A few years ago I posted this weekly spread that I made entirely using sticky notes.
I wanted to try something like it again but in a different format.
First, I set up a sticky note ‘bank’
Bigger sticky notes for blog posts.
Smaller sticky notes for tasks color coded into these categories:
- Pink = If I have time
- Yellow = trip planning
- Blue = Blog & business
I was going to add more sticky notes and more color keys but figured that would end up being too much.
Next, I set up my week
1 blog post for each day and then 2 tasks underneath.
I had just discovered some new stickers at Kmart the week before so wanted to try them. $2.50 for 3 sheets of dates, months and days stickers – yes please!
What about the weekend?
I planned that as normal by writing out a to do list, then added sticky notes for the bigger projects I planned to work on.
It looked rather plain with just the days of the week stickers so I added some highlighter. Dual tips make this header really easy (I used the DONG-A twinliner).
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- Practical Paper Co Custom notebook (see my review in this post)
- Post it Note 2 x 2″ square
- Post it Note – 2″ wide x approx 1″ high
- Kmart (anko brand) days of the week stickers
- Creative Devotion fineliner black pen (on sticky notes)
- PARKOO erasable black pen (for the rest of the spread)
- DONG-A Twinliner dual tip (blue)
Read more: My favorite sticky note brands for planning
Would I use this spread again?
This was a good idea in theory that didn’t quite work out.
The sticky notes for blog posts worked well as most of the time I’ll map out blog posts but end up changing what day I intended to post it. This way I can move things around a lot quicker than using whiteout or erasing the Frixion pens. Years ago I used to plan blog posts a month in advance using sticky notes.
However, the rest of the week didn’t really work. For example, I knew some of the tasks I wrote on sticky notes would actually be done over multiple days. So what to do – either write the task on multiple sticky notes (which somewhat defeated the purpose of the entire spread), or move the sticky notes at the end of the day. But then I forget that I was going to move that task so planned something else.
I think I tried combining too many elements into this spread.
Planning with sticky notes
- How to do color coded weekly meal planning in less than 5 minutes using sticky notes
- How to keep track of blog post ideas using sticky notes and a notebook
- Week 2: Planning using daily checklists
- Quick and easy weekly meal planning using sticky notes
- 5 Ways to use sticky notes for school or college
- 10 ways to plan using sticky notes
- My favorite sticky note brands for planning
Past weekly spreads
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