2023 is so close and the thought of a brand new year is so exciting for me because it means a new planner setup/system to keep myself organized and productivity.
I have to feel organized and have all my plans and to-dos written down as that is what works for me. There are so many planners on the market that works for different planner styles. I have had multiple people ask me on Instagram about planners as I share my spreads and set ups on my feed.
So, I have compiled a list of the best planners (in my opinion) that are on the market, that you could try in 2023.
Let’s dive into these different planners for 2023:
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This is a planner that I have used previously and I have come back to it. This planner is so versatile, you can pick from a variety of layouts that will suit your needs and preferences. If you like to have colourful spreads, these planners can be used in conjunction with their sticker books. So, if you want to have a creative planner, these stickers can help make your planner more colourful. This planner can be a great pick for you. In addition, you can change your covers the discs and can add personal pages. This planner is completely customizable at any time of the year.
2. Bullet Journals
Bullet journals have been around for a long time and is just consistently becoming more popular. I have been on and offer bullet journaling since 2017. Bullet journaling is a system created by Ryder Carroll but it has become more of a creative form of planning. There is also nothing wrong with being creative with it however, if you are not creative or do not want to be creative, this planner system can work for you. By researching the Ryder Carroll method, you can see it is a simple yet functional planner system, by using a bullet point system. I have used this system on and off, both more creative spreads and simple minimal designs. If you think this might be for you, here’s how to set up your bullet journal.
Planners from BusyB were my go-to when I took a break from The Happy Planner. Their perfect planners were a great pick, they have a month calendar and a weekly spread over 2 pages. Another style of planners are the BusyB Busy Life Planner and this planner is one my mum buys every year. It has a weekly spread over one page and the same on the other page. So my mum has a weekly spread for work life and one spread for home life. This style of planner can be beneficial if you have children and want to be able to see work and home life at a glance, these planners are for you. These planners comes with a sheet of stickers and are super affordable.
Okay, so I am relatively new to this style of planning, but I have been spending a lot of time on Instagram scrolling through the pictures and reels of flip throughs and set up videos. This style of planning is one form of my planner set up for 2023. You can choose the size of your agenda, colour and texture, the size of the rings and your layout. This form of planner can be an easy planner (smaller size) to carry around with you. If you want a simple planner where you can just pop in appointments, work shift and reminders. As it can be customizable you can tailor it to your favourite styles. You can also be creative with stickers, adding additional pages and agenda wallets. I am so excited to have an agenda in my planner set up for 2023.
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This a planner that I shared in my Christmas gift guide for her and is perfect for people who only like to use a planner sometimes, it could be you only reach for your planner on a busy week. This is why this undated planner is a good pick. It means if you don’t use a planner everyday, this planner will last you a longer time. You will not waste money on a fully year printed planner. So undated planners can be a great choice if you don’t always stick to your schedule.
This is a planner I would like to try sometime, I love the tight coils and style. Like the Happy Planner you can tailor your Erin Condren Planner to the cover, the colour/metal type of coils, the layout and you can make the perfect planner and the aesthetics. These planners can be personalized which I love. The EC planners are more expensive, so you want to make sure you are going to fully utilise the planner to ensure you are not wasting your money.
If you don’t like the idea of a big planner, this pad might be for you. This pad is a daily planner and you can just reach for it on the days you want to plan. There are a variety of sections to be able to plan your day. It can be a simple way to plan and you can just tear off and start a new day. Again, this can be helpful for people who do not want to commit to a whole dated planner. This pad is not only super affordable and is best for people who don’t reach for planners daily.
There are dated and undated Makselife planners that you can choose from. Like many planner brands you can choose your layout as well as customize other features of your planner. You can have daily, weekly or monthly planners to choose from depending on what you intend to use the planner for. I have watched a Youtuber called Cindy who regularly shares her weekly set up in this planner and it seems like a great planner similar to the Erin Condren planner. This planner is a bit more pricey and so it is important you are going to utilise the dated versions of this planner.
These are my top 8 planners that can be beneficial for different styles and needs of planners. If you are looking to be more organized in 2023, these are some great planners that you can try. There are so many other planners on the market, as well as digital planners. Sometimes, it can be a trial and error process to what planner system that fits your lifestyle and what makes you the most productive and organized.
I will be sharing my planner set up in an upcoming blog post, so look out for that.
What planner/s are you going to be using in 2023 to be organized? I’d love to hear in the comments.