008/365: Personal Planner Unboxing
I’ve been ordering the Erin Condren for years but with losing my job and the size of the planner didn’t seem so appealing this year. All I wanted was the same coil but smaller version in vertical layout. Maybe next year they’ll get there.
But until then, I decided to branch out to a cheaper company, Personal Planner. They estimated the arrival time to be between 2-3 weeks but I believe I got it at the end of the 2nd week. Their packaging was in a simple bubble wrap package verses Erin Condren’s box.
The contents in the box was the coiled planner, clear pocket insert, stickers, a elastic band and a chance to win a free year of Spotify.
You get to design your own cover so I did something pretty simplistic. So far so good.
They even give you a page to customize, preferably used to put your contact information in case you lose your planner. I used it as an area to put a quote.
The monthly pages was a bit weird to me since I’m used to having the column of lines on the left but it’s something I will just have to get used to.
I was able to get the vertical columns for the weekly view. Only thing is Saturday and Sunday is cut in half. I’ve realized I don’t have enough space for those days when it’s busy but I’ll try to make do. Not having the three boxes was a bit hard too but I am hoping that I can eyeball it and do the same with this new planner.
You were able to add different pages of your choosing to the back. I added an overview of 2019 which is always useful for me for future events.
I added lined pages as well since I tend to use them up towards the end of the year putting presents together and whatnot.
I ended up with a few grid pages just for variation.
So far, I am having trouble laying everything out, but I think majority of the reason is because I’m so used to Erin Condren’s layout. I’m positive it’ll get better.
The biggest complaint I have is the elastic they give you. I wish I knew that if you pick the glittery one it’ll be scratchy. Also, using the elastic puts a gap between the back cover abd the clear back cover which will also produce an indent of who knows how deep as time goes on.
I’m currently searching and hoping I can find a backup elastic and that I’ll fall in love with this planner.
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