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What do you look for in a planner?  This is the first question you must ask yourself before buying a new planner. This is the question that will define your search and determine the end result. Of course, it is not easy to find what you want. Therefore, you might find this review helpful.

We will be looking at the 2018 Weekly/Monthly Planner by Pretty Simple Planners. As the name suggests, it is a simple planner, but it has a lot to offer. We will look at some of the features, as well as pros and cons and any extras.

Features

Pretty Simple Planners can be found on all the major vendor websites on the internet. This includes Amazon and eBay. With such a wide reach, it is no wonder that this book does so well. People love the classy exterior, as well as how effective the planner is. They are a trusted brand and are well known for their colorful approach with their planners.

High-quality interior stock

Don’t you just hate it when you buy an expensive planner that looks great on the outside but has a low-quality interior? We buy planners for the interior, and so we need the inserts to have a high quality. Thankfully, this planner has exactly what you need. You will not be losing pages halfway through the year.

Gorgeous floral cover

Although the interior of a planner is the most important aspect of a proper planner, an attractive exterior only adds an extra little bonus. This planner has a beautiful and cheerful floral cover that will brighten your day.

Effectively organized

The planner is organized in such a way that you can plan your year with ease. The planner contains a monthly spread from January 2018 to December 2018. It is divided into monthly sections. Each section contains an overview of the month, so important dates will stand out.

A notes section is also provided, you can do whatever you like with these notes. Perhaps you want to map out your goals, or review how you want your month to go, the world is your oyster!

Inspirational quotes

We all need a little inspiration now and again. The world around us may get dreary and dull; therefore, the planner features inspirational quotes to liven up your week. Let the wisdom of some of the greatest motivators ever fill your mind and drive you forward.

Celebrate fun holidays

You do not have to wait all year to spend the holidays with your family and have a great time. With this planner, you can make any ordinary day special thanks to the fun holiday updates.  A normal Tuesday can become terrific Tuesday as you have some free time after taking care of all the tasks organized your planner? Or will you celebrate National Donut Day? It’s your choice.

Cute weekly spreads

Don’t you hate it when a planner does not have enough space to plan? This planner has a well-thought-out weekly spread so that you can give every day the attention it deserves. Fill the space with plans, to-do lists or doodles if you are bored.

Pros

Now that you know what you are getting when you buy this planner, it is time to look at how it will make your life better.

Cute and simple

Too many day planners try too hard. The result is a confusing jumble with not enough space to write down important information. This planner finds the perfect balance between cute and effective. It is simple but has the right number of extras. It is cute without trying too hard. Keep things simple and life stops being so complicated. This is perfect for the busy woman on the go.

Big enough

The planner is big enough so that you can view all your appointments for the week (and schedule them) but not so big that it becomes a burden to travel with.

Paperback

The book is a paperback, which makes it a little more flexible and less prone to damage. Hardcover books are amazing, and are usually the standard for high-quality books. But they are unwieldy and often inconvenient. A paperback book is easy to carry around, and often less likely to get damaged.

Great design

This planner’s design is excellent. You will get everything you need to get done, without too much hassle.

Cost Effective

For the number of extras and the quality you get from this book, the price is amazing. For a small amount, you can plan your year without breaking the bank.

Cons

You now know how this planner will enrich your planning. As with all things however, there are a few things you need to be aware of.

Bound not spiral

Many people prefer to have a spiral planner instead of a bound cover. It makes it easier to turn the pages and keep track of where they are.

A few misprints

This is not a massive problem, but can become an annoyance. It is also worth keeping in mind that this is only a minor inconvenience in some of the books.

Must write out the days

The pages of the planner do not have the days written out, and you will have to write them out if that is important to you.

Could have more space for notes

You flip the page and it’s January. It would be nice if it had space for notes or phone numbers.

Summary

This planner by Erin Condren can be summed up in two words, pretty and simple. You know what you are getting, and it looks great on your desk. People love the floral design, and it is one of the major selling points.

People also love that it is cost effective, and so well designed. This planner was designed with the busy woman in mind, and it delivers exactly what you need. It may be a little larger than expected but that means you have more space to write and plan.

Overall, the cons are minor inconveniences and the pros make it worth your consideration. What more could you ask for?

 
 

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