I have always loved planners, so I wanted to quickly rate some of the best planners, in my opinion, for work and school. It is that time of year, after all!
If I’ve never used a planner, I won’t share my thoughts on it, but I do mention a few planners I want to try at the end of this post.
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Planner review: The Day Designer
In my personal opinion, this is the end all, be all of planners – if you use your planner every day. If you do not use your planner every day, this is too much planner for you. The layout is awesome – an hourly layout plus a to do list for every day. There are a few extra boxes for gratitude, priorities, etc. I usually skip those or repurpose those.
The Day Designer is absolutely beautiful, to begin with. The cover designs are classy, and the materials are great quality. I use Papermate Flairs and Staedtler Fineliners in my planner, and the bleed is minimal.
Planner review: Erin Condren LifePlanner
There are a lot of options when it comes to the layout of the Erin Condren LifePlanner. But if you want to use your LifePlanner for notes, to dos or anything other than daily/weekly/monthly planning, I found that difficult.
The cover customization is a huge plus, not to mention all of the made-for-EC stickers and accessories.
Planner review: Plum Paper Planner
The Plum Paper Planner is incredibly customizable. If you run a business, I totally recommend this planner! You can add page layouts for so many different goals and projects and find the planner that does everything you need it to.
I wasn’t wild about the cover customizations – that’s personal preference, obviously. And I never saw a reason this planner was that much better than the Day Designer, if you don’t need extra pages that are outside of a daily, weekly or monthly planner.
Planner review: Lilly Pulitzer Planner
How did I manage to use this planner for two years? This is an incredibly popular planner, especially among college students, but if you need dedicated space for each day, I’d avoid it.
As far as planners go, this is only a good fit if you do very minimal week-at-a-glance planning. If you need hourly layouts or more room, I would invest in a different planner with more features and flexibility.
Planners I’ve never used but hear good things about
- The Happy Planner
- The Passion Planner
- The Golden Coil
- Best Self Co.