Ok, so THIS happened. My favourite handbag broke! I had been keeping all my notes from our renovations in my planner, and while it served me faithfully, and it had become really heavy. And also, I started to develop a sore neck and shoulders from carrying it around with me. Perhaps some of the soreness may have been brought on by the stress of the renovation, but when I weighed my planner, and found out I was carrying over half a kilo of leather, metal and paper around with me!
I must say that I made this move with much reluctance. I love my Smythson and its beautiful gold rings. And my system was working perfectly. But every time I looked at it, my shoulders started to tense up. I tried leaving it at home, but tradespeople would call me, and I ended up double-booking myself. I knew I had to come up with something different.
I also had some of these kikki.K book belts to keep the book closed and hold a pen. And then I found out that my Brain Dump book (watch this video by Rhomany’s Realm for an explanation) would fit in there too:
But I still needed a place to keep notes and somewhere to put reference information. So I found these mini notebooks at kikki.K which fit nicely:
I’m calling this my Book Bundle. It has all the information that my Smythson used to have, but can be unbundled if I want to lighten my load. I don’t mind that the notebooks aren’t the same size: I think that adds to the bundled effect.
I’m actually looking forward to having all of 2015 in one bound book. Now there’s no risk of pages going missing, and no precious rings to worry about. I’m looking for a 2015 planner at the moment, so watch this space for updates on how my new system develops.
PS: I want to share our renovation story in a series of posts. But at the moment I’m feeling a little shellshocked that they are actually over. So here’s a sneak peak: