One of the best ways to stay organized in life, work and in general is with an agenda. To some it’s a diary to others it’s a planner; whatever you call it, it serves the same purpose in many different forms. There are monthly versions, which lay out the month with little space for detail. Then you have the weeklies that map out a week, usually Monday to Sunday which, depending on the size of the planner, leave a limited amount of space. For those of us who are a bit busier, there are the daily planners, with each page dedicated to a single day. Some planners even list time by the hour!
Buying a planner is like going to Starbucks. There are so many different options, additional add-ins, like calculators, note section, address book, etc. You want something chic and portable, but still practical and useful.
Organizing and practicing time efficiency starts here. Buy a planner and start to write things down. From the time of your favorite TV show to a morning run, log it, do it, and don’t forget about the dinner promise you made to your mother last month. With many options below you will be sure to find one that matches your lifestyle.
Check out my top 10 planner picks after the jump!
Ghibi Green and Gold Python Daily Planner, $219. This green python planner is a great option if you’re looking for color and style.
McKlein USA Agenda, $13.71. If you’re a fan of mutli-pockets and find that you’re more organized when all your items are together in one, than this is the perfect planner for you. Overstock
Kate Spade Canvas Anne Pocket Organizer, $75. This portable planner is ideal for anyone looking to stay organized in style and includes a weekly and monthly calendar, ruler, storage pouch and tabbed sections for addresses, notes, restaurants and birthdays, as well as slots for credit cards.
Coach Leather Agenda, $178; With many styles and colors to choose from at various price points, Coach makes it easy for you to get your life, schedule, and future plans in order.
Smythson Mid-Year Panama Diary, $77. If you don’t like the idea of carting around a gigantic book as a planner, Smythson has this lightweight, detailed, leather bound agenda for under $100.
Filofax Zip Personal Organizer, $100. This zip around planner is perfect if you find your planners are bursting at the seams with papers, post its, and to do lists.
Cross Autocross Leather Mini Agenda: $40.99; These agendas come in a variety of colors and fit easily into any tote.
Cambridge Planner Calendar, $14.95. If you’re the type of person who likes to keep volumes of your previous diaries/agendas these are perfect for stashing on your bookshelf.
TOPS Noteworks Project Planner, $7.49. For a more business-like desk planner this basic layout is a great scheduling outline to sit a top your desk.
Kate’s Paperie Moleskine Academic Weekly Notebook, $18.95. They are sleek, classic, and durable.
– SHAUNA BELLOW