How to Repurpose an Expired Dated Planner

Last year's cancelled plans resulted in an empty calendar? 5 ideas for how to repurpose an expired dated planner

上年的時效手帳和日程本,沒有碰過但又唔想浪費?過期手帳活用方法5選

Suppose at the end of 2019, you went to your favourite stationery shop and picked out a lovely dated planner - a blank canvas to welcome all the exciting new things that will happen in 2020...except the year took a great turn and almost every plan from your to-do had to be cancelled or postponed. Now that it's already 2021, you must be thinking what to do with your dated planner just hibernating away in your desk drawer with nothing scrawled on it at all.

2021已經踏入第二個月,想信大家已經買了新一年的手帳同日程本吧?但是你又是否和小編一樣,2020那本差不多沒有用過呢?為了減少浪費,以下整理了5個再重用舊手帳的方法,連過期的日程本也可以煥然一新!

 

When talking about repurposing your planner, you can either make use of the set-in dates or completely ignore them and write out of the box! Let's jump into some ideas with the first one:

1. Dream Diary, or Morning Pages

用手帳記下每晚發了怎樣的夢,或在醒來後寫下當時的感覺,計畫今天想達到甚麼目標。

Ever wake up in the morning with an amazing dream and you don't want to forget it? Try putting your planner and a pen by your bedside and remember to jot down all your best dreams or even your strangest nightmares. With a dated planner, you can simply write your dreams down on the space of the same date last year.

Speaking of writing in the mornings, you can also try and use your planner as a "Morning Pages" book. It simply means writing down anything you think of when you just woke up to clear your thoughts before starting your day.

Organise your bedside table or desk with this stylish desk tray from Hightide, available in two size and 5 rich colours.

 

2. Quote Journal

記下每天在書本或貼文看見最銘心的語錄,讓你需要鼓勵或靈感的時候可以回顧一遍。

Sometimes, you just happen to stumble across an amazing quote in a book, on an Instagram post or even something super inspirational said by your best friend. That's where a Quote Journal comes in to help you save it into a collection that you can read over when you're feeling stuck and need a pick-me-up. Just fill in each date with your quote and by the end of the year, you'll have 365 quotes to get you going!

Take your Quote Journal on the go with our nifty Kaweco SKYLINE Sport Ballpen perfect for fitting in your pocket or handbag.

 

3. Just Reuse It!

把日子原定的記號用貼紙,紙膠帶和咭片重新排列,盡情發揮你的創意!

So you bought a beautifully-crafted planner with a pretty cover but it still says '2020' on the cover. Turn on your creativity switch and spice it up by redecorating the cover with the cute stickers you've been saving up to use.

 

We love these elegant and minimalistic stickers from South Korean studio Ourjoy with its muted and soft palette:

 

If you're real nit-picky about the dates on the inside, there's nothing a roll of washi-tape or correction-fluid can't fix! Or even better, try overlaying these numbered stickers over the old dates and your old planner will be good as new!

 

Okay, so you're the kind of person who doesn't like to follow the rules and want to repurpose your dated planner in a special way. Don't worry, we got you covered! Why not try turning your planner into a... 

4. Scrapbook

動一動手準備剪刀、膠水和你最喜歡的相片,用空白的位置變成你專屬的剪貼簿。

Sometimes, your finds on Pinterest are too inspirational not to print them out and stick them onto a scrapbook to look at! Or maybe you want to remember all your happiest memories from 2019 (or 2020!) like photos and post-its and keep them in a place where you can look over time and time again.

 

Check out our favourite scrapbooking supplies that will add a dash of colour to your spreads!

 

 

 

5. Sketchbook

For all aspiring and professional artists, here's some good news for you! Did you know you can reuse your dated planner by turning them into a sketchbook? Sometimes, the grids and lines of your planner can even give you a new perspective or guideline for planning your art! Or if you're more carefree like me, let your inner child run free and doodle along the margins like your old school textbooks.

日程表除了寫之外還可以用畫的!雖然畫畫通常都會使用白紙,但是日程表的線條或格子都可以幫助你畫畫的構圖。

 

 

We also sell the trusty Palomino Blackwing pencils with its soft, dark lines, good grip and useful eraser tip perfect for artists, musicians and architects alike.

 

There are so many ways to bring out all those expired dated planners from the depths of your notebook collection. Do you have any other repurposing ideas for your dated planner? We'd love to hear from you, so leave a comment below telling us what you think!

其實過期的手帳和日程本都有好多方法可以才活用,以上的方法你又喜歡哪一個?你也想到有其他的方法嗎?在下面留言分享你的想法吧!

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