For planner nerds like myself, a new year means a new planner.
Yes, 2016 flew by and 2018 will be here before we know it.
Now, that’s out of the way.
You’ve probably got some goals in mind, right?
No goals in mind? No worries.
Goals or no goals, you still need a planner to keep you organized.
Not just any planner but one that is suited for your needs.
It can be tough finding that type of planner and I encourage to do some research before getting swept up into planner frenzy. The planner world is colorful and beautiful but can be quite expensive.
Trust me, I know because I have tried quite a few. Even though I had already spent $65 on what I thought would be my 2017 pick, I could not get adjusted to using it.
Given my experience, I am feeling pretty good about my 2017 pick.
Inkwell Press has a wonderful array of planners to suit the functional planner’s needs.
Here’s what I like about Inkwell Press:
The hard covers are styled in calming colors.
Functional (for me)
I chose the monthly layout because I am not the type of planner who plans every single hour of the day or even week. I also enjoy seeing a full spread where I can jot in appointments, reminders or other notes. The boxes on the monthly layout are large enough to do those things or to decorate with stickers. Although I enjoy planners with a few bells and whistles, I am still a practical girl at heart. My practical approach involves having space to jot down my family’s appointments, reminders, birthdays, and blog editorial stuff. Believe it or not, I am not the only functional planner out there. This Facebook group brings other functional planners together to share their planner layouts.
Love not having my pens bleed through the paper. The paper quality is superb and is something the owner regularly boasts about. It’s also great to flip through the pages and not worry about the pages ripping.
In most stylish planners, the goals section takes up a great amount of space. I am all for setting goals but it can be a bit intimidating to have a majority of your planner covered with goals. The IWP has a goals section at the front of the planner as well as a monthly mission board after each monthly layout.
I am not one who enjoys being confined to writing on the allowed lines in most planners. On any given day, I may not have much to jot down or I may have plenty to say. For this reason, I enjoy the Notes and Rambling section in the IWP. It’s set up similar to that of a bullet journal. It’s open space ready for a good brain dump!
Inkwell Press fits my lifestyle and it’s important to find an organizational tool that fits yours. Take your time finding a tool in order to get a grip on your goals, time with family and overall sanity.
Which organizational tools do you use to keep your sanity intact?