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    Dec 7, 2019

    23 Planners For 2020 To Help You Have Your Most Organized Year Yet

    New decade, new you. It's time to *actually* get organized.

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    Note: All planners are 12-month unless otherwise stated — i.e., undated, three months, etc.

    1. A Simple Elephant agenda with undated pages so you can start, stop, and pick up again whenever you need to. It has tools for you to visualize your goals, organize your thoughts, and really decide what you want to focus on this year.

    BuzzFeed, Amazon

    What it includes:

    –Undated pages, so you can skip weeks and pick up where you left on without losing pages

    –Weekly spreads with “Goals For This Week, “Successes,” and “What I Can Do Better”

    –Two "My Focus" pages in the beginning of the planner where you list out what you’re grateful for, write down some affirmations, and write down your top five goals — so you can refer back to them throughout the year

    –"My Mindmap" and "My Vision Board" pages to ~engage both sides of the brain~

    –59 blank journaling pages at the back


    Promising review: "Love this planner. I love the free-form format. You can skip weeks you know you're out of town or whatever and save those pages for another time. I think my favorite part of this planner is the first two pages. Everything to do with this planner is how YOU make it. For me, it also helped (kind of made) me reflect on things I really do want and goals I really do want to achieve. Words of affirmation was difficult for me to fill out so I looked them up online and wrote the ones that spoke to me most. How I want to/should be seeing myself." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in four colors).

    This is our pick for best low-priced planner on BuzzFeed Reviews! And check out our deeper dive into this planner, This $19 Planner May Actually Help You Get Your Life Together, to learn more!

    2. A Bookfactory pocket organizer small enough to always keep with you, whether you're rushing to appointments, lunch dates, sporting events, etc.


    What it includes:

    –Flippable notepad

    –Straightforward weekly lined pages (with slightly smaller sections for Saturdays and Sundays)

    –Yearly "advanced planning" pages broken down by months

    –16-page full-color world map

    –Places to jot down birthdays, anniversaries, addresses, notepad, and telephone numbers

    Promising review: "This is the perfect pocket calendar. I order one every year. It is equally efficient for use as an appointment calendar, or a diary of daily activities, recorded after the fact. I find the latter is a more effective way of documenting my time, as the day rarely goes as anticipated, so I end up with an accurate accounting of what I actually did during the day, as opposed to an aspirational agenda of what I intended to do." —K. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A colorful Bando planner guaranteed to inspire you to make ~big plans~ all year long. Each month uses a different color as a theme and it's full of vibrant stickers and fun things like a 3D page and a coloring page.

    Via Bando

    I've used Bando planners for years and I can honestly say that they are fun and motivating! They're full of stickers and unique art that makes you excited to turn the page and fill it out.

    What it includes:

    –A double-sided pocket page

    –Elastic band closure

    –Three pages of stickers

    –3D page, including glasses

    –A coloring page

    –A personality quiz

    Promising review: "LOVE this planner! It’s sooo cute and the colors are beautifully executed. The functionality is also great with multiple layout options, perfect for a work/school and personal planner hybrid so you don’t need multiple planners. Also the stickers are so fun. I can’t wait to start using them!" —Rachel A.

    Get it from Bando for $28 (also available in a larger size).

    4. A gorgeous marbled Bloom Daily Planners organizer to help you set goals and track them, create a 2020 vision board, and even fill out reflection pages.


    What it includes:

    –Your typical monthly and weekly spreads, but also includes a personal mission statement prompt and yearly goal setting page, weekly scheduling templates, goal setting and tracking pages, 2019 vision board, major holidays list, notes pages, contacts/address book pages, inspirational quotes, and monthly reflection questions

    Promising review: "I don't normally bother with reviews, but I just have to review this planner. I bought this back in November and have been using it since late December. I carry it in my purse all the time. I run a small direct-sales business and this is what I use to keep track of everything with that and personal stuff as well. I have spent up to $60 in the past on planners and I have to tell you, this one does everything they do AND is small enough to carry with me which I love. Don't look at the price and think you're not getting quality. This is a quality product and it has quite a few extra features and pages in it that I love! I WILL be getting another one of these for next year and it will probably be my new planner from here on out." —new mommy '16

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    Check out the rest of Bloom Daily Planning's selection!

    5. A 13-week BestSelf Co. planner — which you can also buy as part of a year-long, four-piece set — designed to give you more space than a yearly planner so you can really plan every little detail your heart desires.


    And, if you're not sure about committing to a whole year, might be a good way to ease into the idea of using a planner. Or you can just use it at the beginning of the year to get you pumped and on track.

    What it includes:

    –Daily page spreads with one page for an hourly 6 a.m.– 9 p.m. schedule and a column for notes + ideas, and a second page for planning a goal, specific targets to meet, and jotting down lessons learned, wins, and things you're grateful for (morning and night editions!)

    –Plenty of space to plan out each hour of the day, like a tangible Google Cal!

    –19 grid pages for miscellaneous notes, longer-form ideas, etc.

    Promising review: "This journal has allowed me to start and end the day in the right frame of mind. I have always been fairly productive, but as I prepare to defend my dissertation, apply for faculty jobs, write journal articles, teach my courses, and observe student teachers, I have to be very intentional about my time. The journal has allowed me to see where I am losing time and has improved my productivity drastically. In fact, I am doing more work than ever before, but feeling more relaxed and energized. I also like writing out what I am grateful for and my wins for the day as this helps me see that I am improving. I am so thankful for the journal and I really like how my goals are always in focus. Fantastic product that I would suggest to anyone." —Cody P.

    Get a single planner from Amazon for $33 (as a single planner) or a year-long, multicolored set of four for $102.99.

    This is our pick for best high-priced planner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    6. A Create & Cultivate planner designed for the entrepreneur with multiple hustles. This planner was developed by blogger, author, and entrepreneur Jaclyn Johnson and she has filled it with awesome tips and stickers, as well as sections for taking notes, tracking money, attending events, and more.


    It's so hard to find a planner that feels like it's specifically geared towards creatives or people with a side hustle. This is exactly what I've been looking for and I plan on giving it a go in the new year!

    What it includes:

    –12 months of monthly pages, with extra space to organize to-do’s and events

    –Special sections to track your side hustle, self-care, and more

    –A #BOSSboard for doodles, brainstorming, and visualizing your dreams

    Promising review: "This planner is great to have, I enjoy the larger size. Along with the tips and space to make notes." —Classic

    Get it from Target for $10.99.

    7. A straight-forward Blue Sky planner that doesn't have all the extra fluff, just the basic monthly and weekly layouts to keep your mind clear and your schedule organized.


    What it includes:

    –Monthly view pages organized by tabs, with note sections and mini previous and next month reference calendars

    –Roomy weekly view pages

    –Contact pages

    –Notes pages

    Promising review: "This is the absolute best 'no frills' planner. No visual distractions, and no times included (because how many of us are dentists planning our days in 15-minute increments, anyway?). I have been using this planner for at least five years and plan to continue using it." —Against Bad Poetry

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two sizes).

    8. A popular undated Panda Planner so you don't have to get stressed over missing a few weeks. It has sections to write down your goals and reflect on your wins throughout the year.


    What it includes:

    –185 daily pages (six months worth, or it'll last longer if you don't use it every day) that also outline what you're grateful for, excited for, the day's priorities, and end of the day reviews

    –Weekly pages with sections for last week's review, upcoming week's plan, projects, and top goals

    –Monthly pages include sections for writing down goals, why you have that goal, and distractions to avoid, as well as reflection sections for writing wins, when you were your best, and insights gained

    –Access to eBooks (on topics like “How to Crush Your Goals”) and a video mini-course on productivity

    Promising review: "I ordered this with the low expectations of planners that most ADHD'ers have. With most traditional planners, the dates are all filled in, meaning that if you miss one day, three, or twenty, those pages are all lost. Furthermore, most planners only focus on what you are planning to do, should do, and should have gotten done. This planner totally takes a different tactic, which makes a huge difference. This planner forces you to not only consider the things you got done, the things you didn't, but also asks you to consider your wins for the day, the things you are grateful for, and includes some built-in positivity. So far, I really love it. The daily, weekly, and monthly sections being separate from each other, instead of chronologically sequenced may seem odd at first, but for those of us who can sometimes forget to pick it up for awhile, it saves a vast amount of paper and improvement, and filling in the dates doesn't take that long, if you take it one month at a time. Also, they include page markers to help navigate between the three sections. I would highly recommend this planner to other ADHD'ers, creative types, or those who start to feel shacked and/or vaguely panicked by the traditional planner design." —Prometheus Lass

    Get it from Amazon for $33.97+ (available in four colors).

    9. A hyper detailed Full Focus Planner to help you outline your "daily big three" tasks and make those hefty to-do lists more manageable on a daily basis, while also giving you space to check-in and reflect every week.


    What it includes:

    –Daily pages to outline your "daily big three" tasks, with sections for other tasks and an entire page dedicated to notes

    –Weekly Preview pages that let you reflect on last week's biggest wins, goal progress, what worked/didn't work, and plan for the week ahead

    –Goal Detail pages that outline each goal you have, key motivations, next steps/action items, rewards, and StreakTrackers

    –Daily ritual pages detailing what you do in the morning, work startup, work shutdown, and evenings and how much time is allotted for each

    –Ideal week outlines

    Promising review: "I'm an organizer and a planner, and this thing is a total asset to me. I've spent many years bouncing between online organization via my calendar, Onenote, Asana or writing to-do lists — I even tried to draw my own goal-based daily planner in a blank notebook! This planner has solved that problem and has even become a template to help my employees make the most of their days in a positive, habit-forming, and goal-oriented way! Great product." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $42.99.

    10. An undated tropical daily planner journal perfect for detail-oriented people who want to jot stuff down every single day and have the space to get as descriptive as they please.

    Urban Outfitters

    What it includes:

    –Durable linen cover with metallic foil lettering

    –Ribbon bookmark

    –Features a page for every day of the year, plus extra for doodling

    –Each planner page can be filled in with a custom date and includes sections for filling out your daily objective, schedule, to do list, projects, notes, and more

    Promising review: "I ordered this planner to organize my tasks at work and I love it! It’s extremely stylish and functional plus the time table really helps." —surelyshirley

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19 (originally $24; available in five designs).

    11. An undated Lemome notebook full of task trackers, to-do lists, and checkboxes that'll likely appease even the most Type A planners.


    What it includes:

    –222 acid-free paper, which means it resists damage from light and air

    –Expandable inner pocket, pen loop, two bookmarks

    –48 pages for notes

    –Mindmap and Yearly Goals pages

    –Unnamed tracker pages

    Promising review: "I am the pickiest planner snob I know. Most people can just pick up any old planner and be fine, but with my busy work life and home/family schedule — but I LOVE THIS PLANNER. I have to have a planner with a vertical layout, so I can block out my meetings and this one is marked by the quarter hour, which is great and you CANNOT beat the price. I was paying $35 for an OK planner that fell apart by the middle of the year. I love that it has a pen holder and a pocket in the back for notes. Will be buying this planner from now on!" —Meaghan Holmes

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    12. A rugged faux-leather Day-Timer planner complete with pockets, reference pages, sections for expenses, phone calls, appointments, and more. If your work schedule is super overwhelming, this might be what you need!


    What it includes:

    –Three months of undated, tabbed, and day-to-day planning pages

    –12 monthly calendar pages

    –Loose-leaf reference pages

    –Business/credit card holder

    –Vinyl zip pouch


    Promising review: "This is the second time I have purchased this exact day planner. The only reason I bought a second is because I couldn't find the first. It works great and I love how you can zip it up, so everything stays enclosed and can't fall out. I have two one-and-three-year olds and this way when one of them grabs it when I'm not looking, I don't have to worry about losing anything. My original one held up great for the three years I used it, and still looked brand new. I expect that this one will do the same." —Jason P. White

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99. You can buy refill pages here.

    13. A non-dated LiveWhale planner to really help you keep those brain juices flowing with habit trackers, budget trackers, daily goal countdowns, and (the best part) special pages for "brain dumps."


    What it includes:

    –Daily breakdowns of what you're thankful for, priorities, schedule, notes, and ~freedom space~ for reminders, affirmations, insights, etc.

    –Three colored bookmarks for easy access to your most-used subsections

    –100% recycled, acid-free 120 GSM paper

    –Inside folder, pen loop, soft-feel faux leather cover, and metal corners for protection

    Promising review: "My coworkers are obsessed with the Passion Planner, but personally I found it very overwhelming. I tried another brand that was a 'step down' from Passion Planner, but it was equally overwhelming and I found myself avoiding it because there were simply too many questions. I really like the size and simplicity of this one. Monthly calendar, budget, and weekly agendas are separate sections, which will take some getting used to, but already the budget section is bringing me so much clarity and peace of mind. Since this one is smaller, it fits in more of my purses, which was important to me because I'm downsizing from my 'big bag.' The quality is also terrific. The cover is super soft and the pages haven't bled with my heavy-hand and gel pen combo. Thanks, Live Whale!" —Steph Oh

    Get it from Amazon for $23.45 (available in two colors).

    14. A Riley Petite planner, because it's compact, comes with a pretty gold pen, and is perfect for writing down your tasks on-the-go.


    What it includes:

    –Pen and pen holder

    –Month tabs

    –Note sections and contact pages

    –Interior back pocket

    Get it from Anthropologie for $24.

    15. A Happy Planner sure to make you feel optimistic this year with it's cute, inspirational artwork and functional page designs., The Happy Planner

    What it includes:

    –Weekly checklist sections

    –2020-2021 year-at-a-glance calendar pages

    –Cute original artwork throughout

    Get it from The Happy Planner for $27.99.

    This brand has hundreds of designs and accessories (including planner purses and stickers), so be sure to check out the rest of their inventory!

    16. A simple and elegant faux leather Lemome planner with a pen holder and inner pocket so you can easily have what you need on you at all times. Use it to write notes, remember upcoming plans, keep special dates at top of mind, and more.


    What it includes:

    –Each monthly spread contains an overview of the month and a notes section

    –Includes calendar stickers, two ribbon bookmarks, a yearly overview, list of holidays, and contacts section

    –Reference information for states, capitals, and time zones

    –88 additional note pages

    Promising review: "I have finally found the day planner that is PERFECT for me. Most are too big or too small. I don't like the silly ones that are, I guess, for teenaged girls with images of kittens or flowers. I don't like the ones that have a slot for every 30 min. This one is big enough that I don't have to scrimp my writing. But it's small enough so that if I need to take it with me, I can easily fit it into my tote. It's very stylish looking so I can impress my friends. :-) And I love the little holder on the outside where I can hook in a pen. Don't have to search around for something to write my appts. I'm finally happy with my day planner." —Marianne Beasley

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99 (available in four colors).

    17. A pretty floral planner for you to keep everything from contacts to cards to birthdays in one sturdy and stylish package., Amazon

    What it includes:

    –Full monthly view pages for each month and separate pages with full weekly views for more detailed planning

    –A notes section and major holidays listed

    –An elastic closure

    –Inside pocket for storing receipts and other small items

    Promising review: "Beautiful cover and nice setup of the planner. The monthly view was a nice size and the week is a horizontal setup. I like how thin it is also for a year planner, not a thick planner. Very useful. Can just throw it in my bag and go. I like that it has a pocket in the back which is nice." —Kellen

    Get it from Amazon for $13.29+ (available in two sizes).

    18. A Reminder Binder 18-month planner with over 300 stickers and colorful details throughout that'll put you in a good mood every time you go to check out your plans. It also comes in a matching box, perfect for gifting this holiday season.


    What it includes:

    –Twin coil spiral bound with a water-resistant hard cover

    –360+ planner event stickers

    –An elastic closure

    –Laminated monthly tabs with list space

    –Snap-in bookmark

    –Holidays overview for 2020 & 2021, perforated to-do lists, contact lists, gift giving checklist, storage pockets, perpetual style month view, and a yearly reference calendar spread

    –Coordinating keepsake gift box for storage

    Promising review: "When you have a family, it is important to know a bunch of important dates! If you are looking for a calendar that allows you to keep track of appointments (dentist, doctor, car, etc.) then this is definitely the calendar for you. Not only am I able to keep track of all of the appointments, but I am able to keep track of all of my kids' school functions! This calendar is with me on a daily basis! Worth the buy!!" —Kristina J

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 21 options and designs)

    19. A luxe Kate Spade planner that any fashionista will surely appreciate. It's trendy, yet elegant vibe is what you would expect from the fashion brand, complete with gold stickers and tons of space for jotting down life's celebrations.

    What it includes:

    –12 months of dated weekly views with daily layouts that have open space for planning

    –Every month has a monthly calendar and a page opener to write down birthdays & anniversaries, key dates, and to-dos

    –Complete list of holidays

    –Celebrations section with seven lines under each month for noting special dates and occasions

    –A sheet of metallic gold planner stickers

    –Double sided pocket page for organizing loose papers

    Promising review: "PERFECT! Exactly what I wanted and more! Hidden spiral with a strap, sticker pocket, and the weekly layout that I love! Highly recommend!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36 (available in four designs).

    20. A sweet and feminine Vera Bradly planner complete with monthly and weekly spreads, room for notes, and laminated tabs that'll no doubt have you ready to conquer a busy year.

    Vera Bradly

    What it includes:

    –12 months of monthly and weekly pages, made of wood-free paper

    –Patterned hard cover with elastic band closure

    –Pocket in the front

    –Plastic snap-in page keeper

    –A sticker sheet

    –Three years at a glance

    –22 laminated tabs

    –Holidays, celebrations, contacts, and notes pages

    Promising review: "It's beautiful already so I don't have to spend time decorating a planner. Obviously if I'm so busy that I need to keep track of everything in a planner, I don't have time for a planner I need to decorate myself. And, it offers plenty of room to write everything down without being too big, heavy, and bulky. It's perfect." —Longtime VB Customer

    Get it from Vera Bradly for $19.60 (originally $28; available in two patterns).

    21. A chic medium-sized Tri-Coastal Design planner to organize all of life's chaos in style with cute stickers and monthly to-do checklists.


    What it includes:

    –Monthly and weekly dated pages

    –To-do checklists and note pages for each month

    –Three pages of stickers

    Promising review: "Very good quality, good size for people who like to write large, list of things to do monthly, the stickers are beautiful. Ideal for chic girls, perfect for my desk, and beautiful designs." —Francisco Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in nine designs).

    22. A Valfré planner perfect for those in touch with their dark side who want something a little more edgy than floral prints.

    What it includes:

    –12 months of monthly and weekly pages

    –Original Lucy themed artwork by Valfré for each month of the year

    –Three pages of stickers

    –Witty sayings throughout

    Get it from Valfré for $28.

    23. A super cute Orange Circle Studio planner with a giraffe on the hardcover ideal for someone who wants to dip their toe into bullet journaling — it has guided trackers for drinking water, tasks, goals, and spending.


    What it includes:

    –160 pages that spans 17 months (August 2019–December 2020) in weekly, monthly, and yearly views

    –Features space to record special moments, track hydration, monitor goals, remember tasks, and includes extra room for customized planning and tracking

    –Embellished with foil stamping and 140 colorful stickers

    Promising review: "I am in love with this planner. It helps me prioritize and plan my day/week/month. The side notes, like the water and goal trackers, are really useful. The design is simple and pretty. I especially like that all the month calendars are in the front, and week-by-week pages are in the back. I keep track of where I am using coated paper clips. I hope the creators don't stray from this layout — I will definitely buy again next year!" —Katie C.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in four designs).

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Be sure to check out our picks for best planners at three different price points (low, mid, and high) at BuzzFeed Reviews!

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    Looking specifically to get started with bullet journaling as your main method of organization? Check out our explainer on how, and why, to start a bullet journal.

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