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Today I received my new 2018-2019 Erin Condren Monthly Deluxe Planner. I did a full unboxing on my Youtube channel if you wanna check it out underneath.
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In today’s post I will be talking about the newly redesigned Erin Condren Monthly Deluxe Life Planner along with ideas on how to utilize your monthly planner to increase your productivity .
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I chose the hexagon cover with a rose gold coil and the additional extra 40 note pages. I feel for the extra 5$ it costs to add 40 extra note pages it’s a great deal. I have used other Erin Condren Monthly Deluxe Planners in the past but never upgraded the note pages .
However I never had enough note pages to fit my needs. I do though feel that 40 extra notepages is plenty in my opinion at least , though there is also a option of no extra note pages and 80 extra note pages. It all depends on how you plan to use your monthly planner.
1- First step is choosing the cover of your choice.
I love so many of the options and find myself going back and forth sometimes for days. The options are endless from different colors , designs, gold-silver-rose gold accents and seasonal covers. Most importantly they are customizable. Erin Condren’s covers are interchangeable which makes these beautiful covers even better
2- Secondly you pick your size.
I love the 7 by 9 being it’s the same size as the Life planner however never tried the bigger version. Also you pick neutral or colorful, lately I’ve been drawn to the neutral. All though it’s neutral there’s still pops of color through, I love that feature.
3- Thirdly, you pick if you want extra note pages.
I suggest doing at least the first option, 40 extra for 5$ but ultimately it’s your choice. If you want no extra there’s a option for that or if you want to splurge for 80 extra pages I believe that’s 10$ more. But as I mentioned it’s totally up to you and how you will plan to use it.
4- Lastly it’s Customization Time.
Most covers you can change the standard color options. Some you can customize the pattern and background , where others just can just customize the pattern or background. You will see a box with rainbow dots when you first pick you cover, that rainbow dot box means you can customize the the patterns and / or design colors of that specific cover option . Most covers you can get enough space for your name, Instagram handle or even a quote. Others can just be initials or a limited amount of characters. It all depends on which cover you choose.
5 - The Monthly Planner Layout
As you enter your new monthly planner it is very similar in ways of the life planner minus the weeks and some extras. You have the removable cover with the dry erase back ( I recommend getting her wet erase markers because they don’t rub off as easily as dry erase ). Next to the front back cover is the cover page that reads Monthly Deluxe Life Planner with 3 lines underneath. These lines are obviously for your name and contact info.
After the cover page is a 2 Page yearly calendar for 2019.
More so, the new Erin Condren Monthly Deluxe Life Planner has the 2 Page goal / productivity page like the life planner also has after the yearly calendar.
Then come the monthly pages . There is a couple different options when it comes to the month you want your planner to start. I had mine start July 2018 and goes through June 2019. In the beginning of the monthly’s is a note page for that months notes and or goals. Right next to that note page is a decorated quote page with your laminated monthly tab on the edge. Once you flip the quote page over your 2 Page monthly spread begins , followed by 5 lined note pages between each month.
6 - After Your Monthly Pages Subside.
After all your months subside comes the perpetual calendar then the note tab. If you notice it has changed up a bit, usually the perpetual calendar is after the note section.
Then comes the note pages, this is where the extra note pages come into play(if your ordered extra that is). I’m not sure the total page count with the extra 40 but I’ll have to check and come back here and edit this post to reflect the page count .
All the note pages are lined with colored flags in the top corners of each page.
After your notes come two sticker sheets. These stickers were revamped and have a clear texture to them. I am really loving these even more now.
One of the last parts of the new Monthly Deluxe Planner is the sturdy double pocket folder with the new woven wonder pattern along with the back removable cover. This cover like the front features a note section as well that can be written on with wet erase marker. Only difference is that the one on the back of the front cover is lined where the one on the back is blank with a banner header.
So that about concludes this pist about about the new 2018-2019 Monthly Deluxe Life Planner. I like to use my Erin Condren Monthly Deluxe for lists, blogging or my channel. Also you could use it for household/ cleaning lists or maybe social media manager. The possibilities are endless.