The majority of my planning is done at home, but I always pack a planning bag with me for on the go. I’m a bit of a frugal planner myself. I like to think outside the box when it comes to decorating and accessories for my planner. I thought long and hard about what would work best to carry my planner and my necessities. I wish I could take full credit for this idea, but I found this idea on a planner group. I’m totally grateful to the person that mentioned it!

I use a Bible cover! I purchased it at a local book store, but I know you can find them all over. It holds my planner, zips fully around it so my tabs don’t get bent, and has room for extra goodies. I don’t open my planner up and fit the cover into the sleeves because I prefer to pull my planner out anyway. I work outside the home 28 hours a week in the IT department for a large corporation. My job has me on the phone 100% of the time. This frees up my hands to work on my blog duties, edit video, edit photos, etc. while at work. I need my planner with me to look at what I have to work on and keep track of tasks. This is the reason I need an on the go planner setup.

On the left side of my bible cover I have a pen loop, a pocket, and a half sleeve. In my pocket I usually keep extra paper clips for marking places in paperwork, and usually my Staedtler pens. The half sleeve is super handy for notepads, and I keep a zipper pouch in there too that holds other randoms.

In my little clear zipper pouch I keep washi tape that matches my current week and month for things I want to mark in my planner. I also keep my Limelife Planners stickers and sheets of Avery labels that I’ve pre-stamped with my most used stamps in it. This is really convenient for when ideas arise like photos I need to take or video I want to film. Since I have these accessories with me, I can mark them in my planner and still have it match my current theme.

I tend to use a planner band to hold my planner secure since I also tuck loose papers and notes into my planner. Things that I eventually want to transfer into my planner. I find that using a planner band perfectly secures my planner tight so that nothing falls out. The one pictured here is from Office Depot and was only a couple dollars. It’s rubbery elastic so it stays exactly where I put it.

This setup works great for me! How do you plan on the go? What necessities do you need at all times?

This blog post was written by Emilee Adams for the Limelife Planners Media & Creative Team. For more information about Emilee visit her blog at Please share and repost this blog entry with your friends! All we ask is that you give credit to Limelife Planners and the post author.