To continue the discussion on planners, today I will talk a little about spiral bound planners.
Instead of a traditional ring bound where you can open the rings and add pages, pockets or pouches (say that three times fast!) spiral bound are just that, bound with a metal coil and are not the friendliest at adding additional papers. The spiral bound that I am currently using is a Erin Condren, which can be found here. These include a monthly, weekly, important dates section (ie. birthdays, anniversarys) as well as a note section for each month. Other compnies such as inkwell press and plum paper also make spiral bound planners.
My ring bound planner is the one that I do the most decorating in. It is also the one that I use to keep everyone’s schedule. I may only have two children but it seems that we are constantly being pulled every which way with their schedules, so if it doesn’t get written down most likely I will forget and we will miss it. (Which may be why we have yet to make it to any of the games my daughter is supposed to be cheering in.)
Just to note, the Erin Condren planner is a little less going out friendly than a more traditional planner. What I mean by that is that I find this planner to be a little bulky and a little more flimsy than one that is covered with hard leather cover. The cover is really nothing more than a laminated paper, pretty but still able to get damaged easily. Or at least in my car bouncing down miles of dirt roads while trying to advoid the pot holes and cattle that seem to pop out of nowhere. Nothing survies for long in my car. Excpet my children and that is because they are buckled in and pretty use to mom trying to launch the car into space every time we head into town. But enough of my driving, back to planners.
Another thing to consider about these sorts of planners is they do come with each month having a different color scheme. If you are someone who likes to keep things simple and have the ability to choose your own colors, Target does carry a line called papersource that is usually the traditional black and white.
So there you have it, a brief description of spiral bound planners. If I have missed a company that does spiral bound planners please feel free to list them in the comment section.