I want to start by saying there is no perfect planner set up. I myself change things around A LOT. Whatever works for you is the perfect set up for you. I'm showing how mine is at the moment but things change around so much - I add, remove, and switch things around at will. However, the main components will always remain the same.
I also find setup posts daunting because there's just so much to write about and photos sometimes don't do them justice. But I'll give it a shot anyway. (:
First off, here are the contents of the pockets. This planner has so many pockets that I use to carry whatever supplies I need. My planner is quite self-sufficient as you'll see later.
I've been loving switching around my dashboard a lot lately. At the moment, it's this glitter washi'ed flyleaf with a blinged key that was a gift.
Immediately following that is my sticky note section that I've always had. It just makes it easy to flip to a page and jot down a quick note to give out to someone, or file properly at a later date. This thing moves around a lot in the planner depending on my mood.
I also have a Filofax brand Multi Purpose Card holder to hold stickers and the occasional cute Project Life card.
Next is the Diary. This is the heart of my planner. I prefer it to be the first thing in my planner but sometimes have it in the middle too. Right now, it's right after the sticky note station. I have a flyleaf that's cut down to about 1/4 inches wider, and edged with washi tape, to take me to straight to the yearly spread.
There are two monthly charts included in the Diyfish pack. I use the gridded monthly chart for bills, vet visits, and other payments I need to make.
The monthly calendar view is used as a mini journal. I refer to this spread to create a monthly journaling page in my Midori. This is the first time I'm using her inserts.
Week and Daily View
Currently, I'm using the diyfish V2 Style 3 for the weeklies with day-on-one-page for my diary. I'm loving it so far. I enjoy the extra room I have to write just about anything I want. I also use it as a journal for the day.
After the Diary are my tabbed sections. I've written about this often enough in earlier posts. Just search 'setup' to find them.
Finally, my Color-Coded section. I love this section because I can find things easily when I need something. It's similar to the A to Z 'filing cabinet' concept but with colored tabs instead. My categories are Me, Home, Family (including the dog), Financial, Crafts and Media.
The very back has a plastic envelope for loose pieces of paper and a laminated page lifter.
I love this Kate Spade binder because the pockets are so functional. I slipped a flyleaf with a pen loop that can hold a fat pen because I think the pen loop it comes with is too tight.
And there it is, my current setup. It's not much different from what I used to have but I've been enjoying prettying it up.
If you have any questions, please let me know in the comments. Thanks for visiting!