It’s no surprise that I am addicted to my LifePlanner. I take it everywhere with me and love decorating it weekly, (you can read more about it here), however, I have been using the PetitePlanner Folio system in addition to my LifePlanner for about a month now. I know what you are thinking…”Two planners?!” but hear me out, here is a PetitePlanner Folio Review and how I have been using it.
PetitePlanner Folio Review
What Is the PetitePlanner Folio?
The PetitePlanner Folio System has the ability for you to completely customize your perfect planning system to your needs, whether you’re planning by the day, week or month, setting goals, budgeting, meal planning and more. Mix and match up to four of these portable, goal-specific planners to carry in the On the Go Folio. The On The Go Folio holds up to four petite planners, simply slide the books into the elastics and you are ready to go. It also comes in several color variations and you can even personalize it in true Erin Condren fashion.
What’s In My PetitePlanner Folio and How Am I Using It?
I currently have all four spots filled in my PetitePlanner Folio. I have a dot-grid notebook, the PetitePlanner Daily Planner Volume 1 and Volume 2, and the Sticker Album. These are perfect for everyday work needs. Although I love my LifePlanner I find that it’s best used to keep track of life/personal events, get-togethers with friends, Junior League meetings, blog posts, deadlines, etc. Things that I need at a high-level view and a quick glance. When it comes to day to day I find that I need a little more space and freedom to flush everything out, that’s where the PetitePlanner Folio System comes in.
PetitePlanner Daily Planner Volume 1 and Volume 2
The PetitePlanner Daily Planner Volume 1 and Volume 2 are perfect for daily to-do’s or keeping track of your schedule. Since I work at an ad agency, I have to log my hours to ensure we are billing the clients correctly (which is really common in the agency world), so on the side with the 3 sections I have been using the slots to keep track of hours, meetings and tasks. On the side with the bubbles to check off I have been using that to keep track of my daily to do’s. Finally, in the open space, I have been jotting down any blog post or one-off things that need to be done that day.
I really like this style because it gives me enough space to write down everything in my 8-5, where my LifePlanner keeps track of everything else in my life. Along with the daily format, there is a quick overview of the month, which I have been using to write down big deadlines or work-related events.
The Petite Daily Planners are broken out by quarters (Jan-March or April-June) which makes it nice if you just need to pop one out and go. There are sticker sheets included in the back as well for easy color coordination and organization.
I am a die-hard dot-grid notebook lover. I love having the freedom to write wherever and draw an arrow or whatever to get my thoughts out. Because I have been using my PetitePlanner Folio System for work I wanted to keep a notebook in the system, so I can easily take it with me to meetings and have everything I need in one place. There are 80 pages in the notebook and an index at the beginning to help with organization.
Lastly, the Sticker Album was just what I needed to keep my stickers organized and in one place. It holds up to 48 sticker sheets and fits perfectly in the On the Go Folio. Before I had all my stickers in the back pocket of my LifePlanner and it was adding so much weight to my LifePlanner. Now I can have all of my stickers in one place whether I need them at work or at home.
Overall, I have been using the PetitePlanner Folio System for about a month now and I have been really enjoying it. It helps me stay organized and I do feel like I have to make everything perfect in my PetitePlanner as I do in my LifePlanner. If you are interested in giving this a try without fully committing I recommend getting one of the PetitePlanner books and using it awhile before fulling investing in the system.
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Amanda Rodriguez says
I JUST got my first Erin Condren planner (today) because of you.. now I feel like I need this too. 🤷🏻♀️😂
Angelica Lopez says
That planner is too cute
I love my petite folio system and life planner!
I love everything EC! I love all of your planner/ planner organization posts!
Megan McLeod says
I get married in less then 2 weeks and I think the PetitePlanner would be perfect to use as a newlywed and starting a new career! Absolutely love Erin Condren!
Jessica Newkirk says
I absolutely love my life planner. I’m no longer teaching so I’ve been searching for something a little different now. The petite planner might just be my next EC purchase!
Sarah Gomez says
I’m highly considering converting to this system next year instead of my life planner! While I do love my life planner, I think this will fit my needs better with being able to customize a little more. Thank you for blogging about this 💙
Love this idea – I live by my to-do lists!
I actually have never had a planner I used consistently and I feel like I could use this one! Thanks for the review!
Amy Parrott says
I can totally see the appeal of a second planner – I have one that has MY WHOLE LIFE it it and I’m terrified to take it with me sometimes and misplace it. If I kept a smaller one that fit into any bag, that would be much more user friendly and I would still have the info I need!
I love how the Piete Planner could fit in my purse! Rather than my larger Erin Condren planner. It might be time to make the switch to two planners.
I use the petite planner for daily tasks and home life and the monthly life planner for work. I am still working at trying to find planner peace, but hopefully soon!
Ashley Hawker says
Glad I’m not the only two planner gal! Love everything Erin Condren. Thanks for showing us this one, I’ve been waiting to see it in use.
Haley Klock says
Love Erin Condren! Her planners are the best
I think I need to transition back into a non-digital planner to keep me better organized. I am so intrigued by Erin Condren options!
Congrats, girl! You are the winner. I will be sending your EC gift card code via email.
I currently am committed to my digital calendar but I find myself stressing about it WAY TOO MUCH! Being in school and working full time is a lot to balance so I need to find a new system that works for me. Thanks for the advice and review on my possible new planner! 🙂
Christian Scott-Richards says
I am a planner gal!! And this one seems so neat!
thanks for sharing! I have most of these EC planners/notebooks but no way to house them all together.
LOVE this solution!
Thanks for sharing! I’ve been looking for the perfect planner/book to work with my 8-5 and outside of the office commitments!
Your planners are seriously planner goal!!! Thanks for always giving me planner inspiration
I need a new way to keep up with my new busy schedule and this looks perfect!
I think I need to invest in one of these for my wedding planning!! Love the PetitePlanner! It’s soooo stinking cute and will fit perfectly in my work bag! ❤️
Mary Margaret Cunningham says
I love the petite planners! I need to start journaling more. I feel inspired after reading how much Jessica Simpson journaled!