I recently went to Los Angeles with Erin Condren and while I was there I had the pleasure of getting to sit down and talk with Erin herself. Erin was a pleasure to get to know! She clearly has big dreams, creativity out the wazoo and positivity to light the night sky.
I had quite a few questions, but my most burning one was, what type of planner did she use? Since she is the queen of planners I knew her planner would be impressive and sure enough, it didn’t disappoint.
What Type of Planner Does Erin Condren Use?
She shared that she was a die-hard vertical LifePlanner girl (which is my personal favorite), but she switched over to the hourly format to give it a try and hasn’t look back.
Her planner was color-coated with the Erin Condren pens (also a personal favorite) and she sprinkled in photos or memories similar to what I do here. She uses sticky notes until the hour or details are set in stone as a placeholder. She also used washi tape to block out multiple dates for travel or other activities.
I shared that I love my LifePlanner, but I get so nervous to cross things out or that I am going to mess it up and she said: “you just have to let that go!” Life isn’t perfect and the point of the planner is to…well plan! She did share she has a specific way that she crosses things out which looks like diagonal lines in a different color than the text.
I was also dying to know what was in her planny pack. A Planny Pack is a portable pouch that straps on to your planner to keep all your accessories in one place. Something I didn’t know was that when creating the planny pack she wanted it to be a fanny pack for your planner. Everyone thought she was kidding, but low and behold. I personally can’t go anywhere without my planny pack.
And in case you were wondering, she had THIS cover on her planner.
In tandem with her LifePlanner, she uses a folio with Petite Planners. Each Petite Planner had a different purpose one was for gratitude, one was for budgeting, and one was for to do lists. The todo list planner was genius to me! Instead of clogging up your LifePlanner or writing it in a notebook keeping your to do lists in a planner style notebook was life changing to me!
I love to see how everyone decorate their planners and uses it to express their creativity. Some people go all out and cover each bit of space and others think of it more practically. I like to consider myself somewhere in the middle.