How I Use My Erin Condren LifePlanner in College

April 4, 2017
How to use your Erin Condren LifePlanner in college to stay organized in a stylish way! #LifePlanner #ECLifePlanner #ErinCondren #sponsored

I am kind of planner-obsessed. In fact, my favorite winter break activity has always been choosing a planner for the next year. This year, after a few weeks of deliberation, I chose to purchase an Erin Condren LifePlanner and boy am I SO happy I did! This planner has everything I wanted:

  • Plenty of room to write my schedule, homework and to-do lists
  • Note pages in the back
  • Durable but stylish
  • Customizable and personal
  • Allows me to be creative

This semester, this planner has kept me organized and sane and I have learned exactly how to organize it in the best way for a college student.

The Weekly View

The weekly view is where I can get an in-depth look at how my day-to-day will be. To maximize the space each week, this is how I organize it:

  1. I use the blank column on the left side to write down all of my major assignments/activities for the week. This way I can plan ahead and make sure that I don’t miss anything. I will also put important reminders in this column (i.e. fill prescription, turn in tax forms, etc.)
  2. I use the blank space at the bottom of each page to track my violin practice. This would also be a great place to track your workouts (more on this later).
  3. For each of the three squares for each day, I track my schedule, to-do list and reminders. Erin Condren sells sticky notes that perfectly fit in these squares so that you have flexibility in moving things around in your schedule.
  4. As seen in the photo below, I pop in this wet-erase board where I write my week to week class and work schedule. This saves me the trouble of re-writing it every week if I don’t want to.

The Monthly View

The monthly view is the perfect way to quickly see the big picture. Here I write events, appointments and reminders. I use stickers to call attention to certain details (and to look cute 😉 ).


Just like outfits need accessories, planners need accessories too! In fact, the customizable and cute accessories are one of the main reasons I love this planner! As seen above, my favorite accessories are:

  1. Gold clutch. Here I am able to store pens, stickers and other things I use to organize my planner. I love that this keeps everything in one place.
  2. Stickers. Personally, I don’t want my planner to be too cluttered. However, I do think stickers add a fun pop of color and can actually be super functional as well.
  3. Wet Erase Markers. I use these to write on all of the wet-erase surfaces in the planner. I love the colors and how fine-tipped these are.
  4. Snap-in Sticky notes. I love that these sticky notes snap right into my planner so I never have to go searching for them!
  5. Snap-in wellness dashboard. Recently, I have been focusing on eating more complete and nutritious meals. This snap-in dashboard is the perfect way for me to keep track of what I am eating as well as my exercise habits. At the end of each week, I can wipe it off with a damp cloth and reuse it.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I use my Erin Condren LifePlanner for college! Thanks for reading!

Do you use one? If so, what is your favorite way to use it for college?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Erin Condren. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Reply Megan April 4, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Yeeeeee I LOVE planners. This post kinda made me swoon haha. I’m a bit of an organizational freak and I don’t think I’d live without my planner!

  • Reply Alison Brown April 12, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I love the bright colors on the planner. It’s super cute and have everything you need.

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