17 Cute Back-to-School Planners to Keep You on Schedule in Style

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Spring cleaning, Marie Kondo binges, or the start of a new school year; the year is full of opportunities to turn over a new leaf and build up those important life skills like scheduling, home management, and record keeping. Take control of your days, weeks, and months with a planner and stop wondering where the time goes. Manage assignments, be prepared in advance for birthdays, and set yourself up for success.

The clear front pocket on this planner leaves room to add photos, ticket stubs, and other memorabilia from memorable events throughout the year, making it a truly one-of-a-kind memory keeper for your year. A ruler and lined day sheets help keep margins clean and ordered, making it easy to decipher those notes later.

This A5 6-ring binder is 9-by-8 inches and refillable, so you’ll be able to use it year after year. The black and white patterns is pretty but still professional, and internal pockets and a pen loop give it extra functionality.

Watercolor artist Kelly Ventura makes some drool-worthy pieces, and this 9-by-11-inch planner is as functional as it is beautiful. Wirebound with coated month divider tabs, it’s a sturdy planner that’s good for use at home or on the go.

This 12-month planner has room to keep records of not just school year appointments, but that upcoming summer vacation too. With supplemental pages for teacher record keeping, it’s a useful tool for the classroom, or for families that home-school.

For the tech-averse who live and die by a physical planner, this marble-look hardcover has day, week, and month sections and comes with a sticker set and day bookmark for extra emphasis on upcoming appointments. A pack of fine-point pens lets you make color coded notes, so you can quickly decipher your day.

This funky pineapple print makes for a vibrant and easy to find planner, perfect for keeping in a backpack or laptop bag while on the go. The inset month display on each week’s schedule makes it easy to keep track of recurring expenses or bi-weekly pay dates, making it the perfect tool for finally organizing that auto-pay system.

Oversized day columns, a weekly activity schedule page, and a birthday organizer make this planner great for anyone who has to schedule for a group. It’s also useful for parents, teachers, or as a gift for that coworker who always manages to have break room cake arranged for special occasions.

Perfect for students, this planner comes in standard 8.5-by-11 inches or a petite 5-by-8 inches. To-Do lists and ruled daily and monthly sections keep it clear and organized, while a clear front pocket cover make it easy to personalize with photos.

This adorable planner features a fun Llama design, as well as a highly functional internal layout. With to-do lists offset from daily schedules, your weekly meal planning, client call-backs, or other essential tasks are never forgotten.

Whimsical and fun, this Pusheen-themed calendar features offset day sheet styles, cute artwork, and a sticker pack for highlighting dates and events better than any boring arrow sticky notes ever could.

Learn to manage money as well as time with this monthly budget planner. Perfect for the self-employed, freelancers, or anyone looking for help managing home finances.

Starkly minimalist but still effortlessly stylish, artist Julia Kostreva showcases an effortless style in this highly functional planner. Notate upcoming releases you’re interested in with the Movies to Watch and Books to Read sections, and unleash a creative side with the project planner.

Slim and portable, this 5-by-8-inch classic Moleskine planner easily fits into a purse or bag, so you’ll always have it with you. A favorite for writers and journal-keepers, this planner includes extensive space for jotting down notes and ideas.

A fun gift for any student or teacher heading back into the classroom, this peppy blooming cactus print planer is filled with inspiring quotes and humorous reminders about those more esoteric of holidays, like National Donut Day, among others.

Part schedule manager, part guided mindfulness meditation, this inspiring planner features beautiful mandalas and uplifting encouragements that serve as an important reminder to take deep breaths and focus on the big picture, even during busy days.

This five-year planner is great for easy record keeping and long-term planners looking for a month/day design only. Without a weekly layout it’s better suited to use as the family calendar than a school assignment record, but the extensive range makes it a perfect fit for anyone whose job involves frequent travel.

Available in six cute cover options, this medium-sized planner gets tons of reviewer props for durability and style. With a new design set out every year, you’ll always be able to grab a fun and familiar option.

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