A good planner is like a trusted friend we can lean on daily. It keeps us on track, reminding us of important events, tasks, and even birthdays. The right planner tailored to your needs can transform a chaotic day into a smoothly sailing one. But how can you pick one that fits your everyday?
Choosing the perfect planner isn’t as simple as choosing typical stationery. Planners come in all sorts of options with various features, and what works wonders for your friend might not suit you. In fact, the ideal planner should align with your habits. Only then will it become a helpful companion in managing your day.
When deciding upon a Cloudberry planner, it’s important to understand the difference between each of our products. Here is a quick introduction to them.
Size is a crucial factor to consider when choosing a planner. Think about where you’ll use it most and the kind of printable pages you’ll want to include.
At Cloudberry, we offer various size options, ranging from small to large. If you’ll primarily use your planner at your desk, a larger size (like our Daily or Weekly Ring planner) might suit you best.
On the other hand, if you want a planner that’s convenient for carrying around, smaller or mid-size options (like our Weekly Mini or Minimal planners) are perfect for stashing in your purse, car, or wherever you go.
DAILY OR WEEKLY
Our planners come in two formats: daily or weekly. Here’s a quick breakdown of their main differences.
- DAILY PLANNERS focus on one day at a time, providing ample space for jotting down lists, taking notes, or planning your day hour by hour. This will be an ideal pick for those who prefer paper for their notes, to-dos, or creative sketches.
- WEEKLY PLANNERS, on the other hand, offer a broader view since they showcase an entire week. The days can be laid out horizontally or vertically, enabling you to organize tasks and appointments accordingly. These planners are perfect for individuals with a hectic schedule, allowing them to glance ahead and manage their commitments effectively.
DATED OR UNDATED
On our website, you’ll find two types of planners: dated (Weekly planners and daily planner) and undated (Weekly planners).
Dated planners have the days already printed for the year, making it easy to jot down upcoming plans. If you like to plan ahead and schedule events, this will be a great choice. They’re what most of us envision when we think of staying organized.
However, there are pros to undated planners too. They’re handy when you don’t consistently use a planner throughout the year. For those busy weeks or major projects that need dedicated focus, undated planners allow you to customize your scheduling as needed.
Having a well-crafted planner can truly elevate your organizational game, but remember, its potential is unlocked by how you use it. So, choosing the perfect planner might also mean a bit of self-reflection to find what truly suits you.
1.Where do you use your planner the most?
A: At home
B: At work
C: Everywhere I go
2.What do you need to keep track of?
A: Hourly tasks
B: Daily appointments
C: Project steps
3.What do you wish to organize better?
A: Your hourly work commitments
B: Your daily responsibilities
C: Your work projects
4.Does structure help you?
5.Do you need to keep printables and other documents in your planner?
6.Would you like to have a planner that can be used for multiple years?
7.Do you prefer planners that lay fully flat when open?
COUNT YOUR RESULTS!
If most of your answers are A, our Cloudberry Daily ring planner will be the best fit.
If most of your answers are B, then our advice is for you to get one of our Weekly planners.
Lastly, if C was your most common pick, our Minimal planner will be an excellent choice!
To learn more about their differences, check out our product page.