Every year, around the end of April I start my search for the perfect Planner/Agenda for the coming year. It might seem a bit early, but most Agendas start in August; so if you buy it later you’re technically loosing out on a few months of use.
I’d say I start this early because I want to get to know what to expect from the selection, and what choices I’ll have – brands, locations to buy, opinions of others if I’m going for something I’ve never used before, etc.
Usually around the end of June my mind is made up and I know what I want. Then the waiting game begins. Usually around mid-end July stores such as Chapters-Indigo hold a promotion on calendars and agenda (based on the agenda start time, this is genius and perfect for people like me), and this is the perfect time to pick up your chosen planner/agenda. This year, Indigo offered 30% off all Calendars, Agendas, and Planners for about a week.
Clearly, I jumped on this offer, picked out my top three favorites, and waited patiently for them to arrive in my mailbox. I really couldn’t make my mind up on which one I wanted this year so I purchased three different ones and decided I’d sit down at home and make my decision then.
My top three choices for the 2019-2020 year were:1. Fringe Studio 2019-2020 17 month pocket planner rose gold – $12.95
This planner made my top three list mainly because of its simplicity and size. The pages are clean, grey/white, and the layout is practical. Each new month starts with a summary page that includes a goals, birthdays, anniversary’s, and to-do section. The weekly day by day layout is minimalistic, clean, and each days spot is lined for good organization.
2. Ban.Do 2019-2020 17 month large classic planner – $26.00
The Ban.Do planner has been my go-to planner for many years now so naturally it was added to my top list. The Ban.Do planners are so much more than a planner – they have stickers, coloring pages, quotes, fun holiday reminders, and so much more. This year, you can even find a pair of 3D glasses in the back pocket. This planner is a bit larger than the other two, and is hardcover (as opposed to the other two which are softcover), but it’s still a small enough size to throw into a tote and carry with you anywhere you go.
Another great thing about these Ban.Do Planners is that they come in three different sizes and different cover designs! So many options to choose from and you really can’t go wrong with any of them!
3. Studio Oh! 2019-2020 17 month stay magical planner – $16.99
This planner seemed to have it all – good sizing and lots of fun pretty designs! Every single page of this planner has a different color theme and design; each one suited for that time of the year. The planner has a spot for jotting down a list of books to read, movies to watch, and other notes needed.
So, I’m still not decided on which planner I will keep for the year, but I am leaning towards the Ban.Do – it just seems to be a yearly tradition now and I don’t think I can break it. Although it’s a bit bigger than what I was hoping for, for this year, the design and extras are so tempting and I don’t think I can resist!