Finding Your Perfect Planner

School has started, and we all know what that means — new classes, new professors and new goals for the upcoming semester!


 

You’re probably going to be overwhelmed by the activities, but don’t get bogged down. It’s easy to miss assignments and forget about adviser appointments! The best solution is finding a great planner. Below are four sites where you are guaranteed to find the perfect planner to keep you focused, motivated, and organized the whole year!

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Target

Target is probably the easiest place to find affordable-yet-stylish planners. Prices here range from the most basic planner at $3.94 to an extravagantly detailed planner at $139.99. The average planner here is approximately $10, which is definitely a steal for the quality! Here, you will find brands like Sugar Paper and the Day Designer. If you’re looking for a basic-but-cute planner, this is your place. Features aren’t too over the top, but these planners get the job done!


 
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Nordstrom

Nordstrom has a great selection of planners. They offer Ban.Do planners — which are filled with colorful pages, motivational quotes and stickers — as well as other popular brands such as Kate Spade and Lily Pulitzer. Prices usually range from about $20-$60, which isn’t too bad considering the quality, and you definitely get your money’s worth. These planners are all super functional and fashion-forward. There are a ton a different color and pattern options here, so it’s a little overwhelming — mainly because you will probably want them all.


 
 

XO Planners

XO Planners are a neat freak’s dream. Even though they only offer two cover designs — which are soooo chic — the possibilities are endless. Each planner includes inspirational quotes, which can be a huge plus when you need an extra boost! The hard cover and covered corners make these planners super durable; they’re definitely made to withstand a few trips to class after being dumped in your backpack. XO Planners offer two editions: the Academic and the Daily. The Academic Edition is perfect if you are focused on keeping your classes and assignments in order. If you are looking more for a social geared planner, the Daily Edition is your forte. Each edition includes vision boards and bucket lists to keep you looking forward and motivated!


 
 

Erin Condren

Erin Condren has definitely changed the game when it comes to planners. On her site, you can customize your own LifePlanner! Here, you have full creative control; from the color of the binding coil to the layout and theme, it’s up to you! You can even add a quote or your initials to the front of some designs which gives it your own stamp. There are a lot of options, but the planners can get a little pricey. Prices start at $55 and go up to $75, but what are a few extra bucks when it comes to personalization?


Explore these sites and let us know what planners you love!

As always,

Be well, Auburn.


Photography: Cat S., Respective Websites

 

 

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A definite night owl (and by no means a morning person unless coffee is involved), you will rarely find Hannah at Campus Recreation before noon. Hannah plans to pursue a career in magazine journalism. Look for her some day at Vogue, Glamour, or Cosmopolitan.