Why I Switched Back to 1 Planner

posted by Andrea | 11/21/2019

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It’s that time of year again – time for another Personal Planner Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Personal Planner. Please see my full disclosure policy

I was so excited to order my 2020 planner last week!!!

I wanted to share my giveaway post as soon as possible so you can enter to win your own planner, AND capitalize on the 15% discount coupon at the end of this post! 

As many of you know, I’ve been using the Personal Planner for years and years now (read all my planner posts here).

I regularly change up my layout based on my current needs (I love that I can personalize the layout) and I did it again this year — choosing one of their newest layout options.

new personal planner page layout

Dave chose this option for his school planner this fall, and he really seems to like it.

I’m following in his footsteps and giving this layout a try myself! 

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Why I Switched Back to a Single Planner

As you might remember, I ordered both a wall calendar AND a small planner last year

This 2-part system worked OK, but it ultimately felt like more busy work — sometimes requiring me to write things in 2 places (and then remember to check both places). 

I liked both products but decided I should stick with one or the other for 2020… my choice was the planner!

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How I Envision Using My New Planner Layout

When creating my 2020 planner, I envisioned using the left page to write my meal plan for the week, along with any scheduled appointments, meetings, school reminders, or day-specific plans. (This is essentially how I used my wall calendar last year.)

I plan to use the right page as a running to-do list for the week. (This is how I used my smaller daily planner last year.)

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Once my new planner arrives, I’ll share more about it on Instagram stories (make sure you’re following me on IG).

In the meantime, here are a few screenshots of my 2020 planner — as well as some of the cool NEW features offered this year! 

personal planner cover

new monthly habit tracker

new meal planner

new list pages

new travel itternarry

new workout log

I’m SO excited about all these new pages, offered for the first time ever THIS YEAR! 

If you’re into Bullet Journalling, there are a bunch of pages that remind me of the bullet journal style — offering decorative options to track your books, movies, and so many other things. 

book and movie tracker pages

The Personal Planner just keeps getting better and better! 

I’ve been using the Personal Planner for so many years now, and I still love it.

The quality is fantastic, their customer service is top-notch, and the customizable options always allow me to choose what works for me and for my family in every season of life!

If you’re looking for a new or different planner, journal, or wall calendar, or if you’re finally considering trying a planner for the very first time, I would highly encourage you to create your own planner in just a few minutes (don’t forget to use the discount code below)!!

More Personal Planner Links:

Here’s a link to ALL the posts I’ve ever written about my Personal Planners (there’s a lot of them!)

Here’s the link to create your own Personal Planner.

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25 comments

  1. Donna Porter

    11/25/2019

    I would love to win this for my sister. She has a small business and really could use this. Would love to gift her this for part of her Christmas!

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  2. Jane

    11/24/2019

    This would be a great birthday present for me!
    Thanks for the offer!

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    Andrea Reply:

    hope you win!!

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  3. Kimi

    11/22/2019

    Hi Andrea,
    How were you able to add “things to do” at the top of you “right” page? I haven’t been able to figure that out.

    Thanks

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    Andrea Reply:

    Hi Kimi — that was just one of the templates — I did not add it.

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    Kimi Reply:

    Thanks Andrea! Wishing you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Kimi!

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  4. Leisa

    11/21/2019

    Thank you so much. I purchased a planner last July and really didn’t know what I needed. Since then I have been trying to find one that would suit me and now I have. This one was exactly what I needed and for a 3rd of the price of the last one I purchased.
    Thank you so much for the code as well. Every little bit helps this time of year.
    I am hoping that this one will keep me on track especially with exercise.

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay — happy to help!

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  5. Kathy Coy

    11/21/2019

    Thank you, Andrea! I ordered mine today. I added the module for fitness/workout tracking hoping that will inspire me to do it!

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay — hope you love it!

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  6. Kiersten

    11/21/2019

    I’ve ordered these the last two years based on your recommendation and have loved mine. Excited about these new pages!

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    Andrea Reply:

    awesome!

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  7. Tracie Cooper

    11/21/2019

    Thanks for hosting such an amazing giveaway!

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    Andrea Reply:

    you’re welcome 🙂

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  8. Dawn

    11/21/2019

    Thank you so much for the code! I just ordered mine!

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    Andrea Reply:

    oh good — hope you love it!

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  9. JJ

    11/21/2019

    I need a layout like that–love it!!!

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  10. Julia

    11/21/2019

    This is such a smart layout! Curious — do you still use the magnetic calendar that comes in strips? I think there were 5 or 6 separate weeks so you can plan a little ahead and are never erasing an entire month at a time. I’m contemplating a calendar for our mud room and have always thought that was a creative format.

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    Andrea Reply:

    So… Dave actually “stole” that calendar to take to school! But yes, I do still like that magnetic system 🙂

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    Ann Reply:

    We use it in our office where my hubby & I both write appts. on it! It works Great!!

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  11. Stel

    11/21/2019

    That is more or less the layout in the Weekly Planner and Notebook of Moleskine that I’ve used for years now – love it.
    My left page I divide in two columns for all appointments, afters-chools, extra-murals etc – left my boys, right me & husband. Right page for lists, payments to make, birthdays etc. I love it.
    (almost, almost went after Personal Planner this year, after you, due to like of nice colours for 2020 offered by Moleskine, but the courier costs to South Africa could make me weep )

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    Andrea Reply:

    Hey Stel, I think Personal Planner has FREE shipping WORLDWIDE — so that shouldn’t stop you from ordering!!

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  12. Kristin Troska

    11/21/2019

    Thanks! Just found you on Instagram. Been a Facebook follower for a long time.

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    Andrea Reply:

    yay — I’m having fun with the Instagram stories, so it will be fun to connect there 🙂

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