Favorite Agenda Planners — The Search For A Day Planner

In my last post, I mentioned that I was on the search for a new day planner. Although the love for my Google calendar notifications runs deep,I really work best with to-do lists…however I’m not very good at making said lists. When working at the ad agency, account execs gave me a to-do list every Monday morning…read, they did it for me. Since becoming unemployed, I’ve realized I must figure out how to create lists myself or there’s no way I’ll remember everything that’s coming at me.

Finding The Best Day Planner


Now that I’m focusing more on the blog, my days are no longer like Groundhogs Day…home, car, train, work, lunch, work, train, car, home. Every day is different, and I’m meeting fun, new people, collecting business cards, and making memories. After meeting Amy Tangerine at the Pinterest Creators Conference, she inspired me to (try to) document more of my day-to-day activities. To reflect and grow and just be more creative in life. I also want to start a morning practice, but baby steps to adulting.

Round Up of The Best Day Planner

Amy and I sat together during the conference and also had dinner both nights. Over those 2 days, I watched her document her trip. Stamping, lettering, gluing, and taping…just a little here and there. I was witnessing the mystifying process of bullet journaling, and I was awe struck. Much to my surprise, her process was not sit down and waste 2 hours of the day coloring in a journal….it’s 2 minutes here and 4 minutes there. The details were filled in later when she had more time.

Now I’ve tried bullet journaling in the past, and it’s not my jam. For me the practice felt tedious and intimidating. Blank white pages staring me in the face, creating my own calendar, gratitude writings and the drawing of check boxes…and this all happens before you even start to write the to-do list. I’ll be the first to admit I’m a lazy rule follower. There needed to be a set system for me to follow. But to take some of those bullet journal practices and include them into a customizable day planner, well that peeked my interest.

21 of the Best Day Planner

Whatever day planner I end up choosing, it has to have that at a glance feature of a monthly calendar spread. For me, weekly breakouts with important meetings and travel dates would be great as well, and I also want to customize by day with a page to add in memories, pictures, business cards…and of course, that trusty to-do list.

21 of the Best Day Planner

To complete my day planner and ensure I use my new daily agenda book like Amy, I’m also going to invest in a planner folio. This way I will be able to tote around my day planner with some extra storage space. Basically a planner folio allows you to carry a few pens, washi tape, and some fun stickers…all the essentials for making the task of organization stylish and fun.

  1. Tombow Markers
  2. UO Daily Planner Journal
  3. Get On My Level Agenda
  4. Erin Condren x Oh Joy! Planner
  5. Erin Condren Planner Folio
  6. Kate Spade Planner
  7. Faber Castel Pens
  8. May Designs Folio Planner
  9. Blue Sky Planner
  10. Ban.do Washi Tape
  11. Pipsticks Stickers
  12. Ban.do Monthly Planner
  13. Hobonichi Techno Cousin Planner
  14. Amy Tangerine Stickers
  15. No Bad Days Ban.do Planner
  16. Ashley Mary Planner
  17. Day Designer Planner
  18. Susana Cresce Daily Planner
  19. Ban.do Pen Set
  20. Rifle Paper Co. Planner
  21. Ban.do Stickers


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