If you know me, you’ll know that I’m super organised (well, try to be). I feel much better when I know what I’m doing, when I’m doing it and when everything is in order. I work better under organised conditions and being an active blogger and small business owner, it’s really important to me that I stay organised.

perfect planner 1

Last week, I realised that my current notebook and method for keeping myself and my business organised wasn’t working anymore. It was too messy, there wasn’t enough room to write everything down in a neat fashion and it didn’t make things easier for me. My mum picked me up a planner when we went to Tesco at the weekend – I said if she can find just any old cheap one that’ll do me until the end of the year, it would be fine. But what she came back with was the planner of my dreams. Cheap, yes. ‘Any old thing’, definitely not.

perfect planner 2

Firstly, I absolutely love the cover and the style of the whole thing. Whilst the inside is relatively plain; which is what I would want to give you the maximum amount of room to write in without there being any distractions, the outside is gorgeous; the exact colour and style I love. It’s pretty but simplistic and I love that.

perfect planner 3

Now, the reason for me wanting a planner was simply so I have enough room to write down everything I need to write, on the days I need to write it without cramming anything in. I can very easily do that with this because each day has a whole page dedicated to it but as I was flicking through, I found that there was so much more. From notable dates, travel information and useful websites. A tube map, currency conversion charts and personal information there is almost anything you’ll need.


Now like I said, my mum purchased this for me from Tesco but upon first glance, if I didn’t know it was from Tesco, I would have assumed it was from somewhere more like Cath Kidston or a company that specialises in planners or office supplies. I would have also assumed it was quite pricy – considering how much is included and how thick it is (slightly smaller than Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire!) £15? Maybe even £20. But this was five freaking quid. I literally couldn’t have asked for anything better value and of such good quality. Although I can’t find this specific planner on the Tesco website, if you’re after something of good value that’ll last you, it’s worth having a browse yourself or popping into your local shop!

*Tesco have not sponsored me in any way for this post. I’m simply thrilled with the product and wanted to rave! 

Do you have a planner similar to this that helps you keep organised? What are some of your tips for keeping organised; blog, business or life in general? Let me know!


  1. I love keeping a planner! A lot of people I know like to write things down on a memo or in the calender of their phone, but I like to properly write it down with pen and paper.. There is something really satisfying about it, don’t you think? xx

  2. IT’s gorgeous! I have made so many attempts at using planners but so far no luck. But I keep buying them because I am a stationery/notebook junkie and I would definitely have bought the one you got if I had seen it at Tesco’s (well that is, if there was a Tesco’s in Mauritius 😀 ) Really lovely – enjoy!

  3. This is so pretty! I definitely prefer the paper planners to using my phone – there’s just something nice about having a diary with me. I definitely need to invest in a new one soon! – Tasha

  4. Wow, I would have never guessed it was from Tesco either and that it was that cheap. It’s pretty and fancy! I love planners and I love to write down everything I need to do. My problem is that I never actually do them. I’m an expert procrastinator, lol. That’s why I don’t even bother buying notebooks or diary anymore.

  5. I have a diary (Great British Bake-off) for all my book reviews and a smaller diary with personal appointments etc. Tempted this new year to go for a Filofax as a one for all diary. Love this journal Jenny.

  6. Would love to see how you use the planner, I’m really nosey like that! I started bullet journaling a while back but stopped doing it. Need to get back into though! X

  7. Woah that IS cheap! I wouldn’t have expected that since it’s so pretty and the quality looks really good! I think I already said this on Twitter, but the planner really fits your blog’s theme 🙂

  8. I can totally agree with you! I love being organized and sufficiently planned for my blog. I treat it very seriously. For the upcoming year I purchased a planner from Kate Spade and am absolutely in love with it. It has each month in calendar form, and then each week has a page with enough space for writing in. I don’t know what I’d do without my handy planner anymore! 😀

  9. I’m obsessed with planning and organization and its very therapeutic for me. I was always interested in the Erin Condren planner (which you can find online and its BEAUTIFUL) but they were extremely pricy. So I decided to design my own. I basically have a page that has a “week in review” and then two pages with each day of the week and vertical boxes that say “morning”, “day”, and “night”, with some lines to spare. I print off enough that will last me a month or two on good quality, thick paper and put it in a cute turquoise binder! It’s amazing, and the best thing is I can customize it myself!
    xoxo 💋

  10. Looks good, may be useful for my daughter as she is going into her GCSE year this September, eek, she is so nervous! Poor wee soul, that expression applies to her and me too, soon I won’t have any more kids at school, that will be seriously strange. Time is just flying by too fast………….

  11. I am yet to find my perfect planner! I have a diary, a journal, my phone, a reminders list in iPad and notes! I’m so organised I’m disorganised!!

  12. I keep trying to find ways to organize my life but they always fall flat! :/ I think I’m the problem, though…if I could get a good planner and discipline myself a little to follow it, things would be different!

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