I have *way* too many planner accessories, you guys. Way. Too. Many.
You can never have too many planner supplies!
But I do have a ton. And honestly, they’ve kind of been weighing me down. Between the stacks of planner stickers, an overflowing box of washi tape, and four mugs full of pens (not counting the zipper pouch of pens I always take with me, or the extra markers I have stashed in a drawer), I kind of feel like there are planner accessories evvvverywhere. Let’s just say my planner supplies organization has been non-existent at best.
And if I feel like it’s everywhere, you can only imagine the comments I get from my loving husband when the dinner table is covered in stickers and pens and washi (ha!).
In theory, I keep all of my planners and planner accoutrements in a corner of my office until I need them. Unfortunately, I need them like EVERY DAY, so I end up spreading things all around the house.
I decided it was time to get it all together.
I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up a Creative Options Grab ‘N Go Medium Rack System (you can buy one here). Tthis is the medium-sized one…although I ended up buying a second, bigger one, too!). The Grab N’ Go comes with three removable utility boxes. The boxes have compartments that you can customize using plastic dividers (included with the Medium Rack System).
I decided to start off by making a cute label for the front of the Medium Rack System. You can download your own label, which will fit the Medium Rack System (and probably the large one, too, but I haven’t tried it yet) below. I have several options for you – the exact one I used, one with a blank space (use a permanent marker to write in whatever you’d like), and one that is plain white, if you want to print on white sticker paper.
I used clear sticker paper (let it dry completely before you try to cut it out or write on it!). You can download the labels here, or by clicking on the black and white download button below.
Once I had the label on, I started putting all of my planner supplies in their new home.
I put stickers on top. I am overwhelmed by all my stickers (I got most of them at a planner conference!). I don’t know what the best way is, yet, to organize them so I can easily find what I’m looking for. Fot now, it’s easier for me to be able to shuffle through them all…and the top compartment was the perfect space!
I knew I wanted most of my pens to be stored in the Creative Options Medium Rack System, so I dedicated the top drawer to my Sharpies and most-used pens.
Second drawer? More pens and some other loose ends I had laying around.
In the third drawer, I stored my washi, pencils, and a few more odds and ends.
It all fit! And then I was able to put it where it belongs – in a corner of my office. I was also able to remove all the mugs from my desk, fill my washi box with pens I want to have nearby, and get rid of my previous sticker storage. Woohoo!
My planner supplies haven’t been this organized in, ummm…ever. It really feels great to have everything in one place, and I love how convenient the Grab ‘N Go Medium Rack System is…I can easily move it from my office to the dinner table when I need room to spread out (and then, easily pack it up and put it away!).
You can buy this same tote here.