I have a confession to make. I am an organisational nut.
I can’t NOT have dates and appointment, plans and meetups logged down. I have notebooks, blogging notebooks, to do lists, calendars on my phone and tick sheets. I have info jotted down everywhere. I am slightly obsessed by it.
I hate being late for anything, and will leave an hour early to get to an appointment a 10 minute drive away. I have always been paranoid about missing things or forgetting about something. I even get great satisfaction from crossing things off on my lists. It feels like I am on “top of things”
This has always been an issue, but has only got worse since becoming a blogger. There are so many blogging and plus size events going on throughout the year, that this year I really needed to up my game.
That is where Personal Planner came into play.
I was just browsing the internet, like you do, hunting for a planner that served my needs. I had been poodling around for about 90 minutes and hadn’t found anything I liked.
Then I hit up the personal planner website. This website is simply amazing! Planners, Notebooks and accessories, all fully adaptable and with so many options, you will be stuck for choice.
I decided to go with an A5 planner, and there are literally hundreds of designs, prints and patterns to choose from. Or you can upload your own photos or design. Well, that was just too good not to go with, so I decided to use my business card design (kindly provided by Paul at Pixel Stylist) for the front and back covers of the planner.
Moving to the inside of the planner, it is totally customisable. You choose the headings, the layout of the days, what extras to have and even the colour of the elastic closure.
On each page, you can add customisable boxes at the bottom, which include to-do lists, dinners for the week, or even music staves for the talented out there.
You can add all the birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions of your family and friends, and these will be printed out on their specific days, and if you are even more organised (unlike me) you can have a section at the back which is a printed address book with all your entries listed!
The back section of the planner is again customisable. You can add sudoku pages, sheets of music, map pages and even adult colouring pages. I really struggled here to decide what to choose from, as I wanted them all.
My very final section again was something I could choose. Now, as this is going to be my blogging planner, I went with the logical option of 40 pages of lined paper. This will allow me to make notes, plan posts and jot down ideas. A perfect end to a perfect planner.
Once I had chosen all my options (then changed some, then re-organised, then changed some again) I decided to go ahead and order the planner.
Personal Planners offers free shipping Worldwide, so all I had to pay was the £22.90 for the planner itself. This came with clear plastic covers to protect your planner, a plastic ruler (colour of your choice) and a clear plastic folder to pop bits into.
Now, was the tricky part. The wait for it to be printed and shipped. The company is not based in the UK, but in Sweden, and I knew there would be a bit of a wait.
I am happy to report however, that the Planner arrived, beautifully printed just 12 days after ordering it! I have to admit even I was amazed by the speediness in which it came.
I opened the package, and there, was my beautiful planner. Perfectly printer, bearing all the details and choices I wanted. The quality, is just amazing, the print is spot on, and the whole look is just so fabulous that I can’t wait to show it off.
Another fabulous feature from the website, is an online blog planner where you can add your blogging plans for the week, and link it to your social media. This then shows a picture of your online schedule. A really clever little perk.
One of the best parts of the personal planner company, is that when you have added all your special dates and addresses, it keeps them on file, and updates them for the next time you want to order from them.
I say next time, because without a shadow of a doubt I will be ordering again from them. This time, I will do it in Early December, so I am up and ready to use from the 1st of January.
I really cannot recommend this company enough. I am over the moon with my purchase, and thoroughly recommend you check them out. Their products also make absolutely amazing presents.
My next purchase will probably be a personalised notebook for a loved relative. Something that they can treasure and fill with memories and musings.
Thank you Personal Planners for firstly, coming up with this amazing idea, and secondly for my beautiful bespoke planner that I am going to have great fun showing off!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on my design choices, and please share yours if you too have used this amazing website.
Till next time,