Welcome to another post here on the blog. To new readers, thanks so much for taking the time to check out my content. For frequent readers, thanks for coming back. It’s time to jump into my Planning for 2018 series. This particular series showcases a variety of planners and ultimately whether I would bank or tank them. Planning for 2017 was such a success that I definitely wanted to continue it for the upcoming year. This first edition is a review of the 17 month planner, Reminder Binder.
Disclaimer: This planner was sent to me for review for the purpose of this series. All opinions are my own.
As always be sure to click the highlighted links throughout this post for related posts and links to purchase items/similar styles featured.
What is the Reminder Binder?
The Reminder Binder is a 17-month weekly and monthly planner. It begins in August and continues into December of the following year. It was created by Denise Albright as a tool to optimize her time and feel empowered by all she was able to accomplish.
Sizing / Pricing
The planner is 8.5″ x 6″ and costs $34.95. It is also sold on Amazon for $39.95.
It features a hard cover with an attached elastic band. The cover is not one that you can switch out and customize compared to other brands such as Erin Condren and Me & My Big Ideas. The cover is bright and has thick stripes to complete the design. Those stripes continue throughout the entire planner. The planner is bound together with a white coil.
This planner features a horizontal layout. Before each month there is space for a running to do list and additional notes. There are also pages in the back of the planner that include:
- 1-List, 2-List, 3-List….Store!
- Dates to Remember
When you buy the planner you receive:
- Keepsake box
- Removable bookmark
- Elastic band
- 4 pages of stickers
- Stock it Pocket (cards, coupons, receipts) – back of front cover
- Clear two-sided pocket – back of planner
There are _ sticker packs. Some are “mom” specific, but there are quite a bit that will work for anyone. All stickers are square. They cost $8.99 each, but there are various bundles that range from $14.95 (2 sets) to $49.95 (10 sets). Sticker packs include:
Bank Or Tank?
For a simplistic planner, I would BANK the Reminder Binder. Take note that this planner is geared more so towards moms, especially with the types of stickers included. What gives this planner a BANK instead of a TANK is the versatility of it. Although it may seem to have one primary focus as a “mom planner,” there is plenty of uses for it.
I would use this planner to stick to the bare minimum of what I need to get done. I wish there would be more space to write, and although I’m not a fan of horizontal planners, I could make it work. There are plenty of spaces to create to do lists throughout the planner and keep pertinent information on particular days.