Even though I use my planner regularly and mostly keep it organized, there are times when the sticky notes and random entries get overwhelming.
When your planner gets overwhelming, pull out the crazy pages and random post-its and bits of paper (the Before picture) and reorganize it (the After picture).
Be smart about it.
What would help you do a better job of knowing what to do and when?
Figure that out, and use that information to plan.
The main keys to keeping your planner organized:
1. Have a place for everything and write things in that place, so you don't end up with random scraps of paper.
2. If you need a reset, reset.
3. Make sure that there is a designated place for all information (or create a designated place), so that you don't fall into chaos again.
In my case, I noticed that I keep copying errands from day to day. I solved that problem by making a weekly errands list on a post-it on my weekly page marker, and jotting the due date to the left of the errand. After all, I try to do all the errands on the same day.
I also had a lot of things that needed to be done this week, but not on a certain day. I did a weekly task list on a post-it on my weekly page marker.
There were things that I was jotting down on my dashboard because I didn't really have a designated place in my planner for them.
For example, Christmas ideas are coming in quickly, but I don't have a Christmas project set up yet, so I set up a Christmas project page.
Once there is a place for everything, keeping your planner organized and workable is so much easier.