If there’s one thing that’s overlooked about choosing a planner, it’s definitely choosing one that you will want to carry around. I was so happy when the planner world exploded because we have more options than ever on what planner to choose! As a girl who can’t get enough of cute stationery supplies and planner supplies, I’ve come across some absolutely adorable planners! The thing is though, is that sometimes these cute planners can be quite spendy. 😳 But have no fear! As a fellow girl who is also on a budget, I’ve come across some ways you create a super cute planner you LOVE using and love to show off when you carry it around. ✨
AHHHH. I flipped out when I saw these! I am a HUGE Studio Ghibli film (My Neighbor Totoro is my all time favorite movie) and was so excited when I stumbled across these on Amazon (Prime baby!). They not only have Kiki’s Delivery Service but Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro as well!
Isn’t this so cute?! This little guy is from a company in Korea but available via Amazon Prime too. They’re undated but have a large 2018-2019 calendar in the front, so that’s a bonus because you can start using it the day you get it! It’s perfect for carrying in your purse and keeping on your desk when you’re on the go. I used this a while back for our budget and absolutely loved it! It’s very minimal but very cute!
Ok. if we’re being honest I am a bit of a nut when it comes to Hello Kitty. I even have a tattoo of her on my left forearm. 🙈 So this little guy is way cute and again, Amazon yo! This would be perfect for your budget, meal plans, family activities and even planning out content for your own blog! It’s also 2 years long so it’s a great, super fun option for any long-term planning you need to do while keeping things simple with just a monthly spread.
Happy Planner w/ Coupon ($10-$20)
If you love the feeling you get from being able to pick up and look through a planner before you buy it you are in luck! If you head down to your nearest JoAnn Fabrics, Hobby Lobby and Michaels they sell these gorgeous, fun, whimsical, and simple Happy Planners! If you use their 40% off coupon you can get a discount on them both in-store or online. Often this coupon (most stores will only let you use them on full price items) will knock the price down significantly and make it more affordable and maybe so you can even get some stickers, sticky notes, and bookmarks that match!
Target Dollar Spot
Can we just take a minute to thank the good Lord for Target’s Dollar Spot?! They have loads of crazy adorable planner supplies! Every time I walk in I have found tons of not just really awesome stickers and planner accessories, but actual planners themselves! YAS QUEEN. They usually sell inserts as well. So you can walk out Target with a planner, inserts, accessories and more for easily under $20, if not $15!
I hope this was helpful to get you to see that you don’t need to spend tons of money to create/have a planner you love and that you love planning in. There are tons of options out there that can help you plan out your life and create the lifestyle you want to live!