I consider myself to be very tech savvy, but there are some things that just need to be written down. Like a weekly to-do list, goals for the month, an ever-changing gym schedule and so much more. Plus, I really love the gratification of crossing things off.
To kick off 2012 on the right foot, I’m in the midst of choosing the perfect planner so I’m taking you along and sharing my top picks! I’m still not sure which one I’m settling on yet, but It will be chosen from among the following. The last option is a Free Planner Printable courtesy of Binx!
I’d love to hear from you about what your thoughts are on planners!
Here are my picks for the Top Planners for 2012:
#1: momAgenda Day Planner – sold at PaperDolls of Saratoga, Saratoga Springs NY
I fell in love with this planner on my last visit to PaperDolls. It’s beautiful and classy yet filled with tons of features. There are two versions, the Mini which runs August-August (to follow the school schedule) and the Desktop version with runs August through the following December (17 months of planning bliss!) Weekly schedules, goal setting guides, space for notes on books, movies, fashion, music, party planning, medical info, and tons more. Stop in to PaperDolls and check them out!
#2: Erin Condren Life Planner
This is the go-to planner for the on-the-go mama. The Life Planner will help simplify your schedule, get organized, and keep it all together. Design and attention to detail are what makes this planner stand out. These planners come personalized with your name, photos, and other options and are full of color and whimsical design elements. Handy tabs keep everything at your fingertips. Prices start at $50.
#3: Sarah Pinto Eco-Friendly Planners
Simple, stylish, functional and green! These planners are simple, and would make a perfect addition to your smartphone to jot down those notes and appointments that come up. Spiral bound and budget-friendly at $20.
Small enough to be portable but with plenty of room to plan, this little book is loaded with organizing features! Full 17 months, Aug. 2011 – Dec. 2012. Week-per-spread view is divided into spaces to track up to five family members.
Includes 60 tear-off lists in back to use for Shopping or To Do and 286 stickers for tracking appointments, events, activities, and tasks. At $14.99 this is a great deal too!
Letter C Design is a paper goods Etsy store. This weekly planner caught my eye as being simple and understated. It also comes with your choice of cover. Small enough to carry in your purse, but fully functional. The planner has a week per page with each month featuring a different simple pattern in a muted color on top. The weekly pages have a block for each day with room to write events and appointments. $28.75 each
#6: Bob’s Your Uncle – Planner Journal
Fifty-two spreads, Monday-Sunday plus “Someday” for goals and ambitions! An undated journal with half hour time slots, wire bound. A little larger than most, at 7″x9.5″, but fun and flexible. $18.
#7: Make your own with Planner Pages Print your Own
Mom’s Business Agenda
Instructions: Print the pages front to back. Take it to your local copy center (like Staples) and tell them you want 55 double sided copies (52 weeks per year, with a few extra for mistakes). You’ll want those copies spiral bound with a plastic front & back cover. Mine has an extra sheet of colored paper after the clear cover so you don’t see into the inside of the planner. In total it only cost me $18 for a totally custom planner. Enjoy! Planner Pages Print your Own
What are some of your goals for 2012? Are you using a paper planner or all digital? Share with us!