With the release of Erin's Condren 2014-15 Life Planner yesterday, I already started thinking about what my next planner should be...for 2015 (it's never too early, right)? Should I stick with "old faithful" and order my fourth Life Planner or branch out and give something new a shot?
If you know me, you know I love to research all of my options...to death! I wanted to share five planners with you today that are worth considering.
ONE - Life Planner by Erin Condren, $50-$75+
The 2014-15 Life Planners are available to order now. So many options (almost too many options) to customize and add-on. You can start with a $50 planner and easily end up spending double that. This year you can choose from the classic version, gold foil, platinum foil, or even sorority planner. These are happy and easy to use. Filled with fun surprises and amazing packaging. Complaints I've heard about these planners are the bulk. Too large to throw in your purse (at least comfortably). Depending on the cover you choose, these aren't very sleek or professional. I often feel like a little school girl with mine and would not take to a professional meeting....it is filled with bright stickers people!
TWO - May Book by May Designs, $22.00
This planner is simple and easy. You can order anytime and there are so many options of covers. Slim, sleek, light and simple. This is a great option if you don't want or need all of the bells and whistles. No extra pockets, pages or fluff. Just pages with monthly and weekly entries. This can easily be thrown in your purse and stay with you year-round. Caution if you are hard on your planners. My Maybooks start to wear after months of use. Not sure how it would look after a whole year!
THREE - Simplified Planner by Emily Ley (2015 price not released - past years around $54)
Her shop is currently closed, but will reopen next week, although you can not order a 2015 Planner until September 3. Available in three colors this year (NavyPolka/Kelly Green pattern, the signature "Happy Stripe" and Pink Key pattern). I have not seen this guy in person, but I've heard great things. Complaints I've heard about this planner include thin pages where some pens and markers will bleed through, the large size and that you can not customize the cover.
FOUR - Day Designer by Whitney English, $60.00
This planner was specifically created for entrepreneurs, but that doesn't mean it's limited to that. I can see how it would be applicable to bloggers, business owners, moms, business women...everyone! It's more than just a planner, but also a journal and strategic planner with lots of spaces to plan, write goals, etc. The planner itself is beautiful with a gold foil stripe, although there are no customization options. It seems a little pricey for something that can't be customized and I've heard it's very large. This is a great review of the planner full of helpful images.
I love how sleek and professional it looks. This one is very appealing to me!
Image above via. Click here for an excellent comparison post of the Day Designer and Simplified Planner...which one did she pick?
FIVE - Plum Paper Designs, $31.00
I just learned of this planner yesterday when I did a quick Facebook poll of what planners my friends liked. At first glance, these look just like a Life Planner and even offer customized front covers (for a lot less $)! Since I haven't seen this one in person, I can't talk about the quality, but these look great. I love the fact that you can choose your weekly spread option! They also make student and teacher planners.
Now the big question...
WHICH ONE WILL YOU CHOOSE?