It's that time of year folks! Time to get your planner orders in! Seriously though, this is my 3rd year ordering a Plum Paper family planner, and if you have used my coupon codes in the past to order a 12 month planner, then you are probably due for ordering next year's. My current planner from last year goes through August, but we've already got dates for the Fall that I need to write down somewhere before I forget, so I thought I'd go ahead and get my order in. PLUS, in my experience, everyone begins to order planners at the beginning of the school year, and processing time is a little longer because of the mass ordering so it's better to get in ahead of that.
I really only made one change from last year's family planner! It seems that I have finally found our sweet spot to keep us organized and together, but if you're new to the paper planner world and want to know why the Plum Paper planner is so fantastic, here's a quick and dirty rundown of what the family planner entails...
The company has made some fantastic upgrades to the cover that I'm excited about for this year-- it's now made with a new synthetic material making the cover much sturdier and both water resistant and tear proof. There are lots of cover designs to choose from, but I went with this beautiful floral that pulled at my heart strings. With "The Kroh's Nest" personalization.
great stand so that we can all see what's going on and who has what so the info page is really not necessary for us, but great if you were traveling with your planner to school or work or wherever.
So once you get to the end of the month, you get to another "notes" page and then I also added in a "bill tracker." I had the bill tracker added in this past year as well and it was really wonderful! Excellent tool for married folks who have just one person in charge of the budgeting... I use both the tracker and the note page on the opposite side to write in all of our finances so that Daniel can look at it at any time and see what our accounts look like and what's coming up. It's incredibly helpful to keep us on the same page!
Plum Paper makes lots of other wonderful add ons too though, so be sure to check them out. The only one I add is the bill tracker.
The other standard pages in the family planner are a "contacts" page, a page of the US Holidays, a NEW "passwords" page is included, along with a NEW two page layout of "ideas, plans and goals." You can take a peek at photos of those on their website.
Then once you're in the back, there's a little 2 pocket folder that is great for storing planner accessories like post-its and stickers and what not. And then I added in the "stickers" option. I used them last year as well. The stickers come in an array of colors and are the width of the square in the planner and about 2 rows high, and they're great for writing standard appointments on and making it look a little neater in the planner. There are some folks that go ALL out on the crazy cool decorations and what not on their planners, but I'm a practical gal. Just give me some cute sticky notes, some fun washi tape, and a good pen and I'm good to go!
http://www.plumpaper.com and use the coupon code NESTOFKROHS10 for 10% off of your purchase! Happy planning and organizing friends! (Coupon code expires July 15, 2016)