5 Affordable Planner Bags for Planner Girls on a Budget

If there’s one thing all of us planner girls can understand and agree on, it’s that we love to bring our planners with us wherever we go. Not just our planners though. We need our favorite planner decorating essentials too, right?

Sometimes our standard purses aren’t enough to hold all of our planner goodies, so we need a good, reliable planner bag to get the job done.

Are you looking for a planner bag that is affordable and will fit your budget? Here's 5 to choose from! For more posts about planning visit www.plannersquad.com

5 Affordable Planner Bags for Planner Girls on a Budget

A while back we shared a post about some amazing planner bags that many planner girls out in the world of planning recommend. Unfortunately, though, most of these bags were top of the line. Because of that, they were pricey!

We’ve had a lot of requests for a planner bag that’s more budget friendly, but would still be perfect for bringing your planner and decorating essentials on the go. Today, we’re delivering!

Check out this list of five totally affordable and budget-friendly planner bags for planner girls on a budget!

Craftsman 12 in. Tool Totes

This super cute Craftsman Tool Tote pictured below was not originally designed with the planner girl in mind, but don’t let that stop you! Sometimes the best planner tools and supplies can be found when thinking outside the box!

The dimensions of this tote measures 12 x 11 x 19.5 inches, which gives plenty of room for a planner (or 6, let’s be real here). There are also plenty of loops (16 actually) that are perfect for holding pens, markers, scissors – you name it.

You can leave your ruler at home though because this tool caddy has a metal tape measure clip attached to one end. Perfect!

Not a fan of pink? No worries – we found this one in a couple other color options as well!

The price on this one last we checked ran for $21.99 and included free shipping. Totally affordable!

 Craftsman 12 in. Tool Totes – Pink

Personalized Fashion Organizing Tote Bag

The Personalized Fashion Organizing Tote Bag is very similar to the Craftsman tote with its outside pockets, but this bag is not as heavy-duty. It also does not have any storage loops on the inside, but with plenty of outside pockets (there’s 12 total!), it’s still just fine for storing your planning supplies.

The dimensions of this bag measure out to be 10 x 8 x 8 inches so you should have no problem stuffing the main compartment with all of your planners and stickers!

Perhaps my favorite part of this bag though is the wide variety of colors and styles available and you can get it personalized!

This tote is priced at only $10.95 and Prime friendly (personalization is more and makes it no longer eligible for Prime).

 Personalized Fashion Organizing Tote Bag – 12 Outside Pockets 10

Portable Hanging Toiletry Bag

With the Portable Hanging Toiletry Bag, you will be kicking all of your toiletries out so your planner goodies can move in!

This hanging bag measures at 9.45″ long, 7.87″ wide, and 3.74″ high and comes in two different feminine prints and colors. It’s made with a water-resistant fabric to help further protect your planner goodies from moisture.

The inside has multiple compartments that are the perfect sizes for storing washi, pens, markers, clips, and even stickers. The double hook makes it possible to hang the bag wherever it’s convenient and will keep your planner supplies held upright so they won’t fall out.

The price on this beauty? Only $11.99 and Prime friendly!

 Ac.y.c Portable Hanging Toiletry Bag/ Portable Travel Organizer Cosmetic Bag for Women Makeup or Men Shaving Kit with Hanging Hook for vacation (Blue Flower)

Go Beyond Makeup Organizer Bag

The Go Beyond Makeup Organizer Bag is made out of a durable polyester, so this bag is made to last! It has 13 compartments so you will be able to find plenty of places to cram full of all the washi and pens you would ever need.

Measuring at 11.6 x 6.8 x 3.6 inches, this bag is plenty big enough to store all of your essentials. If your purse is big enough, you could probably stick this organizer right inside!

You can grab the Go Beyond Makeup Organizer Bag in multiple colors (and even in 3-packs!) starting at only $7.95 (and yes, Prime friendly!).

 Go Beyond (TM) Makeup Organizer Bag , Travel Compartment Handbag with 13 Inserts holder, Best for Coupon and make up accessories Large Liner Organizing Tote Purse with hanging handle (Black)

Pursetti Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Bag

The last, but certainly not the least bag on today’s list is the Pursetti Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Bag. This bag measures at a perfect size of 14.5″ L x 6.5″ W x 10.75″ H, so it’s not too big, and not too small.

It’s durable polyester makes it lightweight and easy to clean with a damp cloth. It zips closed so nothing will fall out if knocked over. 

Store all of your planner goodies in its 6 pleated, and 2 mesh pockets along the outside of the bag. Inside of the bag, you’ll find an additional 5 pockets for storage. This bag will hold a ton!

There are 3 different colors/styles to choose from. While this choice is on the more expensive side of today’s list, it’s still totally affordable at only $29.97 (current sale price) and again, Prime friendly!

 Pursetti Zip-Top Organizing Utility Tote Bag with Multiple Exterior & Interior Pockets for Working Women, Nurses, Teachers and Soccer Moms (Purple Circle)


What do you think of our list? Do you have a planner bag that you’d recommend we add to the list? If so we’d love for you to share your recommendations in the comments below!

Or, tag us in a photo of your planner bag on Instagram!

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Planner Girl 101: Series to Educate, Encourage, & Empower

 

Are you a planner girl? Newbie? Wannabe? Have no idea where to start but know that planning is for you? Check out our new series to educate, encourage, & empower ALL planner girls. (Because guess what? You already are!)

 

Hey all you ladies who want to get your planning on!  All you planner wannabes, newbies, and addicts (you know who you are!).

Welcome to Planner Girl 101!  This series has been created to educate, encourage, and empower anyone who loves the world of planning.

Why Planner Girl 101?

Jenn (co-owner of Planner Squad and “my person”) and I are frequently asked about how to start planning.  We get questions like:

  • What is planning?
  • What do I need to start planning?
  • How much time does planning take?
  • What do all those crazy abbreviations and lingo mean?
  • Where do I go to get these planner goodies that you all speak of?
  • What planner is best for a beginner?
  • And the list goes on and on!

And we totally LOVE it!

We want to hear more and more questions about planning!  Planner Squad is all about spreading the planner love, baby!

A few other comments that were the driving force behind this much-needed series include:

  • Well, I am NOT a planner girl! (said with a sniff and condescending tone)
  • I only use digital planning, therefore, I am NOT a planner girl!
  • Sounds nice, but I don’t have time to plan.
  • Groovy, but I don’t have money to plan.

Au contraire, mon frere!  (That’s a bit of French for ya!  Ooh la la!)

Sweet pea, I’m here to assure you that you ARE a planner girl.  It is my firm belief that we ALL are planner girls.  (I want to climb to the highest mount and scream it from the rooftops.  Fortunately, I have Jenn to restrain me from acting upon such foolish notions.)

Oh yes, you read that right!  You ARE a planner girl.  Even if you have never used a color pen or written a date in a calendar or own a roll of washi tape!

Hopes & Dreams of Planner Girl 101 Series

The mission of Planner Squad is to unite the planning community, one roll of washi at a time.

It is also our passion to bring the joy and benefits of planning to all.

It is to shed light on what planning actually is, to debunk myths of what a planner girl is said to be, and to help all those closet planner girls come out into the light and embrace their inner planner.

Let your Planner Love shine!  (I feel like I need to grab a lighter and wave it back and forth in the air.)

We shall be looking at it all, from Planner ABCs to tips & tricks to ways to grow in your planning.

Join Planner Squad for our Planner Girl 101 series. We hope to educate, encourage, and empower ALL planner girls!

How Can You Help?

For now, write your questions, experiences, and tips for becoming a planner girl in the comment section below.  What would have been helpful for you to know as a planner newbie? If you are a newbie, ask your questions here!  (Remember:  No question is too small or is silly!  If you have the question, chances are quite a few other ladies do, too!)

I am working on a major project that will be coming very soon!  If you are interested in helping other planner girls get started and reach their planning potential, email me (Amy) plannersquad@gmail.com

Super excited to get this planner girl party started!

 

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ABCs of Planning: A Fun List For Planner Girls

 

ABCs of planning is a fun list of planning terms and lingo that planner girls love. Are your favorite planner terms included in our list? Check it out & leave your own for a fun Planner Girl Dictionary!

 

Who is ready for some planning fun?  Join us for ABCs of Planning! 

We thought it would be fun to compile a list of favorite words and lingo used by planner girls.  Planner Squad loves to chat about all things planners and we have been putting together a list of planner terms.

Are your favorite planning words in our alphabetical list?

What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of planning and each letter?

Jot down your ABCs of Planning and compare to our list.  Make sure to comment at the end with your results!

Oh, and bonus points if you can think of more words for the letters “Q”, “X”, and “Z” to add to our ABCs of Planning!

 

ABCs of planning

 

is for Planner ADDICT.  The planning world is a beautiful place that is hard to leave. So much glitter and colors!

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

B:  is for Bullet Journal.  Do you love to bujo?  This functional form of planning can on a whole new look when a bit of stickers and washi tape are mixed in, don’t ya think?

 

ABCs of planning

 

C:  is for Charms.  Planner charms are so pretty and great ways to customize your planners.  Make sure to stop by the Planner Squad Shoppe August 1 to get exclusive Squadette planner charms!

 

 

ABCs of planning

D:  is for Dashboards.  We are often asked, “What are dashboards and how are they used?”.  Planner Squad will be sharing more details about this planning accessory soon.  Until then, dashboards are basically dividers with special reminders like notes or inspirational quotes.

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

E:  is for Embellishments.  Add a little (or a lot!) of pretty to your planners with accessories like tassels, pompoms, and bands.

 

 

ABCs of planning

F:  is for Functional.  Planning is not only a creative outlet but also a fantastic way to stay on top of your game!  Many planner girls use their planners in a functional fashion with to-do lists, contacts, and other daily reminders.

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

G:  is for Gel Pens.  A great gel pen is a true treasure!  My favorite erasable gel pen is Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Pens.  What is your favorite?

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

H:  is for Hand Lettering.  These beautiful techniques add a special touch to your planners.

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

I:  is for Inserts.  Printable or purchased inserts are fabulous ways to extend your planning fun while making them more effective for use.

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

J:  is for Junk Journal.  

 

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

K:  is for Kit Stickers.  Finding the right set of planner kit stickers can send a planner girl to the moon!  Perfect for putting together a gorgeous spread!

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

L:  is for Layout.  Vertical or horizontal?  Monthly and weekly.

 

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

M:   is for Mystery Boxes.  Who doesn’t love a surprise-especially when it is planner related?  You can find fantastic mystery boxes to triple your planner happiness.

 

ABCs of planning

 

N:  is for Notebooks.  These individual units can be used alone or combined in traveler’s notebooks and more.

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

O:  is for Organization.  Let’s face it-using planners can help us be more organized.  Plus, it is super fun finding ways to organize all our planner goodies!

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

P: is for Pens.  Having the right pen for a special planner can make all the difference!  What is your absolute favorite planner pen to use?

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

Q: is for Quirky.  Your planners reflect you!  Enjoy the creative process of decorating and using your planners.  Each one is special and unique-just like you!

 

 

ABCs of planning

R: is for RAK (random act of kindness).  Sometimes, very generous planner girls will offer an assortment of planner goodies from their personal stash.  For whatever reason they choose to do so, this thoughtfulness is such a blessing!

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

S:  is for Stickers.  There are so many adorable planner stickers out there!  I love the variety and how our selection may reflect our mood, personality, or special event.

 

ABCs of planning

 

T:  is for Traveler’s Notebook.  One of our favorite types of planners are traveler’s notebooks.  Brilliant way to organize a variety of schedules, topics, and reminders!

 

ABCs of planning

U: is for Unicorn.  These planners are those special, hard-to-find rarities on every planner girl’s wishlist.   When you have been on the hunt for your unicorn planner and find it, it will feel like you have found the Holy Grail and all 7 Wonders of the World!

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

V:  is for Variety.  The planning world has a plethora of styles, approaches, and accessories.  Your very own planners my demonstrate your eclectic tastes.  It is the spice of life, right?

 

ABCs of planning

 

W: is for Washi Tape.  Washi makes the world go ’round!  Washi tape comes in so many colors, themes, textures, and sizes.  Definitely #1 on my planning list!

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

X:  is for Xyron.  This little gadget makes it easy to create your own stickers and more!

 

 

ABCs of planning

 

Y:  is for DIY.  One of my favorite aspects of planning is making my own planner goodies.  Materials like cardstock, markers, and washi tape can make this DIY girl happy for days!

 

ABCs of planning

 

Z:  is for Zippered Pouch.  I love using zippered pouches for carrying pens, pencils, stickers, and more. Great for planning on the go and just staying organized!

What words would you add to our ABCs of Planning?  

Leave your answers in the comments below.  Let’s see how many different planner words we can come up with together!

Also, if you are not sure what some of these terms are or would like more information, leave a comment.  Planner Squad would love to share more about those planning topics very soon!

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All Things Planners Link-Up Party #2

Last week was our first ever “All Things Planner Link-Up Party”, and it was a great one! We had great posts about how to use a bullet journal in your homeschool, free printables, and more! Make sure you check out last week’s party to get caught up on all of the great things that were shared!

Now, it’s time for this week’s edition of the All Things Planners Link-Up Party! If you are a planner girl (or guy!), or a planner blogger, keep reading!

All Things Planners Link-Up Party is your place to find amazing planner related content. Share & find planer posts, printables, & more!

All Things Planner Link-Up Party is your place to share your amazing planner content.  Posts, printables, and whatever type of planner-related content you create.

Planner girls, bullet journal lovers, homeschool planners-if it has anything to do with planning, we want it in All Things Planners Link-Up Party!

Every Tuesday, stop by Planner Squad and add your links!  Take time to browse around and find links to other planner posts and printables.

Why You Should Add Your Content To All Things Planners Link-Up Party

1.  Great way to get more eyes on your planner posts, printables, products, & more!

You love planners like we love planners.  You want your planner content to bless the planning world, right?  What better way to get your planner goodies out there than a planner link-up party?

2.  Own a planner blog or site?  Linking up is great way to amp up your SEO juice!

Are you familiar with SEO juice?  Search engines love valid links.  It’s like those little search bots have a party as they buzz around the world wide web, looking for sites that are social and hang out together.  Search bots like party animals, not wall flowers.  Be a party animal & link up your planner goodies at All Things Planners Link-Up Party!

When you link up your planner posts and more to other sites, it helps your site get better ranking.  Those search bots are like, “Oh yeah!  This planner post is where’s it at!  It knows how to party like the best.”  (Totally making up that analogy by the way although doesn’t it make it sound so much more fun!)

3.  Be part of our planner community!  Our goal with All Things Planners is to create a one-stop place for planner lovers to find incredible planner goodies each week!

Each and every week, we shall host All Things Planners Link-up.  This super wonderful event means that you will have the opportunity to share your most recent planner content.  Plus, you can share older planner content that needs more love.

4.  Each link will be pinned to All Things Planners Link-Up Party Board.

Get some more Pinterest love!  Your amazing planner content will be added to our All Things Planners Link-Up Party Board .

5.  It will be super fun & we will love you forever & ever!

C’mon, it’s gonna be a par-tay!  We shall planner party all week long.  Link up & join the hippest planner party out there.  Can you hang?  Let’s see your planner mojo!  And you will have our eternal love!

 

 

All Things Planners Link-Up Party Tuesday

 

Okay, Let’s Get This All Planner Things Link-Up Party Started!

Here’s the deets!  The rules are there aint’ no rules (nah, that’s not true but I just love to quote that line from Grease.  You know the one, right before the drag race?)

  1. Share as many planner related goodies as you like.  Planner Squad is all about spreading the planner love.  We want to see what you got!
  2. Drop those links & have a look-see at the other planner content.  Share out in your very favorite way at least 3 links.  Don’t be a party pooper-share the planner love!
  3. When you visit another site, leave a comment & let them know you found them through Planner Squad!
  4. Planner Squad reserves the right to delete any link that they deem inappropriate or non-planner related.  Keep it clean!   (Another quote from Grease!  Do you remember where?)
  5. Add our nifty little button to your post or site.  Let other planner lovers know where to link-up!
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Join Planner Squad at the 2016 Midwest Planner Con!

I have a HUGE announcement! I’m so excited, and oh-so-nervous at the same time. This is the first time I’ve ever done anything like this, and I’m not sure if the fact that I can’t sit still is because I’m scared to death, or so stoked that I can’t wait for it to get here!

I can hear you now.. “Okay Jenn, get on with it already!” Okay, so here it goes! What is my big announcement? Well…

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I am officially going to be a speaker at the 2016 Midwest Planner Con!

Yep! That’s right! If you are going to this event you will be able to throw popcorn at me as I talk about myself.. Ha!! No but seriously, I am so super excited about this opportunity!

I’ve never been to a planner convention before,so this will be my first one! Of course in my own true fashion I jumped in head first and went straight to speaker! I know, I might be crazy.

I’m not one that likes to get up in front of big crowds, so don’t judge me if I start nervously rambling or talk super fast and my entire talk is over in 15 minutes (ha!! just kidding!)

Midwest Planner Con 2016

What is Midwest Planner Con 2016? Well, its a day full of meeting other planner girls, learning and being inspired from different speakers, and a whole lot of SWAG! (Can you say FREE planner goodies?!) There’s also going to be vendors, shopping, giveaways, and lunch! So basically, the perfect day! What planner girl wouldn’t want to get in on this deal?!

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Details:

Saturday September 24, 2016

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

Kansas City, Missouri

Buy Tickets Here

 

My Journey as a Planner Girl

I will be speaking about my journey as a planner girl! As a homeschooling  mom, blogger, small business owner and virtual assistant – my life is generally a chaotic hot mess! I’m going to share about how being a planner girl has helped me keep everything in check!

I’m also going to talk about how planning helps me with my anxiety. Planning is super therapeutic for me, so I’ll be sharing about how I use planning as a creative outlet to reduce stress and anxiety.

If you are a busy person like I am, you will definitely want to make sure you are in attendance!


There will be other amazing speakers there as well with plenty of valuable information to share! It’s going to be a day full of inspiration, building new friendships, creativity, and FUN! Oh yeah, did I mention FREE SWAG?!  (I’m just a little to excited about this stuff!)

So, what are you waiting for?! Go get those tickets now while you still can! There are a limited number of tickets available and will sell out fast – so hurry so you don’t miss out!

Are you planning on attending Midwest Planner Con 2016? We’d love to hear about it! At the conference make sure you stop me and say hi!

I can’t wait, it’s going to be a blast!

Jenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

 

 

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