Hey friends! Welcome to the first of our Best of 2023 series! For the next two weeks, we’ll be sharing our favorite books, kids resources, faith resources, and planning resources!
Today we’re sharing our favorite PLANNING RESOURCES from 2023! From stickers, to our favorite pens, to dividers and discs, to full planners – we’ve got our top 10 planner-related items collected for you!
Ready? Let’s dive in!
Listen, if you’ve been here for any length of time, you’ve probably heard me talk about these, but HERE I AM AGAIN, singing the praises of MildLiners! These double-tipped highlighters are so light in color that they are perfect both for planning AND for highlighting in my Bible. They come in a zillion colors and I am a huge fan.
Okay, these are a game changer. These markers literally create a circle that can serve as a bullet point list, and then give you a space to CHECK THINGS OFF when you’ve completed them! They are a little pricy, so a fun treat for Christmas or your birthday. These are definitely a luxury, but they are really fun, and make planning in list form even more engaging!
These are my very favorite planner accessories – both from InkWell Press. These metal discs are a great size for your disc bound planner, but EVEN MORE IMPORTANTLY, they are so smooth that papers turn with ease!! These dividers and month stickers are also great – and the colors even match our S.O.S. Planner covers, so win-win!!
This is another splurge, but it’s well worth it. I am obsessed with the clipfolio and legal pads from Simplified. The quality of the paper on the legal pad is just unmatched (yes, I can write on it with my fine sharpies, and it does not bleed through!!!), and the clipfolio folds all the way back so it doesn’t take up a ton of space. I use this often for planning work stuff and braindumping – and now I stock up on these legal pads whenever they have a sale!
You knew it was coming – this is my very favorite planner. Am I biased because I created it? SURE. But I love it because it actually works – it’s the one I keep coming back to even when I foolishly buy other planners because they look pretty. 🤣 The flexibility of the different layouts, plus the disc bound system that allows me to change the layouts at any point? It’s just been such a game changer for consistent planning in my life. I love it, and I think you will, too!
These adorable markers come in a set of 6 colors, with a stamp on one side and a fine-tip marker on the other. There are three box stamps and three check-mark stamps, making to-do lists a breeze!
Remember those pens you had as a kid that were actually several pens in one and you slid the button to choose the color? There is now an erasable version! I love using this pen to color code in my planner.
Using washi tape is a quick and easy way to add some color and decoration to my planner spread. I really love this pack that comes with three different widths of washi- and one that has a wavy edge!
I love using tabs all throughout my planner and these are the best I’ve found! They stick well and yet are still respositionable, not to mention they come in all kinds of fun colors and designs!
Erin Condren is great for their ability to customize just about everything and these event stickers with custom icons let you take your label game to the next level. I have ordered several of these sheets with my kids’ names, but you could use them for recurring events, bills, even favorite phrases- the possibilities are endless!
What about you? Share YOUR favorite planning resources in the comments below!
Kayse Pratt serves Christian women as a writer + designer, creating home + life management resources that help those women plan their days around what matters most. She’s created the most unique planner on the market, helped over 400 women create custom home management plans, and works with hundreds of women each month inside her membership, teaching them how to plan their days around what matters most. When she’s not designing printables or writing essays, you’ll find Kayse homeschooling her kids, reading a cheesy novel with a giant cup of tea in hand, or watching an old show from the 90’s with her husband, who is her very best friend.