Planners, Calendars, Journals and Organizers

Welcome to our main directory of pages on the topic of planners, calendars, journals and organizers. This is the place to find ideas for getting organized with planners, making your own calendars, creating your own planner layouts, and using your planners and calendars to increase your productivity. We’ve also shared planner reviews and how-to guides. If you’re interested in art journaling, we’ve also posted some art journaling instructions, ideas and resources you’ll want to check out.

How to Make Your Own Calendars, Planners and Calendar-Themed Projects

Want to make your own calendar, planner or calendar-themed journal or scrapbooking project? Check out these ideas with free step-by-step instructions and how-to pictures:

DIY Academic Planner / Student Planner / School Planner Project Idea With Free Instructions

Lilly's School Diary by Mel Nunn: Learn How to Make Your Own Academic Planner or School Diary Calendar Project Like This One!

Lilly’s School Diary by Mel Nunn: Learn How to Make Your Own Academic Planner or School Diary Calendar Project Like This One!


You could, of course, buy a ready-made planner or calendar — but if you’re hoping to customize your planner beyond what an off-the-shelf option offers, you’ll probably be interested in having these instructions for how to make your own academic planner or school planner.

DIY Gift Tag Scrapbook Album With a Calendar Theme:

If you'd like to record the timeline of a loved one's life, you're likely to be interested in viewing this project. It's part calendar and part journal. It would make a unique gift for a child or grandchild you love.

If you’d like to record the timeline of a loved one’s life, you’re likely to be interested in viewing this project. It’s part calendar and part journal. It would make a unique gift for a child or grandchild you love.

Your Guide to Discbound Planners

Perhaps you’re interested in using a planner because you want to improve your productivity levels. If that’s you’re situation, I highly recommend choosing a discbound planner over other binding types like spiral-bound planners or planners in binders. I explain why that is, plus I give you lots of other need-to-know details, in this helpful guide to discbound planners.

Planner Layout Ideas and Inspiration

Travel Bucket List Planner Layout Idea

Travel Bucket List Planner Layout. Photo Courtesy of That's Her Business

Travel Bucket List Planner Layout. Photo Courtesy of That’s Her Business

Planner Reviews

There are zillions of planners available. Wondering which planner would do the best job of helping you get organized and boost your productivity? Check out the following planner reviews for detailed information that can help you make up your mind which planner would best help you manage your time and life.

Classic Happy Planner Review

The Happy Planner is a broadly available, hugely popular discbound planner system. After about 30 years of being a spiral-bound planner user, I just recently changed over to using a Happy Planner. So far, I am thrilled with the system. It has been a HUGE time saver for me, and I recommend it to you, too. That said, there are also some cons to be aware of before you rush out to buy the first Happy Planner you see. I get into both the pros and the cons of Happy Planners in my detailed Classic Happy Planner product review.

Happy Planner FAQs

The Happy Planner is a popular and widely available discbound planner system. It’s easy to use, but when you’re getting started with the Happy Planner system, you’re likely to have a lot of questions. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Happy Planner:

Art Journaling: What Is It? How Does It Compare Against Scrapbooking or Bullet Journaling? How Do You Do It? Learn How to Get Started With Art Journaling, Plus See Helpful Example Pages From Various Art Journals

If you’re thinking of starting an art journal, it can be challenging to figure out where to start. Check out our beginner’s guide to art journaling HERE.


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Posted By: Amy Solovay


This page was last updated on 11-1-2021.

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