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Roundup : 2020 Planners

Roundup : 2020 Planners - roomfortuesday.com At the beginning of each year, I really enjoy starting a fresh planner. I’m the type of gal who likes to list make and write everything down- in addition to keeping a digital calendar. For those of you organized people in the same boat, I thought a roundup of my favorite planners would be a great way to kick off the year! Click through to see my favorites and to see which one I bought this year. 

Roundup : 2020 Planners - roomfortuesday.com Click directly on my finds below to shop or use the numbered links at the bottom of each collage…

01: best year ever planner // 02: natural planner // 03: marigold planner // 04: leather planner // 05: spiral planner // 06: wtf planner // 07: black planner // 08: weekly planner // 09: petite planner // 10: wild cats planner // 11: dotted planner // 12: blue planner // 13: gray planner // 14: white planner // 15: day planner // 16: basic planner // 17: chambray planner // 18: cornflower planner

I ended up with #2 and #8 this year, but I’ve used #3 and #14 in the past… both of which, I liked! I keep my planner on my desk 24/7, so I prefer a planner that looks aesthetically pleasing and fits with my office decor.

Roundup : 2020 Planners - roomfortuesday.com Are you the type of person who keeps a physical planner, digital calendar, or both? I fall into “the both” category, but I prefer a physical planner over anything else. I get so much gratification from writing things down, recording important dates, and crossing things off. It makes me feel so good. Here’s to a fresh planner and a year of fun ahead to fill it up! Let’s do this 2020.

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    Peggi
    January 2, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Happy New Year! I have to admit that I’ve never really been busy enough for a planner.🤣 Also, my teacher brain thinks of the year from September to August, not January to December! I have a giant desk calendar at work that is vital, and I invariably just slap my personal appointments on that. I do, however, love to make lists! All kinds of lists! So many lists! I’ve come to view it as a creative outlet. (#weirdo) I recently received a lovely new project book (Thanks!), so this will be the year of all my lists in one place. I’m curious why you get 2 planners. Do you keep one for personal and one for business? One for your desk and one for your bag? I’m wildly fascinated by uber organized people. Happy… What day is it?!💖

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      Sarah
      January 3, 2020 at 1:42 pm

      Happy New Year!! If I had a big desk, I’d totally want a desk calendar. I can definitely relate to the list making… that is my jam too! It’s so rewarding. For the planners, I normally only have one- but someone sent me one for the holidays, so I’m thinking I’ll do a personal planner (to keep in my bag) and a business planner (for my desk). We shall see!

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    Dana Moss
    January 2, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Ahhh planner obssessed over here! I used to customize my own in a Filofax planner–designing templates, printing out the pages, making dividers, etc. because I couldn’t find anything that fit everything that I wanted in just one planner. But it got to be too much for me. This year I’ve gone paperless and started using a digital planner in the GoodNotes app on my iPad and it’s been incredible! It’s the perfect blend for me. I love that I have the phyiscal planner feel by using my apple pencil to write down tasks, lists, appointments, but I have the breeze of having my digital calendar right there with me at all times. Plus the minimalist and funtional design of it is great–it looks just like a phyiscal planner (and I can still use stickers digitally–I love my stickers lol).

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      Sarah
      January 3, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      That sounds intense but amazing, Dana! I don’t have the new iPad / one with an apple pencil, otherwise I could probably be convinced to go paperless. I think what I like most is crossing things off. Maybe it’s time to upgrade my tablet tech :)

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    Kerri Hansen
    January 2, 2020 at 7:54 am

    I also LOVE having a physical planner to write things down and plan/organize my time. I started using Day Designer a few years ago, and now can’t live without it. I have 3 kids and run my own interior decorating business and blog, and my schedule runs on the minute, lol. I like the hour-by-hour feature on the side so I can see all the appointments and hard deadlines on there and work around that. The good notes app that Dana mentioned sounds really cool though, if I was ever to go completely digital that would be a great option!

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      Sarah
      January 3, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Oooh! I haven’t heard of that one. Thanks for sharing Kerri! I feel like scheduling my day by the hour would probably be helpful. I also agree that Dana’s app sounds amazing. I wish I had a newer tablet so I could test it out. Happy New Year! xo

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    Liz
    January 2, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Great list of planners. I just use a desk top calendar that the whole family can see and add whatever they need to. My kids are all teens and older so this really helps. But I’m definitely a list person so I keep a separate notebook for those.

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      Sarah
      January 3, 2020 at 1:47 pm

      Thanks Liz! That sounds like optimal organization for your family :) Happy New Year!

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    Stephanie
    January 2, 2020 at 8:21 am

    Have you ever tried bullet journalling? I’ve always wanted to, but haven’t yet. I honestly only use digital calendars for any kind of meaningful planning. I put major events on a year-at-a-glance calendar, and have a monthly desk calendar mostly just as decor (and I sometimes check the date on it? haha).

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      Sarah
      January 3, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      I haven’t tried bullet journaling, Stephanie! I like keeping both a written and digital calendar.

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    milo
    January 2, 2020 at 9:28 am

    #15 was a game changer for me this year!

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      Sarah
      January 3, 2020 at 1:48 pm

      Yes!! So glad to hear that :)

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    Danna
    January 2, 2020 at 10:20 am

    It’s interesting the planners each person picks..paper, app, etc. I don’t know if I could ever go completely paperless so yes I am a spiral notebook/desk calendar girl! I use my calendar on my phone but it does not remind me very well of some things so I have a trust issue with digital ones. I am open to some of the suggestions that others posted like the GoodNotes app…curious! I still do paper lists for groceries even though my Echo Show keeps a list of items.
    We have a family dry erase board (2 to be exact) in our pantry for upcoming activities, etc. The past couple of years I bought an 18 month planner to be frustrated because several months get wasted because you have to start a new one. This year I purchased and Erin Condren 12 month planner that I designed the cover. I went neutral (calm is what I was going for) on the inside pages. I really like the neutral choices you picked.
    Happy New Year Gibson’s! Can’t wait to read all the fun things you do in 2020!

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      Sarah
      January 3, 2020 at 1:50 pm

      I agree, Danna! I have trust issues with digital. I like have two copies… one of them being a physical / hard copy. I also do written grocery lists- there’s just something about writing and crossing things out that I like. How did I not know I could make a grocery list on my Echo Show?! Thanks for the tip! Happy New Year :)

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    Danna
    January 2, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Sarah, just saw that you were 2nd place for CLJ Homebody Awards for “In Progress”! Congrats. In my opinion you are winners because your space is soooo good…even in progress!

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      Sarah
      January 3, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you so much!! Really appreciate that, Danna :) xo

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    Kate
    January 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm

    I recently found GoldenCoil and I love how I can personalize it. I like to have lined pages between each week for meeting notes and a spot for my to-do list and GoldenCoil lets me do that. Plus they have the prettiest covers and nice thick paper without any bleedthrough.

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      Sarah
      January 3, 2020 at 1:51 pm

      Oooh cool! I haven’t heard of them, but am excited to check it out. Thanks Kate!

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    Anne H
    January 8, 2020 at 1:27 pm

    When I use it, I love my Passion Planner. 🤦‍♀️ Thanks for the reinforcement to getting back to using it! Thankfully I have the undated one. 😌

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      Sarah
      January 8, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      So many people have been recommending the Passion Planner! I’m behind the times and need to get one :)

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