Saturday, June 20, 2015

A new planner...that I'm returning

I wanted to say that I have been super busy at work the last couple of weeks and I was finally getting to a point where things were getting a little better. But my planner has become too stuffed and although I can easily remove pages and make things smaller, that isn't the issue. The issue is that the ring size is too small. It was an awesome find to get this planner last year at the Goodwill for $2.00 but the ring size is too small.
So I have been watching all things planner on YouTube and was super excited about seeing the kikki k planners and colors. Especially the plum planner.

And so I thought about it a little longer and finally decided that I wasn't going to be happy until I purchase the planner. And so last weekend I confirmed my order and believe it or not I got it yesterday. Well actually today. I had to pick it up from the post office. That shipping was amazing. Seriously I am super impressed by that.

And then I opened the box and started to look at my purchase. I immediately wasn't in like anymore. The first thing I noticed was that the tabs were bent. And even a few of them were ripped where you would use the tab to turn the page. That was absolutely disappointing. The second thing I noticed was that the pages at the back of the planner were bent in a c-shape because they were being pushed by the notepad. And then I also noticed that the center ring at the top of the planner was not closed all the way. I know that these things may not see like a big deal to anyone else but to me this was a combination that just said I need to return the planner. Don't get me wrong I know that compare to a lot of planners out there the price was ok. But I have had planners for years and the one thing I have learned is that if there is an issue with the rings... it will only get worse over time.

But I wanted to be informative to others about some of the things that I don't remember hearing while watching so many videos of the planner. The inside material is not leather. It is a very soft pink polka dot material. And it makes for an easily messed up inside of a planner. I imagined immediately the ink pen marks that I would be putting on it. The leather is bumpy. I like that actually. The pen holder doesn't hold any wide pens. So the super cute matching pen that I purchased will not fit into the planner at all. The holes don't match up to any hole punch that I could easily access. Including my nice punch that I found for the franklin covey.

But I can see that this planner would be a great option for some. It just wasn't what I thought it would be and the quality wasn't worth what I paid for it.

So I head over to franklin covey's website and was like why didn't I do this in the first place? They have a nice purple planner with 1.5 inch rings...I know the quality I will get from there and I have never been disappointed. I also know that although the leather might get scuffs and scratches on it, I think it would give that planner character. And there is always leather cleaner. I don't want to worry about how can I clean material. And although I purchased a huge amount of scrapbooking products to decorate my planner, I can use them in the franklin covey too. I'm going to get this one...

She's really pretty. There was an ocean one on the site that was another cute color but it wasn't in classic size. And that is the perfect size for me. There is one other one that is appealing but I have to really talk myself out of it because I've already had a mustard colored planner and although I loved it...oh whatever I might this one too...

Well I'm off to make some monthly calendar grids. I will try to start sharing more. I really forget about my blog because of all the other options for sharing.

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