Here’s a question: do you guys keep planners? I know I do, and I enjoy keeping myself organized and my life carefully catalogued, by mapping out my activities onto their pages (and sometimes I wish I could project that obsessive compulsion onto my pigsty of a room, haha!) And though it may sound like a hassle (because why would you hanker on to live life in non-spontaneity?) believe me when I say, its actually oodles of fun.
So if you guys are thinking of getting yourselves planners for the next year (and if you already have, tell me about it!) then maybe you’ll find the perfect match with these finds! I’m not sure if some of these are available outside of the Philippines, but I do buy mine from either Fullybooked or an online shop, so they should be around somewhere 😀
For Optimum Organization. This is a printable planner by Jennifer Jones, and as always it’s a helluva lot of pretty, and I HEART it. The Daily Planner features an amusing cover page, and each subsequent turn is designed to help you map out your life in days, weeks, and months, and help you keep track of all the important dates and events you need to remember. In addition, you can choose to add a meal planning option, prerequisites for the foodies and food bums (like me!) out there. You may avail of the printables to this planner at Jen’s Etsy Shop (it’s currently unavailable printed and packaged, and comes only in digital PDF files, which may sound like an inconvenience, but is tip-top and up to snuff if you want to filter out the unnecessary pages).
- Colorful intro page
- Pre- filled dates with optional meal planning
- Two-page monthly calendar
- Two-page daily spread
- 15 options for personalized cover sheet
- Extra printables for special dates and contacts
- Pages for notes
For The Posh And Sophisticated. Erin Condren has, and will always be an organization inspiration to me, and his/her planners are much the same (and even then, I honestly don’t know what his/her gender is, haha!) But the thing is, Erin’s works are in all likelihood, the most elaborate and all-inclusive planners out there, which is ear candy to the copious and finicky. It features a wide range of extras for planning, in addition to the basic daily, weekly, and monthly spreads, plus a fully customizable cover (you can even use your own photo and have your name printed in colorful font. How cool is that?) And the verdict? If your wallet can take it, this is well worth the expense.
- Laminated cover and monthly tabs
- Inspirational quotes
- Perpetual calendar
- Monthly and weekly spreads
- Snap-in page holder with a ruler double function
- Pages for meal / exercise / list plans
- Lined and blank notes pages
- Contacts pages
- 240 colorful stickers for important events
- Plastic pouch with gift labels
For The Little Bookish. I love Moleskins! Being the exceedingly practicable person that I am however, I don’t happen to revel in a purchase every so often. From time to time, it’s too operose to resist, especially if it’s a planner as perky and attractive as this ode to a beloved classic. If you’re into simple, no-nonsense planners with pocket-sized options, then this one is a worthwhile choice.
- Silkscreen Antwerp blue cover with reproduced pages from The Little Prince
- Themed flyleaves
- Bookmark ribbon and elastic closure
- Themed inserts
- Address book
- 2 The Little Prince cardboard bookmarks
For The Artistic Fun Lover. The Doodle Planner is, by all means, my favorite in this selection, and is what I’m using for the next year (which is exciting!!) I’m big on nursing artistic whim and maximizing personalization, so doodling and scribbling on planners is something of an urge I can’t supress. Apart from the fact that you can design and color in entire pages (which is pure bliss if you own a set of 0.3 mm point Stabilo pens. Am I weird yet?) This planner also consists of quirky pages for keeping track of places to go, movies to watch, restaurants to try, and books to read, and even comes with a page-muncher bookmark (also customizable—NOICE) It’s a Pinoy-made Planner though, so I’m not sure that it’s available outside the country, but you can always check Fullybooked otherwise—they’re likely to have something similar.
- Cover in either black or white
- Laminate cover and smythe sewn binding
- Pen bandolier (pens not included)
- Page muncher template
- Monthly artworks to fill in
- Perpetual calendar and daily / monthly spreads
- Monthly expense tracker
- Notes and 2014 Life Plan pages
- Moodi plushie (for purchases from the Online Store)
For The Dedicated Blogger. This one was Octavia at Read. Sleep. Repeat’s top secret project for a time, which, taking into account her busy blogging life, is an ultimately impressive feat. If you’re into planning your life based on your blog activities, this handy planner is definitely the one, specifically designed to cater to book bloggers, and speaking for the general book blogging populace, I think that’s totally the bomb diggity. If you want it to know what it looks like though, check Octavia’s blog post yourself (and #shamelessplug: ORDER NOW!)
- Weekly calendars with post types and check boxes
- Calendars with ARC sections
- Review notes with star ratings
- Giveaway pages
- ‘Random thoughts’ section
- Tour and blitz tracker
- Blog spending space
- ARC tracker
And that’s it for this post, and I sure do hope it helped you out in some way! But now, as always, it’s your turn: do you use planners? If you are, which one are / will you be using? Tell me in the comments below!