Erin Condren Life Planner 2014 VS Filofax
I am sitting here slightly frustrated at myself and also finding it a bit ironic that this is the second time writing this post as the first one didn’t save? And the topic is how I stay organized?? Anyone?
I have recently made the switch over to the ever so popular Erin Condren Life Planner that I have been hearing so much about after using my Filofax Personal for a year (2013). With Baby number two on the way I really needed what I call an upgrade as I find it has a lot more room to work with to keep up with our growing family. I also really craved the color! I need more color in my life! Being pregnant I find that I am wearing black often and this just makes me smile! It’s the little things….right?
For the FULL run down..be sure to check out my video HERE
Here You will see how I added the extra personalized notepad that I stuck in the front (you can also place this in the back). I find myself using this so often and it’s so easy and quick. Ever catch yourself in a pickle of needing to write something down fast? I almost always have my planner close by so it makes writing things down easy and efficient. So random that the print is in black? It’s literally the only thing black in the whole book…I mean an Ivory would have been great! 🙂 Here I have pictured my monthly budget sheet! I downloaded it for FREE from The Uncluttered Lifestyle! She is kind enough to share her hard work with the rest of us gals and isn’t it so cute! I have one printed out for every month and paper clipped in front of corresponding month. I so crave to have the note section taken out of this book and have the option of having a finance/budgeting section!! That is the one HUGE thing I miss from the filofax and I don’t really like having all this loose paper in my book.
I have mentioned this as well as my idea to add a one page business card page that could insert similar to the ruler or even stick to the back page to add apt cards or contacts (similar to what the filofax offers) to the production team and they said they would look into it! THERE IS HOPE!!!
I really believe that this planner has the potential to become an all in one center….eventually. I mean the name of it is…”Life Planner”
Here is a shot of the Month at a glance with a section for notes on the side. Here is a shot of one week on two pages with a section at the bottom for meal planning and a goals and To Do’s on the side!Just call me the sticker queen! The large custom round stickers on the right were an add on feature of the planner and all of the rest including the stencil I purchased off of Etsy from THIS seller who is in Japan I am just addicted to all of her stuff and love that the size is so small and that it doesn’t overpower all of the boxes on my planner!
Here are some of my extras that I keep in the Filofax box that it came in…which is a reallly nice box! I also have extras of just about everything else in there! How cute are these! These were meant for the Filofax but totally work with my LifePlanner
Overall I was just looking for change and something bigger. As I stated in my video there are definitely things I will miss in the filofax, but I wanted something that I could lie flat and that was easy to use. We will see how this year goes though! At least I have my options!