I’ve been using START Planners for the last three years, and I’m in love. I know that folks don’t normally think of planners until the end of the year, but because the 2019 planners look like they are going on sale soon, I figured I’d give them a shout out now. They tend to sell out quickly, so it pays to plan ahead! (See what I did there?)
Here’s a rundown of the ones I’ve used and my thoughts on each.
I used this planner from 2016 to 2017 while I was planning our wedding, and it came in very handy. I can’t say the content was perfectly aligned to our wedding, but 90% of it was spot on. I’ll also say that it was a great place to store all the wedding-related materials (receipts, etc). It has four main sections: goals, projects, finances, and plans. I found the “plans” section the most useful, but I did use them all to varying degrees. I’d recommend this to anyone planning their wedding.
This was an amazing planner. I used this daily planner from 2016 to 2017 and 2017 to 2018 (I got stuck on a mid-year cycle a few years ago and just can’t escape it). It was a great layout. It helped track long-term goals, monthly plans, daily plans and tasks, and fitness progress. My only complaint was that I didn’t end up using most of the space on each page because I supplement my actual planner with my phone calendar. I did like that it was a relatively compact planner that could fit in some of my handbags. I’d definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a daily planner.
I’ve been using this planner since July 2018, and I can say that it is the perfect planner for me. By condensing to a weekly format (rather than daily), I end up using much more of the space per page, which fixes my only complaint from the daily. Now, unless you are a large tote gal, it is too big to be carried everywhere. I tend to leave it at my office and do my planning while I’m at work. If you’re okay leaving the planner in one place or if you carry large handbags, I’d say this is your best bet for getting your perfect planner.