How to Archive Your 2021 Planner Inserts for a Fresh Start
We’re headed towards the new year and you know what that means: preparing a 2022 planner! Before completing your 2022 set-up however, you may want to archive your treasured 2021 inserts. That’s why we’ll be discussing tips on how to archive your used inserts in preparation for the new year.
Planner archiving has a variety of uses and can be beneficial. Archiving is a helpful process to reference past events and appointments. It can be used to reflect on and track personal growth, it’s a personal record of your day-to-day life, and maybe you’re sentimental like me and value important memories.
For those with 6-ring systems, our Textured Plastic Binder | A5 or Clear Vinyl A5 6-Ring Planner are recommended as your archiving system. These are minimalist and slim, so they will not take up much space, and they contain perfect durability for archiving. If you use a discbound system, a set of simple notebook covers such as the Glass Plastic Discbound Notebook Cover in Half Letter, HP Classic, and HP Mini are ideal when creating an archive system. Accompany your notebook covers with Clear Plastic Discs in 1.25 in or 1.5 in, depending on the amount of inserts you plan on storing. Label either the spine or front cover of your archive system with the year(s) that are stored. This may be done with a label maker or the Tape shape from the Minimal Shape Sticker Sets in a color like Fawn.
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Archives are a great resource for referencing information, however it can defeat the purpose if you have to rifle through multiple binders. If you’ve noticed that your archiving has created a few different binders for just a couple years, try merging your years together. Our Blank Side Tab Dividers are perfect for separating your yearly archives! This will not only save you space, but also save time if you end up going back to reference your old inserts.
For those with bound journals like the Grit And Grind Notebook | Lined | A5, you may want to have a reference of all of your old journals in one place. In this case, we recommend using a copier to duplicate pages to then be hole-punched and archived together.
We hope that these tips have helped you create your own archiving system as you prepare your 2022 planner! If these tips have helped you or if you have any additional tips and tricks for archiving 2021 inserts, let us know in the comments below.
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