If you have watched some of my recent planner videos, you have probably seen me mention the planner cover I ordered and have been waiting to come in. Well, it is finally here and I can’t wait to share it with you guys. This past February, I purchased the Erin Condren carry-all clutch for my planner. I really like the product, but I wanted to try something different for this next school year.
After seeing all the adorable pictures on Instagram, I decided to go with not one, but two Woodland Cottage Farm planner covers. I purchased my first one, then a week later, they had a huge 30% off sale. So, I had my eye on one other cover and took advantage of the discount. On the first cover, I did use a 15% off Instagram code that they offered on their feed.
I decided not to cram my new cover full of unnecessary things, so I am only carrying a few things I use everyday.
- sticky notes
- oli clip
I usually do all of my planner decorating at home, so I felt I didn’t need to carry stickers, stamps, and embellishments in my new case.
In the front of the planner cover, I carry an extra oliclip and my sticky notes. I use sticky notes several times a day to jot down notes. I have always had a problem remembering things, so if I don’t write it down, then I am bound to forget.
The two oliclips on the right are holding the pages I have already used in my planner. So, when you open up my planner, it opens to August.
The back portion of my planner cover only holds a large notepad. I use this notepad if I have too much information to write on a single sticky note.
I didn’t put pens in the holders because I carry a small Orla Kiely pouch with all of my pens, wite-out tape, and my Elmer’s tape runner.
Now, here is where things get a little upsetting. I love the Woodland Cottage Farm cover. I would purchase it again in a heartbeat. What I do not like is the Erin Condren changeable covers. I know there are a lot of people that love them, but I do not. I am a person that doesn’t have to switch out my planner cover every month. I am fine using the same one for the entire life of the planner.
Since the changeable cover has teeth that pull in and out of the metal coil, it makes it very difficult for it to stay in place. I have to be very careful when I am opening and closing my planner with the Woodland Cottage Farm cover over it because the changeable cover pops off non-stop (you can see and hear it in my video below). It is very frustrating!
I am trying to think of a way I can use the planner without the changeable covers because they get on my nerves that much. Honestly, I do not see my cover lasting until next June. Some of the teeth are already bending. And, purchasing a new cover costs $10, plus an extra $10 to ship it. I think $10 to ship a piece of plastic is extremely too much anyways, but I am not going to go into that issue.
The changeable covers are great if you are a person that leaves it on your desk. My planner travels everywhere with me and I do not find them to be travel quality, especially not for the price.
If you love the changeable covers that is great, but I do not think they fit into my lifestyle. I love the Woodland Cottage Farm cover and I am thankful I have it because it is going to protect my planner more than the actual Erin Condren cover.
To protect the fabric, I did spray a layer of Scotch-Gard on the inside and outside of the cover.
I would love to hear your opinions of the Woodland Cottage Farm covers and the Erin Condren changeable covers.