i’m still making some tweaks here and there. but here’s how i’m currently using it:
monthly pages – this is my “rough draft” for my weekly pages. i don’t decorate these pages much. i do use the stickers that come with the planner on these pages. i keep track of birthdays, meetings, events, etc.
weekly pages – this is where i spend most of my time. i love decorating the pages, but i still use them to plan. i have lots of lists. it’s helping me stay on track with my cleaning and meal prep along with all of my school reminders.
notes pages – i’ve made pages for tracking my savings plan and weight loss. i made a page specifically for notes about my migraines. i also using a few pages for favorite quotes.
- the coil will not be big enough by the end of the year. although i don’t use anything bulky, i can already tell that my pages are somewhat rippled and thicker due to washi tape, stickers, and every day use. i wish the coil was just a bit bigger to accommodate these types of changes over the year. i haven’t even been able to use my coil clips because i can’t spare the space.
- i thought when i bought it, i would love all of the different colors. now that i’ve had a few months with it, i think i would rather have a more plain or subtle color scheme. i end up cover up the things i don’t like with washi so it doesn’t really matter that much. but i wish the planner was more neutral. i would love a gray scheme.
- i wish the “morning”, “day”, and “night” labels were blank. i cover them with washi each week. if they were blank, i wouldn’t do that. i know some people make it work with the labels, but i just can’t. i don’t need those categories. what would be even better? blank labels AND a full column instead of boxes.
- the interchangeable covers are a problem. the top and bottom parts come apart. the lamination just can’t withstand the planner opening and closing several times a day. i know it’s not just me because i see people talk about it on facebook groups. i’ve had this issue with two covers already.
despite these minor issues, i still love my planner. i literally use it every day. it doesn’t go with me places except for school. when i’m at home, it’s open so that i can see everything. it’s become something that i treasure and that gives me a sense of organization, comfort, and direction.
i’m very curious to see what erin condren decides to change for the new planner. it comes out in june. i keep seeing hints on Facebook and instagram that they’re going to offer a more neutral palette. i would LOVE that change. i’m also hoping for some of the changes from the survey the company put out a few weeks ago. if they do make some changes, i will gladly use some of my credits toward a new planner instead of waiting until the end of the year.