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How to Choose a Wall Planner

How to Choose a Wall Planner

Whether dealing with our personal or our professional lives, getting organized can pose a significant challenge. With so many different engagements and obligations, it can be a full time job just keeping up with everything to which we’ve committed. That’s why a wall planner can be such an invaluable tool.

Placing a planner in a prominent place in your home or office is an excellent way to remind yourself of all those various engagements. With so many different choices and varieties to choose from, though, how do you know which one will be best-suited to your needs? Just make sure to keep the following factors in mind when purchasing, and you’re sure to end up with the wall planner that is most practical, helpful, and aesthetically pleasing.

When it comes to something pragmatic like a wall planner, the first consideration has to be functionality. With that in mind, make sure your planner is the correct size. It must be small enough that it fits into your designated space but large enough you can easily write and view the engagements in the slots. If you are short on space, consider choosing an erasable wall planner. This lets you view one month out rather than trying to find space for a wall planner that depicts the entire year.

The next major factor to consider is durability. If you are going to be doing a lot of scheduling and rescheduling and note taking on your planner, make sure the material of the planner itself is strong enough to handle that kind of use. Some wall planners are made of simple, thin paper, and if you’re going to be constantly writing and erasing over the entirety of the year, you might find it helpful to go for something sturdier. Again, a dry erase board would be perfect for those who plan to put their wall planner through some abuse. While a dry erase monthly planner is definitely going to run you more than a paper option, you might want to consider the long-term potential. Paper copies must be purchased every year, while a dry erase board can be used for several years.

The last thing to keep in mind is that your wall planner is visually appealing. While this isn’t a necessary condition, it is going to be a staple in your home or office, so it would be nice if it was pleasing to look at every day.  Choose the décor that best suits your home. If you’re a minimalist, the simplest option with the crispest lines and the least frills will be perfect for you. If, however, you are a creative type, choose something with some decorative accents. You could even choose one that allows you space to doodle or decorate it yourself for the most personal touch.

So if you’ve got someone on your shopping list that can just never seem to get organized, consider a wall planner as a practical but thoughtful gift. Just make sure it’s personalized to their needs according to the factors above.

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