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When you’re crazy-busy all the time (like more than the normal kind of busy; we’re talking constant meetings and appointments kind of busy), then you need a planner that’s made to keep up with your lifestyle—enter the hourly planner.
These hourly planners are the best of the best. They’ve got all the hours you could need in highly functional layouts so you won’t run out of space to write down an appointment or forget what time your boss wants to meet with you.
Day Designer Flagship Planner
The Day Designer Flagship Planner has an hourly schedule from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. This long of a schedule isn’t for the weak or the sluggish. It’s for the woman who likes to be on the go. No matter if you’re writing down your dentist appointment, important meetings, or pilates classes, the Day Designer Flagship can handle it. There’s also a ton of room for writing down your daily tasks, budgeting, and notes.
This is an excellent planner for those who want to be productive and kept on schedule each day of the year. Not to mention, it’s super stylish so it’ll look great peeking out of your purse or sitting on your desk.
The Hourly LifePlanner from Erin Condren comes with the signature Erin Condren aesthetic. Each week has a vertical column for notes. The weekly schedule goes from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and has two lines per hour so you can also write things down by the half hour when you need to. The formal schedule only goes until 7 p.m., but there are three blank lines at the bottom of each days column, which allows you to write obligations and plans after 7 p.m.
Another important thing about the Erin Condren Hourly LifePlanner if that both Saturday and Sunday have their own columns. Because most people are just as busy on the weekends as they are on the weekdays, this is crucial for optimal organization. The LifePlanner can be personalized and customized in many ways, and comes with interchangeable covers.
The A5 planner from Day Designer is much like the Flagship planner, but condensed and wrapped in a super fabulous vegan, leather cover. The schedule spans from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., so it’s a wee bit shorter, but it also has room for your daily meals, workouts, and water tracking. If you’re on the go then you’re also always looking for ways to conveniently carry all of your essentials. The A5 planner cover from Day Designer has tons of pockets, a zippered folder, and even an elastic pen holder. So no matter how hectic your day gets, your planner will keep you organized and on track.
The Daily Edition of the Desire Map Planner is a little different than other planners for many reasons. In terms of being “hourly,” it’s different because the time slots aren’t filled in for you. The schedule is blank and you write in your own unique schedule each day. So some days you can operate in 30-minute increments and other days you can operate by the hour. It’s all very flexible.
The Desire Map Planner is also designed for people who want to tend to their responsibilities while being mentally aware of themselves and how they feel. It’s a brilliant journal-planner hybrid.
There are three weekly layouts available from PurpleTrail, and the one that works best for hour-by-hour scheduling is their Vertical Hourly option. This layout spans from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day, so there’s plenty of space for your morning workouts, work meetings, and evening plans (unless your evening plans start later than 8 p.m.). Each hour has two lines for you to write on—this allows you to also break your schedule down into 30-minute increments when needed.
The PurpleTrail Planner comes in two sizes, so you can choose the larger one if you prefer more writing space and an extra box for various notes. It can also be customized in multiple ways. If you’re looking for something straight-forward with a lot of design control, then PurpleTrail is the right planner for you.