Author Talk:  Planners I Like

Author Talk: Planners I Like

Last week I told you I would come back and show you some planners I felt were cost effective and useful. The one I really like I purchased at Wal-Mart for under $10.00. What I like about this planner are the lines down the side, of the page, the monthly tabs, and the monthly view. For me, my brain simply thinks in a monthly view. Of course, the next 4-5 pages are a weekly view. The pages are fairly heavy and bleed through of ink is minimal. What I do not like about this calendar is it starts in April and goes through June. I’ve tried to find the 2020-2021 version of this calendar, but with no luck.

I ended up getting a coupon at Staples for $10 off a purchase of $20; so, I decided to head to the store to see what they had. In my research on Amazon I found mention of a company called Blue Sky. This planner is an overpriced version of some of the ones I found. It retails for $27.99 as far as I can tell. I couldn’t find this design outside of Staples. I do like the lines down the sides, the tabs, and the hard cover. However, the paper is kind of thin. If I didn’t have a coupon, I wouldn’t have purchased this.

I came across these on Amazon that appear to meet my criteria of monthly tabs, a monthly view, and lines down the side. a nice “tree” a cute “unicorn”

I REALLY liked the pictures of this planner from Blue Sky, but I wonder if the pages will be thin?

So, the takeaway is there are several planners under $30 available every year. What you want to look for in any of them is quality paper. You also need to figure out what kind of scheduling works best for you. Monthly view? Weekly view? Both?

Just keep in mind, at the end of the year, you have to either toss the planner or store it. Do you think you could throw the cute unicorn in the trash? Do you have enough space to keep your old planners?


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