Hello, as you know we love a Personal Planner. Since I was gifted one at “BritMums Live” many years ago I’ve treated myself to one every year (along with their Wall Planner). The older kids are so used to me using mine to organise our lives, so now they love them too. Last year Danny reviewed his new Personal Planner for college so it was Rebecca’s turn this year as she returns to school and a “new normal”. Read on to find out her thoughts and for a chance to win a Personal Planner voucher so you can treat yourself to a Personal Planner of your own!
Personal Planner Review
Choosing a Cover
Rebecca’s favourite thing about Personal Planners are the way you get to use your own photographs on the design. She has such happy memories of her school trip to France and Disneyland Paris, so she had no problem choosing a photograph for her front cover. Personal Planner also have lots of pretty cover designs to choose from if you don’t have a photograph in mind.
Choosing the Layout
Once she’d designed her cover, she loved the whole customising process. I love the layout she has chosen and may copy it for my next planner. I usually have the week spread over two weeks, but I love this layout having the “week on one page” and the opposite page free for a big “Make a List” section. I love my lists as does Rebecca so this is a great idea for us.
Each Personal Planner comes with a plastic ruler and an elastic closure. You can choose from a variety of colours. I save my old plastic rulers and use a few in my current planner. You can buy extra ones too. I like to have at least one to mark the current week and month. They are so handy as it means you always have a ruler on you too!
Rebecca also has a “Colour-in” module to doodle in when she’s got spare time, a space for “Tests of the Week” and a blank section. I love the quote of the week option too.
Every Personal Planner comes with lovely stickers. Rebecca loved sitting down personalising and organising her planner with her stickers. As you can see her sister, Caitlyn’s birthday is coming up!
Make a List
As I mentioned above, I love this “Make a List” section and am going to plan my own planner this way next time. If you love making lists there are lots of opportunities to add lists to your Personal Planner. In addition to this section, you can add list Modules and List pages at the end.
The Monthly Overview section is one of the most useful parts of the Personal Planner. Add this when you’re customising the back pages, but they’re slotted in at the beginning of each month. I love this section to plan my month and blog planner. It’s a great way for Rebecca to look at her month ahead too.
Customising The Back Pages
Blank Music Paper
Rebecca chose blank music paper to jot down guitar tunes as they come to her.
She also chose blank pages to draw and doodle.
She chose lined paper for taking notes and making more lists if needed!
Lastly, she chose map pages. These are lovely to plan travel and also just to dream or learn about other countries. If you love travelling, they do lots more travel-themed pages, such as “Travel: Landmark & Trips” and “Prepare”, “Journal” and “Memories” sections.
Every Personal Planner comes with a plastic pocket to keep your accessories in.
Talking of accessories, Personal Planner sell them too. Rebecca chose some pens and sticky notes to help with her organisation.
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The week to view over an open page! Lots of space and you could keep the planner open on a desk.
the Monthly Overview would be most appreciated my me – so useful
Im a big list maker so that section would be my favourite
The map pages would be really useful
I love the sticky notes section
Weekly views – so easy to plan and see whats happening at a glance
The monthly overview
I love the blank pages too, I like to jot things down when on the phone and it’s always good to look back on them.
I love the different planning options
Places to keep lists are always good!
The list pad!
Hello, my favourite things about a personal planner are the map pages, I like maps! Thank you for the chance to win.
I love that the planner has pages with a map, so detailed too! I love planning travel adventures.
definitely love the stickers!
I love that you can have all those to-do lists on the right-hand page. I love a to-do list!
The daily reminders are always useful – I always write on my calendar when payday is, when my period is due, when appts are, when I get up, when deliveries are due and all sorts of other stuff I want to keep my eye on like when to order prescriptions and when cat needs vets…
I actually love the maps. Great for pinpointing where we have visited and where we would like to go to next!
The monthly overview
I love the stickers too
The sticky note section
I like the stickers!
The monthly overview is my favourite part as I like to see what’s happening overall when I’m planning
week to view
The Weekly views so I can plan for the week ahead
The week view
I like the plastic pocket for keeping my receipts etc in
I like the idea of the monthly overview. Without noting things down, you don’t realise what things you miss.
II like the map pages so I can dream about where to go next!
I like the different coloured days of the week and the extra space on the right hand side as sometimes my planner for the day is overflowing!
love the maps feature as in diaries these days they rarely have them and I want to plan to visit so many places once it is safe to travel again.
The pocket is such a good idea for keeping loose notes/receipts in easy reach but tucked away!
I love the monthly overview – makes it easy to visualise what is going on that month
The sticky notes
I love the design and that is has so much in there. The list part would really help me out!
The monthly overview looks really useful
I love the stickers, can’t beat a good sticker.
I like somewhere to make lists of all the things I plan to do. Then later in the year I can look back and see how much I’ve actually done.
My fav feature is the picture on the front – which would make me smile everytime I picked the planner up
I also like the idea of being able to add the tabs that mean something to you!
I love the personalised photo on the front
I love the weekly view, I like to take each day as it comes.
I love the plastic pockets for keeping my bits in
The ability to choose your own layout.
I love for stickers for making days stand out so neatly!
I like the monthly overview 🙂
I love these personal planners. It’s so hard to find a diary with everything that you want. I make tonnes of lists so the list pages would be top of my list but I also love the accessories they have.
I’m a big list maker so that section would be my favourite, I could write all my Hinch lists
I love the Map page it gives me thoughts were I could go next.
I love the stickers. Always been a sticker fan.
The weekly view, so you can plan ahead.
I like the week view so I can see things and plan easier.
I like to make lists to remind me of things to do. it’s useful to look back on them later and see things I actually accomplished.
The map page is my favourite feature