For those of you who are unfamiliar, Erin Condren is a stationary designer that designs personalized stationary, planners, and journals. With products made in the USA with lots of love, whatever you buy is well made and worth the wait.
Here is my planner. I debated long and hard to find a cover with purple in it that would really compel me to use my planner. I chose the Rad Plaid design.
The first section lists special dates and anniversaries in a perpetual calendar format.
Each month has a two-page spread in which to highlight special dates and appointments, etc.
Weekly pages are divided in 3 sections daily - morning, day, and night. I use these sections mainly for my work tasks and it works great. The main reason why I purchased this planner was to be able to see all of my tasks in one glance. The Erin Condren planner has been a tremendous help for me in this area and I am able to stay on top of all of my to-dos. I use sticky notes to list any messages are immediate things that I have to take care of.
One of my favorite parts has to be the Keep it Together folder. I am bad for having scraps of papers and notes stuffed into other notebooks. Then whatever happens and they are gone. This folder keeps everything in one place. Right now, I have coupons in it as well as some mail that I need to follow up on.
All and all, I love my Erin Condren planner. I have only had for about 2 weeks and I take it everywhere with me. I don't have a color-coding pen system like some other people do. I may do a post later to show you how I am using it - haven't decided yet. As I get new tasks or have appointments, I list them in the appropriate weekly section. Once I have completed the task, I put a little check mark. This way, I know I have completed the task, but I don't make through it so that I can refer back. Also, the Erin Condren team is very responsive. I went to a conference last week and was afriad that I might not get my planner in time. They assured me that it would ship and I received it very quickly once I explained my concerns.
Some of you may wonder why everyone is obsessed about Erin Condren and her life planner. Once you get one you will see!