I have received several messages about my planner that I shared last week so I thought I would do my Friday Favorites about the planner so you can see it more in-depth. The planner comes from Plum Paper,and it is customizable which I really like. The other thing I really like is that it is super durable. It comes spiral bound with a tear proof AND water resistant cover, AND it also has a clear, plastic sheet over the cover for added protection. This planner is built to last. It is a pricier investment than you would find at Target, Walmart, or any office supply store; but it is totally worth it to me since I rely on it so heavily.
There are 3 sizes available (5.8” x 8.3”), (7” x 9”), and (8.5” x 11”). Mine is the largest size. Since my life is pretty much in this planner, I need all the space I can get. You can choose the size that works best with what your needs are. Once you choose which size you want, you then get to choose the layout you want. Layouts can be vertical or horizontal. There are even layouts specific to teachers (including homeschool options) and students. There are so many options to choose from. Just for reference, mine is the Vertical ME Planner, which means I could personalize the items on each page.
The next step is choosing your cover. They have a large variety of beautiful designs. I think this was the hardest part for me. It was so hard to decide on the design because I liked so many of them. The designs range from floral to geometric to classic to masculine. Once you decide, you can personalize the cover however you would like. I added my name and the years to mine but you can also add initials or leave it blank. You can even add a photo to the cover it you would like. A photo would be a great option to use a motivation for your year or a reminder of the people or things that are most important to you.
Now you can get into the really fun part, and that is customizing your planner to fit your needs. This is where I got to add it the details that I really wanted in my planner. I chose to personalize each section for the week with the name of each family member and also my businesses with Rodan + Fields, the blog, and social media. The important thing is that YOU get to choose what you want! You even get to choose which month/year you want to start with. I absolutely love this feature. That means if you decide to purchase one today, you can start it with November so that you aren’t wasting any months. Plus, you can choose between a 12 month or 18 month calendar. Next, you choose if you want them to bind your planner (highly recommended) or if you just want the pages to bind it yourself.
Finally, you get to choose if you want any add-ons. There are home options that include meal planning and budgeting. There are business add-ons including things like direct sales, party planning, social media, mileage tracking, and more. There are lifestyle add-ons, like fitness, travel, reflection, gratitude, and prayer. There are educational add-ons for all of my fellow teachers out there including behavior logs, class lists, and homeschooling. There are notes and to do lists add-ons (two that I chose), and there are even cute stickers you can get. Just keep in mind that with each add-on comes an additional cost but they can make your life easier, especially if you are a type-A planner like me.
For me personally, this is the best planner I have ever used, and I have used a lot of planners. Again, the options to personalize, the durability, and the add-on options are what seal the deal for me. As I said before, it is an investment, but it is one that you won’t regret and will help you to stay not only organized, but also focused on the goals you want to accomplish. I will likely not ever buy another kind planner. Take a look at the video below to get a closer look inside my planner!