Life Planner 2.0

It’s been nearly a year since I shared with you all the things I loved about my first Erin Condren Life Planner. A few weeks ago I got my new one…

The creative team has listened to customer suggestions and added a few more options to the latest version that I think are worthy of their own post. This planner may not be perfect for everyone, but it is perfect for me. If you are looking for one, I highly recommend it. I don’t get one copper Lincoln for you purchasing one either. I just love it that much.

Laminated Tabs – I’m just guessing this was their number one request from last year.

12 or 18 Month Options – No matter how much I loved my planner, my 18 month version was cumbersome and it was not practical to take everywhere. {Almost everywhere, but inevitably if I left it in the car, I wished I hadn’t.} The 12 month version is much thinner.

Start Any Month – You can start your planner with the month that best suits you. My business and kids’ school schedules mean a July-July planner is best for me.

Monthly View Across Two Pages – Four busy people in our SkipperClan meant I had to write in tiny print on the old one-page monthly view. Now my day doesn’t have to look as packed on paper as it is in real life.

Lined and Blank Pages Consolidated – I loved the lined pages between each month in the previous edition. I used them to set monthly goals or brainstorm for projects occurring that month. In the new version, they are all in the back and surprisingly I like it even better. Now I go to one place for blog ideas, goal lists, and meeting notes.

Pocket Page – This year’s pocket page is completely attached on both sides of the pocket and is only on one side of the page. No more flipping back and forth or losing papers.

Pen Loop – This is a few extra dollars {and there is probably something like this at your local office supply store} but I love that I can order at the same time as my planner.

Custom Notepads – You can order notepads that are not only customized, but designed to stick to the inside of your planner. This has helped me with my to do lists that often outpaced the lines offered in the weekly view. I can use them to write a quick note of encouragement to a friend, too. Beautiful option ErinCondren!

Bookmark (and Spiral Binding) – You can add this option if you’d like to have a place marking your current week. This one attaches right to the spiral binding. Oh! They also updated the material on the binding. I’ve yet to have it snag like sometimes happened with the previous, plastic version.

Customization and Goodies! – As always, you can customize your cover and they send your planner in a beautiful package with lots of other goodies {like gift labels}. This year I asked friends to suggest one word they thought described me. I added some of my own ideas to the mix and the design team made my vision come true. You can check out Pinterest for other creative ideas. They will often be able to customize color schemes on the designs shown on their page. Just call or request in the options box with your order.

What is the best planner you’ve ever used?