I love sharing things with my readers that I love and that I find useful. I often publish reviews, and many times I am given the product along with compensation for my review. Sometimes I purchase and item and I love it so much that I just have to share it with you. My Erin Condren planner is one of those items!
At the beginning of the year I saw all these people talking about their new bullet journal and I jumped. I thought it would be great to have a way to keep everything organized in one notebook and be able to customize that notebook to my needs. I often found that buying a planner from the store was very limited. I had very little space to write everything I needed to write in one day.
After a while, the bullet journal because too much work. Every day I was needing to update it and I just got tired of it. It just wasn’t what I needed. So, I found myself on the search for the next possible solution to my problem.
One day I was browsing on Facebook and saw a post for 50% off a life planner. After heading to the site and looking around I thought it would be perfect for me. I then learned that if I signed up I would get $10 off my first purchase, meaning that a planner that originally costs $50 would only cost me $15 plus tax and shipping and handling.
I couldn’t pass that deal up, especially if it would end up being the solution to my problem. If it wasn’t the solution, no big deal because I hadn’t spent that much.
When I received it in the mail a few days later, I was amazed! I couldn’t believe how much room I had to write all the things I needed to do and how organized I could stay with it.
It came in a beautiful box! I just expected the typical plain USPS brown box, but as you can see, it was not a typical box. I can tell that this company really cares about their product and how they present it.
When I opened up the box, there was such a nice surprise right on top everything. There were some inspirational postcards, gift tags, and stickers.
Under all that, the planner was wrapped up nice and neat.
And my planner looked exactly how I expected it to. The wonderful thing about these planners is you can pick your colors to customize them and some of them even allow you to put your name on them, meaning that you can have one for each of your family members and be able to tell them apart.
There was a ruler attached to the outside and a the front is covered in plastic to keep it from getting ruined. They really did think of everything, and that was just the beginning.
Each month is labeled and easy to find along the side of the planner.
The planner starts out with the yearly overview, which is nice! I love when planners have these because you can see at a quick glance if a date is on a weekend or not.
After the yearly overview, there are a couple of pages that say “if I can believe it I can achieve it” and “if I can dream it I can become it”. It is great to have such inspirational quotes, but there are also boxes that would be great to write your monthly goals in. There are 12 boxes in total, good for 12 goals or just to list monthly goals.
The first page of every month has a great inspirational quote. I love this because I have been using these as the motto for the month.
Each month starts off with a monthly overview on 2 pages with an area to the side for goals or notes.
After the monthly overview is the weekly planner. Each week is spread over 2 pages with plenty of room to list appointments and even a notes section for each week.
At the end of each month, and at the end of the planner, there are pages for notes. I think this is one of my favorite features because there is a lot of room for me to write down any notes about the month or anything I think of that I want to keep in a safe place.
There are even a couple of pages of graph paper and just plain pages which are great for doodling!
Next year’s yearly overview is right after these “empty” pages.
After that there are a ton of stickers to help keep you organized. There are stickers to mark birthdays, games, appointments, parties, vacation, and even blank ones that you can use for whatever you want.
You may be thinking that is a lot in one little planner. It is, but that’s not it! I told you that they thought of everything. There is a pocket in the back that you can keep some important papers in.
There is even a little zipper pocket to keep little things in if you want.
Sometimes you don’t want to carry around a big planner, and they thought of that too! They included a little pocket planner for you to keep track of important dates and numbers. This is handy when you just don’t want to carry around your whole planner.
They even included a sample of their Do-It-All dots, which I may just have to buy more of.
Here’s the great part. I had no intentions of reviewing this planner when I bought it. I just thought that it would be something else that I tried that just didn’t work for my busy lifestyle. When they put the package together they had no clue I was a blogger so this is just how they treat their customers.
You can really tell that they care about their customers and want to keep your business. I will never buy another planner and I will by my calendars from there as well.
I urge you to check out everything that Erin Condren offers. There are planners for everyday people, business women, teachers, and so much more! They make the perfect gifts and I am sure that you would love your Erin Condren planner as much as I do!
Like I said, I was not compensated in any way for this review, I just had to share my thoughts because I love this planner so much!
Have you ever used an Erin Condren planner? What do you think? Do you think you will ever purchase an Erin Condren planner?
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