I’ve been a fan of Erin Condren planners* since 2015 when I got my first one. At the time, I thought I must be crazy spending over $50 for a planner but I knew I needed something to juggle the chaos of my home and blogging life. And I felt like if it was pretty, it would help me remember to really use it. And really use it I did. I was hooked.
I fell in love with Erin Condren planners but I know not everyone loves Erin Condren, can afford the planners or needs more structure or different types of pages in their planners. I get asked this question all the time so I thought I would answer it for all you curious minds here.
What planners are like Erin Condren?
Let me say first that these are the planners similar to Erin Condren’s weekly LifePlanner which is her signature line and most popular product. Erin Condren planners are known for their style, high quality paper, and pretty and inspiring designs. I do love their entire line of products but if you are looking for something less expensive, more focused in a particular area, or just want to see what other beauties are out there in the planner market, then you’ve come to the right place.
I’ll be walking you through 11 equally awesome planners like Erin Condren so you can decide which planner is right for you, your lifestyle and your planning style! Our goal here is to help you get more done in less time so you can spend more time doing what you love!
The Weekly Simplified Planner is a great choice if you need a planner that is hardbound, more portable and has lots of notes pages. I love these planners because they have great quality planner, have pops of color to make it pretty without being overwhelming and simplicity and planning tips throughout to help you simplify your life and schedule.
The Daily Simplified Planner by Emily Ley is a great choice if you need a coil bound, daily planner with an agenda to track your appointments, meetings or time blocks, plenty of to do list space to write down the zillions of things that come up in the day and a large notes space to write or journal whatever you need to.
The Day Designer planner comes in a new weekly version or daily version in my review below. The Day Designer is great for people who like minimal design and gold accents. The weekly and daily pages have dedicated spaces for your top 3 priorities, schedule, your to do list, dinner, expenses, a don't forget, notes and more. The planning pages are just gray font with no pictures or designs, but an inspiring quote on the top. I love that the weekly Day Designers also come with 46 undated today and to-do pages with hourly scheduling from 5am to 9pm to help you plan on extra busy days.
See inside the daily Day Designer at the button below.
The Passion Planner is a great choice for people who want a bookbound cover, need to see their schedule in half hour increments, like separate spaces to track their work and personal to do lists and want tons of notes pages for their epic lists, brain dumps and bullet journal collections. The Passion Planner is perfect people wanting to master a work-life balance. It is also my favorite planner to track my time and bullet journal in because of all the notes pages. See how the Passion Planner is also the perfect solution for bullet journalers who don't have a lot of time.
The Living Well Planner is awesome because it not only has space for your weekly planning but also has great monthly goal setting, project planning, budgeting and grace & gratitude pages also. As busy moms, we need all those kinds of pages. I love how this planner helps you break down your goals in all areas of your life so you can incorporate them into your life. I love that this is an undated planner too so you can start anytime and use it when and how you need it. See why I named the Living Well planner one of the top gifts for work at home moms at the button below.
The Inkwell Press planners are as gorgeous as the neutral Erin Condren LifePlanners but are more focused on annual and monthly goal setting. Lovely monthly mission boards, habit trackers and focus spaces are great for people who want to keep their goals front and center. Extra notes pages, gift lists, project planning, monthly bill tracker and graph paper in the back make the Inkwell Press Planners a great option as well. The Inkwell Press Planners win the prize for best paper with 140 gsm paper.
The Plum Paper planners are a fantastic choice because their starting price is cheaper than Erin Condren, the planners are completely customizable inside and out and the paper is incredibly smooth to write on. The Plum Paper is the first planner I bullet journaled in, which you can read more about at the button below., and I loved that I could create exactly what I wanted and needed during that season of life.
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The Powersheets goal planner is like Erin Condren in their vibrant, gorgeous design. But the Powersheets are focused more on breaking down your barriers and cultivating a life of what truly matters to you. It includes lots of goal setting pages, monthly calendars and can be paired with a weekly sticky notepad in order to get your weekly priorities and to do lists down on paper too.
The Purposeful Planner is a gorgeous, minimal and functional planner designed to juggle your busy schedule and make some time for your spiritual life. This planner is unique because it has monthly pages for menu planning, budgeting, master task list and weekly or daily planning pages to juggle your schedule, to do list, and prayer & praise. A great planner for people wanting to add spirituality to their life.
10. Happy Planners
The Happy Planner is a popular choice for fans of Erin Condren planners who need a more budget-friendly option. The Happy Planners are readily available at Michael's with their great coupons or on Amazon for free 2 day shipping with Amazon prime. Happy Planners come in a huge variety of covers and styles, has beautiful layouts to inspire you creatively and emotionally and has a discbound or binder system so pages are easy to add and customize a planning system you want.
Well, there you have it 11 awesome planners like Erin Condren to help you juggle your busy life and schedule with style and function. Grab one of these planners and be on your way to a more productive life and getting more done so you can have more fun!
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