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Patricia Dayacap, Contributor
November 16, 2011

Get Organized: Over 20 Planners and Organizers for 2012

Manage your time wisely and take note of momentous occasions with these organizers and diaries. By Patricia Dayacap
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As 2011 comes to a close, the clamor for a brand-new planner or organizer becomes louder and louder. Another year, after all, indicates a fresh start and a renewed zest for the days ahead. More importantly, it brings in new duties, tasks, social gatherings, meetings, and other day-to-day issues to concern oneself with—thus the need for a freshly unwrapped (or unboxed) planner to keep track of everything.

Luckily, the supply seems to match the demand when it comes to these things. From your favorite cafes to various bookshops all over the metro, expect all of these places to have a planner you'd want to surprise others with—or to keep for yourself.


(Watermarked photos by Mike Dee.)

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  • twesha Nov 16 2011 @ 02:39pm Report Abuse
    Oooh! Planners!
    I wonder if they're all standard sizes.
  • Jenivie Nov 16 2011 @ 09:06pm Report Abuse
    love the Belle de Jour 2012 Power Planner! =)
  • rae Nov 17 2011 @ 02:39am Report Abuse
    I love the sterling pocket diary. And it's cheap @ 179
  • angelpinkice Nov 17 2011 @ 11:37am Report Abuse
    it would be nice if you included descriptions on each planner... and did not actually research for all the available planners in the metro... there's one from Seattles Best and an investment planner from Sun Life
  • babyluvs_78 Nov 22 2011 @ 03:48pm Report Abuse
    i love belle de jour planner 2012. keeps to track your period. it's great especially if your a busy person and it has lots of space to write on it.. can't wait to have one!!! :)
  • marge88 Nov 22 2011 @ 03:55pm Report Abuse
    Actually I like 2 planner the Belle de Jour and the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf but the best of all is the Belle de Jour as inside it, it also has discount and event from Belle de Jours and the cover really so beautiful and it's actually made for ladies that has specific needs
  • justineo Nov 22 2011 @ 03:59pm Report Abuse
    The Belle de Jour planner (always wanted to have one) and Daycraft Animaland 2012 Diary because of the refreshing color and design plus it's affordable!
  • robellejoyce Nov 22 2011 @ 04:03pm Report Abuse
    1. The Happy Even After: A Solo Mom's Journal is a good gift for my Single Mom bestfriend :) I'll buy her this. :)

    2. The planners nowadays are so pricey, but the discount stubs/freebies and other nuggets of knowledge that comes with it almost makes it worth it. ;)

    3. Yearly since 2005 or 2004 i've been collecting stickers from Starbucks hahaha.
  • Nallene Nov 22 2011 @ 04:03pm Report Abuse
    I haven't owned a planner/journal since 2009. If given a chance to win, I'd love to pick Belle de Jour Planner. Design is cool, unique plus the discount coupons!!!
  • giftprincess Nov 22 2011 @ 04:29pm Report Abuse
    I love them all! I would love to win the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf or Belle de Jour or Navi planner! They all bring positive vibes into everyday life of a careeer woman like me!
  • Isobel2011 Nov 22 2011 @ 04:37pm Report Abuse
    Honestly, it's so hard to choose when you have so may possible options. I am torn because I favor 3 planners:

    1. BDJ power planner - what more can a girl asks for? It is every girl's dream planner. :D

    2. Daycraft Animaland 2012 Diary in green - it's simple and I love the cute cover.

    3. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Giving Journal - helps in changing lives for the scholars of the Real LIFE Foundation and I love its features.

    This is my top 3. :)
  • landicious Nov 22 2011 @ 04:38pm Report Abuse
    i love the belle de jour planner because it's perfect for gals on the go like me :D i also like the CBTL giving journal because it's too darn cute!
  • nicayh Nov 22 2011 @ 06:05pm Report Abuse
    If I could only get all the planners in this article, I would! haha but then, what will I do with them at the same time? Collection perhaps?? haha
    But I'm mostly interested with the Belle de Jour 2012 Power Planner, it would help me in a lot of ways! the Starbucks and the Coffee Bean Planner are also part of my top picks :)
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  • gotluggage Nov 22 2011 @ 11:41pm Report Abuse
    wee!!!!! love the planners. Hope to have one for 2012. I am gonna be a mom soon and I know this will be a big help organize everything. =)
  • fringster Nov 23 2011 @ 01:53am Report Abuse
    I am giving away a Belle de Jour planner! You can check out my blog at www.chopsticklady.wordpress.com! I really love this planner that I wanted to share it so so much!
  • rolter Nov 23 2011 @ 05:13am Report Abuse
    Planners are so much a part of my life. I can't so without planners. I keep all my appointments, reminders, notes, to-do list in my planners. So if I would be given the chance to win the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf or Belle de Jour or planner, I would be so thrilled!. And if I win these, I would get to enjoy the freebies and discount coupons included inside these planners.
  • bartola Nov 24 2011 @ 11:48pm Report Abuse
    i LOVE BDJ Planners and have been using them for 5 years in a row. It has never failed to keep my life updated not only on the latest trends but also empowering me as an individual in terms of cool quotes per page and monthly tips on how to be a fearless and independent bella. More Power to BDJ!!! :-)
  • vitris Nov 29 2011 @ 05:46am Report Abuse
    love love love the BDJ planner! been using it for 2 years now and it's my absolute fave! i love the design and the layout. it's like my whole life's in there already! :)
  • mizi_heatherfield Nov 29 2011 @ 09:09am Report Abuse
    I would love to win Belle de Jour planner. This planner help me organize the things I need. It is a designed based on time management principles to help Filipina live life to the fullest! They teach me to Practice positive affirmation to help me nourish myself with positive views every day.

  • Kaan Nov 30 2011 @ 03:25pm Report Abuse
    I like the Navi Planner. It is simple and comfty to use, and I get to be more creative since it has a minimalist design. However, I think the BDJ Planner is also good and more suited to girls who are stylish and on the go. :)
  • Che88 Nov 30 2011 @ 03:45pm Report Abuse
    I like them all but my favorites are the:

    1) Moleskine 2012 Weekly/Daily Planner in black and white cartoon print! It looks so sophisticated and fabulous! I can feel its 'organizing power' already!HAHAHA XD

    2) Galison travel themed daily planner with garter closure. With this organizer, everyday is an adventurer!Bongga! :p
  • salmoncat Nov 30 2011 @ 08:03pm Report Abuse
    I absolutely love and collect paper products (yes, my room is a fire-hazard). Planners with kawaii pages get my vote over the more formal, corporate ones, though. The BDJ planner is a hands-down must have since it really allows you to organize your life, has pretty illustrations and helpful articles.
  • christinechua Dec 01 2011 @ 12:15am Report Abuse
    I super love this article, where I can choose from over 20 planners which all of them are efficacious. These planners will help me so much on planning all the things I want to be done. It will help me to compose thoughts of mine into reality. I want to have one of these planners. I hope to have one. :)
  • Gail67 Dec 01 2011 @ 10:06pm Report Abuse
    I love the Belle de Jour Planners becuase of its cute design and disount coupons that I can use for shopping or restaurants
  • reginejoyce Dec 02 2011 @ 04:39pm Report Abuse
    i love Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Journal because it will helps me remember the important moments in my life :)
  • crazybeautifulvictorious Dec 02 2011 @ 07:49pm Report Abuse
    I love planners! I maintain like 3 planners every year. I've been using the Starbucks planner for 7 years. It's sort of a collection now. I started using their 2012 yesterday. CBTL started their planner last year. I collect them as well, though I hope CBTL goes back to giving out notebooks instead. But I still can't wait to use my CBTL planner by January. My favorites, though, among the planners featured here are the Moleskines. I'm planning to buy one this Christmas. :o) The Belle de Jour planner looks interesting, too.0 seconds ago
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  • iheartrea0126 Dec 05 2011 @ 05:55pm Report Abuse
    i soooo love to win the HAPPY EVEN AFTER pLanner 2012..i think it's really for me!!!..a single soon to be mom at MAY 2012..goodLuck for me..please female network ^_^..

    can't afford to have the starbucks or the coffee bean planner coz coffee is bad for a pregnant woman like me..^_^
  • cusien75 Dec 05 2011 @ 08:28pm Report Abuse
    Great planner!...what a great year to start organizing thoughts, day-to-day activities, itineraries--with a fab planner like Belle de Jour 2012...would love to have one!...
  • sweetdew Dec 06 2011 @ 12:09am Report Abuse
    Paulo COelho's inspiring PLanner; Very Chic and glamorous Belle de Jour Planner, the Simple and Organized (which is also perfect for guys) Navi Planner; Starbucks and Green Tea planner for coffee lovers; and the Doodle Planner for ladies who loves creating their own style. Everyone can have their own planner which perfectly fits to their lifestyle! :) Soo love Cosmo Magazine for pointing this out! Now we're having a hard time deciding what to get cause we love it all! :)
  • len9 Dec 06 2011 @ 12:18am Report Abuse
    BDJ Planner is truly a must have for me. I buy it every year since my first one (way back in 2009). I love the fabulous coupons from the lifestyle brands in it. I also love attending BDJ events because I get to meet fellow kikay BDJ girls like me. :) I use my planner everyday. I put everything in it - cutouts, movie tickets, cute stickers/post its. It gets so heavy by the end of the year, but whenever I flip back through the pages, it never fails to make me smile because it was another year well lived. :)
  • sweetdew Dec 06 2011 @ 12:21am Report Abuse
    Paulo COelho's inspiring PLanner; Very Chic and glamorous Belle de Jour Planner, the Simple and Organized (which is also perfect for guys) Navi Planner; Starbucks and Green Tea planner for coffee lovers; and the Doodle Planner for ladies who loves creating their own style. Everyone can have their own planner which perfectly fits to their lifestyle! :) Soo love Cosmo Magazine for pointing this out! Now we're having a hard time deciding what to get cause we love it all! :)
  • anna_marie Dec 06 2011 @ 12:51am Report Abuse
    i love the "The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf" Planner! The pages are smooth and design just right for being a coffee lover like me. Thank you for the article FN! Let's spread the news on how this can be avail and how can we help others! Choose The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Planner instead! :)
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