Simple Planner Page Set Up

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How many times have you said “I don’t need to write that down, I will totally remember it?”  Yeah. Us too.   There is SO much we need to keep track of in our daily lives, how can we be expected to remember it all. Why should we?  Keeping track of all our appointments. Our families appointments.  Errands we need to run. Calls we need to make.  Things we need to buy.  Bills we need to pay.  Sound familiar?  Overwhelmed yet.  Yeah Us too.

We searched for a way to get it all under control. It was really simple when we started looking for a solution.  Write it down.  Simple.  Done.  You no longer have to store all the info in your brain like you are a computer.  This painless task of taking pen to paper will give you your “brain space” back.  By taking a few moments to layout everything you need to accomplish you can organize those tasks, create the best plan of attack to get it all done.  This will ultimately create more peace and calm in your days.  And that is what we all need. Peace. Ohhhhhhhmmmmmmmm………..

Whether you just use a piece of paper, notebook or the calendar you get from the ASPCA, we just want you to write it down.  If you are looking for something a little more structured, hey, we got you covered with that too.  Go to our shop get our limited edition A5 Planner Inserts. Cultivated because of our busy lives, we are proud to be able to share with you our week on two page calendar inserts.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how we use these pages to streamline our days and weeks.


Paper Bean Press A5 Insert Refills Priority Box

We call this our priority box.  This is a place for our most important task or focus of the week.  This box was born for that one item that you simply cannot forget for the week. Think of it as your “don’t forget” box.  You could also place quotes or scriptures in this area as a wonderful reminder for the week. We have done that too if there is nothing super pressing for the week.  We actually really like to use is that way.
Use it for…
Upcoming Birthdays/Holidays
Card(s) you have to mail
Appointments you have to make
Items you must buy
Bills you have to pay

Top 6 Productivity Tips

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Each day we have list of things to do.  Projects we are in the middle of, tasks we need to get accomplished and responsibilities that we need to manage.  It may seem like a huge undertaking to find the motivation to be productive.  Sometimes starting is simply the hardest part.  With so much to do in our lives now-a-days it’s no wonder why we are always so busy.  How do we get past busy and get productive?   The answer lies in creating a plan.  Here are the top 6 productivity tips on how you can craft a plan that will lead to down a path where the end goal is rewarding.


Perpetual Calendar Planning Tips

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Top tips on Planning out your Perpetual Calendar

A perpetual calendar is a collection of important dates such as anniversaries, birthdays and important events that reoccur each year.  This overview will be an up front reminder of those dates that have special meaning. Here are a few of my favorite ideas to use your perpetual calendar to its fullest! (more…)

Welcome to Paper Bean Press

Hey there planner friend!

If you are here that means you are just like us.  You loving planning, keeping life organized and putting pen to paper to make sure you don’t miss anything.  If that’s you, you belong here.  Welcome!  We are excited to meet you!

We already feel like we know you!  If you are like us than you are the kind of person that values time and the effort it takes to balance everything we have to do on a daily basis. Let’s face it, it’s not easy sometimes.  We thought so too.  This is the exact reason why PBP was created.  We wanted to give busy entrepreneurs, working women, moms, students and those who just like to have a plan, a functional way to do it.  Oh and why not make it look pretty.  We love pretty!  We also love coffee.  Ah, yes coffee.

Paper Bean Press was created to help you simplify your life by designing planner pages to help you accomplish your goals, daily tasks, projects.  It was also created to manage scheduled appointments so you can have  more free time to do the activities you want to do.  It’s simple. When you create a plan to get the to-do’s and tasks done, you have more time to spend with your family.  More time to go to that yoga class.  More time to sit and read that book.  More time to have lunch with your friends.  That is what life is about.  It’s about the quality time.  It’s more time for you to do what you love.  Whatever that may be.

We are glad you are here!  So hang out with us for a little bit.  We love paper.  We love coffee.  And we know that you are going to fall in love with the planner that we created for you.  Check out a sneak peek here.  PBP truly believe that you can have balance in your life by simply writing our a basic plan.  It’s easy.  Plan with us!