Don’t let the beastly heat fool you – school is JUST around the corner (can I get an AMEN?!), and you know what that means: it’s ON. Back-to-School teacher meetings, sports, after school activities, kids’ projects, and work projects that you can’t get off of with a we’re-at-the-beach excuse. Make this year your most organized year yet (does anyone else tend to make Back-to-School Resolutions, too?!) with my Smarty picks for the best and most stylish planners…because not all of us want to live life in a digital calendar. Happy planning!
Smarty hint: Most of these would make great planners for middle and high schoolers! Start ’em organized early 😉
Erin Condren Life Planner
The Erin Condren Life Planner is, by far, my favorite planner on the planet (see one of my reviews here and her Smarty Mom interview here). It’s customizable, smart, and literally a life saver. Plus, it’s sooooooo pretty. Order online OR head over to the Staples at the Metropolitan near Uptown. My daughter and I were just there over the weekend, and they had a great selection of ready-to-go Erin Condren goodies. This planner is also PERFECT for a middle or high school student and college chicks. (Psssst! Makes a great holiday gift, too!) Click here to receive $10 off your first order.
Our very own Smarty Liz SWEARS by MomAgenda Day Planners (and I believe her – she’s got her act TOGETHER! :-)). The layout is perfect for a busy mama – especially one with multiple kids who’s juggling work, too. Love, love, love their color selections. Students might like the myAgenda Day Planner to stay organized and keep track of classes and assignments.
I’ve gotta say, the Day Designer is one of the most well thought out planners on the market when you’re looking for serious goal planning. I love their philosophy: A well-designed day is a well-lived life. If you’re feeling cluttered, overwhelmed, and disorganized, this might be the perfect planner solution to get everything back on track. Their daily format has plenty of room to make lists, schedule activities, meetings, goals, and dinner. Plus they’ve got GORG cover designs. This spotty one is one of my all-time faves.
Emily Ley’s line of planners is simple and BEAUTIFUL. I love the daily page layouts and the fact that days start at 6 AM. 🙂 Plus there’s a handy pocket in the front to store meeting minutes, invitations, and coupons. This is also a goodie for any student – especially college girls.
Love this next one because it was designed by a LOCAL Smarty mom, ! 🙂 She’s thought of it all and has managed to get a busy mom organized in style. Her It’s That Kinda Day Daily Planner line is genius – months are undated so you can start at any point and waste NOTHING. She’s also got a separate line for students that is totally worth checking out. Perfect for the Smarty teen!