Friday, 14 August 2015

A Stationary Addicts Guide to Blog Organisation

Hi, my names Adele and I’m a stationary addict. I must own over 20 notebooks, hundreds of pens, sticky notes, washi tape, you name it, I own it.

I have been completely awful with blog organisation recently. I’ve had a sudden surge of inspiration, hence why I have had so many posts this month but I have been completely awful at organising myself. So it is time to sort that out! Here are a number of stationary pieces I use in the offline world to stay organised and keep everything together.

Toad Diaries* are an online company who specialise in custom made diaries and notebooks to suit you. They have over 20 cover designs, both plain and patterned, plus you can add text to the front and back. I love being able to add the text as it means it is unique to you and no one else will have the same.

  • Planner
I like using a planner that I can keep all my blog notes in and when the posts will be scheduled. For the inside pages, I chose a weekly view with lined pages. This way I can keep all the relevant blog posts and notes all together on two pages. I love a to do list so those will definitely be used on the lined pages too!

I conveniently named my diary “Blog Planner 2015/16, because, you know, I don’t want to get confused now. I also love the large range of covers that are available! I chose this pretty Spring Flourish pattern which is so pretty and I love the bright colours.

You can also choose the length of the diary and the month it starts, in this case I chose 18 months to start this month! I haven’t had a specific blog planner before but I’m loving it and finding it so helpful.


  • Notebook
I’m someone who prefers to have notes written down on paper, I just find it easier for when I’m typing it up and I can make little changes to the posts. I chose the quote “What Is Coming Is Better Than What Is Gone” to give me a lovely bit of motivation and inspiration before I start writing!

I opted for a pink cover, need I say more! You can choose either 120, 160 or 200 pages in the notebook. I love being able to have all my blog notes in one place before typing them up. As well when I’m out of the house without my laptop.

I am seriously impressed with the quality, service and quick delivery from Toad Diaries. I would really recommend them!

  • To Do Lists
I also use this little to do list pad on a clipboard from Paperchase which I keep on my desk to scribble down things I need to do while I can still remember!


  • Pens, Washi Tape & Paperclips
I keep these on my desk to make my planner and notes so much prettier. I don’t want a plain, boring planner!

  • Post-It Notes
These are great in so many ways, adding extra notes to a full up page, adding into planners or just to have on the desk to write down things quickly.

Stickers are also a fun way to make planners better!

I am crazy about being organised! How do you keep organised?



*This was kindly gifted to me, and as always all thoughts are my own.
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5 comments

  1. heeey! hope you have a great day! do you want to follow each other via bloglovin? if yes, just follow me there and i'll follow you back soon! http://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/anna-alina-3947784

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  2. The blog planner is a great idea, I should try that! I pretty much got one notebook for blogging, to-do-lists and so on. I should definitely try to be more organised haha

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

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  3. I have ordered a Toad Planner and I'm hoping it helps me get organised as I'm only really any good at marking dates of things I'm doing in a calendar... anything else is very much in my head and on the fly! xx

    Laura | Loved By Laura

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  4. I am an addict along side of you. I am right there on the same page *pun intended.
    If I don't get a stationary hit, at least once a week I want to cry. I have so many books/diaries/pens/postcards/stamps you name it in every crevice of my house haha.
    And Im ALWAYS wanting to buy more! OOOOPS. + reading your post onit, just makes me want to order more.

    amandabootes.co.uk

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