The Hobonichi Cousin 2022 planners are here & I am excited! I can not wait to share my advice for planning a successful year by sharing my setup. I recently shared a blog post discussing my 2022 planner lineup. I also discussed the various types of planners available for planning this upcoming year. I recently ordered my Hobonichi Cousin & Hobonichi weeks on JetPens & was absolutely excited to set my planner up!
Choosing your Setup Style
When it comes to setting up your Hobonichi Cousin 2022, you have to choose your specific planner style. Are you someone who is minimal, loves florals or is more decorative? What color palette are you going to use in your planner? Do you love neutral tones, pinks, purples or have a favorite color? What specific purpose are you going to use your Hobonichi Cousin for? Are you considering memory keeping or journaling?
For me setting up my planner is a process. I have decided on the stickers, color palette & specific style of my planner. I have always been someone who loves positive quotes & cute stickers on the covers of my notebooks ever since I was in elementary school. I had an obsession with Hello Kitty stickers & Keroppi. So of course I always loved cute stickers. If you follow me on Instagram you would see how I love using cute or inspiring stickers. I also love stickers that are also representative of me such as from Little Magic Prints or Planner Aesthetic (Use Code Estela10 to Save).
Choosing Tabs for your Hobonichi Cousin 2022
When it comes to choosing the perfect tabs for your planner, you have to consider several things. First you have to choose if you want low profile tabs or regular tabs. Then you have to consider the color of your tabs. Do you want your tabs to match the aesthetic, color palette or theme of your Hobonichi? Would you like tabs that are bows or monthly tabs with notes & weekly tabs included. Tabs can really accessorize your Hobonichi while making it both functional & cute.
Low profile tabs are tabs that are visible but do not stick out in your book bound planning system. They allow you to have the functionality of a tab but without being too visible. While regular tabs are all about visibility & aesthetically pleasing to view. Tabs can make a huge difference when you are quickly finding specific sections of your planner. However, tabs can also get in the way of your planner cover if you are using a cover with an elastic string. So when it comes to tabs you really have to consider the type of cover you will be using.
You can watch my entire setup in my video below.
Choosing the Perfect Cover for You
Choosing the perfect planner for the new year is already hard enough. However selecting the perfect cover can be a little challenging. When it comes to a Hobonichi, you can order a Hobonichi cover, leather cover or a clear cover. I chose a clear cover from Catspressco. I love the simplicity, functionality & protection a clear cover provides me. Not to mention the covers can be used within a cover, such as a leather cover.
Covers are an amazing way to personalize your Hobonichi Cousin. I absolutely love leather covers & clear covers. I decided to use a clear cover for my Hobonichi Cousin 2022 system & I am in love. Not to mention if I wanted to fit this cover within a leather cover I can absolutely do that. Choosing a cover is based on preference & use of your planner. Is your planner going to be an on the go planner, desk planner or work planner. Do you need durability? Do you prefer a planner cover that is easy to take care of? All these are important questions to ask when it comes to your Hobonichi Cousin 2022 planning system.
I personally am so excited to begin planning in my Hobonichi Cousin now. I have not been this excited about a planning system since I setup my Catch All Planner. I also definitely knew that it was time for a change from ring planners. Do you have your 2022 planner system in place? Let us know in the comments below.
Thanks so much for reading! Until the next post!
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