This is a sponsored post, but I can say with confidence that I’m loving using the planner sent to me by Ultimate Weekly Planner. (Use the code SLOB for $5 off your order!)
If y’all have been around a while, you know that increased stress increases my scatterbrainedness. It’s fact. And holiday prep plus book launch planning plus teenagers with football games three nights each week plus adjusting to our new normal with my MIL living down the street plus whatever-else-comes-up means my scatterbrainedness is in full swing lately.
This is a great time to test a new planner. I am desperate to stay on top of all the things that need staying on top of lately.
While I do love digital organizing tools, there is real value in paper planners. The main one, for me, is that I can stare at entire weeks or months in a quiet room with nothing to distract me, letting my brain percolate over how the various things on my to do list (also right there on paper) will fit into the various slots that are my upcoming days.
Key phrase: nothing to distract me.
I can’t accidentally check my email. Or flit my eyes toward the red dot that just appeared on an open tab. Or read the first half of a text that comes across my screen.
As I’ve been dumping my thoughts into my new Ultimate Weekly Planner, I have felt the jumbliness clear from my brain. Each scratch of an obligation into a neat little square or rectangle removes a big portion of the nagging feeling I had when that obligation was depending on my remembering.
So what do I love about the Ultimate Weekly Planner?
It’s pretty. Very striking.
It’s a good size. I can fit it in the purse I’ve been carrying lately. It’s still big enough, though, that I don’t have to write tiny and I don’t lose it. They sent me several, and my daughter has started using hers for school. It fits well in the outside pocket of her backpack.
I like that there are monthly and weekly to do lists right next to the day-by-day slots. I listed out my overall goals for the month and week and then it was easy to stick them into specific date slots. When I’m in project mode (like the project of a book launch) this is extremely helpful.
The menu boxes for each week are simple, but so so helpful. Jotting down meals helps my overall state-of-mind.
I didn’t have to wait to get started! The 2018 planner starts in November of ’17 and goes through January of ’19.
There are also lots of pages in the back for grocery lists and notes. This means the planner could double as that little notebook you carry around!
The price is extremely reasonable. At $17.95 + $3.88 for US shipping ($
9 14 for Canada shipping), I can confidently say this is a great value. Especially when they’re offering YOU $5 off your purchase with the code SLOB.
You can watch my video review here.
The giveaway is over, but you can still order a planner!!
AND, you have a chance to win a planner!! Ultimate Weekly Planner has offered to give away three planners to people who comment on this post! Just tell us below what your biggest goal is for 2018! If you go ahead and purchase a planner, they’ll be happy to refund your purchase if you win! One comment will be chosen (I’ll use random.org to choose a number), and that person will have 48 hours from the time I send them an email to respond with their mailing address. Continental U.S. or Canada only. (Sorry!) The giveaway entries will close on November 27th, 2017 at 9 p.m. Central time. See my giveaway policies here.
I belong to several groups that talk about the benefits of pen to paper. I’ve been having health issues that effect (affect?) my ability to hold things in my head like I always have. Being able to know that I won’t lose something once it’s written down takes a lot of stress off…
and if I win one, I would be SO excited!
Nicquiya Ellis says
My goal for 2018 is to lessen my anxiety by getting things out of my head and onto paper. I have looked at a few planners but this one looks like it just might fit the bill. I like how the columns are set up to break up and simplify my tasks. Like you I get a feeling of “ahh” when my head is clear!
My goal in 2018 is to keep decluttering and getting rid of things we don’t need enough to convince my husband we don’t need to move to a bigger house!! 🙂 (we home school and are expecting our 5th baby/son in January) And to read your new book! Woohoo!
Tammy E. says
One of my big goals for the year is to do better cooking and eating at home instead of eating out so much. While dinners are an issue in our house, I think I have a bigger problem bringing my lunch to work everyday. If I could get that in order, the planner would pay for itself!
Amanda Young says
I have been looking for a paper planner for the exact reasons you say it helps you! We have Cozi, google keep, etc, and I use them, but I really find myself going back to paper many times for the other reasons you say it helps (the distractions all over the computer screen). I would LOVE this, I think.
2018 is my stay on top of the daily and weekly tasks year. I’m doing pretty well with daily (dishes are done daily and bathroom and kitchen floors are clear, plus 5 minute pickups happen all day long)…..but the weekly, ugh. Laundry is pretty good, but mopping is still an “only-if-there’s-a-spill-or-someone’s-coming-over” job. I’m working on it lol.
I’d love to find something that can go with me! Planners I’ve tried have been too large and they end up on a counter and then get tucked away when they start to feel like clutter!
I definitely agree that good old fashioned pen and paper has many advantages over digital formats. I started doing bullet journal a couple years ago, but it’s much more free form, which, although helpful for some people, was not helpful for me who tends to procrastinate even the making of the lists of the things i’m procrastinating doing. I think something like this daily planner that already has calendars made and spots to write the to-do lists would be very helpful for me. My biggest goal for 2018 is to put a detailed plan in place to pay off our outstanding credit card debt and student loans.
I’m also doing the bullet journaling and I enjoy the freeform aspect of it. I also like getting layout ideas from other systems.
One of my goals in 2018 is to put together a household binder of all the important information I have floating around in my head since I seem to forget passwords, insurance details, to do lists, etc., when I try to remember them (and my husband would be lost if anything happened to me because everything’s stored in my brain right now).
I carry too much around in my head and don’t stick to plans. I’d like to have something that “forces” me to fill things in. I need to make lots of changes!
Marlena Mann says
My biggest goal of 2018 is to not reach a goal but habits. Good habits. Intentional, planned out, purposeful habits. Decluttering to simplify life in our home will be a big part of it!
I love this statement, and it’s exactly the words I am looking for how I am feeling. thank you!
This planner is perfect! I need it small enough for my purse, but big enough to write normally. And the menu planner! I keep a bullet journal style planner. And while I love it, I am at a point where I need to sit down and draw the next month out because the last time I had to draw in it was… I don’t know when, but I only drew through November. Now I am holding December dates in my brain, and it’s too much. Drawing a December calendar in my bullet journal just seems like a project I don’t have time for right now.
My biggest goal in 2018 is to make my entire home useable and comfortable. I’ve basically have been using my basement for storage and only really using my upstairs to live in. My family has grown to the point where I feel like we’re fighting for a place to sit. I’d like to fix that and open up unused spaces and make my house more of an enjoyable place to spend time with my family and friends.
Shay S. says
I would LOVE to win this planner! I am about to have surgery soon and I have to do alot of planning for afterwards to take care of myself and my family. I am also hoping to start decluttering my home as well. I know that 2018 I will have TONS on my TO DO list! A planner would sure help me! Thanks!
April Reedall says
My goal is to get even more out of my house hasa spot for everything that is left. Not to to have space anxiety if a shelf or drawer or bin is empty. To keep it something empty. 😄💜
I am starting the process now of getting decluttered, physically and mentally. Many objects are leaving my house. As for decluttering my mental space, I use a combination of Evernote on my phone/ computer and a paper planner.
Vickie Armstrong says
One of goals is to be less distracted by technology so I have more time to do the things I really want to do. I think a pen and paper planner is so helpful for This
I want one! My biggest goal for 2018 is to stay on budget and keep organizing/decluttering!
I am just starting to use planning on paper at home. I used to stress over the tasks and plan too many things in an allotted period of time, but have learned to use this as a helpful tool to guide me rather than a list to worry about. I do like how this planner looks, and would be so excited to win one!
Oops, I forgot to write what I want to accomplish in 2018! (How can it be 2018 already?!) I want to be able to say “good enough” to all areas of my house so that I can be comfortable with people being in them without feeling like I need to apologize for unfinished construction-type things, and not beat myself up because they are not “perfect.”
One of the habits of highly effective people is writing lists and I ball at that because I get overwhelmed. However, having a general list that can be pulled from and assigned sounds intriguing and gives me hope that I can attain better success completing what needs to get done and not have as many forgetful moments.
*balk not ball (curses to autocorrect and me for not catching it 🙄)
I love the meal plan idea. I love a pen and paper organizer too
I love the meal planning spot. I also love a pen and paper organizer over anything
The goals for 2018 are, clear out the clutter and improve my finances. Both of which can be helped by this planner!!
Crystie Fritz says
I really like paper planners, despite using digital organization for just about everything else possible! My goal in 2018 is to get my home to the point where it feels like a haven to be enjoyed rather than a project that always needs work. I use a paper planner daily and would love to try this one!
My biggest goal for 2018 is to sell my house and buy a house that fits our family of 6 a little better. My to do list is Huge!!! So this would help so much!
My goal is to be intentional. In what I do, what I say, what I pray to be a better wife, mom, and friend.
Amy Mitcham says
Goals for 2018… keep the kids alive! 😂 but really, get our clothes down to a manageable amount.
Dawn Starkey says
My 2018 goal is to be more productive and organized!! I love this planner layout. TFS
My 2018 goals are to simplify and be intentional. Would love to win this planner! 💗
My 2018 goal to get out of survival mode
My biggest goal for 2018 is to keep decluttering and get back in the habit of planning! Pen to paper works for me.
Love all the comments. Y’all have some great goals! I’d like to get my house decluttered so it’s easier to clean. I want to get to the point of being able to hire someone to come clean my house once a month.
My biggest goal for 2018? Make our house a liveable home again!
My goal is to get the house to a livable state, keep it that way, and work on the storage room. (Yes, it’s as bad as it sounds!) The planner would help me to schedule that out. 🙂
My biggest goals for 2018 are to create and actually keep up with a cleaning schedule, Meal plan and actually make the meals, and be more productive in general. Not be so lazy, really 🙂
I started homeschooling this year. My biggest goal for 2018 is to better integrate my day-to-day work/life with our school schedule. This looks like it would be a great tool to help accomplish that!
Heather Browning says
I love pen and paper, especially when it come to keeping my scout troop organized! Too often, electronic organization just isn’t feasible when dealing with 25 kids!
Marianne Misluk says
My goal is to get myself more organized to better care for myself, family and home. With a husband back in school, two kids with their activities and two dogs, more has fallen to me, and more is falling through the cracks. I’d be inked to win a planner.
My goal for 2018 is to be more organized so that I can do a lot more entertaining.
Kathaline Hansen says
I have used a planner in the past and like how this one looks.
My goal for 2018 is to start inviting friends over for dinner once a month. It was my husband’s suggestion to help us keep the house cleaned up and company ready on a regular basis. This planner looks like a great way to keep my menu, calendar, and to do list all in one place!
Cindy Kohl says
My goal for 2018 is to get my life/home/ everything in order. I wear so many different “hats” with all the different responsibilities, it’s hard to keep up. I am primary care for both my elderly parents and help maintain their home, maintain hubby’s and my home,church school administrator, church secretary, just to name a few. I am trying to declutter my home, my parents home, our church, my body of weight it doesn’t need and more. I use digital calendars, notes, & reminder programs and have used paper planners in the past with great success. I haven’t used a paper planner in a long time, I could not find one that I really liked and had all the sections I needed. The Ultimate Planner I believe is the planner I have been looking for, so thank you for reviewing! I would love to win but it’s more important to me to purchase one right away to start “brain dumping” and sorting my wonderful world into more manageable days. Thank You!!
Michelle P says
Thanks for sharing all the different parts of the planner. My goal for 2018 is to start a system for my digital photos. Once that is in place, go back and organize years 2006-2017. It’s a little overwhelming but I have to get it under control.
Julie Page says
My biggest goal for 2018 is to stop wasting time on the internet and start working my way to my best self.
Carol B says
My goals for 2018 is to finally attack and do something about all the “kid papers” that I’ve saved. My kids are 25-31! About time right ?
I use pen and paper but have a hard time using time to my advantage. The planner sounds like it would help 😊
Mary Small says
My house and life are in shambles. I want to get it clutter-free so I can work from home. I live alone and it is overwhelming for me and I get sidetracked easily. I think this would help make me daily and achievable goals so I would feel in control.
Tera B says
My goal for 2018 is to put together a household emergency binder, because if something happened to me, my husband would be lost. Thanks for the chance to win!
Judith Boggs says
In 2018 I plan to get back into a daily schedule. Retirement and its I Can Do It Anytime has ruined my life long daily shape of school or work in all their complexities.
I’m tired of wasting my days ad months and years.
My biggest goal is going to be juggling a new job while keeping my health a priority. This planner would definitely help keep me on track!
My goal for 2018 is to get my home in order before our daughter’s wedding when family and friends will be in town and visiting at our home. This will happen between work, fitness, wedding planning, laundry, and all the other things that have to happen for our family to function. I NEED a great organizing tool!
Kate Valiente says
One of my goals for next year is to be proactive about spending time with my daughter, on our own. I had a baby over the summer (and I brought him to your event in San Antonio!) and my daughter has adjusted well. I want her to feel as cherised as she is in my heart and I want us to have special moment a together. I will have more success by putting it on the calendar than hoping to find the time.
Jen Layton says
I love the simplicity of this planner! My biggest goal for 2018 is gaining some breathing room by simplifying/ decluttering my home and my schedule. I have six kids, I homeschool, and my parents have major health issues, so life can be very unpredictable. My goal is to create some margin so that things won’t spiral out of control and leave me trapped by messes or excessive commitments.
In the past I have used a notebook for jotting all my things down. I would LOVE to try the planner out and see if it helps my brain organize better!
Planning and staying on budget.
Melinda Maciel Peterson says
I’m a 4.5 Breast Cancer Survivor. And with Chemo, Rad and Meds. You come to the realizations that planners are your best friend. My goal for the coming year is to find a planner that will allow me to be able to be organized, detailed ad i want to be and to keep on task. So, I guess what I’m saying in short is I want to be compliant with every aspect of my life that needs to be. Meal Planning, Budgeting, Medical Appointments, Family and Personnel Business. I want the procrastinating wall sitting person to go away. I need this planner. Thank you
I just got a new job so I’m hoping to be out of survival mode very soon. My goals for 2018 are to do art regularly as a hobby, increase my credit score to buy a house, drastically improve my health for the sake of my husband and our 4 year old twins, and spend intentional, quality time with my husband and sons.
Heather in NC says
I would love one of these. I find pen and paper more accessible/less distracting than lists on my phone, although I love that I don’t leave my grocery list on the kitchen table anymore… My biggest goal is to DO the tasks that I plan. I’ve been following your blog for a few years, but haven’t been putting new ideas into practice. And now I am working from home part time, so there is a lot more to keep track of. I think I will use the To-Do list as a brain dump/master list each week, and try using the day slots as a Ta-Da list of what I actually got done. Otherwise, sometimes just writing a to-do list for the day makes me feel productive, even if I don’t cross everything off. 😉
Mary Syms says
My biggest goal for 2018 is to lose 30 lbs. I’ve started doing intermittent fasting and it takes a lot of organization to stay on task. You have to record your windows so you know how long it has been since your last meal and you need to know what you can eat in your window. I love your podcasts! I like to listen while I clean. It keeps me going!
Kelli B. says
I’m having my first baby in a few weeks and have to continue my full time job. My goal for 2018 is to try and manage caring for my baby and family, while working full time and keeping up with the home. I hope a nice planner can help me.
My baby is 15 months and I work full time too. It is hard to manage but her book is amazing and can help you. Don’t put too high of expectations on yourself. I’m just starting and its been 15 months. So don’t stress yourself out. Having a baby is a full time job! You can do it! Congradulations!
Two goals for next year: stick to a grocery budget and get more active.
Would love to have a planner, I’ve been looking for the perfect one for next year.
I really need to get my digital pictures organized. I don’t have a good system for it, and it’s one of those jobs that I’ve been procrastinating on for way too long!
I have been looking at planners for a while and I think it would be beneficial to have one. I just haven’t found one yet I like, this planner looks promising. My goal for the upcoming year is to get organized, 2 of my kids are getting married.
My goal for 2018 is to get organized and release the extra items in my house to a new home.
Nicole Sterling says
My goal in 2018 is to get my house cleaned up & organized so we can put it on the market. We had originally wanted to move next summer, but I don’t think we’ll be ready by then.
MARILYN HANSEL says
I have been a SLOB all my life and it is only now that I am retired that I am makingr real progress. Unfortunately, my brain needs what my younger self had but didn’t use! I’d love to win this planner. I think it would really make a difference!
2018 goal is to get our house to a state where we can live in all the rooms of it. The planner looks fabulous.
My biggest goal this year is to get my house clutter free and organized so I can put together a room for crafts and working.
My biggest goal for 2018 is to get my house decluttered and to make some much-needed home improvements!
PS Great planner – it looks like a great size – not too big but plenty of space for keeping track of things!
My main goal for 2018 is to FINALLY get some order to my completely disorganized home. It has gotten progressively worse over the last 10 years or so…so much that things I once would have NEVER done are now commonplace. It doesn’t help that my entire family is disorganized. SO…here’s to slowly getting my home in shape and keeping it that way. Your ebook has been very helpful!
Jody W. says
Hi. My biggest goal is losing weight; with a great event for encouragement, my son’s wedding! Being disabled, this isn’t an easy task, I’m hoping this extra bit of incentive will be just what I need. We’ve been helping to plan this start to finish, my husband did the ring shopping with our son, with many pictures to me since I wasn’t able to be there. They just got engaged last month. Both families are close knit and mostly local, so there will be many get together’s to plan and get to know each other better. Having a planner I can take with me, not just my phone calendar, would be a big help. I admit, although I have Google calendar on both my phone and computer, I’m still a pen and paper person. I also have a wall calendar that I put those same items as well as notes.
I love this site, because an ongoing goal is to get (and stay) organized. The daily emails are wonderful! Thanks
I need one! I do the calendar on my phone which helps from week to week, but I have been known to write down the same info on scraps of paper. The writing helps to cement it in my brain. It’s been a few years since I’ve used a paper planner, but was considering buying one for 2018. When I heard you mention these planners on the podcast I knew it was a sign. I just hadn’t ordered yet to avoid having it delivered on Thanksgiving as we’ll be away. I hope I get one!
Kelly Hollinger says
My biggest goal for 2018 is to try to get my house under control! That’s probably a bit unrealistic but I need to try. I would love to try this planner.
Donna Scrivener says
My biggest goal for 2018 is to get our business paperwork back under control so things are taken care of on time again. When I accomplish this it will also allow my home to become more under control which will make my life so much better and less stressful. I sooo look forward to that!
This planner would go a long way in helping me with the goal of my business paperwork! I would love to be able to win one!!
Debbie finnegan. says
I love this planner!! My goal this year is also to get organized. Thanks for your blog.
I have been looking for a different planner and this looks like it would work for me. I definitely need one to go with me in my purse. And I like one with both monthly and weekly areas. I have to write things down to remember and I like pen and paper as my primary tool. I use cozy and my phone calendar for reminders on my phone with notification tones to assist me to stay on top of my day.
My goal for 2018 is to keep doing the daily taks, decluttering my house, and learn to use a planner. This is something that I know will make my life much easier becuase I can get stuff out of my brain and on to paper!
2018 – The year of getting stuff done! Lots and lots of stuff. And I know if I don’t plan for it I won’t get lots and lots of stuff done!!!
Renee McClellan says
2018- My biggest goals for next year are to settle into my new apartment (moving in Dec. 15th) and finish decluttering along with losing 100 pounds.
My biggest goal for 2018 is to write Words to Live By and say them each morning. Words to live by is a technique for daily focus of God’s provision and our place as taught by our pastor, Craig Groeschel. I started well in 2017 but haven’t stayed consistent.
Shanna Griffin says
I’m going into 2018 a single woman. My children are grown and out of the house. This is the first time in my 46 years I will be living completely alone. I want to begin my year organized, without alot of things I don’t need. Working 2 jobs, I will have to keep my schedule straight. I want to clean, organize, and live peacefully for the first time in a long time. I think this book would help so much and I hope I win one. It would be a good sign for the new year 😉
My goal for 2018 is to get ready to move so we’re not boxing up and moving “crap” again! To move less stuff and live with less stuff sounds wonderful!!
Nicki Bishop says
Thanks so much, Nony, for the giveaway! My biggest goal is to get published in 2018.
My biggest goal for 2018 is to be prepared for our new baby’s arrival!
My biggest goal for 2018 is to spend 15 mins each day decluttering a specific spot in my home!
My biggest goal for 2018 is to pay off all our debt. I want us to be debt free so that my husband can retire when he is supposed to not have to wait until he is 70 to do it.
I live in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada and I would love this planner, my biggest beef with other planners is that the weekly page doesn’t have a place for me to jot down what I need to accomplish that week before I divide it into days.
My goal for 2018 is to actually use this wonderful planner and not just keep buying planners in the hopes that it will magically organize my life
Jennifer Ronco says
My goal for 2018 is to declutter and finally decorate my house after moving in over 6 years ago!
Tracey Gaudette says
In the spirit of Thanksgiving – I am thankful for you! Thank you for leading the way!
My goal for 2018 is to simplify as much as can. Simplify the stuff I own, and ALL the things I do as a wife, home manager, and mom of a teen and tween! Yikes! Is this even possible?!
My goal in 2018?
To start living without the burden of clutter and stuff
To take the steps I’ve been too stuck to take till now
To move forward with energy, confidence and a bit of spunk
To make this the best year yet
To remain grateful for all the good there already is……….
Frances Murphy says
Thank you for your site and helpful information! My goal for 2018 is to de-clutter my bedroom and closet so I can enjoy the space instead of being stressed by this inner sanctum of my home.
Renee G Halm says
Years ago I used a Franklin three-ring dayplanner, but later gave it up for a Palm Pilot and later a smart phone. I believe that I used to be more focused and productive when I used the paper planner, for specifically the reasons you mentioned, Dana. As soon as I pick up my cell phone I become instantly distracted. I would like to try this paper planner and see if it helps with my internet-induced ADD.
My main goal for 2018 is to let go of the physical items in my home which are so in the way that they are preventing me from living the calm, happy life I want to live. I think I am in a good place to make this happen now, if I can keep myself from getting distracted.
Sandra Phillips says
I so need to have a place to organize my life!!!! I write things down, but lose the paper or scrap I wrote it on. I NEED a way to carry what I write with me so that I do not lose it!! I REALLY need some organization in my life!!!
Heather St. John says
THIS is the planner I’ve been looking for! Thank you for this excellent review!!!
Shannon Brody says
I find if I don’t write my ‘stuff’ down my brain seems to lose all the info…perhaps mommy brain? I don’t know. Anyway, I would love to have one of these in my arsenal of organization. My goal for 2018 is to help promote my home based business a little more.
My goal for 2018 is financial. I want to do stick to a budget and tackle my debt snowball.
For the last 15 years we have lived in a 2 bedroom house with 3 kids. 2 boys and 1 girl. My daughters bed was in the dinningroom. My house has always been cluttered and just enough room to walk. Both the boys are now moved out living on their own or in college (I feel so empty). I am in the process of decluttering, but difficult when the hubs doesn’t want to help me with big projects and with me working 12 hour midnights 3 days a week. The ultimate planner would help me organize my days so I can get things done. In 2018 my goal is to make my house presentable for surprise company and to have holidays here.
I really try to keep my life organized using google calendars and other reminders, but I still forget to do things. I’ve been thinking for a while that written words will help me get it together. I would love to win one of these planners, but I think I might buy one even if I don’t win.
My goal in 2018 is to make International choices to organize my family, home and life!! My husband just said I made the first step- to admit I need help organizing the house😱 Winning a planner would be the first of many international choices to keep track and prepare my week! Gosh it all sounds so easy why is it soooo hard!!
Jenn dirocco says
I love the way these pages are laid out, I have a paper planner that I just switched to instead of digital methods and I like it, but I’m not sure if I Love it…..I’d live the chance to win this and see if this is THE planner!
My goal for 2018 is to have my house ready on most days (or at least 51% of the time) for people to come over. I want to get rid of the clutter that is taking over our home and lives. I’m tired of living like this. I’m ready to make a permanent change! This would also help us get ready to sell our house!
My goal for 2018 is to get my house decluttered.
Simplify, declutter, organize!! Sounds so simple, right!?!?
Emily Lemay says
My goal for 2018 is get control of my house and my health
One of my big goals for 2018 is doing better at keeping the open surfaces open. The couch clear of laundry. The counters clear of dishes. The floors clear of toys. The Ultimate Planner would help me with some of the planning and juggling of life with violin lesson, homeschool, church events and meal planning. The boxes they have sounded like something I could really use. Thank you for the giveaway!
Lori Elward says
I am a dangerously right-brained musician and writer who also is blessed with the challenges of ADD. Basically all this means is that I am creative to a fault, but my organized left brain is somewhat shriveled. I’ve been using a paper planner forever, to help me cope with some of these challenges. It’s so good to see everything laid out neatly (or somewhat neatly) for the week or month, and the actual act of writing something down increases the chance of remembering it later. I tell you these things because my goal for this year is to clean out the clutter in my house. Now, before we go on, I want to acknowledge the acres upon acres of trees that gave their lives to make all the “important” papers that seem to be the bane of my existence. I have never been Susie Homemaker, but an extended illness made it even more difficult to keep up with things, so I did a lot of hiding clutter in drawers, boxes, cabinets, etc. to keep the place looking at least somewhat clean. Now I want to reclaim my living space… and my time. I think The Ultmate Weekly Planner is laid out efficiently – looks like you can write large enough that no magnifying glass is needed, and it (along with this wonderful blog) might really help me achiever my goal for the coming year!
K. Witt says
I am very determined to finally whip my procrastination problem with the help of clearly defined goals, habit stacking, and a really good organizer (seriously)!
Grandma B says
In 2018, I intend to stop learning “how to” declutter and actually take my 2nd & 3rd decluttering steps forward.
Thanks for the honesty and encouragement!!
Mary Wimbley says
My goals for 2018:
1. Finish the book I am writing with my best friend and get it published by the end of the year.
2. Get the hang of this budgeting thing I’ve been hearing so much about.
3. Improve my adulting skills.
I’m a huge fan of paper planners! I currently use a traveler’s notebook system, but I’m always open to change–in fact, I recently learned it’s necessary for me to continually refresh my reminders and tweak my systems in order to keep my ADHD brain engaged. Therefore, I have a perfectly legitimate reason for having 57 million planners and a gazillion notebooks and journals! (That’s only a slight exaggeration. lol)
My decluttering goal for 2018 is to not freak out whenever my mom is coming over. I always feel like I have to hide all the clutter in the closet and in our cars. Yes, we’ve done this multiple times. I want to be in a place where all I’ll have to do is a simple pick-up, and our home will be decent .
I personally need to see it written down- and I never seemed to be able to find one that fits my needs- until now- this one looks perfect!!! Would love to win one- but going to buy it just in case I don’t!! Thanks
The Lord knows I could use some planning. At 62, the notes section of my brain seems to be filling up. I now need to write it down. 🙂 In 2018, the first goal is to keep up with health care…make appointments and actually go. The second goal is to actually get unpacked and decluttered from the last 3 moves. The last move was 3 years ago *embarrassed*
Heather L says
With newborn twins in the house, my goal for 2018 is to make the most of this first year of their childhood. We’re also planning to downsize and move halfway across the country to (most likely) a 560 square foot apartment. So my second goal is to take this in stride and find ways to make our new apartment a comfortable home for the four of us.
Catherine Jennings says
My goal for 2018 is to eliminate all things that cause me stress 🙂
Judy D. says
My biggest goal for 2018 is to declutter our home office space. Right now it is too difficult to find anything we need in there.
Katherine Wheless says
Actually excited about this planner! I’ve been looking in office stores for one, but they are either insanely expensive or impractical (or both!) Love the size of this one, too. My husband is always trying to get me to switch to the iCal, but I think I will always want a paper calendar, and this one seems to be ideal!
Maureen Davidson says
My “normal” life is so cluttered with activities, chores, and responsibilities that having a great planner would help me put all the details down on paper so I could see the big picture. Maybe I could make some noticeable progress on my goals to clean out all the places I use for storage and actually find out what I have in there.
My goal for 2018 is to do more than survive. This was a mental year for me, with so many huge commitments due to my position as a full time teacher in a small Christian school, and while I took some time for myself (going to concerts, watching YouTube, spending time with friends) there were so many things I’m passionate about that I didn’t have much time for – reading books, playing music, writing…
While I am taking on the job of teaching an additional subject next year, I want to deliberately spend more time bettering myself and spending time on myself actively rather than passively.
My biggest goal for 2018 is….consistency!! I struggle hard with being consistent. I have great ideas and they go great for about a minute or 7 and then life happens and I lose it and never jump back. I’ve been working on simplifying and now consistency needs to happen this year!!
Lori Huffstutler says
Cannot wait to try it! Have found planners with the monthly OR weekly pages but this has both. Fabulous!
Kirsten Olson says
My big goal for this year is to continue to purge. I finally understand containers and their limits and that the important things need room so everything else has to move to my big storage facility aka the thrift store!
Now did I say I was decluttering every Monday and Thursday or was that every Tuesday and Friday? I should probably write that down somewhere!
2018 will be the year that I open my house to company. I will have my kitchen, dining and living rooms decluttered enough that we can eat dinner at the table every night if we choose and have enough open seating that we can invite others over to eat or play a game.
As a previous Professional Organizer and current Early Childhood Educator, I need to get my brain on track for 2018. I have looked at your review and really like what I see. Will be buying an Ultimate Weekly Organizer for sure!
Kari H says
I’m interested in giving this planner a try. I’ve been using another for two years, but this looks great. My biggest 2018 goal: read more!
Lori Lopez says
I am in need of life organization….amongst other things. I will have to check these planners out. I am not great at entering daily to dos or daily schedules…..but if it is significant enough I write it down. my biggest problem is sticking to a daily journal entry plan. but this planner is simple enough to stay high level. have to check them out. thank you.
I definitely need to be better at making lists and sticking to them or prioritizing them. I tend to write all the things I “should” do, but then I lose the list, or ignore it, or whatever. I love using my phone calendar to send reminders of events, but pen and paper definitely works better for me for groceries and to-do lists. Thanks for the review and video, I’ll go check it out. If not for immediate use, maybe for consideration later.