This is my honest review of Erin Condrun planners. They did not ask me to write this and are not paying me anything. I purchased my planner on my own because I wanted it and now I want to share my experience with you.
I have always loved Erin Condrun planners. I especially love all the color and fun she puts into her planners.
Now I am a planner addict, just like many ADD Moms. I think the theory is that the right planner will transform our lives. That may or may not be true, but I’m not going to stop trying.
I have been using my phone as my organizer, but I find that lately, I need more. I miss the act of writing things down and I find that doing so helps keep them in my memory more effectively than using my phone. And I’ve gotten pretty good about checking it often enough that I don’t need my phone’s alarms anymore.
I’ll be honest; Erin Condrun planners are not cheap. It’s one of the biggest reasons I haven’t tried one before now. The only reason I decided to finally do it is because this late in the year you can get one at a greatly reduced price. Mine started with April 2013 and goes to January 2014. I got it in May, so I didn’t miss much at all.
Everything about the Erin Condrun planner seems geared towards our creative side. The colors, the options, the positive sayings sprinkled throughout, all sort of speak to our ADD personality.
Let me show you.
This is the box when it arrives.
This is a good indication of what’s inside – pattern, color, and positive messages.
And it’s packaged so beautifully you feel like you got a gift.
The stickers that you see there were a gift for ordering. Too bad they spelled my name wrong. If you know anyone named Branda who might like some personalized stickers, be sure to let me know. 🙂
They also sent me a coupon for 10% off my next order.
This is the front cover of my planner. I got to choose the design and the color, plus I got it personalized. You can even use your own personal or family picture if you want.
This is the inside cover and it’s indicative of what the whole planner is like. Color and pattern. Happy and cheerful. Love it!
There’s a place in the front for addresses. I know. Everybody keeps phone numbers in their phone. But I still mail cards and packages to family so this is ideal for that.
Positive sayings are sprinkled all through the planner.
This is the monthly view.
And the weekly one. I like how theres lots of room to write for each day plus a spot for goals.
There is a lot of blank and lined paper in the middle for notes or whatever. Each page has a pretty and colorful design across the top. Sorry I didn’t post a picture. At the back of the planner there is a pocket for storing things.
This is the very back of the planner. There is a calendar for the coming year and a zipper pocket to store things plus some cool business sized cards with my name (spelled correctly) on them.
And I didn’t even mention the stickers in the middle for things like birthdays, hair or doctor appointments, and more. There are even blank ones so you can fill it in yourself. I use mine on my monthly calendar, but you could use them on the weekly view too.
Can you tell I’m in love with this planner?
Oh, and just so you know, this is what I ordered for mine. Check out the Erin Condrun site to see what yours would look like.
As an adult with ADHD, who just received her first calendar, I must ask…did you continue to use these calendars?
Deb – I generally bounce from one planner to another because – you know – shiny new objects. But yes, I do use a paper planner of some sort and have for years.