I have been searching for a really good planner for a while. This is my criteria for a ‘good planner’:
- Pretty Has a nice cover- looks nice enough to have on desk.
- Durable Not going to break or fall apart, will stay clean and won’t rip.
- Inexpensive I don’t have tons of money, so under $50 was my goal.
- Good Size Doesn’t take up lots of room, but has enough room to write.
- Customizable Something that I can personalize to fit my needs and that doesn’t have extra pages I don’t need.
Those were the 5 main things I was looking for in a planner.
Here are some of the brands that I looked at on my planner search and why I did not choose them.
This was too expensive, and I was looking for an academic planner, and they only have 6 month options for that.
Great pricing, but I don’t want something that I have to set up.
Those are just a couple of the many options that I considered.
I searched practically everywhere. I was looking at reviews of EC planners when I stumbled across one review that compared the EC planner with another planner- the PP (Plum Paper) planner. The blogger compared them and marked the PP planner with a hands-down win. Intrigued, I googled ‘Plum Paper Planner’ and read many other great reviews. I checked out their site (it’s gorgeous!) and fell in love with their planners.
One thing: There are SO many covers!!! I changed mine at least 12 times, then placed my order so that I wouldn’t have a chance to change it 14 more times, lol. Their covers are SO pretty and personalized online, now to see if they are the same in person!
Guide to Format
Basically, what I’m going to do is take my criteria and divide it up into sections. At the beginning, there will be an unboxing video! Check out the whole flip thru on my YouTube channel!
Christina and Camera YOUTUBE LINK
Criteria 1: Pretty
Is the Plum Paper pretty?
Let’s check and see…
The cover is on point and it’s SO pretty! Camera can not capture how gorgeous the cover really is.
For this one, I’m giving it a 5/5. The Plum Paper Planner is beautiful!
Criteria 2: Durable
The Plum Paper planner has great plastic covering on the front and the back covers, which protects them wonderfully. Aside from that, the cover is very durable itself, the paper is thicker than I expected, and the spine looks like it would stay in place for quite a while.
For this category, the Plum Paper again gets a 5. I’m seeing a trend here…
Criteria 3: Inexpensive
My total for the cost was $36. This included the extra fee for personalizing the inside (the cover is no extra cost) and also for making the planner 12 months instead of 6! I didn’t purchase any extras, but if I had, I definitely could have stayed in budget.
Again, a 5. The whole Plum Paper store is very affordable.
Criteria 4: Good size
Sorry for the awful, behind the scenes-y, photo ^
My planner was not very thick, which was welcomed. I don’t want it to be heavy! It also is the perfect size. Plum Paper currently offers 3 sizes, but not every type of planner is available in them all. The size that I selected, the 5 by 9, has the most options.
This one gets a 4 :(. I wish that they had more options in all of the sizes, but the thickness is great!
Criteria 5: Customizable
As you can see from this week in the Plum Paper Planner, I was able to customize the headings and change them to:
Quizzes and Tests
This gets a 5! The plum paper planner is very customizable. I didn’t even customize it as much as I could have!
And the Plum Paper total average number of points is:
4.8 points out of 5 is pretty great! My criteria was pretty hard, too.
Go buy yourself a Plum Paper planner! Here is the link to their store. Plum Paper is giving C & C readers a 10% off discount of your purchase of $30 or more, so check that out!
Thanks for reading! Comment below what planner you’re using!
Note: Plum Paper gave me a 15% off discount to blog about my planner. If you click the link above, I will receive $10 in credit. I am in no way trying to hide this from y’all, and it doesn’t make a difference in your shopping experience. Also: If I do for some reason get any referral credit, I will be spending it for a giveaway!