Friends, if you don’t know this about me, I gotta share that I am slightly OBSESSED with the process of selecting my yearly calendars and planners! I spend time researching the best bargains, the cutest prints, and of course the most efficient planner! I mean, a planner is a COMMITMENT.
Each year, I select the one that I know is going to be the best fit, and this year I decided to ask my followers for some of their favorites because I just couldn’t decide! Below is a list compiled for you of the top ten planners for 2017!
365 Happy Planner: I have seen this one at local craft stores and I gotta tell you, it’s super cute. It looks a lot like the Erin Condren line, but at a fraction of the cost. There are multiple add-ons available, but the space for notes is somewhat small. Extra space for writing is an add-on feature! It’s creative and cute! Perfect for bloggers, mamas, a creative souls! 365 Planner is about $30-$35.
Coaches, you’ve gotta check out the fitness edition!
The Living Well Planner : If you love bright colors and a simple organizer, this is a good fit for you. There is a lot of space to write out goals and a fantastic side section for notes! This is also an undated calendar if you prefer to fill in your own dates, it’s perfect! The creator also includes quotes to keep you motivated and focused on your own results! I will say that the view of this weekly breadown is vertical, and I am not the biggest fan of this. The Living Well Planner is about $55.00.
At-A Glance Planner: This has been my go-to planner for years! I used this one throughout college and my first years as a teacher. It’s a simple layout with no bells and whistles and plenty of space to write. It comes in a variety of layouts and sizes, and can be found in most retail stores thaat sell stationary. The sheets of this planner tend to be thin, and I dont think it’s quite as durable as the other planners. If you write with a thick pen or marker, it does bleed through the sheet. At-a- Glance Planners are about $20-$25 and there are a variety of layouts avaialble.
Passion Planner: No list is complete without this well known brand! What I love about Passion Planner is that it breaks down your yearly goals. There is a ton of space for writing. There is a breakdown for- a goal road map as well as weekly, monthly goals as well as monthly reflections. As a lefty, I also love that the planner lays flat. (It’s the little things in life!) There is an undated version and there is also a compact size. Passion planner is about $30, but there is usually a wait list for orders.
Erin Condren: A scrapbooker and crafters delight for sure. Tons of bells, whistles and add-ons available. I find it to be a little busy. The base cost of this planner is $55 but with all of the add on options, you can easily spend $100 on this planner. With that being said, it’s cute, efficient, well layed out, and easy to keep track of your goals. And who doesn’t love a customizable planner? There is a lot of space to write, it’s completely customizable, and it’s available through retailers. Planners start at $55.00.
The High Achiever’s Playbook: This planner is desgined with network marketers in mind. It’s clean and simple to follow. The colors are not my favorite and the cover is somewhat flimsy. This is not a traditional caledar format. Instead it allows the user to create his/her own agenda for the day. There is a great section for notes and lots of space to write. It’s a unique planner with pockets and advice for network marketers including at prospecting tool. I love that this is designed for results, and allows the planner full of space to write our your ideas. It’s great for a business minded individual, not so much the day to day to do list! The playbook starts at $44.00
Start Planner: This is a similar design to Emily Ley’s Simplifed Planner. The creator has various options for users. It’s a sleek design, durable, and well layed out and definitely durable. I am not a fan of the Hustle Planner cover design (just my personal taste!). With that being said, I love the top three goals of the day section as well as budgeting section. It also has a vertical layout for daily planning. It also comes with a number of insert options as well! The Start Planner line starts at $60 plus shipping.
Bloom Daily Planners. This layout is slightly smaller in size, but there is a larger layout selection on the site as well. The layout is easy to follow and there is a lot of space to write. It has some fluffy components, like the visualize it page. The color scheme is extremely feminine and would likely appeal to teenagers and young adults. The price is great! The Visualize Planner (larger) is only $28.00! Plus there is a coupon code.
Plum Paper: This planner is 100% customizable from the size, to the cover, to the layout and the design. The notes section is somewhat small, but you have the option to create some add-ons for more room. And I love, love, love that you can design your own cover. Before any add-ons, the cost of this planner is $32.
Get To Work Planner: Get it done is simple. No bells and whistles. The title says it all, “Get to work.” This planner is created for people who need to get organized quickly, and get the work done efficiently. The design is not “cute,” but the layout is simple. There is a lot of space for goal planning, and writing notes. I love that feature! And the planner also contains 12 motivational quotes on cardstock that are designed to be removed from the book! This planner is $55.
With so many options it can be hard to select which is best for you! Take into consideration a few things- do you prefer simple? Do you like color? Do you need a lot of space for writing? Are you going to carry it a lot or will it sit on your desk? Do you prefer a dated or undated calendar? How much do you want to spend on a planner?
I can’t wait to share what I’ve selected! I think after reviewing, I’ve found the closest to perfect fit… but stay tuned because I am in the middle of working on a HUGE 2017 goal!