Erin Condren Planner Review

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.

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

Preview: Erin Condren Planner Review

After making the switch to an Erin Condren Planner last year,  it has become an important asset in my everyday life when planning daily tasks and special events. I started out with the classic vertical coil bound 2016/2017 planner. It is great for writing down reminders and separating out my days; however, I have found myself having a lot of extra space and needing more organization daily as well as hourly.

The most exciting time of the year is here: Planner season! Of course, I noticed the planner sneak peeks on the Erin Condren website as well as the bonus items with pre-orders. It didn’t take much for me to decide to purchase a 2017/2018 planner in the hourly layout early! Plus a few accessories with the highfive coupon. Just from looking at the hourly planners, I see how it will give more structure in planning my days.

Below is a comparison of the vertical and hourly layouts:

Weekly Layout Views
Weekly Layout Views

I love the new paper, vibrant colors, and painted petals design this year! I will post a more detailed review regarding these points as well as comparing a few of the new accessories.

Also, what would you like to know about the new planner? Or do you have any suggestions for my upcoming detailed review?

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