Here are the best planners for 2020 that will help you get organized so that you can start the new decade off of the right foot!
Gosh, can you believe we are getting ready to start a new decade? During 2020, I will be marking not only a new decade BUT a new decade in my life. Yes, I am turning the big 50!
I can remember a time when I thought 50 was old. Now, as I’m on the downhill slide towards it, I’ve come to realize it’s NOT old at all. Even though many of our friends have grandchildren already and are empty-nesters, we still have two in school. Including one in Elementary. So we have a very long time until it’s just the two of us again.
Between keeping up with my kids schedules, my schedule, my husband’s schedule, as well as the daily tasks involved with running a home; I rely heavily on my planner.
I have been an avid plan of planners since the mid 1990s. One of my former employers required all of their staff members to use a Franklin Covey planner. I remember that planner well. Even though I had always been a fan (and I still am) of writing things down on paper; there was just something about using that planner. Maybe it’s the looking ahead. It could be the ability to write everything down in one place. Or maybe it’s just the fact that you feel more prepared.
Whatever the reason may be, if you are a life-long fan of planners or you are looking into one for the first time; be forewarned that it may become your newest addiction!
Even if a planner isn’t really what you are looking for, a yearly desk calendar is another fantastic way to stay organized. Here are some things to think about before purchasing your very first planner.
WHAT TO THINK ABOUT WHEN LOOKING FOR A PLANNER
1. What will be the purpose of the planner?
Will you be keeping track of just your own life? Or will you be keeping track of everyone’s schedules? If you are the family time keeper, then I would suggest either a Daily or Weekly planner.
2. Do you want a daily planner or a monthly planner?
Some planners will have pages for each day of the month in addition to a monthly calendar. Monthly planners usually just have one page for each month of the year.
3. What size are you looking for?
You can find mini ones to fit in your handbag or backpack, desk sized ones, or regular desk calendars.
4. Do you want a calendar that is strictly January through December or one that is based on the school year?
I actually use both types because I use two planners. I use a mid-year one for planning out the kids schedules and life. I use a yearly one for work.
HERE IS OUR LIST OF THE BEST PLANNERS OF 2020:
1. My Infinite Agenda 2020 Daily Planner, My Infinite Agenda, $ Varies
The Mid-Year Planner is $39 (these are the ones that go from August to August) and the Yearly Planner is $58. These planners have daily goal sections, inspiration quotes, and so much more.
2. The Classic Happy Planner, me & my BIG ideas, $27.99 – $32.99
They have a wide variety of planners available. My calendar year planner design this year is the Confetti Glam Girl .
3. Day Designer Planners, Day Designer, Varies $
These planners have a daily view page that contains an hourly schedule in 30 minute increments, Top priority items, To-Do lists, a notes section and an inspiration quote plus a dedicated gratitude section.
If you aren’t a fan of planning out each day but prefer to look at the whole month at a glance, then a monthly planner is a great option for you.
Flexible Cover, Twin-Wire Binding, 8″ x 10″
12-Month Planner with Tabs & Pocket & Label, Contacts and Passwords, 8.5″ x 11″, Thick Paper, January – December 2020, Twin-Wire Binding – Black by Artfan
3. Erin Condren 12 – Month 2020 Focused Monthly Petite Planner (January – December 2020)
This is more of a petite planner and isn’t as large as the others. There are also 26 lined pages included in this planner.
If you prefer a more creative way to plan out your day then a bullet journal may be the way to go. There are Instagram pages, Pinterest board, and videos all dedicated to this art of planning.
1. Bullet Journal Notebook, $25, Amazon
This bullet journal includes tons of dotted pages, a blank key and a blank index.
2. Pink Bullet Journal, $20, Paper Source
This bright pink bullet journal includes a guide to help you get started, 240 pages and a gusseted pocket.
If a planner seems like too big of a commitment, but you still want to get organized professionally, then a desk calendar may be the right move.
1. Bloom Daily 2019 Desk or Wall Calendar, $35, Amazon
Bloom Daily 2019 Desk or Wall Calendar
This desk calendar is filled with elegant floral designs that will brighten up your work area all year long.
2. Office Depot Large Monthly Desk Pad Calendar, $11, Walmart
Office Depot Large Monthly Desk Pad Calendar
For those who want something very simple just to keep track of meetings and phone calls, this desk calendar is a good option. It’s inexpensive and a Walmart best-seller.