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One of my goals for 2017 is to be more organized. The best way for me to organize my daily life is through a paper planner. If I set a reminder on my phone or schedule appointments on my online calendar, then I just ignore it or it gets lost in my jumble of other notifications. And there's something about the act of writing it down that helps me to see the overall picture more clearly. After much thought and consideration, I decided to go with the Erin Condren Lifeplanner.
The Erin Condren Lifeplanner is completely customizable. You choose from a ton of different cover options (that are interchangeable), which you can also have personalized. I believe there are four different color options for the coil. You can even choose whether to have colorful planner page or grayscale pages.
I'm a list-maker. I love to make to-do lists and checklists. Doing so helps keep me on track and gives me a sense of satisfaction as I cross items off the list. One of the biggest selling points for this planning for me is that I can use the inside front and back covers, as well as the Snap-In Productivity Dashboard, for these list over and over again, since you use dry-erase markers. The Snap-In Productivity Dashboard is an add-on accessory. There's also a dashboard for meal-planning too!
At the beginning of each month, there's a monthly overview where you can put all of your important deadlines and appointments. Then, your weekly view is in planning blocks, so you can separate your daily activities into separate blocks, and even lit mini to-do list in the blocks. My friend Whitney has a similar planner and shared a great idea on how to do this! There's also space to make lists and take notes in the sidebar of the planner. Friends, this is list heaven!!!
There are tons of accessories that can be purchased. As you can see, I also got the metallic elastic band trio to hold my planner closed. You can purchase additional stickers, a pen holder, extra storage pockets, bookmarks, etc. The possibilities are endless.
If you're looking for a planner, I highly recommend the Erin Condren Lifeplanner! I'm so looking forward to using it for work this year. If you click through here, you will get a coupon for $10 off of your purchase by entering your email. When I purchased my planner, there was a site-wide sale and I was able to combine that with a coupon.
How are you staying organized this year? I'd love to hear what you're doing in the comments below!