If you were to look in my childhood closet, you would find a stack of planners from as far back as 6th grade. From grade school to high school to college, from office life to teacher life, I’ve always been a fan of an overly organized planner. My favorite planners to look back through are those where I would take a lot of time to write down everything from daily assignments to my to-do list to the outfit I wore to school. There’s a level of satisfaction in having so many records… but somewhere along my life line I became a disorganized hot mess. In comes the Plum Paper Planner…
The first time I forgot an appointment it wasn’t anything too important… just my annual with the OB since having Ailey. The office called to ask if I would like to reschedule and my mouth dropped – I never miss appointments! Then there was the time I forgot about a deadline for a paid blog post and I missed out on $150. Starting to feel like I was losing my marbles, I decided to make a change.
I picked up a planner at the store, but it didn’t have all of the sections I needed for my business/personal life. I tried carrying a notebook to stay organized, but it didn’t have a calendar. Then… I discovered Plum Paper – an online shop with customizable planners and notebooks – and the best planner I have ever found.
My Plum Paper Planner is personalized to my own liking. From the large boxes on the monthly calendar to TWO tabs with blog organizers to the to do list section, there is a place for literally everything. I chose the 7 x 9 planner with horizontal notes and days because I like to be able to take notes of what I need to know/do during each week. I also picked out Christmas themed stickers and added a ‘My Home’ tab that has cool stuff like a Laundry Symbol Key (b/c who can ever remember what that stuff means) and a place to record your monthly bills.
Raise your hand if you’ve bought an overpriced planner, only to watch it collect dust on your desk? I’ve done it… while I was teaching I spent way too much money on a planner that everyone seemed to rave about. I swear I rarely used it because it just didn’t have what I wanted. Plum Paper Planners are AFFORDABLE and you make it what you want it to be.
If you’re in the market for a planner, but not interested in creating your own, check out ready-to-ship planners, set to ship in 24 business hours. Each planner runs from January 2018 – December 2018 and you’ll have a choice of 5 Weekly Spread Options plus a Non-Personalized Cover. These planners contain Month & Year-at-a-Glance Pages, Monthly Highlights Pages, Monthly Notes Pages (2/mo), Double Sided Pocket Folder, Durable Aluminum Binding Coil, and… the best part for anyone who has kids or a tendency to spill liquids on anything of importance: a tear proof & water resistant cover with a clear plastic protective sheet.
You can learn more about all of Plum Paper Planners and products here. I can also send you a 10% off coupon if you leave your email address in the comments. I think a planner is the perfect gift for a number of people this holiday season – your child’s teacher, a friend, your disorganized sister, or maybe just yourself.
Moms… get yourself one of these.