love that!
Now that my craft room is up and running. Hopefully, I can get a few crafting projects out real soon. It’s been too long since I used my eClips 2. My baby is missing me. 😉