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    24 Best Planners To Help You Get Your Life Together In 2021

    The year's gonna do what it do, but at least you'll be organized through it all.

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    1. A functional dated pocket planner that's small enough to toss in most any bag so it's always on hand even if you're rushing between meetings.


    What's included: dated monthly and weekly spreads, two yearly overviews (2021–2022), contacts pages, nine pages for extra notes, a pen holder, two ribbon bookmarks, an expandable inner pocket, and an elastic band closure.

    Promising review: "This is the second year I've bought this calendar, and it's great. Nice leather cover, wonderful paper (easy to write on, sturdy), and overall the best one I've ever owned. For years I bought At-A-Glance pocket calendars, but no more! This is a winner!" —K. Silber

    Get it from Amazon for 9.99+ (available in four styles).

    2. A comprehensive Layered Living Planner with tools to organize and set goals for the 12 layers of your life — everything from wellness and relationships to career and finances!

    HerSpace Co.

    HerSpace Co. is a small biz founded by two Black women separated by over 500 miles. Between them, they have created 235 pages of original content designed to help modern people juggle every part of their increasingly multifaceted lives.

    What's included: dated yearly, monthly, and weekly calendars; monthly and quarterly tabs; inside front and back pockets along with goal planning; progress assessments; reflections; and notes sections throughout.

    Get it from HerSpace Co. for $55.

    3. A straightforward monthly planner that's got exactly what you need and nothing that you don't, with basic calendar spreads to plan out the next 18 months. Plus, it's incredibly thin and lightweight so it'll be easy to take with you for on-the-go organization.


    What's included: 18 tabbed, dated monthly spreads (from Jan. 2021–June 2022), back inner pocket, 2021–2023 yearly overview, important contacts pages, four password pages, 12 notes pages, and a personal information page.

    Promising review: "The cover is a soft matte feel, which is very nice. The days of the month are narrow ruled 1/4 inch — a good size for a full day's schedule if needed. The design is very crisp and vibrant, and looks better in person than it does in the photos. My favorite feature is the month tabs and clear thick pocket in the back of the planner, as my last three planners did not have a storage pocket. The wire binding seems very sturdy, so no worries about the top or bottom of the ring binding coming undone or becoming bent. Plenty of pages for contacts, notes, passwords, etc. Overall this is a great buy and should last!" —Melody Goebel

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    4. A 12-month Clever Fox planner with undated monthly and weekly spreads so you can start and stop at any time without wasted pages. For more than just jotting down appointments, this planner walks you through defining and executing yearly, monthly, and weekly goals to boost productivity in every area of life.

    What's included: 12 undated monthly spreads, 52 undated weekly spreads with to-do lists and goal trackers, awareness and gratitude section, blank vision board space, year goal planner, 50 dot grid pages, 150 colorful planner stickers, an elastic band closure, and a premium gift box.

    Promising review: "I have been through A LOT of planners but always come up with the Goldilocks effect. 'This one is too simple so I don’t feel I’m actually planning for achieving any goals. This one is too complicated to ACTUALLY fill out each week.' Enter the Clever Fox Planner and it is just right! The paper is thick and does not bleed through with any pens I have tried so far. There is a TON of dotted paper in the back for additional bullet journaling and a pocket as well to hold stickers, stencils, etc. I will definitely be ordering another one!" —Amber Eldridge

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in two colors).

    5. A hardcover dot grid journal for anyone whose been stocking up on fountain pens and has a Pinterest filled will bullet journal inspo. Complete with an index section and 124 numbered pages, this journal is the perfect blank canvas for creating your personalized planner.,

    What's included: four index pages, 124 numbered pages, a customizable label for the cover and spine, two bookmarks, an inner pocket, and an elastic band closure.

    Promising review: "Beautifully formed and created for bullet journaling! Pages are thick, cream, numbered, and fountain pen-friendly. No bleed-through, just slight shadowing (depending on the pen). Stamp friendly and great for sketching. Great book! It also has two bookmarks, which are extremely helpful. I love it. I bought the teal because I wanted a pop of color. Well worth the price. I'm so tired of purchasing overpriced journals. This one is above its class." —CiTy Mc Kenzie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. A Plum Paper college student planner to meet the varied needs of students with a range of customization options, multiple layouts, extra pages to track courses, reading lists, exams and more!

    A coiled planner with a badge that says "Brynlee" and "Let peace be your guide" sitting next to a pencil
    Plum Paper

    Plum Paper is a California-based small biz that started designing simple notecard and wedding invitations. Eventually they expanded into the planners they're known for today, with every item designed and handmade in their San Diego office.

    What's included: year at a glance, dated monthly and weekly spreads (choose from six, 12, or 18 months), student overview page, course overview spread, final exam schedule, exam study tracker, assigned reading tracker, group project planner, brainstorm pages, and two pages of stickers.

    Get it from Plum Paper for $20+ (available in two sizes, three layout options, and a wide range of personalization choices).s

    7. A reusable smart planner with a QR code on every page so you can save digital versions of your agenda to popular cloud services like Google Drive and OneNote. When you're done, just erase with the included microfiber cloth and reuse this planner again and again!

    What's included: annual event planner pages; undated monthly, weekly, and daily spreads; a goals section; a freeform notes section; one Pilot Frixion Pen; and one microfiber eraser cloth. Compatible with iOS and Android devices.

    Promising review: "I recommend this product for anyone who likes to use a planner. Especially those of us who what to keep our old planners but do not want to store the paper and those who are disconcerted by the volume of paper consumed. The planner design is intuitive, focuses on the positive, and the graphics enhance without distracting. The last five pages can make a text transcript, while the planner does not for what I think are obvious reasons. The six-page goal setting section is well designed to help you clarify any size goal: big goals such as annual or quarterly, very short-term goals such as this week or day, and project planning. And any pages throughout the planner that do not fit your needs are easily repurposed since the graphics are light and the spaces are large. Do use only Pilot Frixion products of which there is quite a variety." —randy hall

    Get it from Amazon for $35+ (available in two sizes and in four colors).

    8. A stylish vegan leather planner with an impressive number of five-star reviews, dated monthly and weekly spreads, large lined sections for writing out appointments, and a suite of guided goal-setting tools like a space for creating your own vision board.


    What's included: 12 dated and tabbed monthly calendars; 53 dated weekly spreads; one important dates page; three contacts pages; a goal planning section; six lined, four dotted, and five grid pages for notes; interior storage pocket; a gift box; a ruler; a matching clip-in bookmark; and an elastic band closure.

    Promising review: "I love this planner! I have such a hard time finding a planner I like every year, but I think I've found my go-to. I like the color scheme, the tabs for each month, the monthly layout, the amount of extra lined pages there are, and the room you have for each day of the week. Saturday and Sunday have their own space, unlike some other planners where they are both put together in one spot. Also, I love the fact that there is a little space at the end of each day in a different color box (I use it for my workouts or goals for the day). It's perfect for me and I'd recommend it to anyone else." —Claire Gijsbers

    Get it from Amazon for $19.49+ (available in two styles).

    9. A 12-month life planner you can customize nearly every detail of, from the cover and coil colors to the layout. Even personalize it with your name, so no one gets confused who's got their life together with such an impeccably organized planner.

    Erin Condren

    In 2005, Erin Condren founded a small stationery business she ran out of her children's bedroom. Since then, the brand has grown into a leader in the organization space and gives back through a number of charitable partnerships with groups like Black Girls Code and Donors Choose.

    Start personalizing this 7-inch-by-9-inch planner; choose your cover design (even add your name), coordinate your coil, select your interior weekly layout (vertical, horizontal, or hourly), and finish it off by selecting an interior color scheme!

    What's included: 12-month tabbed calendars, dated weekly spreads, notes pages, contacts page, four sticker sheets, one keep-it-together folder, four sticker sheets, a snap-in ruler, and a storage box.

    Get it from Erin Condren for $55+ (also available in a daily version).

    10. A classy 12-month diary planner with a full page per day to outline packed schedules in perfect detail. Notably, the stylish lay-flat design means you won't have to try and pin this planner down when writing out your to-dos.


    What's included: yearly overview with holidays, 12 month tabs, individual pages for every day covering 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 15 lined notes pages, lay-flat binding, a pen loop, two ribbon bookmarks, inner storage pocket, and an elastic band closure.

    Promising review: "I was really excited to get this and it really lived up to my expectations. From opening the journal, there's a yearly overview and on the following page, there's space for you to write down specific events. There's lots of space to write down anything you have planned for the day. The months laid on the side of the journal makes it super easy to navigate. There are also two bookmarks, which is super helpful. It's also super nice how every page is able to lie flat down. One thing I will point out though is that the pages are a little thinner than expected; however, I tested and used a gel pen on one of the pages and it didn't seem to bleed through, so not a big deal. Really nice journal overall!" —Jane

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in black and brown).

    11. A tearaway Boss desk pad dreamed up by graphic designer Stormy Nesbit, who aptly describes this planner pad on her website as "Black girl magic but make it stationery."

    A desk pad that says "weekly planner" with boxes to write in for each day of the week and an illustration in the bottom right corner of a Black woman wearing a shirt that says "boss"
    Stormy Nesbit

    Stormy Nesbit, a Black graphic designer, runs her eponymous shop from Phoenix where she sells shirts, notebooks, prints, and more featuring her striking illustrations that largely celebrate Black women.

    What's included: This 8.5-inch-by-11-inch desk pad features 40 tearaway sheets with a hard cardboard backing

    Get it from Stormy Nesbit for $15 (originally $20).

    12. A bestselling dated family organizer for months of household organization thanks to your standard monthly/weekly layouts and a ton of functional add-ons like tear-off grocery lists, daily meal planning, and extra pages for need-to-remember notes.


    What's included: year at a glance section, dated weekly and monthly spreads spanning 17 months (August 2020–December 2021), two planner sticker sheets with over 225 stickers, interior storage pocket, tear-off grocery lists for easy weekly meal planning, goal-setting and notes pages, and a removable cover band.

    Promising review: "This is our third year purchasing this organizer. It is a nice way for my husband and me to keep track of each other's events and all the things we need to remember, especially since he prefers a paper calendar to an electronic one. There is nice space for notes, lists, and other things we can now have all in the same place." —Katie H

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49.

    13. A budget-friendly Blue Sky 12-month planner with straight-forward monthly and weekly layouts that'll keep you on task and organized for the whole year — without any unnecessary fluff.


    What's included: dated monthly spreads with previous and next month reference calendars and a notes section, dated weekly spreads with lined writing space, a list of holidays, reference calendars, contacts pages, and extra notes pages.

    Promising review: "Used for daily organization. Second or third year I've used one of these, and they are great! Concise enough so that they are not bulky to carry around, and they have all the info I need to keep things moving on a busy day. Excellent product!" —Terry Eargle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A gorgeous Rifle Paper Co. 12-month planner that's pretty enough to make a convert out of even the most feverent physical calendar skeptics.


    What's included: dated monthly views and weekly spreads with to-do list sections; extra pages to list celebrations, notes, and contacts; and interior pockets.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $30.

    15. A cosmic astrological planner for anyone looking to deepen their zodiac practice beyond morning sessions with the Co-Star app. Along with being a standard planner, it serves as a planetary teaching guide with how-tos, moon phase tracking, retrograde dates, and just about everything else you might need to better connect with the cosmos.

    Shamans Market

    In 1999, the founders of Shamans Market began to import the products they used in their shamanic practice from the countries they had learned it from — namely Peru — as a way of supporting the shaman community in the US and globally. Now having expanded into lifestyle products, they offer a wide range of eco-friendly, artisan-made goods, many of which support the indigenous people working to maintain their culture.

    What's included: intention planning, dated monthly and weekly spreads, weekly goal tracking, menstrual cycle tracking with the moon, astrological month at a glance, planetary movements and retrogrades visual guide, two ribbon bookmarks, inside back pockets, an elastic band closure, how-to guides, personal birth chart space, and so much more!

    Promising review: "This journal is loaded with information. As someone who is new to deep astrology, I think this journal will be a great way for me to familiarize myself with the aspects, energetics, terms, and symbols of astrology and apply it to my life. Thank you!" —Frances C.

    Get it from Shamans Market for $45 (also available in white and in a mini size).

    16. A convenient digital planner that's compatible with most any device and will cover your organizational needs all the way through 2022. This affordable bundle includes layouts to better structure virtually every aspect of your life and can be easily customized by simply replicating the pages you like and deleting the ones you don't!

    An iPad with a digital calendar pulled up with text that reads "The Ultimate Digital Planner: dated – hyperlinked – for GoodNotes, Notability...Ect" and "Monday & Sunday Starts, 650+ stickers, 2021 + 2022"
    The Planners Collective / Etsy

    The Planners Collective is a small biz selling thoughtfully designed digital planning tools, from calendars to recipe books, since 2019.

    What's included: two dated planners (2021 and 2022) in different colors selected from one of 15 cover options; dated yearly, monthly, and weekly overview pages; daily planning pages; hyperlinked index pages; lined, grid, dotted, and blank note pages; 650+ digital stickers; and a slew of lifestyle pages like meal planners, habit trackers, and to-do lists (just to name a few!). All pages can be easily duplicated or removed to perfectly fit your needs.

    This download is compatible with Apple, Android, and Microsoft devices (on desktop, tablet, or mobile) and is designed to be used as a PDF with any annotation app such as GoodNotes, Notability, Xodo, etc so you can access your agenda across devices.

    Promising review: "Amazing amazing amazing! It’s so cute, so functional, and the seller is beyond sweet. I HIGHLY recommend! It’s exactly what I was looking for, and I love that I can use it to blend my teacher life and my real life." —Hannah Koele

    Get it from The Planners Collective on Etsy for $10.69.

    17. A popular 16-week Papier Joy planner with undated pages that make it easy to start and stop with no wasted paper. Each week begins with a thoughtfully designed dashboard where you can track tasks, review goals, write shopping lists (plus a lot more), and still have tons of space for everyday reminders and appointments with designated pages for each day of the week.


    What's included: covers 16 weeks with three overview pages and seven daily pages per week, a mind map page, nine lined pages for extra notes, sections throughout for setting and reflecting on goals, and a ribbon bookmark.

    Get it from Papier for $28.99 (available in three colors).

    18. A research-backed undated 90-day Panda planner that's really a lot of different things — agenda, goal planner, gratitude journal, diary, and more — wrapped up in one sleek book. All in the name of increased productivity!

    What's included: undated monthly, weekly, and daily spreads covering 90 days with sections for goal and task tracking, elastic band closure, inner storage pocket, and three bookmarks

    Promising review: "I used to stress over my to-do list, jumping from task to task with very little organization and always feeling like I had forgotten something. I'd wake up in a panic thinking of everything that I had to do and had to remember. I now take just a few minutes to plan my month, my week, my day...and there's no stress. I just have to work through my list and not worry about anything else. At the end of the day, I'm often surprised to realize how much I accomplished and that I don't have that 'What have I forgotten???' feeling. I love that the pages are undated because I usually don't need Saturday or Sunday in other planners, or if I go on holiday I won't end up with a bunch of empty wasted pages. For me, this planner is perfect." —Stacey

    Get it from Amazon for $20.97.

    19. An elegant leather agenda equipped with credit card slots, document pockets, and binder rings that make it easy to swap out new agenda pages year after year — whether you buy or make them yourself!

    Cloth & Paper

    Established in 2015, Cloth & Paper is a Black-owned business founded by Ashley Reynolds offering beautiful leather agendas, paper planner inserts, glittering foil dividers, and exclusive stationery.

    What's included: a leather binder that can hold roughly 175 pages with six credit card slots, document pockets, a snap closure, and a pen loop. After you pick your agenda, select the planner inserts and dividers that best fit your needs and build your perfect planner.

    Get it from Cloth & Paper for $129.90+ (available in two sizes and in two styles).

    20. A flexible undated homeschool planner to organize the needs of homeschool newbies and veterans alike with special sections to plan lessons, track grades, set supplies budgets, and more. It's useful whether you're handling the education of one kid or eight.


    What's included: undated monthly calendars, weekly lesson planner for seven subjects, monthly tracking dashboards, curriculum and resources list, password tracker, reading list, attendance tracker, budget sheets, and more.

    Promising review: "I have four kids and it’s my first (and only, I hope) year of homeschooling. I realized my regular planner was not up to the challenge, and I needed something unique. THIS has fit the bill! I use different pens for different kids. I keep track of lessons each day and it gives me places for to-do lists and goals, passwords, events, and more. My husband would say 'Why don’t you just use your phone?' Maybe some can, but having it all laid out in front of me in a book has been a lifesaver for me. Someone recommended taking it to FedEx to have it spiraled and that was the best advice ever! It’s so easy to flip back and forth now." —Jules

    Get it from Amazon for $9.21.

    21. A BookFactory weekly organizer that's small in size but big on organization, with streamlined weekly layouts featuring plenty of lined space to write out all your appointments and reminders.

    What's included: yearly "advanced planning" section; dated weekly lined pages (with smaller sections for Saturdays and Sundays); 16-page full-color world map; a ribbon bookmark; a first aid spread with details on CPR; and an area for birthdays, anniversaries, addresses, and telephone numbers.

    Promising review: "Amazingly great and quality planner. I plan to use it to carry with me in my purse and it's exactly what I wanted and needed. It has a section in the back for adding information for the next year. And has information like maps of the world, time zone info, and much more." —Joan N

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A handy weekly planner pad for anyone whose planning style is a bit more one-and-done. This tearaway pad is an organized way to record quick reminders at your desk or on the go since it'll actually fit in your compact cross-body purse.


    Get it from Target for $8.99 (also available in light green and in a daily version).

    23. A monthly planner subscription that delivers a constant flow of fresh inspiration by sending a new planner out every month. Every issue is unique and centered around different themes like "Dreaming" for January and "Endearment" for February.

    Silk + Sonder

    A POC and woman-owned small biz, Silk + Sonder was founded by Meha Agrawal with the goal of creating personalized self-care tools for the modern womxn.

    Note, that Silk + Sonder currently only ships within the US.

    What's included: calendar spreads, habit trackers, coloring, and more!

    Get it from Silk + Sonder for $19.95/month (You'll receive the February issue first, unless specified in your order).

    24. An eco-conscious undated six-month planner that's the culmination of tech exec and start-up founder Kate Matsudaira's decade-long quest for the perfect notebook. The result combines the functionality of a planner with the sleek aesthetic of a modern notebook with space to keep your ideas, plans, and goals all in one place.

    Ink + Volt

    After a successful career in tech, Kate Matsudaira founded Ink + Volt to create the tools for success that she had spent so much time looking for. Now her brand designs and sells notebooks, planners, and stationery of all kinds with the mission of helping customers achieve their highest possible impact.

    What's included: yearly theme and goals, six undated monthly calendars and goals, 30-day challenges, six months worth of undated weekly spreads and goals, inspiration prompts, 88 perforated notes pages, interior storage pocket, lay-flat binding, two ribbon bookmarks.

    Promising review: "I have really enjoyed the planner — it is elegant and usable. Thank you for thoughtfully designing it. I know I have been more productive because of the accountability it offers. It is truly well designed — enough structure but plenty of opportunity for customization." —Rae B.

    Get it from Ink + Volt for $32.50 (available in seven colors).

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