How to make a calendar out of post-it notes! Simple, cheap, creative, effective, and stress relieving. Have a busy schedule? This is perfect to make sure you don't miss anything and to flow through the week with ease. #diy #calendar #planner #college #postit #study #school - Created by: http://danidearest.wordpress.com/ !This semester I have really spread myself thin. I am taking 17 credits of classes, I have a full time job, and I’m a Production Assistant/Deck Chief on one of my school theatre’s fall shows. That is a lot to take on. Luckily, I’m pretty organized.

I started this system the first day of classes this year, and so far I am loving it! While I keep track of everything in my planner and on my assignment schedule, it is really helpful to make my own post-it note calendar to keep on my desk. It makes mapping out my week really easy, and it gives me the chance to satisfyingly throw away a post-it note once a task is complete. (Or even rip it into shreds once it’s done if I really feel like it!)

To me, looking at this form of calendar really helps me to get a grasp on what I need to do by when. It makes me feel like my life isn’t as crazy as it is, which helps a lot.

My desk has a rather big space right below the shelf, that is perfect for this calendar. However, it can go anywhere.


 

How to make a calendar out of post-it notes! Simple, cheap, creative, effective, and stress relieving. Have a busy schedule? This is perfect to make sure you don't miss anything and to flow through the week with ease. #diy #calendar #planner #college #postit #study #school - Created by: http://danidearest.wordpress.com/ !

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I have a collection of post-it notes in all different shapes and colors. For my calendar I used 5 of the 1/2 inch x 2 inch post-it notes (commonly used to flag and bookmark pages) for each day of the week. I put these 5 post-it notes at the top, separated evenly, with each day of the week labeled on it.

 

 

How to make a calendar out of post-it notes! Simple, cheap, creative, effective, and stress relieving. Have a busy schedule? This is perfect to make sure you don't miss anything and to flow through the week with ease. #diy #calendar #planner #college #postit #study #school - Created by: http://danidearest.wordpress.com/ !I then took the same color coded method that I use for my planner to color code my normal sized post-it notes. For example, my Acting 1 class is highlighted in orange in my planner and I also use an orange post-it note for this calendar. Yellow corresponds with my Introduction to Christianity class in my planner as well as a yellow post-it note for my calendar. This makes it quick, easy, and consistent.

How to make a calendar out of post-it notes! Simple, cheap, creative, effective, and stress relieving. Have a busy schedule? This is perfect to make sure you don't miss anything and to flow through the week with ease. #diy #calendar #planner #college #postit #study #school - Created by: http://danidearest.wordpress.com/ !

 

When I am assigned something to do, or I have something that I need to remember, I write it on a post-it note and stick it next to the date that it is due.

Once an assignment is complete, I take the post-it note off. That way I can easily check the day and see if I have anything left to do that’s due then.

 

 

How to make a calendar out of post-it notes! Simple, cheap, creative, effective, and stress relieving. Have a busy schedule? This is perfect to make sure you don't miss anything and to flow through the week with ease. #diy #calendar #planner #college #postit #study #school - Created by: http://danidearest.wordpress.com/ !I have some classes that have recurring due dates. For example, for my Intro to Christianity class every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I have reading and a response due.

To limit wasting post-it notes for the same assignment over and over again, once I’m done with the assignment I just move the post-it note to the side of my desk. That way it is out of sight, which tells me it is complete, and then once the week is over I can move it back under the due date.

I also do this with rehearsal schedules that repeat by week and weekly club meetings.


 

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How to make a calendar out of post-it notes! Simple, cheap, creative, effective, and stress relieving. Have a busy schedule? This is perfect to make sure you don't miss anything and to flow through the week with ease. #diy #calendar #planner #college #postit #study #school - Created by: http://danidearest.wordpress.com/ !How to make a calendar out of post-it notes! Simple, cheap, creative, effective, and stress relieving. Have a busy schedule? This is perfect to make sure you don't miss anything and to flow through the week with ease. #diy #calendar #planner #college #postit #study #school - Created by: http://danidearest.wordpress.com/ !

After I created my calendar, my roommate saw how much it put me at ease with my crazy schedule and she decided to implement it as well, just slightly differently.

First, she cut out thin strips of paper and puts the vertically (versus my horizontal post-it notes) with the days of the week on them. She prefers to see her days split up, while I like to see mine flow together.

She doesn’t color code her assignment by class like I do, she simply uses one pad of yellow post-it notes to mark her assignments. Her method works very well for her, and mine works for me!

Would you consider using this?

What do you do to organize your week? Let me know in the comments below!

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17 thoughts on “My Desk: Post-it Note Calendar

  • October 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm
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    I like your pictures and your blog looks awesome…good job!

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  • October 15, 2014 at 7:45 pm
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    This is a great post and I like how you organize it. After reading, I let my eyes play hop-scotch with the pics. I like the color-coded sticky-note system. I use a similar system in my planner. No sticky notes but I like to use different colors for different tasks. I find it great for quickly finding what to do next plus it’s fun to have all the colors. Nice blog! 🙂

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    • October 17, 2014 at 9:14 am
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      Thanks so much for the feedback! I really appreciate it 🙂

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  • October 16, 2014 at 12:48 am
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    I love post-it notes! The colour-coordinating for different subjects is a really good idea! Plus the satisfaction of being able to physically throw it away (or rip it up) must be good at the end of an assignment. 🙂

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  • October 17, 2014 at 10:15 am
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    If that isn’t an extremely efficient use of Post Its, I don’t know what is!!! Thank you for showing me another way in which I can make my life easier 🙂

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  • October 24, 2014 at 12:46 pm
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    Yes, this is wonderful. I have post-it notes everywhere, and I have about a dozen in my planner. It’s a great idea to organize them like this!

    xo,
    Zoe | La Vie en Zoe

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  • October 24, 2014 at 10:42 pm
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    This is a really great idea! I should try this to keep myself organized. 🙂

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  • October 25, 2014 at 8:05 am
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    I have a desk just like yours in my dorm, and I do the post-it-notes too!

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  • September 23, 2015 at 8:40 pm
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    This looks absolutely amazing! I would love to try it out but I can’t seem to find a space for it. But I do want to implement something like this for my hectic school schedule!

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  • January 16, 2017 at 8:22 am
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    I am so enjoying the brilliant way in which go about showing us your tips, shortcuts, knowledge and experience in a way that makes it easy to understand. I was an older 👵🏼 student when I found you on Pinterest YAY!
    I created the assigment calender and And WOW I was amazed at the difference it made for me. I only wish I found you sooner! I am no longer a student but I find myself back to your boards, to be honest, I find your info helpful in my daily life outside of school as well. I also have 2 college age kids who I plan to suggest very strongly they read your posts and use your methods!
    Okay so the main reason I am sending my comments is to thank you for making time to educate others from what you have learned. You have made a difference in this ladies life and I hope to send your hard work on to my kids. I’m am much appriciative and greatful. Please continue your post! Thank you again…… Ps – you inspired me put together my own post it note task/
    habit forming poster. I use a piece of foam board with black background to stick small post its for the days of the week then I write my chores and habit goals placing each under the appropriate day. I hung it on the outside of the linen closet door in the hallway. It’s the perfect place to quickly see what To do next. As I pass by, I move the task I have done over to the next scheduled day! It’s easy to track my habits, convenient and its working!🎉👵🏼

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