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If you prefer for things to be a simplified as possible, then you’re probably searching for a planner that doesn’t overwhelm you with organization or color. Minimalist planners are a breed all their own, and designed for those who want to be on top of things without a planner consuming every aspect of their lives. These simple planners are just that: simple, focused, and available for use when needed and not more.
Whether you need a simple schedule for each day or the week, space to write down thoughts and notes on various days, or simply a clean way to view your to-do list next to your plans for the week, these planners fit the bill.
Leuchtturm1917’s Daily Planner is clean and simple. Each day has a schedule from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a horizontal box for notes at the bottom of each page. The weekends share a page to keep things compact. This is ideal for those with a busy schedule to keep track of. It comes with a hard cover, lays flat, has an elastic band to keep it closed, and is an A5 size for easy transportation.
Leuchtturm1917 also has a weekly planner for those who prefer a weekly outlook. It’s a horizontal layout on one side where you can write down the specific things for each day, and then the right-hand page is a lined notebook page for your to-do lists and various notes.
And of course, a list of simple planners for minimalists wouldn’t be complete without a bullet journal — and Leuchtturm1917’s Bullet Journal is hands-down our favorite. It’s simple and clean like Leuchtturm1917’s other planners, includes built-in index pages and a key, and comes in a sleek teal option.
Moleskine’s weekly planner has a similar layout to Leuchtturm1917’s weekly planner. The week days are listed horizontally on the left hand side and the right hand side has a notebook page. The difference is in price and cover. Moleskine’s Weekly Planner is a soft cover so it’s easy to fold pages back when necessary. It has a pocket folder at the back and a ribbon bookmark as well.
For those who want things simple and flexible, the Rhodia Meeting Book is a perfect fit. The book is undated, so you can use it whenever you need to. Each page has a space for you to write the date, and then has three distinct spaces. The top lined space can be used to write the most important things for that day, whether they be appointments or tasks. The left-hand space is for notes, and takes up the majority of the page. And the right-hand side is a column labeled “Action” which is where you can write down tasks for that day. This book can also be used for organizing information for certain projects rather than your overall work day.