Every year when I choose a new planner, I always ask myself will I like this planner? Is this planner right for me? Today, I’m reviewing the Erin Condren LifePlanner 2021 to help you decide if it’s the right planner for you.
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What makes the Erin Condren LifePlanner a great planner?
Erin Condren LifePlanners are beautifully designed with busy moms in mind. From snap-on/off covers that can be changed every month or every season to multiple interior layouts, monthly spreads, weekly layouts, and extra planning pages, the Erin Condren planner is a complete life organizing system. With this planner, you can organize your day and appointments, set goals, plan meals, create a home cleaning schedule and so much more.
A Look Inside the Erin Condren LifePlanner
The Erin Condren LifePlanner is the signature planner offered by Erin Condren. It’s easy to see why this planner is so popular.
Complete Life Organizing System
The Erin Condren LifePlanner gives you a way to organize your life.
- Every month starts with monthly summary pages you can use for goal planning, important dates to remember (birthdays and anniversaries) or just notes and doodling.
- Blank planning pages to design as you see fit.
- Monthly and weekly layouts for planning. The monthly planning allows you to see the big picture while the weekly planning gives you details for each day including schedules, meal planning, home cleaning plans, and more.
- Great size in 7″X9″ and about 1 1/2″ thick. Easy to carry or toss in your tote. You might also like an Erin Condren planner tote so you can always have your planner with you.
Designed to Work for You
One of my favorite features of the Erin Condren LifePlanner is the multiple page layouts in vertical and horizontal designs. Personally, I love vertical planner layouts, many like horizontal layouts which are perfect for journaling in your planner.
Which page layout do you prefer?
In addition, to great weekly layouts, the planner also includes a monthly layout so you can plan highlights for your month, make a meal planner or home cleaning/organizing chart.
Each month also has note pages and a monthly summary that you can use for goals, fun days, birthdays and holidays or just being creative.
You will love the beautiful colors in the 2021 Erin Condren LifePlanner.
When you order an Erin Condren LifePlanner, you choose your interior colors from Flower Power, Layers Colorful and Layers Neutral (pictured below).
You will also love the inspiring quotes throughout this planner on the page design you choose. Every month has a new quote and quotes at the beginning.
Finally, you receive 4 pages of color-coordinated stickers to match your planner. You will love adding your stickers throughout your planner to highlight important dates and to make your planner more creative.
Unique like You
The Erin Condren LifePlanner allows you to choose your favorite cover design, page layout, colors, and start date.
Make this planner uniquely you by choosing your favorite cover or creating your own amazing cover from all the Erin Condren designs, plus the Erin Condren covers are snap-on so you can change them (and yes, they are sturdy and stay attached).
Another way to make this planner unique to you is by picking the start date that fits your needs. For example, you can purchase Oct to December or January to December.
The pages are the perfect size for adding your own fancy lettering and art to truly make each page and weekly layout your design.
As much as I love the Erin Condren Life Planner, there are a few things I didn’t like.
First, the number of choices can be overwhelming. While I love choosing and customizing my own cover, it takes time to pick one or design your own. I recommend picking a few of your favorites, then picking from these favorites. Here’s an easy tip, add your favorite covers to your “wishlist”, then go to your wishlist and narrow your choice from the favorites you selected.
Second, this year I have the weekly planner with the hourly layout which is great for planning your day, but I would like space for a short daily to-do list. If you like space for a daily to-do list, the vertical and horizontal layouts offer space for daily to-do lists.
Third, if you like to carry your planner with you, it’s a little bulky, I love leaving my Erin Condren LifePlanner laying open on my desk. The Erin Condren softbound planner or pocket planners are smaller if you like a planner for your purse.
Erin Condren Focused Collection
In addition to the Erin Condren LifePlanner, the Focused Collection has planners, calendars journals, planner pads, and more to help you design your focused life.
Erin Condren Softbound LifePlanner
The Erin Condren Softbound LifePlanner is the little sister of the full-size LifePlanner. This lovely planner is available in 2 sizes: 8″ x 10″ or A5 (5.8″ x 8.3″).
This planner is perfect if you like a smaller, simpler planner with less bulk than the full-size LifePlanner, but it still has many of the same features/pages included in the LifePlanner including monthly goal planning pages, yearly goal planning, extra note pages, horizontal weekly layouts and more.
Erin Condren PocketPlanner
The Erin Condren PocketPlanner is a mini planner sized just 3.5″ x 6.25″ easily fits your purse or tote and will keep you organized on the go. With the Erin Condren PocketPlanner, you can quickly see your daily plan, add appointments to your schedule and transfer them to your LifePlanner when you get home.
This planner would also make a great mini journal. On each day, you could easily write one or two sentences to remember something important about each day or write your favorite quote for each day.
Erin Condren Wall Calendar
The Erin Condren Wall Calendar is a colorful full-sized wall calendar. You will be inspired every month with an encouraging quote and you can decorate your calendar with a page of colorful stickers.
You will love this bright monthly wall planner perfect for tracking monthly birthdays, important dates, family schedules and more.
Luxe Weekly Schedule Pad
The Luxe Weekly Schedule Pad is one of my favorite items in the Focused Collection. This weekly schedule pad is a flip-style weekly calendar that allows you to write daily to-do’s, goals, appointments, meal planning, cleaning schedules and so much more.
The Luxe Weekly Schedule Pad is undated with 52 weeks so you can start using it anytime.
Focused Clipfolio and Notepad
The Focused Clipfolio and notepad gives you an all-in-one clip board and folio. Use this the clipboard for any project or task that needs a checklist like planning the school events or home organizing projects.
Then use the folio design to keep your notepad protected great to organize your papers and notes at in-person meetings.
A multi-use clipboard and folio get your Focused Clipfolio today.
Lagoon Mid-Century Circles Pencil
You’ll love writing with this stylish Lagoon Mid-Century Circles mechanical pencil. The lower portion of the pencil has a metal grip making this pencil easy to handle.
This pencil is perfect for all your Erin Condren Planners. It’s lightweight, but it has weight at the bottom to make writing easier.
Is the Erin Condren Planner right for you?
If you want a planner that will help you organize your life with a complete organizing system then you will love the Erin Condren Planners. The Erin Condren LifePlanner is the signature planner that will help you plan your days and get organized. The Erin Condren Soft Bound Planner and PocketPlanner are perfect for purses and totes. The Erin Condren Wall Planner inspires each month.
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