How to Stay Organized with Planners and Calendars in 2019

“How can I stay organized?”

If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. A quick search on Google shows this generates over 500 million search results! Clearly, the struggle is real when it comes to organization.

While there are so many fantastic tips and tricks on staying organized, there are two essential ways to stay organized at work and home.

Say hello to planners and calendars!

How to Stay Organized with Planners and Calendars

I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a naturally organized person. Remembering my daily schedule, keeping up with my appointments, projects, and the never-ending list of to-dos had me on struggle street. But when I discovered the benefits of planners and calendars, I realized that being organized wasn’t really all that difficult.

6 Stylish Planners and Calendars for 2019


With 2019 right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to create a custom planner and calendar for your employees or customers. There are so many types to choose from and you don’t have to settle for anything boring or uninspiring either!

Planners and calendars are some of the best promotional products you can give because everyone can benefit from using them and they’re easy to customize to your brand!

Here are 6 very stylish planners and calendars to help you stay organized in 2019 – also included are creative tips that will help you see the amazing possibilities in creating your own promotional product.

1. Traditional Planners

If you’re looking for a planner that will cover every aspect of your life, you’re probably looking for a traditional daily and weekly planner. Traditional planners are a great way to manage your time and stay organized with your everyday work and personal life.

Creative tip: when creating a custom planner, include fun stickers also customized to your brand that can be used to mark holidays or other special dates/events. It’s an awesome and very personalized way to make using a planner fun!

2. Desk Calendars

Maybe you had intentions of using your planner but somehow it got tucked away and before you knew it, the end of the year arrived and you barely ever used it. If this sounds like you, a desk calendar is just what you need! Personally, I love desk calendars. They add instant style to my desk and due to their large size, I never go a day without seeing or using it.

How to Stay Organized with Planners and Calendars

Creative tip: ditch the generic and boring desk calendars that you can find at your local office supply store. Those won’t inspire creativity or get anyone excited about coming to the office each morning. Instead, create a custom promotional product that will motivate, inspire, and add a nice touch of style to every office desk at your company!

3. Time & To-Do Planners

If you love making lists and checking them twice, aka to-do lists, you’ll really enjoy this type of planner. You’ll stay focused, on task, and will accomplish way more than you thought you ever could. To-do planners are usually set up by the hour, which really comes in handy when you want to organize tasks by priority and plan each day as effectively as possible.

How to Stay Organized with Planners and Calendars

Creative tip: even if you like creating to-do lists, let’s face it – you would much rather ditch those to-dos and do what you want to-do! So, when creating a custom planner, include extra pages inside for fun doodling sessions. Little things like this can really make all the difference!

4. Fitness Planners

With each new year comes New Year’s resolutions. One of the most popular and common resolutions is getting in shape. So, if you want to promote health and fitness to your employees and customers, a fitness planner is a perfect choice. These planners include specific sections for tracking physical progress and planning healthy meals.

How to Stay Organized with Planners and Calendars

How to Stay Organized with Planners and Calendars

Creative tip: it’s easy to start out strong with New Year’s resolutions but unfortunately, a lot of people end up quitting early. Be a voice of inspiration and motivation by including inspirational quotes and statements for each month. It might be the very thing that helps someone push forward and not give up.

5. Easel Calendars

You spend a lot of time at work, so creating a fun workspace that energizes you is essential! An easy way to achieve this is by decorating your office. Easel calendars are a great option when looking for a decorative promotional product that also serves a functional purpose. They’re also sized to fit perfectly on your desk, even when space is minimal.

How to Stay Organized with Planners and Calendars

Creative tip: remember last year’s staff holiday party or when your company decided to volunteer at a local non-profit to give back to the community? Share those memories with your employees by adding photos from those events to your custom calendar. You could also include empty photo sleeves so your employees can insert their own pictures for each month!

6. Bullet Planners

Give your employees complete freedom to create the type of planner they want! Bullet planners are basically the bare bones of a normal planner, which means the person using it has the ability to create something completely custom to them. As they figure out what works and what doesn’t, they’ll be able to easily make modifications to their planner along the way.

How to Stay Organized with Planners and Calendars

How to Stay Organized with Planners and Calendars

Creative tip: even though you’re leaving a lot of the customizations up to each person, it doesn’t mean you can’t be creative! Include fun illustrations they can color during their lunch break or when they’re home relaxing after a long day at work.


With a little bit of creativity, you can create a custom promotional product that will inspire, motivate, and truly be one-of-a-kind.

The brand sourcing experts at E Group would love to help you source, design, and curate custom promotional products that will match your brand culture and WOW your audience!

The planners and calendars featured in this blog are just a few options to get you thinking. If you’re interested in learning more, send us a message! We’d love to hear from you.

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