Some use the dashboard to hold sticky note pads but use it for todo items, notes about things that I need to add to my calendar or just misc items I want to remember.
*DISCLAIMER* this was not an original idea I came up with, I had seen this on one of the countless youtube videos that I watched about organizing planners. This particular lady used this concept in her filofax and called it a fold out workboard.
Okay not that I got that out of the way lets get into it. I tried to create this a couple of different ways until I found the way that worked best. I used a thin chipboard and cover it with cardstock - Epic Fail - way to stiff and bulky. Then I tried it with a manilla folder and cover it with cardstock as well, I laminated it but again Epic Fail - it was too thick and the laminator did not laminate it correctly. So my final and successful attempt was using a colored hanging file folder, then I covered the inside with a very thin patterned paper and then laminated it. Score! It worked great. Now you could easily find a cute colored plastic-ey (for lack of a better word) file folder you find at that office supply store but for me I wanted to use what I had.
Here is what it looks like:
When you first open to is I have my color code system and at the top you can see the tab I created that says today.
Then you flip it open and see it this way...notice the NOW tab. lol I rand out of small o's and a's so I wanted something short and sweet, obviously if I am looking at it then it's happening right now so the word NOW seemed to fit...and I had enough letters. lol
So to create this I used the following items:
The tab punch and it comes with clear fold over labels so the tab is laminated, looks great! I could have printed it but I used small letter stickers instead for my NOW and Today.
And now a video for you to see it...this is my first YouTube, sorry for the format I filmed it on my phone for easy access...but that won't happen again. lol