Make Lists, Get Organized and Journal Your Way through 2014 With These Great Planners

Make Lists, Get Organized and Journal Your Way through 2014 With These Great Planners

I am a list lover. (Those of you who remember the old BlogHer List Lovers group will not be surprised.) I make lists every day. Sometimes multiple times a day. I make them on paper. I make them in Evernote. I make them in my head. I am all lists, all of the time.

I'm an art journaler. Or I would be if I didn't have a puppy who ate all of the things and caused all of the things to become piled on my art desk. Oh who am I kidding -- I stopped art journaling before Buster came into my life. BlogHer Conference season began and then my grandson, JMP, arrived and the biggest issue was that I had decided that I wanted to combine my list making with my art journaling and once I realized that's what I wanted to do, that was all I wanted to do. Which would have been great except that I couldn't find a method of combining the two that made sense for me. I decided what I needed was a Filofax.

I blame Lauren Graham for this. Right about the time I had the revelation about list+art journal = perfect world I was listening to Someday, Someday Maybe on audio and the Filofax played a prominent role in that story. A Filofax or some other type of planner was what I needed.

I asked for a Filofax for my birthday -- and got a puppy who eats everything, instead.

I asked for a Filofax for Christmas and was pretty sure that wish would be granted so I was content to wait until Christmas to get started -- until I saw Jenny on the Spot talking about her new planner. That caused me to wonder whether the Filofax was really the right planner for what I wanted to do. So, I went off to research planners.


Image Credit: Jenna Hatfield

I asked my fellow BlogHer staff members for their planner recommendations. I asked the BlogHer section editors for their planner recommendations. I did Google searches. I searched Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook. I am now an expert in planners and will share what I've learned with you, so that you can make an informed decision about which planner you'll want to use in 2014. You do want to organize your life, journal your life, make a lot of lists, get things done, play with washi tape and fun pens, right? Of course you do. So here's what I've learned.

--> The Erin Condren Planner

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