#GirlBoss Planners

Each of us can be placed into one of the following 3 groups of people: (1) people who use a physical planner (2) people who use a digital calendar on their phone/computer and (3) people who simply rely on their memory to get them through their daily tasks and schedule. 

I happen to be one of those "unique" human beings (as I like to call myself *sarcasm intended*) that fall into a combination of all three categories. My mind is always going a million miles per second with things I need to get done and things I would like to get done (at some point in the future). Although, I believe my memory is fully functioning, I prefer writing things down and crossing them off of my to-do list, which is where a physical planner comes into play. There's something so satisfying about crossing things off of your to-do list, I know I can't be the only person who feels this way. As far as appointments and bills are concerned, I use a digital calendar for that so that I can be reminded via notifications just in the knick of time. Besides that, I rely heavily on my memory when I'm in the middle of a particularly stressful and busy week. I simply do not have the time (or energy) to pull out my planner, decorate it, and make adjustments accordingly. Anyways, enough about me. 

News flash, it's almost the end of August and September is just around the corner. If you're still in school/college/university then this is around the time when you get bombarded with "Back To School" advertising everywhere you go. Even if you're not going back to school, I'd like to think the majority of us would like some sort of order in our lives. The most common form of the aforementioned order is through the use of planners (digital or physical). There are an incredible amount of planners on the market at the moment and the most notable rise in their popularity has occurred as a result of social media. Which one do you get?! Well, I'm going to attempt to make things a little easier for you with this blog post. 

I'll be covering the cost, pros, and cons of the four most popular planners on social media at the moment (in my opinion). Each planner has a community of it's own (well three of them most definitely do)...I'm not kidding, look them up on Instagram or Facebook! Of course this post is subjective and you may or may not agree with my viewpoint. Regardless, you'll get the general idea of each planner, which will hopefully give you more guidance when it comes to purchasing the most ideal planner for yourself.

Eccolo Brand

COST: $8-12
-spacious, tons of room for you to personalize it
-simple design
-readily available at stores (including TJMaxx, Ross, and Marshalls)
-easy to customize with washi tape, caligraphy, and stickers
-vibrant, aesthetically pleasing design
-both monthly and weekly layouts
-no goal oriented or separate notes pages
-may not be your ideal layout for a planner

Amazon link
Day Designer website

COST: $49-59 (depending on the size you pick)
-each page is equivalent to a day
-spacious for plenty of writing- ie. your schedule, to-do list, and journaling 
-daily motivational quote at the top of each page
-top 3 daily tasks to help you focus on your priorities
-hourly schedule area next to a large to-do list
-aesthetically pleasing designs available online
-durable front and back cover
-large and bulky
-no discount codes available
-takes up too much space since each day is on an entire page
-may not be your ideal layout for a planner

A5- compact/small size
A4- classic/large size

COST: $25-35 (depending on what colour and size you pick)
-a variety of colours to pick from, including limited edition colours
-both the compact and large size are available 
-very student friendly
-separate hourly schedule, to-do list, and sketching sections
-plenty of add-ons that you can download from their site (for free!)
-future goals and game plan section
-plenty of options: Sunday vs Monday start dates vs. no date option
-always have sales and discount codes on their social media accounts and when you sign up for their emails
-you can share a referral link with friends to get a free planner in the future
-faux leather used for the front and back cover
-may not be your ideal layout for a planner

Amazon link
Erin Condren website

COST: $55-75 (depending on how many customizations you add)
-customizable to exactly your liking
-multiple options: neutral vs. coloured interior, hourly vs. horizontal vs. vertical layout
-thick pages to prevent ink from leaking through
-interchangeable covers
-lot of add-ons for you to pick from
-$10 off referral code/coupon available
Get $10 off of your planner (or any other product) HERE 
-not as much room to write if you like entire page layouts
-may not be your ideal layout for a planner

I hope this post/video helped you in deciding what planner to get if you've been on the fence about which one to get for yourself. If you prefer living life on the edge and just winging things without a digital or physical daily planner, then all the power to you haha. Have a great day! 

Much love, xo

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