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:
- 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.)
- 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).
- 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.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Snap-in Sticky notes. I love that these sticky notes snap right into my planner so I never have to go searching for them!
- 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.