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Best Calendars of 2024

Best Calendars of 2023

Calendars are time-tested tools that keep us organized at home, work, and school. While digital calendars have grown increasingly popular, the benefits of paper calendars and planners are far greater. Columbia Business School research finds that using paper calendars versus digital calendars can help you see the big-picture, make better plans, and fulfill your plans at a higher rate. The best 2024 calendars also do a great job of keeping you, and everyone in your home or workplace, in the know and on schedule.

Explore the best calendars by type so you can find the right one for your schedule. Or scroll to the bottom to get top calendar tips and time-management hacks for taking back control of your schedule and freeing up more time for what matters most.

Best Wall Calendars

Best 2024 Calendars - Best Wall Calendars

You can never go wrong with a good wall calendar. From the home to the office to the classroom, wall calendars are a simple and effective way to keep your schedule visible so you can stay on track. Though the monthly wall calendar is a staple of most tried-and-true organization systems, your wall calendar can have a different planning layout that fits your needs. Weekly wall calendars are ideal for meal planning, family schedules, weekly shifts at work, and so on. A chart-style wall calendar is useful for organizing and tracking goals, habits, chores, and more. Choose the best type of wall calendar for your schedule (and style!) and see how much easier it is to stay organized when you keep your plans visible and top of mind.

Colorful Repositionable Weekly Whiteboard And Notepad

Repositionable Weekly Whiteboard Wall Calendar

NAMED ACRYLIC MONTHLY WALL CALENDAR

Acrylic Monthly Wall Calendar

NAMED WEEKLY WALL CALENDAR WALL ORGANIZATION CENTER

Weekly Wall Calendar - Wall Organization Center

NAMED ACRYLIC CHORE CHART WALL CALENDAR

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Best Desk Calendars

Best Desk Calendars

Stay focused. Do you spend a lot of time at your desk? If so, a quality desk calendar is a must. A deskpad calendar can rest flat on your desk and provides a convenient spot for jotting down quick notes while on a call or video meeting. If you need to save desk space, consider a stand-up padfolio with a magnetic folding stand, which converts into a cover so you can carry your padfolio from your home desk to your office desk.

For teachers, a planning deskpad makes it easy to organize your day by subject, and a deskpad chore calendar is ideal for families looking for a creative way to divvy up responsibilities. From daily, weekly, and monthly layouts to full padfolio sets with note pages and calendars, a deskpad calendar might just become your most versatile tool yet.

Acrylic Perpetual Calendar Desk Organizer

Acrylic Perpetual Calendar Desk Organizer

Acrylic Perpetual Calendar

Acrylic Perpetual Calendar

Focused Monthly Deskpad

Focused Monthly Deskpad Desk Calendar

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Shop All the Best Desk Calendars

Best Weekly Calendars

Best Weekly Calendars

Your week at a glance. If you tend to plan your time week-by-week, you aren’t alone. Many Erin Condren customers do the same! That’s why we offer multiple weekly calendar options to help you see your week at a glance. Our Weekly LifePlanner™ lets you choose from vertical and horizontal layouts, ensuring the planner works for you and your needs. We also offer weekly deskpad and schedule pad calendars to help you keep track of your days.

Being able to set weekly goals and plan your week from beginning to end provides peace of mind and prevents you from taking on more than you can handle. You can also better prioritize which tasks need to get done now and which you can leave till the end of the week.

Weekly Calendar LifePlanner™

Weekly Calendar LifePlanner™

Acrylic Perpetual Calendar

Focused Weekly Deskpad

Flora Designer Schedule Pad

Weekly Productivity Deskpad Calendar

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Shop All the Best Weekly Calendars

Best Daily Calendars

Best Daily Calendars

The big picture. Our planners offer multiple calendar formats, letting you choose the option that works best for you. Our Monthly Planner provides you with the most flexible approach to planning. Rather than weekly or daily breakdowns, this planner lets you see the entire month at once. And each month is followed by 10 note pages, leaving you with plenty of space for brainstorming and journaling, while productivity pages help you plan out your long-term goals.

We also have several planner themes to ensure your calendar planner serves your purpose. A Teacher Lesson Planner is designed to help with lesson planning throughout the month, while our Academic Planner is the perfect college calendar organizer for an undergraduate or graduate student who needs to stay on top of long-term projects and deadlines.

Daily Calendar PetitePlanner

Daily Calendar PetitePlanner

Daily Intentions Notepad

Daily Intentions Notepad Calendar

Star Wars Daily Schedule Notepad

Star Wars Daily Schedule Notepad

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Best Hourly Calendars

Best Hourly Calendars

Every hour, mapped out. If you're in need of the best time management resource around, an hourly calendar will be your new best friend. Unlike daily or weekly calendars, which allow for a more fluid approach, an hourly calendar leaves no hour of your day unplanned. This type of calendar is best for someone with a lot on their plate, who needs help ensuring they can get it all done in one day.

An hourly calendar is also great for busy parents juggling multiple schedules. Consider getting your kids involved and using an hourly calendar to track homework time, free time, play dates, and extracurriculars. No matter how you use it, an hourly calendar ensures no time goes to waste.

Large Hourly Parent Deskpad

Large Hourly Parent Deskpad

Hourly Calendar Layout in Weekly LifePlanner™

Hourly Calendar Layout in Weekly LifePlanner™

Hourly Sticky Notepad

Hourly Sticky Notepad

Hourly and Daily Productivity Notepad

Hourly and Daily Priorities Notepad

Best Calendar Planners

Best Calendar Planners

The big picture. Our planners offer multiple calendar formats, letting you choose the option that works best for you. Our Monthly Planner provides you with the most flexible approach to planning. Rather than weekly or daily breakdowns, this planner lets you see the entire month at once. And each month is followed by 10 note pages, leaving you with plenty of space for brainstorming and journaling, while productivity pages help you plan out your long-term goals.

We also have several planner themes to ensure your calendar planner serves your purpose. A Teacher Lesson Planner is designed to help with lesson planning throughout the month, while our Academic Planner is the perfect college calendar organizer for an undergraduate or graduate student who needs to stay on top of long-term projects and deadlines. Shop the best planners of the year.

Monthly Calendar Planners

Monthly Calendar Planners

Teacher Calendar Planners

Teacher Calendar Planners

Student Calendar Planners

Student Calendar Planners

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Shop All Best Calendar Planners

Choosing the right calendar is a highly personal decision, tailored to your unique preferences and needs. The perfect calendar will not only help you stay organized but also add a touch of style to your daily routine. Find the best 2024 calendar for you to enjoy a more inspired and organized year.

Why Use Paper Calendars?

Technology makes it easy to find out what day it is: Just ask your smart speaker, look at your phone, or open up your laptop. What isn’t so easy is getting a “full picture” idea of what the month is like, determining what day of the week a date falls on, or checking at a glance what you have planned for a specific date.

The Right Calendar for You

If you think there’s only one calendar type out there, think again. There are calendars for every purpose, preference, and taste. The best calendar for you depends on how and when you want to use it.

Tips For Choosing The Right Calendar

Using the right calendar for your style and needs can make it a lot easier to stay organized, plan efficiently, and make the most of your time. Here are top tips from our experts to help you select the perfect calendar to suit your lifestyle.

1. Determine Your Calendar Needs.

Start by assessing your specific requirements, whether for work, study, or personal use.

2. Consider Your Calendar Style.

Choose a calendar design that reflects your personal style and aesthetics. It looks good, feels good, and you’ll be more inclined to use it more.

3. Choose a Smart Calendar Size and Layout.

Consider where you'll place your calendar. Wall, desk, monthly, or daily layouts, choose what suits you.

4. Pick a Calendar with Additional Features.

Look for note sections, pockets, or stickers to enhance your planning experience. Examples of calendars with additional features include Metallic Monthly Deskpad and the Budget File Folders Calendar.

5. Calendar Durability Counts.

Check for sturdiness in the calendar's materials to ensure it lasts the entire year. Erin Condren paper calendars and planners are especially known for their thick, high-quality paper and sturdy binding and covers – durability you can feel and trust.

6. Don’t Forget Portable Calendar Options.

If you're on the move, opt for a calendar with a more portable design. Explore portable calendar best sellers – including daily, weekly, and monthly layout options.

7. Customize Your Calendar.

Personalize your calendar to make it uniquely yours. Customization options include choosing your colors, adding your name and/or calendar labels, even adding a photo.

Some of our favorite customizable calendars are calendar notepads, personalized calendar planners, and wall calendar organization centers.

8. Experiment with Different Calendars and Scheduling Methods.

If you’re experiencing changes and transitions in your schedule, plans, goals, and life, stay flexible. If one type of calendar doesn’t do the trick anymore, try another layout or type of calendar, and experiment until you find what works for your current and evolving needs.

Find the perfect calendar for you, and take back control of your schedule with more tips from our experts: How to Organize Your Calendar for Ultimate Efficiency and How to Use a Calendar for Time Management.