Ok, let me go back and start at the beginning.
I love using a planner. It helps me stay
I've had a lot of trouble finding planners that I like: Some are too small and leave no room to write. Some come with a zillion other accessories that I just don't need. Many are based on a school year calendar and run from August until the following July. And some don't have numbers written inside so you're always guessing the date and day of the week.
I used to go into Staples and wander around looking through each of their planners, never quite content with what I bought. Now that I live in Germany, my choices are very limited. The PX carries planners, but you can imagine they sell out pretty quickly. I've found that the majority are based on a school year, which I hate, and the rest are left without dates, which is what I ended up purchasing last year.
I bought it because it has lots of room to write notes and daily events, although it's confusing if you don't go ahead and write the days of the week next to the numbers. When I make an appointment, the receptionist will ask, "How about the 13th?" And I have to ask, "What day of the week is that?" even though I'm staring at my calendar. It's obnoxious.
I started searching about a month ago online for a planner I could actually *love* more than *tolerate* - which brings me back to Erin Condren.
Her planners are AMAZING. Yes, they're huge. Maybe even a little too huge…but I can forgive her for that because what lies inside is better than any other planner I've ever seen.
First, you can pick the cover. No more choosing between the lame red fake leather and the lame black fake leather. It's also personalized with your name.
Then, each month is tabbed so you can easily flip from one month to the next. No more searching! The first page of each month is the calendar, complete with holidays.
The next two pages are for notes and then the rest of the month is a week-by-week calendar. Each day is set up with a "morning", "day", and "night" box for easy organizing. There is also a "goals" and "to do" column for each week.
There are a ton of blank pages in the back for notes, an "Important Numbers" page with contact information for airlines and credit card companies, and lastly, a page labeled "My Important Numbers" (for when you forget your cell phone!)
The back few pages contain stickers with "Party!", "Wedding", "Date Night", and "Birthday", to name a few. There are also blank stickers so you can label it with whatever you need. There is a folder and a zipper pouch in the back to hold loose papers, receipts, and pens (or pencils if you're like me and learned from your mom to always write in pencil…)
The website updates to give accurate information about when your order will be processed. When my package arrived, my planner came with coupons! One for $25 off as a thank you for being patient while they "grow and improve." Hmmm…I think it's time to go shopping!
I'm in *LOVE* with this planner! It has everything I could ever want and I just wish I had found it sooner! I'm hooked and I will never buy another brand as long as Erin Condren is in business!! Go to her website and check her out! Pin It