24 July 2016

Reader Favourite Organiser - Danielle

Thank you to Danielle for sharing with us her favourite organiser. 

Q1. What is your favourite organiser (Make/model/size)?

My favorite organizer right now is the personal Malden in ochre. During the school year, I have been using an A5, but I am a teacher so the smaller size for the summer works for me right now!

Q2. How long have you owned it?

I have only owned my Malden for about 3 months.

Q3. What is it that you like about it so much?

My favorite thing about the Malden is it's rugged look to it. I also like the zipped pocket and credit card slots.

Q4. Do you use it all the time?

I use it constantly!!! I have 4 kids, all who play a variety of club sports, and I work full time as a high school Biology teacher. I have to refer to my planner often throughout the day to make sure I am not missing something. I am also a big list person so I refer to my to do lists throughout the day as well. Also, I am always noting what we need from the grocery store.

Q5. Do you think the design could be improved in any way? How?

Improvements I would like to see a better pen loop, an extra pen loop, an option for bigger rings and the large pocket along the back of the planner. I have been looking at the more expensive brands to get these features that are missing. However, the Malden is a great planner for the price!

And here are some photographs of my favourite organiser

Thank you Danielle

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  1. Gorgeous! The Malden is definitely indeed a great planner for the price. I like the use of the bright envelope hole punched and the pink polka dotted clear dashboard. Very clever!

  2. Danielle:

    How did you manage to get a 5-color Coleto in the Malden pen loop? Or is it held by the pocket clip?

    I'm also a teacher and I am considering using a A5 as my "work" planner. If you have a moment (and wouldn't mind) could you email me at vbaristymrktg at gmail dot com? I have a few questions.

  3. It's clipped to the back pocket.