Plannerds love their stuffed planners. The internet is filled with images of thick planners, carrying all the information that can be fit within the rings. The images are glorious.
Images of tight leather pants are often just as beautiful. Still, you won't find me wearing those pants! They would not fit.
Instead, I am a champion of the unstuffed planner.
(I heard that gasp!)
A planner should carry all of the information that I need when on the go and no more. Why would I carry extra weight?
If there is more information that needs to be available at home or at work, that's a license to use a second or third binder! Or add in some e-planning.
But for the basics, keeping a planner unstuffed means that it has a nice feel in the hand. It's light in my bag and very mobile.
Here's a picture of my Franklin Covey Flourish next to my hand, so that you can see the size of the planner and how convenient it is for bringing with me wherever I travel.
(Sorry, boys and open-minded girls, I'm taken! I just forgot to wear my wedding ring.)
And the planner rings, at about 1 inch, mean that the stuffed planner is only about two fingers wide.
Go watch my You Tube video, Put Your Planner on a Diet, to find out how to unstuff your planner.
(I think that I remembered to retouch my manicure in that video, so your eyes won't have to suffer the same fate that you just endured.)