Who doesn’t love their planners? I know when I first started out I didn’t have a clue where to begin. “How much should I spend?” What setup will work for me?” What layout should I use?” The thought of everything was overwhelming. After plenty of trial and error, I have learned quite a bit about what works for me and what doesn’t. I am now taking the time to share with you to save you the time from making those same mistakes.
Two planners, I tried out and compared were the Erin Condren life planner and the Recollections Spiral Planner. The two at first glance are very similar, here are a few things that stood out to me
This would have to be the most obvious one. Starting price for a Recollections is $29.99 (US), these were sold at Michaels, and you do have the option to use a coupon. The Erin Condren life planner starts at $50.00-$55.00. The longer you wait to purchase either one the price does go down on both, and by mid-year, both planners go down to 50% off.
The recollections spiral planner comes in a variety of designs and colors and even types of planners. They offer wedding, goal setting, fitness, pregnancy, academic, and calendar planners. However, that’s as far as the personalization goes. With the Erin Condren LifePlanners you are given the option when ordering online to pick:
- Design of your cover
- Your name/ a quote
- Color or neutral (black & white) interior
- Color of spiral coil
- Vertical or Horizontal layout
- Offer academic and teacher edition
- Both planners have removable covers which allows you to use them in the future.
- Page design/Layouts
Side by side both planners are very similar with their monthly and weekly layouts.
Everyone loves a few extras in their planners especially when it comes to stickers and storage am I right?
Thankfully, both include the following additions:
- Pocket Folders
- Zip seal clear pouch
- Note pages
Personally, I found plenty of advantages in both planners, but the biggest factor for me was the cost. Regardless of what you choose, there’s always countless of ways to personalize it to fit your life and needs. I hope this was helpful in your planner journey!