12 Planners You Need to Buy Now to Get 2016 Started Right
With 2016 coming quickly, you’re probably figuring out how to kick off the next year right. What better way to do that than to invest in an awesome personal planner that’ll inspire you not only to get your stuff done—but to get it done better.
1. If You Want to Look Like the CEO
What’s really great about this one in particular is that it’s elegantly designed for someone who has a lot to do, but who wants to look calm, cool, and collected, too.
Bonus: It has tear-out sheets in the back that include things like a travel checklist, a password log, recipe cards, a blog planner, and several more blank to-do lists. Basically every future CEO should have one of these. Dress for the job you want, right?
2. If You Enjoy Simplistic Design
If you don’t like carrying around a bulky notebook (or do the majority of your organizing from your desk), this calendar to-do list pad is perfect. It combines the simplistic nature of the Passion Planner with a cool design.
You’ll be the hippest person in the office with this one, guaranteed.
3. If You Never Leave Your Computer
I don’t know about you, but most of my to-do list items come from my computer screen. If you want a physical reminder of what you have coming up, this weekly keyboard memopad is awesome.
Other plus: It’s super-cheap as far as planners go.
4. If You Want to Add an Extra Hour to Your Day
Planner Pad products aren’t just schedulers, they’re actually meant to help you organize your to-do list items for maximum productivity. You can create goals, track your improvement, and figure out what’s most important for you to work on each day.
All in all, it sounds like a productivity guru’s dream.
5. If You Don’t Want to Lug Around a Huge Planner
Maybe you’re trying to be more environmentally friendly, or maybe you just don’t want to carry more than a month’s worth of to-do lists and notes. This printable planner allows you to download a sheet that you can use at your own leisure. That means you only print pages when you need them.
6. If You’re a Visual Person
What other datebook allows you to draw while you organize your life? Draw Your Tomorrow gives you enough space to write out your tasks, plan your days, and doodle all you want. And this time around, your teacher won’t yell at you for making a mess of your agenda.
7. If You Like Geometric Patterns
What’s simpler than a bunch of squares? Poketo breaks down the planner to its barest form: large squares for different days that allow you to decide what goes there. And, this is cool—it comes in three sizes, so you can decide which one works best for your lifestyle!
8. If You Want Something Fun and Interactive
Adam Kurtz is an artist and author who’s created a ton of different products, but this one takes the cake. In addition to the usual scheduling and to-do list components, this particular organizer also contains interactive pages, jokes, and other fun tidbits that’ll make getting your life in order way more fun.
9. If You Like to Go Big or Go Home
Do you like to have your entire year laid out right in front of you? If so, this is a big and very colorful way to do so. Oh, and it probably won’t hurt your team’s productivity, you know, to display it where everyone can see it.
10. If You Want to Feel Glamorous
Looking for a classy planner option? Modcloth’s Glam With a Plan planner is an awesome investment that comes with fun illustrations and straightforward organization. Oh, and did I mention it comes with stickers?
11. If You’re a Pop Culture Nerd
May the force be with you when you’re using this awesome limited edition planner.
12. If You Want a Classic Option
Lilly Pulitzer topped my planner list last year, and I’m including it again because there’s a reason it continues to be the prom queen of organizers: It’s great. Another plus: There are new designs to choose from every year.
Lily is a writer, editor, and social media manager, as well as co-founder of The Prospect, the world’s largest student-run college access organization. In addition to her writing with The Muse, she also serves as an editor at HelloFlo and Her Campus. Recently, she was named one of Glamour’s Top 10 College Women for her work helping underserved youth get into college. You can follow Lily on Twitter.More from this Author