I’m in love with the trend of the pretty life planners. Gone are the days of little “Day Timers” from Barnes and Noble – now it’s all about Erin Condren, Whitney English – and my favorite Plum Paper Designs! I hope this Plum Paper Life Planner review will be super helpful for you – and make sure you scroll down for a Plum Paper discount!
I am a paper person, and I love the idea of an all-in-one planner. And, with the dawning of the new calendar in iOS (which I hate – the calendar – not the phone), I started researching a planner to fit me. Not the busy mom of 4. Not a hair dresser with appointments every 30 minutes. But me.
I personally found several drawbacks to the Erin Condren Planner. One, it is $50. Two, I don’t need an hour-by-hour schedule for each day. My days aren’t that busy. Three, I didn’t love the patterns. Call me a snob, but the crazy colors just aren’t “me”.
Alternatively, when looking at the Whitney English Day Planner, the price of $60 seemed crazy – and I knew the extensive “to do lists” and business planner aspects would go unused. I needed something a little more tailored to me.
Enter Plum Paper Designs.
Their designs are so pretty! Their designs range from peppy prints to inspiring quotes. I love EVERY SINGLE one of these designs.
Let’s talk about the price. Their planners are way cheaper than Erin Condren – starting at $29! Also they have ready-to-ship planners if you want an easy option that doesn’t involve customization.
They are very similar to the Erin Condren: they are colorful, have monthly and weekly calendars are simply laid-out, are well-coiled, have a plastic cover for protection, and have thick side tabs for each month.
But, here are the things that set Plum Paper apart.
1. Plum Paper Life Planner Options
They sell more than one planner. Besides the Regular Planner, they sell the Family Planner, Teacher Planner, Student Planner, Meal Planner, Wedding Planner, Fitness Planner and Homeschool Planner. Each with the options for major customizations!
I am only showing you the customizations for the Regular Planner and Family Planner here. See the rest here.
2. Plum Paper Specs
These are the specs for the Regular Planner:
- It can begin in ANY month you choose.
- Planner Size: 7.5″ x 9″
- 12 Monthly LAMINATED TABS
- Clear Frost Plastic Cover
- Personalized Name on Cover
- Week, Month, and Year-at-a-glance pages
- 2 Notes Pages Per Month
- Contacts Page
- 2 Sided Pocket Folder
- The year on the cover will reflect the year/years of the planner ordered.
Did you see that? You can set each planner to start ANY month. You decide the beginning month, and the 12 months go from there. If you want to add months, each additional month is only $2. I started my planner in November of last year and added an additional month so it ends in December. GENIUS.
3. Plum Paper Layouts
There are SEVEN layout options for the Regular Planner. You pick between
- Vertical Layout
- Horizontal Layout
- Monthly Layout
- Daily Layout
- Grid Layout
- Student Layout
- Teacher Layout
With each one, you can break it down by multiple weekly or hourly formats.
4. Plum Paper Add-Ons
There are tons of Add-Ons. You can add on up to 6 months, extra “notes” pages, added photos, a design proof, extra “checklist” pages, and extra “contacts” pages. Totally customizable!
Seriously? This is AWESOME. I love the option to add a travel or fitness section! My favorite is the household add on – who doesn’t need more household organization?
I am so excited to share these planners with you – because they truly are the most gorgeous, practical, and unique ones out there!
Do you want a discount? I know you do! I can send you 10% off an order of $30 or more!
**This discount will only work with email addresses that are not already associated with Plum Paper.
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