I’m a planner.
Fine. I’ll say it. I’m an organizational freak. Excel is filled with color-coded spreadsheets, which have all been uploaded to Google Docs so I can access them wherever I am. Another heavily used item is my Google Calendar. Long run schedule, work meetings, upcoming travel – you name it, I have it in there. I need to know what’s going on, present & future, at all times.
And not that I think technology will ever fail me, but I also like to carry a paper planner. Something about the pen & paper aspect makes me really happy.
Enter Erin Condren.
I had no idea this beautiful thing existed until I saw a photo Kelly posted. Immediate planner envy took over and I needed to learn more. It had so many features normal planners don’t, the layout is unique, and the cover is personalized. After pouring over the website for a week, I pulled the trigger and ordered my own.
It finally arrived yesterday! For reference, order date to delivery was 12 days: not for the impatient.
The packaging alone was pretty impressive.
And then, the great reveal…
LOVE it. Much more visually appealing than the normal solid color ones I usually buy! The front & back covers are thick and the metal coil is very sturdy, making it very durable as a whole.
Laminated monthly tabs:
Both monthly & weekly pages:
Stickers are provided to mark important days. Also included: hair/dentist/doc appt, wedding, date night, bridal shower, concert, party, game, pay day, etc.
A folder to keep any loose papers or receipts organized and in one area.:
A zipper pouch in the back for additional storage.
Erin Condren also included a sample pack of gift labels:
Overall, I’m really excited to start using it! It has everything I usually require in a planner with a few extra features that’ll make it even easier to stay organized. Another perk is you can order it whenever you want and have it start in the month of your choosing. Most planners run Jan-Dec or July-June, but I had mine start in September so I could start using it right away. No waiting until the next round of annual shipments to come in!
How do you plan? Are you a pen/paper person or technology lover?