If you are an avid YouTube junkie, then you’ve probably noticed this new found obsession with all things planners. I have been a huge planner for the majority of my life, so I automatically took the “planning world” fairly easily. I see it as a way to get organized, but also craft too. It has become super relaxing and fun for me, so I thought I’d share it with all of you.
The Erin Condren Vertical/Horizontal, Happy Planner, or Kikki K personal planner are the 3 major planners talked about in the planner community. I personally have the Happy Planner, which is a very close dupe to the Erin Condren Vertical Planner, and a personal planner that I picked up at Target. I’ll be talking about the pros and cons of each of these and how they’ve helped stay organized and focused.
Let’s first start off with the Happy Planner.
This planner is based on an ARC system, which allows you to lift your pages out very easily. This will allow you to easily write down items in your planner or add pages as well. The Happy Planner brand has a finance packet, fitness packet, and even more that can be added to the back of your planner. This planner also has 3 vertical boxes that will allow you to easily split up different areas of your life and keep them organized.
In this picture, you’ll see that I’ve removed the second part of the February monthly page to show you how easily it can be removed. As you see on the right side of the planner, the 3 separate boxes allow you to split your days up by morning, afternoon, and evening. I personally use them to separate different parts of my life. I usually have one box for YouTube, one of the blog, and the last one is for all personal events in my life. This planner would be perfect for a mom to keep each of her child’s schedules in order as well. This planner retails for $29.99 and does include 18 months.
The personal planner community has recently become extremely popular. Kikki K planners, in particular, have been the “it personal planner” of choice by several people. I found a more pice effective way for me that I absolutely love!
I picked up this binder in the Target’s Bullseye playground for $3. I also picked up the monthly/weekly pages for $3 and the filler paper for $3 as well. I chose this beautiful floral pattern, but they also had a gold chevron one in stock too.
These inserts are completely customizable. You write down the dates and months on each of the pages, which allows you a little more control when you decorate. I tend to write down my pay days and any special days on the monthly spreads.
The weekly pages are horizontal, which is a personal favorite of mine. I love having room to write down every thing that I need to get done or be reminded of for specific days. The main reason why I prefer the personal planner to the Happy planner is simple writing space. I need more room to write out my daily to do lists every week.
The best part of this booming “planning community” is the beautiful stickers that have been created on Etsy. I feel like these stickers combine my love of crafting and planning all in one fell swoop, which make me a very happy girl.
Let me know in the comments how you feel about the “new” planning community that is taking over YouTube. Also, what planner do you use to plan with?