Paper Planners: What Size and Style Do You Need?

When I was looking into paper planners, I was struggling to figure out what type I needed. I wanted it small, but not too small. At first, I didn't know what I really wanted to plan either.


If you look in the Planner Love category, you'll see posts covering all that. Today is all about size, because...well...size matters!

Too big is cumbersome. Too small is hard to write in. What's your "Goldy Locks" size?

I found this helpful infographic that shows sizes. Click the image or here to see the original source. This isn't my work.

I got a personal size planner, then decided that's good for carrying around, but not big enough to work well for me as someone with limited eyesight and a penchant for decorating my planner!

I got a Happy Planner. This graphic  doesn't have my Happy Planner in it, though. Those pages are 7 x 9.5.

I am (so far...and it's new...) keeping my Happy Planner at home and using it to track everything from the weather and moon phase to gratitude to weekly focus to my writing, blogging and social media schedule. I go through that in a different post, though.

How to decide what planner size you need

here are some questions you can ask to help you decide.

  1. What do you want to track and plan?
  2. Are you carrying your planner or leaving it on your desk?
  3. Do you want to journal or keep other notes?
  4. DO you want to keep memories (photos, adventures, ticke stubs)?

Are You a 2 (or 3) Planner Girl?

I've become a 2 planner girl. The little personal size just isn't big enough to be useful FOR ME for tracking my writing etc. So I'm using my PP to carry around and use for the monthly overview calendar, insights, writing ideas etc.

the Happy Planner is the one that stays home and functions as combo memory keeper, planner and life log. It is highly decorated. I've discovered the joy of stickers for decoration, functionality, and overall pizzazz...but more on that later.

What planner are you using? Show us a pic of your latest spread!


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