Planners and Journals That Help Me Stay Organized

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Bliss Collections Daily Planner: I enjoy that this daily planner creates a snapshot of my day. Everything is compartmentalized and can be used how you wish. Paper quality is great for the price and there is no commitment to use this everyday, which I appreciate.

Erin Condren LifePlanner: Monthly/weekly/daily planner that basically houses my whole life. I use this for planning out my blog strategy and posts, budget goal setting, general to-dos, and memory keeping. Paper quality, design, and layout are major reasons to consider this planner. The company has so many styles of planners, that if this wasn’t your thing, you would be able to find one that is. I would wait for a sale to purchase as the price point is a little high. I also have a $10 off your first Erin Condren purchase affiliate link you can use.

Erin Condren Coiled Notebooks: Perfect for work and lots of space for brainstorming. Paper quality is top notch and is expected with Erin Condren products. I wait for their sales when I need to stock-up and they usually have limited edition styles to choose from. Coiled notebook pictured unfortunately is no longer available and was limited edition.

One line a day journal: Beautifully designed daily journal that spans 5 years worth of entries. This year I am making a conscious effort to write at least one line each day. I am not too fussed about missing days as you can enter the year you wish to write about, so if you miss a couple days or a couple years, no big deal.

Honorable mention:

Start Today Priority Planner: Admittedly I have not started to use this product yet, and honestly I am scratching my head at how to use it. You might be asking, “then why share it then”?

For context, this planner hybrid is a quarterly monthly/daily checklist that helps you focus on your most important goals.

I do enjoy that the set-up is a planner/goal-setter in one, where you dedicate one or two goals you want to achieve in a 3 month time frame. This is totally different from a traditional planner as this is solely being used for one clear goal.

I think that’s why I am a little hesitant to use it, because it only has room for 3 months. Also, do I pick only one goal as the focus for this planner? I have multiple and they are sometimes simultaneous. So I am afraid I wont use this planner to its full potential.

This product is in my opinion great for goal setting, and I kept it in my review for that reason. Also, there is some user error on my part and no reflection of the overall product.

Planner tools and accesorries

Zebra Pen Mildliner: I have never been more impressed with a highlighter pen in my life. These are THAT good! I purchased this set from Amazon and the color selection is perfect. I use the flat edge side of the highlighter with the Sharpie S-gel pens to color code in my weekly planner mostly.

Sharpie S-Gel .7mm Black: The.Perfect.Pen – Does not smudge, glides on any paper, lightweight. Plainly put it feels good to write with. I grabbed this pack at Target.

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Erin Condren Dual-tip Markers: I have used these for years and are a great marker for planners, journaling, and scrapbooking. I use these if I have a specific color story I am using in my planner or general organization when writing out to-do tasks. Tons of colors to choose from! sometimes contains paid advertising and contextual affiliate links where a commission is received for sale of products linked in a post. If a post is sponsored, it is explicitly noted within the post. I partner with brands and products I am passionate about and appreciate your support in making the blog possible!


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