How To Use The myAgenda For Your To-Do List

Look at the myAgenda to help you with all things planning as a mom.  Great for to-do lists, block scheduling, and planning for your family.

 

I love lists, especially during stressful times in my life.  Writing down my to-do list and creating a plan of attack deescalates my stress. I found as the number of roles and projects increase in my life, my need for creating lists increases as well.

As a wife, mom, entrepreneur, and emergency manager, my life must be organized yet flexible. If you love creating to-do lists, then you will enjoy the myAgenda planner.  I came across Nina’s site during my periodic search for new planners. What captured my attention were the flexible options offered from the bound versus spiral, desktop versus mini size, and the momAgenda versus myAgenda. You can check out more at MomAgenda.

 

Check out myAgenda planner!  Read review & get tips on how to rock this planner!

 

These are 18 month planners for your schedule and to-dos. It includes a back section for notes, restaurants, expenses, vacation and special events.  The myPamplet is an insert for contacts and birthdays, similar to a traveler’s notebook, which can be reused from year to year.  

The 2016-17 planners recently released have an updated cover colors and paper design which is nice. Personally I love the shimmering colors but many options are available.

What I really appreciate about the myAgenda planner is the flexible layout which provides multiple ways to use it.  Many people use the myAgenda for appointments with tasks, however I have used it purely for to-do lists.

 I used the planner to group my daily tasks into categories since I often use blocks of time to complete similar tasks.  For example, my work tasks are usually done during nap time while my home and family tasks are completed in the morning.  

 

myAgenda is a fantastic planner for women who love to-do lists and block scheduling.  Read review & get tips on how to rock this planner!

 

Using myAgenda For Your To-Dos

  1. Decide your main categories of to-dos.  Here are some ideas to start your brainstorming process: family, kids, work, blog, personal, school, volunteering, church, crafts, shopping, and meal planning.  
  2. Next label the rows on the left page and begin writing down your to-do’s.  I realize we do not all plan the same way so another option a section for each of your children.  Or do not label any of the sections and keep one big list.  Your options for personalizing the myAgenda is limited only by your imagination.   
  3. Find your favorite pen and begin writing down your to-dos. I love using specific colors for each of my categories.  If you are distracted easily or prefer a simple, clean appearance you may prefer writing all in one color.

 

 Do you enjoy creating to-do lists?  What is your favorite method of writing them down?  

I use to write them on the back of my hands until I started planning on a daily basis. If you are looking for a permanent solution besides sticky notes or your hand, then the myAgenda may be a great option for you.


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Planner Sticker Cutting Hack – Gyro Cut Review

We don’t know about you but we do not like cutting out planner stickers.  We equate cutting out free planner stickers that we print out to getting a tooth pulled or water torture.  It takes us forever to cut the stickers out and then we spend three times as long peeling the sticker off.  (Are we the only planner girls with this struggle?)

Don’t get us wrong- We LOVE free printable planner stickers!  The gracious ladies who design such gorgeous planners stickers and offer them for free from their sites are like angels.  We have to watch our planning budgets and these ladies save us so much money!

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We just do not like the time that goes into cutting and peeling off printable stickers!  Sure, we could invest in a Cricut, Silhouette, or the like but unfortunately we don’t have the money to spend on that kind of thing right now.  (But, hey, if you have an extra laying around, we wouldn’t turn it down!)

We found ourselves not printing out as many adorable free printable stickers because we just don’t have the time to deal.  Then, we were introduced to the Gyro Cut.

*Disclaimer – We received this product free in exchange for our honest review. The opinions of Amy and Jenn are 100% authentic, as we do not believe in promoting a product we do not believe in. This post contains affiliate links as well. By using affiliate links such as these, it helps support Planner Squad so that we can cover our out of pocket expenses and continue to bring you awesome content and reviews such as this. Thank you to Gyro Cut for the opportunity to review this product!

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Ladies, our planning world has been rocked once more!

Gyro Cut is an amazing craft tool that cuts thin materials like paper, vinyl, tissue paper, and foil.  It is hand-help with a 360° rotating blade. Our klutzy selves appreciate the fact that it will not cut human skin with normal use.

After some practice with Gyro Cut, we have come to love our free printable planner stickers once more!

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Why We Love Gyro Cut As An Affordable Planner Sticker Cutting Tool

The #1 reason that Gyro Cut rocks is that it has tremendously decreased our time for cutting out stickers.  We heart our Happy Planners and adore them even more with planner stickers like boxes and sweet extras.  We do find, however, that it takes longer to decorate and that is not good for these busy homeschooling and blogging mamas.

planner squad gyro cut stickers

Gyro Cut was a bit tricky to master-at first and has a bit of a learning curve. It takes some time to adjust to the feel of using it. Using too much pressure will cut all the way through the paper, but not enough pressure means you will hardly cut through at all.

It also seems to work easier if you have a more steady hand. At first, we weren’t really sure how we felt about it, but with some practice, we both finally got the hang of it! And, boy, Gyro Cut is fun to use!

The best part of the Gyro Cut is that its much easier on your bank account with its very affordable price.


Tips for Using the Gyro Cut

  • Use a cutting mat or the like (Amy uses a cork board square she had in her craft stash)
  • Leave part of the white edge around your stickers for a cleaner look
  • Practice on older stickers or regular paper to get the hang of it before using on your good stuff

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Would we recommend the Gyro Cut to our readers? Absolutely! It’s such an affordable alternative to sticker cutting, and takes much less storage space.

Do you have this awesome tool? If so comment below and let us know what you think of it. If you have a planner or paper crafting friend who might be interested in learning more about Gyro Cut, share this post with them!

Happy PlannerJenn Roberts, Planner Squad, Chaotic Bliss Homeschooling

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