A new year is typically when a lot have a fresh start with a new planner. If you are new around here a few things…. 1) HI! 2) I prefer to plan on paper. Some would say the old fashioned way, but oh the world of paper planning is anything but old fashioned. With so many options, sometimes it’s hard to pick just one, or in my case stick to just one for a full year. Also I prefer to start a fresh planner more on an academic calendar. Starting a fresh calendar that goes along with my kids starting a new school year, just works for me.
So here is my planner lineup for 2020. If you want to see more, including some additional planners that just didn’t make the cut, watch the video below.
Up first is the my Erin Condren Life Planner. I started in this neutral hourly edition in July, and the plan (haha, get it) is to stay in this book until the end of June. This planner is primarily used to organize my family. Home tasks, appointments, kids school info, extra curricular activities and travel.
My second book is a favorite that I put aside through the fall to try something different. This Erin Condren Petite Folio system is so customizable and versatile. For my folio I am using 4 petite planners. One is simply a notebook with no defined use, the second is a meal planner. I also use the focused collection monthly book for my social media planning. Lastly, I am using the daily planner. This book is perfect for structuring your day and maximizing productivity.
I get asked a lot about what planner I use for work. I don’t touch on it much because honestly, the system we have set up in the office is a shared digital calendar that is super organized and works really well. I do however like to have a simple planner with a monthly view where I track my hours on paper (along with vacations and travel). I also like it to have a weekly view for note taking. Being able to look back on when a topic was discussed or a project was completed. This year I am going to use this Emily Ley Simplified planner that is a collab with At A Glance.
Lastly, I love a big wall calendar. The first I have is for my office. It is by post it, and it is so multi functional. I use it to brainstorm longterm for my blog and youtube channel. The second is a fridge calendar that I use to keep my family all on the same page.
I know it seems like a lot, one book may work for you, heck no paper planning may be your thing….. that’s the awesome thing about planning, after YEARS of being in the planner community online I have learned that everyone has different needs when it comes to planning. You have to find what works for you, and have fun along the way finding what that thing that works is!
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