Get Organized in 2020: 11 Planners to Stay on Top of It All

The new year is here!

If getting organized is one of your resolutions, now is the perfect time to select a new planner and really make it happen.

Sure, a lot of people go fully digital with their schedule, and yes, my Google calendar is filled with appointments and reminders. Even so, I still like to go a little old school with pen and paper. There’s nothing quite like opening up a fresh planner on January 1 and thinking about all the ways I’m going to stay on top of my life in the coming year.

According to Psychology Today, using a planner has many mental benefits, including improved productivity, help with time management, and even stress relief. Whether you’re using it to remember doctor’s appointments, for meal planning, or as a way to schedule and stick to your workout plan, using a planner is a great way to organize your life.


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Even if life feels chaotic at times (or if we’re being honest, most of the time), a planner can bring some order to your day. Write down what you need, and hopefully, you’ll feel a tiny weight lifted off your shoulders.

Every year, I find a new planner that gets me pumped for a fresh start. Some years I keep up with the planner, other years I’ll realize that a few months have gone by and I’ve fallen off my planner lifestyle. It’s all about finding a planner you can get excited about and that helps you achieve your organization goals.

Many of these planners go beyond the basic daily schedule, ranging from habit trackers, budget planners, and more. Read below to see our favorite planners and find one that feels right for you. January 2020, we’re ready for you!

Emily Ley

Simplified Planner

As the name leads you to believe, Emily Ley's planners will help bring simplicity to your life. The planners are bright and cheery, and they share monthly tips for simplifying your life, something particularly helpful for the hectic life of a mom.

Blue Sky

Personalized Planner

These planners are ideal if you're looking to fully customize your book. Choose the size and layout and select add-ons like budget planning, fitness tracking, project planning, habit tracking, parent resources, shopping lists, menu planning, and more.


Passion Planner 2020 Goal Oriented Reflection Journal

The Passion Planner is like a life coach in paper form. The layout will help you to identify long-term and short-term goals and break them down into actionable items. Helpful sections include "This Week's Focus" and a monthly reflection section. This is a planner to keep all your thoughts in one easy-to-access place.


Panda Planner

The Panda Planner will help you reclaim your happiness with a scientific approach to productivity. This planner helps you build habits and develop a growth mindset. Use this planner to create, track, and review goals.

Erin Condren

Custom LifePlanner

Erin Condren's customizable LifePlanner keeps you on top of appointments, helps to increase productivity, and includes a goal-setting section.

Write To Me

2020 Weekly Planner

Minimalists rejoice! This planner keeps it simple and allows you to take the lead. The planner has a "this side for/that side for" layout to organize two main areas of your life (like Mom/Kids) to find order for yourself and your family.


You are a Badass 17-Month Planning Calendar

The You are a Badass planner is a fresh way to stay on top of everything with monthly habit trackers, inspiring quotes, and mini tear-outs for notes and lists.

Classic 12-Month Annual Planner

For a basic planner that keeps things fun, this classic book from helps you to find moments of joy in the day to day.


Leuchtturm1917 Dotted Bullet Journal

For Bullet Journal enthusiasts (or if you're new to this style of planning and journaling), a blank book might be for you. Bullet journaling allows you to fully customize what is important to you by setting everything up the way you want.


Create & Cultivate Wall Calendar with Vision Board

If at-a-glance is more your style, check out this monthly calendar from Create & Cultivate. It's perfect to hang in the kitchen to stay on top of appointments and events, with a mini section for goals and notes and has a cork board bottom to pin important items.

CGD London

On The Menu Meal Planner

If you're focused on meal planning, this is a great option. The tear-away pad will help you stay on track with a shopping list and daily meals. Its simple and beautiful design might be just the thing to finally get you to commit to meal planning this year.