With a family of 7, I would be completely lost without my Erin Condren LifePlanner. I love planning out my week, from the children’s activities to our dinners. It’s one of my favorite things to do on Sunday evenings.
Erin Condren was so generous and let me create my 2020 LifePlanner along with a few goodies so I could show you guys how it works for our family.
Each planner cover is customizable with colors and names. I adore the colors that I put together for my LifePlanner!
Since I received the fun Multi-Colored Dual Tip Markers, I decided to assign each of our 7 family members a color. This helps in organizing our week and seeing which kid needs to be where. The kids are involved individually in various activities and jobs, so having it all color coded helps me to stay organized.
You can see how it brightens up the calendar below and how it’s easier to tell which event corresponds with which family member. I chose the vertical layout style so I can plan our days in little chunks of time. The top, I use for morning stuff, middle around lunch/early afternoon, and the bottom for afternoon/evening activities. The very bottom has some lined areas that I use to plan our dinners. I love that Erin Condren planners can be created with my preferences and style, so no two planners have to be the same. In the past, I’ve had a different layout, but wanted to give the vertical style a try. I like it!
I’ve never been able to use digital calendars well. Having the paper copy in front of my that I can write in helps me stay more organized. Every Sunday, I can take about 20 minutes, review the week, plan out meals, and then we know exactly what the week holds. While I plan out the meals for the week, I can be making a list of ingredients that we need using the extra notepads. This planner has simplified my life in so many ways!
In 2020, make your goal to get more organized by taking only 20 minutes once a week to plan out your week in your Erin Condren planner. You will be so glad you did!