I guess by now you have heard about the hype about the different planners. The Belle de Jour Planner and the Starbucks Planner are just two of the most popular ones. They are also expensive! The Starbucks Planner, for one, would cost around P2,000 since you need to buy 17 drinks in order to get it; while the Belle de Jour Planner costs P600.
Although they say both are the absolute must haves, it is unfortunate that my mommy budget won’t allow me to purchase either.
So if you’re a mommy like me who has to be frugal to make ends meet or someone with a tight budget but needs a planner anyway let me share with you the planner that I have been using for two years now.
Meet the most inexpensive planner – the Goldilocks planner. How much? It’s free. It comes free with the January issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine so you have to shell out P100 to get one. Still, isn’t that the most inexpensive planner in the planet?
Let me walk you through.
On the left side there’s an inspirational quote, list of your goals for the month, list for your important events for the month, lessons learned last month, and resolution for the month.
On the right side there are the dates for the whole month (see those small letters and numbers at the top), the individual dates where you can put your schedule, and an insightful life tip at the bottom.
I love it so much I remember to buy a copy of Good Housekeeping every January. I only buy it for the planner though as I have stopped buying magazines a long time ago. Until now, I haven’t read the magazine but the planner is a different matter!
What I don’t like about it are the beautiful photos that make you want to head over to Goldilocks that very instant and order whatever’s on for that month.
Just look at that photo and you’ll know what I mean. LOL!
This is the third year I’m going to use the Goldilocks planner and I think it won’t be the last.