This Personal Planner and the competition prize have been gifted for purposes of review
This September Danny started at college. As readers know we were told that he wouldn’t be able to go to school so to see him heart healthy and well enough to go to college is a huge privilege. We are very lucky. He had lots of struggles at school but so far college seems to be going really well. He’s matured so much recently and I believe he was ready for this change. When Personal Planner asked me to review a planner it was so tempting to personalise a new one for myself (since discovering them at Brit Mums many years ago I’ve always used them) but I knew it would be the perfect “good luck at college” gift for Danny.
Read on to see the planner I personalised for him and our thoughts- there’s also a chance to win a voucher so you can design and own a personal planner of your own:
Designing a Personal Planner
Designing your Personal Planner is really fun and easy. First choose between a Planner, Wall Planner or Notebook. I chose a Classic A5 Planner for Danny as I find this size perfect for college and work. Next you get to personalise the cover, customise the inlay and choose the extra pages you require. If you’re unsure or short on time you can now even buy a ready made planner and just add your own name to it.
I browsed the cover designs. If there wasn’t a design that I felt was right for him then I was going to upload a photo. However, as soon as I spotted this night time forest design I knew he’d love it as it reminds him of his favourite hobby- camping in the woods.
I added a Monthly Overview which is a handy way to plan monthly.
In my own planners I like to space the days over both pages so I have lots of space for each day. I knew that Danny would benefit from having a weekly page for notes instead so I opted for this layout and added lines to each day and to the opposite page. I kept the suggested dark forest pattern to compliment the overall design of the planner.
There is the option to add a work, weather and or workout elements to each day of the week if you wish. I just went for a “Work” box.
There are six different colour rulers to choose from. I chose clear for this planner. You can add extra rulers too if you like. I actually keep my old rulers from my out of date planners as I like having a couple of place markers in my own planner- one for this month, this week and one for my notes.
There are eighteen different modules to choose from to place across the bottom of your weekly planner, from meal planning to colouring in. For Danny I chose a “Quotes” module which I hope will help encourage him at college.
To Do List
I also chose a “To Do” list module as I always find this useful for myself.
Tune of the Week
I also added “Tune of the Week” as he’s really into music at the moment and I thought it would be interesting for him to look back at what songs he loved during this time of life in the future. I may add this to mine next time but there are too many good modules to choose from!
He also has a monthly overview calendar on each page.
There is also the option to add personal dates to your planner. I have my dates stored on Personal Planner so each year I can easily add them to my new planner. I chose not to add personal dates to Danny’s planner as he wanted to do this himself.
Lastly, in your Personal Planner you get to choose your back pages from manuscript paper to colouring pages. I chose maps for Danny so he can plan his future travels.
I also chose squared paper pages.
Finally, I chose lined paper for extra note making.
All Personal Planners come with a set of stickers that can be used to customise and organise the planner too.
These can be stored in the handy plastic wallet at the back of the planner along with other notes, tickets, letters and receipts etc.
Danny loves his planner and it’s really helped him to keep organised at college.
Personal Planners start from £19.90 for a mini planner. The Classic A5 planner costs £23.90 including postage and packaging. Read on for a chance to win a voucher worth £39.90 to spend at Personal Planner.
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Ooh, this is great! Charlie would love one of these – perhaps it might help him to get a bit more organised for his upcoming exams!! 😂 So glad Danny’s enjoying college xx
Personal dates xx
It has everything !! Totally personal to the recipient – spoilt for choice
To Do list.
I love the quotes! It’s so cool how personalised you can make it.
Looks a great planner thanks!
Even when I know I’ll remember my appointments, it’s good to write everything down just in case! Even the to do lists need a little reminding at times!
My favourite feature is a weekly planner so that I can see at a glance how the week looks.
having lots of space to write down notes and reminders
Things to do this week
i love the stickers to personalise it
I love the detailed maps, they are really useful
i think the stickers and plastic wallet is a great shout! things wouldnt get lost then!
I love the ‘To Do’ list section.
Stickers look fun
i love the tune of the week bit
I love the To Do list
The colouring pages! When I am on the phone I tend to scribble little pictures or colour things in especially if i have been sitting with the phone glued to my ear for long periods of time. So these pages would keep the rest of the planner in tip top condition rather than a mess of little scribbles.
It is surprising how effective in life that a little planning makes. The personalisation is fab and the stickers are helpful.
The “to do list” section is a great idea x
Love the To Do list
I like to record what I ate each day and what exercise I did.
I like that I can add all my birthdays to it, with a big family like mine there is a lot of them
to do lists i think x
The planner looks very helpful with sticker reminders
I love that there is a to do list which would really help me for work and home i.e. SEND BIRTHDAY CARDS (which i always forget! )
To Do list.
i love the to do list so i can keep organised and on top of everything and the weekly planner bit so i can see the week ahead at a glance
The to-do lists, I am always writing these on bits of paper
I like how personal planners have lots of room for notes and reminders to stay more organised
I love that there is a to do list in it, I can be very forgetful sometimes so this is a handy feature for me.
id love a bills section to help me plan my finances
I like the calendar so I know when all of my appointments are and it’s easier to plan around them
Has to be the To Do List, would certainly use this alot
To do list, might make me more positive
Great tips on how to use this planner more effectively.
I love the idea of personalising a planner. I love the stickers and the to do lists.
Perfect for my daughter
Absolutely love this! I am a real list girl and have different notebooks for different lists and notes. Would love one place to combine everything. Love the fact that it’s personal and comes with stickers.
Glad to hear College is going well for your son x
I love the idea of quotes on the pages
I enjoy a decent section for my to-do lists.
The fact that I can see at a glance what I have planned
I love being able to customise it so it works perfectly for me
I love the stickers!
Love the quotes inspirational
The to-do list
I like lots of pages where I can make notes or lists.
I love lists so it would have to be the to do list x
I really love the mini to-do-list for every week, and I think the Tune of the Week module is fab!
I love the way it can be personalised and also the weekly view.
Loving the bills section.
I like the to do list and then ticking if off 🙂
The To Do List
To do lists
the little stickers! they would help brighten it up AND stay organised!
Love to win this for my grandson!
I love the stickers!
My favourite feature is that it’s a week to a view so I can see what’s planned for the week easily. I also like that there’s lots of space to write what’s on and the stickers are cool too