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Though I wouldn’t consider myself particularly organized, there’s one thing I always have on hand no matter my job or life situation: a cute planner. I’ve been buying new planners year after year for the longest time—and I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. So as we head into the middle of summer, I’ve got my eyes on all the adorable mid-year planners available right now. And let me tell you, there are so many seriously cute ones. My desk is about to be covered in planners, folks.
When I was in school, I was always the type to take my notes by hand—and when I entered the workforce, that didn’t chance. Rather than putting reminders in my phone or computer, I still prefer to write down my schedule, appointments and to-dos in a planner. I’ve found that having a physical place to jot things down forces me to write out everything I need to do and makes it easier to see my day, week or month as a whole. Plus, since there are so many cute planners out there, it feels like less of a chore to keep track of all your information. If you don’t want to do it for the organization, do it for the aesthetic!
And unlike using your electronics to keep track of certain things, a planner comes with endless creative possibilities. You can use your own drawings, fun pens or cute stickers to spice up what might look like a boring schedule—and make keeping yourself organized an actually fun experience. You can even use your planner as a journal to keep track of your thoughts, feelings or even just something you were up to on a particular day. I try to write one sentence per day so that future-me can look back and see what shows I was into or who I was always meeting with for coffee. The reminders app on your iPhone can’t do that.
If you’re ready to get your life organized—or at least make it seem like you have it all together—you can shop the cutest mid-year and academic planners below. Each runs from either July or August into the next year, so you don’t have to wait until January to start keeping track of your appointments and to-do lists. Getting your shit together never looked so good.
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Bloom Tropical Leaf Planner
No green thumb needed to take great care of these plants. This tropical leaf-adorned planner is perfect for keeping you inspired—even during the coldest months of the year.
The Happy Planner Love Life Classic Planner
This pretty-in-pink, 18-month planner contains a dated template that runs from July 2021 to December 2022, so you’ve got the next year completely covered too.
Papier Slow Down Mid-Year Planner
This insanely stylish mid-year planner is serving a daily reminder to take time for yourself and prioritize self-care (even when you’re super busy). Plus, the retro design couldn’t be cuter.
Luxemburg 2021-2022 Academic Planner
It’s just about impossible to resist this gorgeous dark floral display. Rifle Paper Co. always has the prettiest planners, and this one is sure to make organization a joy this year.
Daydream Believer Planner
This planner from Bloom Daily Planners reminds me of summer. It makes sense that the design is called Daydream Believer, because it’s got me thinking about a vacation! Guess I’ll have to pencil one in when I snag this planner.
Papier Colorblock Planner
Pink and red are one of the prettiest color combinations—and they look spectacular on this color block Papier planner. This beauty is minimalist, but definitely not boring.
Diary Planner & Appointment Book
For those who like to keep things sleek and sophisticated, you can’t go wrong with this brown faux leather planner. It’s professional, but still aesthetically pleasing enough for all your coffee shop “working” photos.
The Home Edit x Target Academic Planner
This planner collab couldn’t be any cuter, and we’re glad it dropped mid-year to help us re-focus our organization habits for the remainder of the year.
Girls Girls Girls Planner
Leopards, old-fashioned phones, sunnies and lipstick? Yes, please. This Papier mid-year planner is covered in the most adorable illustrations by Bodil Jane. Color me obsessed.
Marguerite Large Planner
Fans of animal prints, rejoice. This floral planner from Paper Source is giving you permission to get into the summer spirit—while staying organized, of course.