Design Your Own Planner!

As teachers, we often have certain needs and personal preferences for our planners, and it can be hard to find a planner that meets those needs. Enter Personal Planner! This company allows you to design your own planner, exactly how you like it! Click through to learn more about this company.

As a blogger, I am often contacted by companies that want me to review their products. I usually decline, but not this time because I have been looking for something like this for years! As a disclaimer, did send me one for free (and one to give away), but I would have gladly paid for this, had I known about it, and the review is completely my own. As teachers and parents, I know your lives are super busy and that you depend on your planner to keep you organized, so hopefully this is something you can use, too!

I go planner shopping every year around this time, and until now, I have always had to settle for something that met some, but not all, of my personal planning wants and needs. Not only that, I usually ended up with a bunch of stuff that I would never use (for example, pages for contacts list – I’d rather use my iPhone…and I don’t need tear-out shopping lists, either). One of my own little particularities is that I don’t like lines on the days of the week. I like big open spaces. That knocks out about two thirds of most planners. I also like a vertical format and a place for notes for each day. I have never found all that in one planner…until now.

As teachers, we often have certain needs and personal preferences for our planners, and it can be hard to find a planner that meets those needs. Enter Personal Planner! This company allows you to design your own planner, exactly how you like it! Click through to learn more about this company.

You, of course, probably have your own individual set of requirements for a personal planner, and now you can get all of them – and probably some other nifty add-ons you never thought of. Β Designing your own planner is super easy. The site takes you through the process step-by-step. It only took me about 15 minutes!

Here are some features I thought were particularly cool:

  • You get to design your covers! They have patterns and themes you can choose from, or you can upload your own photos.
  • You can start your calendar from any month, and you can add your personal events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
  • There are a variety of fun mix-and-match choices for designing the weekly pages. If you prefer blocks to my vertical format, then you can have them. Lines too, or even light stripes in a variety of colors. You can even add a little box within each day to track your workouts, work hours, or the weather.
  • At the bottom of each weekly spread, there is a blank space. You can leave it blank, or you can add up to three handy modules. You can see the ones I selected above. I especially like the “Graph of the Week,” which I will probably use to track my moods or productivity.
  • The end of the planner has several great options, as well. The most exciting to me, personally, was the overview of the current year and the next year. I like the format (perfect for recording daily TpT sales), and all of the holidays are listed.
  • If you want to combine your professional life with your personal life, then you can choose to include a final, 40-page section at the back that has all kinds of tools for planning, tracking students, etc. (available on the A5 planner only).
  • They include a plastic pouch for extras and a ruler. Also, shipping is free!


The planners come in several different sizes, so you can choose which is right for you. I have to say that I am totally thrilled with mine and am quite sure I will be ordering new ones year after year.

If you want to get started right away making yours, here is the place to go!

56 thoughts on “Design Your Own Planner!”

  1. I am looking forward to watching my granddaughter grow into a great learner, like her momma and aunt; this is the legacy I give to her as a teacher and life long learner, myself!

  2. I am looking forward to next year because my baby will be a Senior in High School, and my middle daughter will be a Senior in college.

    Thank you for offering this giveaway. What a terrific product!

  3. Engaging a Creative Classroom

    This looks like it would be useful to help schedule blogs! Thanks for the review, I love that you can personalize it:)

  4. I'm looking forward to using this with my daughter. We always have to settle for something that's not quite usable too.

  5. What I am looking forward to most in the upcoming year is settling my mother's estate and getting my life back to some semblance of order.

  6. With student teaching coming up in January plus seminar and a research class, this planner will truly come in handy. Good luck to all! Thanks for sharing a great product.

  7. Cute! I do all my "pinning" on my iPad so I'm having a hard time figuring out how to leave a URL for the last two entries.

  8. Thank you for sharing! In the coming year I am looking forward to my first year of marriage ( we were married 9-21-13), moving into our first home, and eventually welcoming a new addition to our little family …although it may be a little further ahead in our future.

  9. I was just thinking of how I could design my own planner that would meet my needs in the classroom and at home! I have tried in the past, but it just came out looking like a binder! Love it!

  10. I am looking forward to the first year of our dive into Common Core being done and having more of a grip on things that worked or didn't work.

  11. I am looking forward to celebrating my husband and I's 20th wedding anniversary, as well as, completing our Future City project!

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