Even though I’m not in school, I’m in the mood for school supplies. From pencils to planners, I squeal at the sight of back to school sales. In many ways, September is like January with the start of the school year offering one the opportunity to make goals and get a fresh start. With that in mind, let’s talk about planners!
Last year, I splurged on an Erin Condren LifePlanner. Normally, I spend about $10 a planner, but after reading review after review and watching numerous unboxing videos, I decided to drop the dough and see what the fuss was about. As a paper planner lover, I’ve been incredibly happy with my purchase. From the interchangeable covers and personalization to tabbed sections and pocket folder, the LifePlanner is fun and easy to navigate.
I don’t go sticker crazy with my planner, but I have added stickers to all of my monthly calendars. I mainly use the monthly calendar as a sentence-a-day journal and write a brief line for every day. The Notes sidebar is where I make notes for upcoming events and other things I want to keep in mind for that month.
I don’t usually fill in things ahead of time unless I have an event coming up. I use a lot of the elements of the Bullet Journal system and use boxes for tasks, circles for appointments, and dots for notes. All of those things get added as the day goes on. When I was in school, I put everything in my calendar as soon as I knew about it, but since graduating, my schedule has become more flexible so my planning style is not as rigid as it once was.
The Notes section is not something I use very often, but it’s convenient to have blank paper on hand. This is where I keep track of products I want to try – beauty, apps, subscription boxes – and events I want to attend in the future.
The back of the planner has four sheets of stickers. Two sheets are labeled and two sheets are blank. I don’t really use the stickers that much, and I find a full page of birthday stickers a little excessive, but it’s nice to have already labeled stickers for doctor appointments and parties.
The Perpetual Calendar I use as a monthly log, and it’s where I jot down important events that happened that month.
The Keep It Together folder is my catch all for fliers and brochures while the pouch is where I stash extra stickers.
Every year the LifePlanner gets updated, so if you are interested in seeing what the 2016 LifePlanner looks like, check it out here. And, don’t forget to check out all of the Erin Condren accessories!
Erin Condren has a great referral program, and if you sign up using my referral link, you will save $10 off your first order, and I’ll get a $10 store credit. I love it when everybody wins!
How do you keep track of your schedule?
P.S. If you are interested in learning more about the Erin Condren LifePlanner, take a look at my original planner post.
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