This is a question I frequently see online in the planner groups. Should you keep your old planners? Or should you get rid of them?
Especially since the KonMari method and other minimalism movements have come to the forefront, more and more people are questioning whether they should jettison their old planners.
There’s no doubt that decluttering can help you focus on what is important and streamline your lifestyle. But the point is not to get rid of as much as possible. It’s to keep the things you enjoy and use.
So then the question to ask yourself is, do you enjoy keeping your old planners and/ or do you find them useful?
As I wrote in this post, I keep all my old planners. They are a record of my life, and an honest account of what my life was like at the time. I also find them useful as a reference and I use them to retrieve information or refer to specific dates.
Many long-time Quo Vadis planner users like to keep their old planners. Some, like Tracie who we featured here on Quo Vadis blog awhile back, have amassed quite a collection! Below you can see the Quo Vadis Journal 21 planners she has used over the years.
Some Quo Vadis planner users have their planners going back 20 years and more! And since all Quo Vadis planners and notebooks are made with acid-free archival paper, your planners will keep the record of your life for years to come.
Do you like to keep your old planners? Or do you throw them away?