Back in December I was (like most other moms) looking for a new planner/organizer/book that would change my life for the better. If you are an organizing junkie or love office supplies like I do then you completely understand! There are so many planners, calendars, and organizers out there (and I feel like I have looked at them all) but this is my first Uncalendar review.
Some of my friends have been talking about the Erin Condren planners, Plum planners, and some of them even take the time to design and print out their own planner pages and then have the pages professionally bound. As much as I love this stuff I have to admit that I’m just not that committed to changing my life…
I did check out most of the planners mentioned above but some of them just didn’t have the design I was looking for or they were so out of this world expensive (talking to you Erin C) that I didn’t even consider them. It’s nice for your planner to look great but hey, be honest with yourself. Do you want to spend $60 bucks on something you are only going to use faithfully for 6 out of 12 months if you are anything like me?
Then I found the Uncalendar site. The Uncalendar is only $20.95. I admit it isn’t as ‘pretty’ as many organizers I have seen but it fits into my budget much more nicely! I looked over the pages and the design really appeals to me. I am a list lover. I love making lists and I love checking things off lists. This is the primary purpose of having a planner for me. I use my iCalendar on my phone to keep track of appointments and rarely write them in on my planner. The Uncalendar has a place to keep track of daily appointments or you can use the area for daily list of things to do.
I love the ‘block’ system on each page. Each block area can represent a different project or area and has plenty of room for a list or for writing down ideas. I also like the “What Needs To Be Done This Week” area. It helps me prioritize the things that absolutely must be accomplished during that week. The blocks are different colors which could be helpful if you have a long term project and want to associate that project with a certain color block in your planner.
Also wanted to mention that there are no dates written in and this is another feature that really appealed to me. If I don’t use my planner for a week or three – no worries. I haven’t lost those pages, I can simply pick up and start right where I left off.
When I first placed my order I expected to get the Uncalendar’s in just a few days, however, they never came! When I tried to track them with the tracking number provided the post office said they were untraceable. I emailed Uncalendar and explained that I was concerned the Post Office had incorrectly delivered them to my old address and they offered to send out two replacements free of charge! Yes – they offered I didn’t even have to ask!
Two months later the person who purchased our old house finally let me know that the package had been delivered to her, she still had them and had finally had a moment to let me know. I followed up with the company to let them know that I now had four calendars and they said I could keep the extras and offer them as a give-away here. Yay!
Isn’t that great? So few organizations offer great customer service anymore and I was so pleased (and a little surprised) to be treated so nicely. So (courtesy of the people at Uncalendar) I am excited to be able to give away two great planners!
Many thanks to Uncalendar for designing such a great organizer, for offering top notch customer service, and for offering 2 planners as a give-away here!
Want to win a free Uncalendar? Just leave a comment here and tell us how you normally use your planner. Lists? Track appointment or projects? Doodling? Winners will be announced on the 24th!