The Erin Condren Focused Planner launched earlier this month; I saw a few videos flipping through it and wasn’t sure it was for me. Then I heard someone say they were coming up with a 7×9 size. SIDE NOTE: I have 3 20% off coupons if you’d like to use one comment and let me know! If you’ve never ordered Erin Condren products before use this link to get $10 off your first order.
I have been trying to find a planner for work; currently – and for the last 10 years, I’ve used a small notebook and simply make a list and keep a few things in the side bar — but it just isn’t working how I’d like it to.
Erin Condren had a Pre-Black Friday sale for the EC Insiders; so I decided to place an order… and I got a lot; but 30% off is a big deal + free shipping.
The one thing you will notice – no tabs, they have finger indents? I have no clue what these are called but it’s fairly easy to flip to each month.
Because I am using this for work; I think I will denote important happenings.
I do not plan on using many [or any] stickers / washi in this planner. I really love the .05 Frixion pens. People either love or hate them. I like them. My planner is not going to be around the “elements” so it won’t get too hot and erase – though I’ve tested this a few times and it didn’t happen. I have many different colors. I don’t plan on adding MANY personal things unless it might alter my work life or it’s something “bigger” that I need to be aware of.
There are 5 pages of these sheets following the monthly layout. On the left are 5 spots then obviously the notes page. I will likely note the week in the top box, then each day of the work week for the 5 spots – Monday – Friday. I think I will use the notes page on the right for tasks that just need to be done that week. I’m guessing some of those will transfer over to the next week. Or maybe things that are an every week task, so I can check off. I will circle back when I’ve been using it for a while.
For the storage pocket in the back; I might keep the little phone slips or maybe a business card of a sales rep I might be anticipating doing business with.
I am really looking forward to utilizing this for work and see if it helps! I did not have the cover personalized; to save a little money; it’s not really needed.