Planning my life with Unique Planners

With the decision made from my work that I was to be made redundant, I sat down with Mr. Boo and discussed our options.  I could opt to return to work outside the home or I could continue with my freelance work from home.  Having little access to childcare working from home is the obvious choice, however, by no means the easiest one.

Wanting to make sure that I looked at my freelance work as my job rather than something a little extra that enables us to take the children for days out etc. I need to be organised.  Working in Administration for many years I am used to managing others diaries and timetables etc but when it comes to myself I’m not so great.  This needs to change and part of my kick up the bum is to make sure I have all the things I need to at hand.

Unique Planners – A4 Life Planner

I’m a huge stationery fan so the prospect of something that was going to help organise my life was quite exciting.  The A4 Life Planner from Unique Planners is quite simply unique.  The planner is fully customisable from cover to cover.  

Unique Planners - A4 Life Planner (Boo Roo and Tigger Too)

With a wide selection of pre-installed cover templates to choose from you can opt for one of their cute or funky designs. Or why not upload your own photo or design to give your life planner that added edge.  Personally, I fell in love with the cute bunting, partially as it matched some of my coloured BiC pens that I love to use for writing my blog posts.

Unique Planners – A4 Life Planner {Stickers}

Our love of stickers is instilled into us at an early age, however, there comes a point in our lives when it becomes socially unacceptable to be seen sporting a sticker or two on our jumpers.  Unique Planners, however, have come to our rescue with a page full of helpful stickers included at the back of the life planner.  From monthly tabs, coloured stars and name plates there is something to make your inner child squeal with delight.

Unique Planners - A4 Life Planner (Sticker Sheet)

Unique Planners – A4 Life Planner {Horizontal 2}

When designing your life planner you are able to select from two start dates, January and August.  As well as three different layouts.  I opted for the horizontal 2 layouts as this offered me different boxes for each day of the week which will enable me to keep track of different clients and my blog posts.

With the addition of the month sticker tabs from the sticker sheet (which includes a helpful guide on sticker placement) it allows me to find the correct date easily within my life planner.

Unique Planners - A4 Life Planner (Layout 2)

Apart from the calendar plan pages the rest of the life planner pages are up to you.  Whether you opt for note pages, to-do lists, expenses charts or contact lists there is a page for everyone and you have a large number to fill so you can customise until your heart’s content.

As I am using this to plan my freelance and blog work I opted to include to-do list pages (enough for one a week), monthly expenses charts to keep track of any travel expenses etc that I incur.  I also managed to add a couple of pages for contacts as a quick reference guide (always useful as searching on my phone can be hit and miss).

Unique Planners – Discount Code

To help you all get organised whether it is making sure you have all the children’s school activities noted or you need to organise your blog timetable then I have a fabulous discount for you.  The lovely people over at Unique Planners are offering a 15% discount to anyone who orders using the code BOOROO15

Boo Roo and Tigger Too’s thoughts…

I’m a little way into the first month of using my Unique Planners A4 Life Planner and whilst I’m still getting used to noting things down in there.  I do believe that this is going to be a good habit to form (especially when I come to completing my tax return in April).

The large boxes available on each day allow me to write little notes about the campaign I am working on or any research I need to complete before publishing etc.  The colourful pages make the planner something interesting to complete rather than a boring diary that I have used in the past.

Availability

Life Planners and other designs are available to purchase and customise at Unique Planner

Disclosure: I received an A4 Life Planner FOC for the purpose of review

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7 Comments

  1. August 11, 2016 / 9:42 am

    That looks lovely, I am obsessed with planners and I always love new ones. I love the size of this and the way you can customise it however you want, I would go for the same layout as you as that would be perfect for keeping up wiht blog plans.

  2. August 11, 2016 / 9:45 am

    That planner looks fab and like you I need to be more organised – what with having three children and freelancing I am always chasing my tail. I need this in my life!

  3. August 11, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Ooooh, I so need one of those, I am ridiculously unorganised at the moment!

  4. August 11, 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Wil check this out, I am on an eternal quest for the perfect planner!

  5. August 12, 2016 / 10:26 am

    I like the stickers! I am using on of our own Hope House Press diaries on a day to view at the moment – but it’s the stickers that really bring it to life. This planner looks reasonably priced and like you’ll get a lot from using it – report back with how you are doing soon!

  6. August 12, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    Oooo I love it – itotally need something like this to keep me on track a bit better x

  7. September 8, 2016 / 10:03 pm

    I have to admit I have given up on the perfect planner and have turned to attempting the Bullet Journal approach, but that’s because my work stuff is completely wrapped up online and I constantly find myself duplicating. This does look like a perfect ‘one-stop planner’. My dream!

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