Choosing a new planner each year is one of my favorite yearly activities. It’s so much to check out all the new cover designs, page layouts and ways to organize your day.
This year, I was so excited when the Erin Condren team invited me to review the 2020 Erin Condren Life Planner.
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What is an Erin Condren Life Planner?
It’s an all in one planner to organize and plan your life. With the Life Planner, you can schedule your day, plan meals, keep up with all your appointments and kid’s schedules. You also have space to set goals, monthly notes, inspiring quotes, and more. Even the busiest moms can keep their life in order with an Erin Condren Life Planner.
What’s in the Erin Condren Life Planner?
The Erin Condren Life Planner includes everything you need for an organized and well-planned life. This life planner includes:
- Three weekly planning layouts (choose the layout that works best for you)
- Unique covers that can be customized
- Inspiring monthly quotes
- Goal Setting and notes pages
- Bright colors
- Monthly planning pages
- Fun Stickers
- Keep It Together Folder
You start by choosing a cover. For my planner, I chose a customized cover with the Green Wedding Shoes design. I loved the bright purple flowers on this cover. I added my own inspiring statement, “Design a Beautiful Life.” You may also add your name or initials if you prefer.
Erin Condren Life Planner offers many different covers for you to choose and customize.
Next, you will pick a layout:
I chose the vertical layout which includes 4 daily sections to divide your time or your tasks. For example, you could divide the sections by morning, afternoon, evening and meals or by tasks like appointments, things-to-do, cleaning, and meals.
Size: The Life Planner is 7″ x 9″. It’s a little large for most purses, but it would fit fine inside a tote bag or computer bag.
Colors: You have 2 color options for the planner pages: colorful or neutral. I loved the bright and cheerful colorful option which I selected, or you can also select neutral colors that have more muted blue tones.
Inspiring quotes: Every month has an inspiring quote to encourage you. You will love seeing a new motivating quote each month.
Monthly goals: Each month you get the start fresh with new goals. You can take the time to write down your monthly goals and access your progress from the month before.
I love writing my goals each month and then checking at the end of my the month to update my progress.
Keep It Together Organizing Pocket: In the back of the planner, you have a sturdy pocket to organize papers, notes, receipts and it even includes a perpetual calendar perfect for keeping track of all your important dates like birthdays and anniversaries.
Fun Stickers: Four pages of fun stickers to add to your planner and make it colorful and uniquely you.
Things I Didn’t Like
- Not enough note pages – I like to take lots of notes. I wish it had more note pages each month. You can get the Deluxe Planner & Notebook which has more notebook pages, but not the weekly planning pages.
- Goal planning pages are minimal. I would love a 2-page spread each month for goal setting with focus questions. For more goal planning focus, you’ll love the Petite Goal Planner.
- It doesn’t have a page at the end for the month in review to reflect on what you did well and what could be improved next month.
Make It Your Own
Erin Condren offers many accessories you can add to your planner. You can truly make your planner fit your lifestyle and be “you”. Here are some of the accessories I ordered:
Snap-In Dashboards – Each planner comes with a basic snap-in ruler to use as a page marker, but you can also add specific snap-in dashboards like:
- Daily priorities/To-do lists
- Teacher dashboard
- Bill Tracker
- Wellness Tracker
Epic Accessories Bundle which has a little of everything. The epic accessories bundle includes: a planny pack (for organizing pens and pencils), a productivity dashboard, a pencil, pens, stickers, sticky notes and many more fun things to try with your planner.
Petite Planners are smaller planners perfect for your purse. I chose a monthly petite planner (for monthly tracking) and a goal-setting planner for in-depth goal planning.
Petite Planners have many formats including:
- Gratitude journal
- Meal Planning journal
- Budget Bundle
- Checklist journal
Erin Condren offers everything a busy mom needs to organize her life. The Life Planner will help you organize your day, plan your meals, schedule appointments, set goals and more.
I’m so looking forward to the new year starting so I can start using my Erin Condren Planner.
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