I have been a huge fan of Filofax since my first year of university. I used it to organise every aspect of my life; classes, work, finances, social life and everything in between. For the past ten years I have loved my sweet pink planners. I started with a pink leather pocket size and then I moved onto a pink leather personal size.
Gradually I have been outgrowing my current Filofax. So I started to research some other diaries and planners, but nothing seemed to stand out. I even tried making my own with a Martha Stewart binder and some inserts from Etsy that you can download and print, but it just didn't work. So I bought a new 2013 insert for my Filofax and decided to make do with what I had.
Just after Christmas I was reading one of my favourite organisational blogs A Bowl Full Of Lemons when I stumbled upon an older post about a Life Planner by Erin Condren. I remember reading it at the time it was published and thought it was a fun planner, but I loved my Filofax so that was that. When I read the post again, I knew that this was exactly what I was looking for and it was time for a change. I spent the next few days researching to make sure that it was the right planner for me. I was impressed by the huge number of good reviews so I ordered a personalised planner in Taffy Stripes on 2nd January. The order process is very simple and they ship internationally via courier. A week later, I was notified that my planner had been shipped and I would be in receipt of it 2-4 days later. A week went by before I contacted the team at Erin Condren. The team were very helpful and told me that they had accidentally shipped the planner by air mail and not by courier. The team offered me a full refund for the shipping and then the waiting game began.
Yesterday I finally received my Erin Condren Life Planner. Bless the poor postman who thought I was having some kind of fit when I saw the box in his hands!
Even the box is darling
Trying to pick a design took quite some time, but I am thrilled with my decision
Useful pocket at the back of the planner
There are lovely words of wisdom scattered throughout. I particularly like this one which will serve as a reminder to Make Every Day Count
Extra plain stickers, a page ruler and a pocket
I love to plan, organise and make notes, so I hope I will really enjoy using my Erin Condren Life Planner.
What do you use to keep your agenda in order?