Just about every blogger has it– a planner. It tends to be our life line, how we stay organized, where we keep to-do lists, editorial calendars, reminders, events, etc. It’s how we keep it together.
But since there are so many planners out there, we decided to poll our ambassadors who use 3 of the most popular planners: the Erin Condren Life Planner, the Emily Ley Simplified Planner, and the Whitney English Day Designer and get their thoughts + opinion.
I used Erin Condren’s LifePlanner this year and loved it. (So much so that I already purchased a new planner for 2016.)
I’ve been using the Emily Ley Simplified Planner for 2 years now. I swear by this planner and I don’t think I could function without it! I have the daily version, which has a whole page dedicated to each day of the year and includes a schedule for the day, a to-do list, a notes section, and a dinner section. These different sections help me keep track of my meetings, appointments, and the things I have to get done that day when it comes to work, blogging, and my social life.
This planner also has tabs to separate it by month, a front pocket for storage, and a glittery band to mark your place. It comes in a few different print options; I have my eye on the gold pineapple print for 2016. The only downside with this planner is that it’s pretty big. I stopped carrying it in my purse because it’s too bulky, however, 2016’s planner is smaller which I’m really excited about!
I started using the Whitney English Day Designer this past year. Before that, I used the Kate Spade planner. As nice as the Kate Spade planner was, there just wasn’t enough room for me to write! I decided I needed a page for each day. I was trying to decide between the Simplified Planner and the Day Designer, but they were both sold out by the time I was trying to get one. I got on the waiting list for both, and the Day Designer was available first, so that’s how I chose. And I am a believer! There is a 2-page month calendar at the beginning of each month, and then each day of the month has its own page (Saturday and Sunday share a page). The page is split with hourly schedule on one side, and a to-do list on the other side. I love all of the room it has to keep track of everything I have going on.
The only bad thing is that it is big. But what do you expect with something that is 300+ pages? It doesn’t fit in my purse, so I just carry it with me (along with my pack of colorful pens that I use to color code different things for my to do list). I have gotten used to just carrying it around, or having it in my car, so the size doesn’t bother me much now.
The new one goes on sale this week and I can’t wait to order mine!
So what planner do you use? Have you decided on one for 2016?