Large, tome-size planners might be aesthetically appealing in more ways than one, but they aren’t very practical. If your planner is nearly as large as a small coffee table book, you probably won’t be bringing it everywhere with you. Can you imagine carrying that planner along with your laptop, lunch, book and gym clothes to work? It’d be unmanageable. Knowing that you have so much on your plate (and physically on your shoulders) already with raising your kids, work, household chores and your hobbies, you don’t need to add a huge planner to it. We found the best compact planners for purses. These small planners can easily fit inside your bag. They’re so lightweight that you might not even notice the planners are in there. Now, you’ll have less of a chance of forgetting that dentist appointment.
The planners we selected can put up with the mayhem that comes with being in a purse or backpack. Two of our picks are water-resistant, for example. One of our choices allows you to plan for the far future. There’s another that comes with its own built-in notepad, so you jot down all of your thoughts. One pick has a special pocket for your business cards.
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1. 2020-2022 Pocket Calendar
You can see 30 months into the future with this comprehensive planner. It goes all the way through December, so you can get more than half of your five-year plan down on paper. There’s also a whopping 63 pages for notes. This durable planner is water-resistant, has thick, ink-resistant paper and is made with rounded corners, so your planner’s corners won’t get caught on anything else in your bag. There are also two built-in bookmarks, an elastic closure and a place to store your pen. It’s available in black, brown and blue.
2. 2020-2021 Pocket Planner/Calendar
With this small but mighty organizer, you can plan out July 2020 to June 2021. It includes a date reference calendar, plenty of space to write your tasks on the weekly view and two ribbon bookmarks, so you can save your spot. It also has a monthly view page for each month. There’s even a little slip that can fit business cards, stickers or photos. This planner is available in either black or navy. It comes in a gift box, which makes opening your package a little bit more special.
3. 2020-2021 Planner
You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment whenever you reach for this beautiful pattern. Featuring bright floral illustrations on a navy blue background, this planner gives you plenty of space to write your daily, weekly and monthly to-dos and goals. There are 12 monthly tabs, an inside back pocket and it has thick, vegan paper. With its gold metal binding, the planner will lie flat, making it easy to write.
4. 2020 Pocket Planner: Pocket Calendar Includes 14 Months
You can easily slip this embossed planner into your bag. If you find that you can’t stay on one page for a week, you might like this planner. You’ll get two pages per week to jot things down on. Plus, you’ll have a whole note pad to use, which is located on the inside front cover. There are even 16 note pages at the end for you. This journal has a leather-y brown and black cover with neat stitching. You can order this planner by itself or in a two-pack.
5. 2020-2021 Planner – Weekly & Monthly Planner
You won’t accidentally leave this bright planner at home. This planner is available in turquoise, black, orange, pink and purple. It has 12 months’ worth of calendar pages and additional pages dedicated to planning your year, holidays, blank note pages, contacts and a two-sided inner pocket. This thick and acid-free paper can handle your gel-ink pens without bleeding through.
6. GoGirl Planner and Organizer for Women
If you’ve got some big dreams that you’re trying to achieve, this is the planner for you. It breaks those lofty goals into bite-size pieces with its weekly and monthly priority sections. The planner emphasizes time management skills and helps you defeat procrastination. It includes three bookmarks, a pen holder, an elastic band to seal the planner, a user guide and a sheet of stickers. Choose from more than 10 colored planners.
7. 2020-2021 Planner
With a cover made out of faux leather, this planner is environmentally-friendly and posh at the same time. On the spine of the planner, there’s an elastic band that will hold your pen, which will ensure that you’ll never lose it again. It also comes with calendar stickers, two ribbon bookmarks and an inner pouch. The planner provides you with plenty of room to write out your weekly plans. It comes in brown or blue.