Erin Condren Planner Review

1/5/2018

After having a few months to settle into my new planner, it has been wonderful to have more structure using an hourly layout for each week.

Erincondren.com was running a special at the time I ordered my 2017/2018 planner, which included a complimentary turquoise hardbound journal and painted petals sticker sheet.

Along with the planner launch, I also purchased a planny pack, snap-in StylizedSticky notes™, Coilclip™, Sticky Corner Pockets, and painted petals Compliment Cards. These items have been a big help in keeping me organized and nice surprises to share with others.

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Box of Goodies from the Erin Condren LifePlanner™ 2017 launch

This is my second year to use an Erin Condren planner. The vertical layout 2016-2017 planner was my first planner. It was fun to decorate, and I started keeping it as a to do list tracker and memory book for day-to-day activities. For my second planner, I wanted something that would help keep track of my events in an hourly fashion as I found that type of layout was more effective for time management.

Overall, the 2017-2018 planner has a smaller coil, the colors are much more vivid, and the paper quality has greatly improved. This has been my favorite planner so far, and it is one I will stick with going into 2018-2019 when they launch.

Comparing EC Planners

Comparing 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Erin Condren LifePlanners™

The notes page before each month has greatly improved. It is organized better and has a sections to use for goals, to-dos, or budgeting. I have been able to utilize this page each month by creating to-do lists and goal lists.

Comparing planner pages.

Comparing Note Pages

The weekly spreads have changed slightly, and I like the the changes to the thankful thought box. The hourly view is very simple and easy to use for keeping up with daily tasks. It is a nice set up for planners that have a busy schedule and need this type of structure.

Weekly page comparison

Comparing Weekly Spreads

The painted petals snap-in StylizedSticky notes™ have a good sticky quality and stay where you place them compared to previous sticky note dashboards. I enjoy using the flags for important reminders and and the squares to block out a few hours in the weekly view.

Painted Petals sticky note dashboard

Painted Petals snap-in StylizedSticky Notes™

The Planny pack is my favorite product that Erin Condren has launched to go with the planners. It has a strap that goes around any book and the pouch is great to carrying pens, notecards, stickers, etc. I like the linen color, and it gives a nice stylish look to my planner. It helps me keep everything organized, and I never lose a pen!

EC Planny Pack

Erin Condren Planny Pack

The 2017-2018 Erin Condren LifePlanner™ has been my favorite planner in comparison to the previous 2016-2017 planner. They made great improvements to the overall design and structure. I am definitely sticking with this planner until the end of 2018.

If you want to try out an Erin Condren LifePlanner™ you can use my $10 off referral code by clicking here.

*This is an un-bias review. All items were purchased on my own. This post contains referral links.

1/5 2018

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