Have you found the perfect planner for 2018 yet? To be honest, I think I started looking at planners back in September trying to pick the right planner. I actually use 3 planners: a personal planner track family appointments and schedules and personal reminders, a planner for work and a planner for my blog. Here’s a review of the 2018 best planners for busy moms I’m sure you will find a planner you love on this list.
How to Choose a Planner
A planner is the perfect way to organize your day, your activities, important things you need to remember, your schedule and so much more.
A planner will help you track important dates and reminders (never forget a birthday or important date again). It can even be used to plan every hour of your day although I usually just track appointments and important tasks to complete.
How do you choose the right planner for you? Here are a few questions to consider:
- What size will be best for you? (Does it need to fit your purse or is a desktop size better?)
- What colors do you like?
- What layout do you like? Do you need vertical or horizontal?
- What will you be tracking and how much space do you need?
- What have you tried before and liked? Not liked?
Since you will be using your planner for a whole year, it’s important to take time and consider what type of planner you like and what you need to stay organized.
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Best Planners for 2018 for Busy Moms
If you are looking for a customizable planner, then Plum Paper might be the perfect planner for you. Plum Paper has 2 planner sizes 7 X 9 and 8 1/2 X 11. You can choose a smaller purse size or full desk size.
Plum Paper also offers 10 different layouts in various vertical and horizontal styles. Some formats even allow you to label the categories (like Mom, Dad, kids names or meal planning, appointments, whatever you need to plan your time).
You can also design a beautiful cover and add additional pages like “to-do” lists, note pages, homeschool pages, blog pages, and more.
Due to the many customizations available with the Plum Paper planner, I am using this planner for all my blog activities this year. I am so excited to use it.
If you are picky about your planner and like set designs, Plum Paper is probably the perfect planner for you.
What more can you say, it’s a Happy Planner! The Happy Planner is the planner I chose as my personal planner.
If you choose the Happy Planner, check out all the features which include an 18-month planner or 12-month planner, horizontal and vertical layouts, 3 different sizes (full size, standard and mini), many different covers, stickers and more!
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In the Leafy Tree Tops offers the great planner for busy moms. A monthly layout and weekly layout that allows you flexibility in the format.
The weekly layout for this planner gives you 3 spaces daily that can be custom designated either as morning, afternoon, evening or by your family member names or other designations that fit your life and planning needs.
Every month in this planner has extra planning pages, weekly reminders, things to focus on and more.
In the Leafy Tree Tops also beautifully designed with pretty layouts and colors.
Mom Agenda is another great planner for moms that like to keep activities for yourself and your kids/family members separate. On the top portion of this planner, you have spaces for the morning, afternoon and evening; on the bottom half, you can assign space for yourself, kids, menu planning, chores and more.
Mom Agenda comes in 2 sizes, hardback or spiral and several formats and colors. This planner is a minimalist planner it doesn’t have lots of features, designs or pictures. If you like simple, this is the planner for you.
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Mom’s Plan-It is a purse planner. It fits right into your purse or tote and has monthly and weekly planning pages. This planner is best suited for moms that don’t have many appointments and only need simple daily reminders each day.
It only comes with a horizontal layout. I have used this planner I like it for simple planning and also for tracking homework assignments.
Moms who need a grab and go planner will love Mom’s Plan-It planner.
The Day Designer by Blue Sky 2018 Planner is the planner I am using for my full-time job. I chose this planner because it gives me space for a daily “to-do” list and space for daily appointments and I liked the pretty layout.
I have been using this planner for a few weeks, and I really like it. It has a nice layout and it works well to keep my work day organized. I usually have a number of conference calls and meetings throughout the day, so tracking my time and daily “must do’s” is important.
If you struggle with tracking your appointments and to-do’s list, this planner lets you see both for each day side-by-side. It comes in several size layouts and designs so you can pick your favorite colors.
Choosing a planner can take time. If you are serious about being organized in 2018, the right planner can make all the difference.
What is your favorite planner? What features do you consider “must-have” in your planner? What is your must-have planner accessory?