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
What do you use to keep your agenda in order?
Labels: 2013, Agenda, Balance, Erin Condren Life Planner, Filofax, Organisation