I’ve tried and failed many times to complete a yearly planner. I give up after a few weeks or forget I bought one in the first place. Ultimately, I became more organized after discovering and investing in small, but highly efficient accessories. The best to-do list products aren’t big and flashy–they’re small, within arm’s reach, and usually affordable. I personally swear by a small-ish whiteboard and set of markers to keep myself in check but there are plenty of other items that provide just as much satisfaction for Type A creators or those who wish to be.
Generally speaking, the key to completing a checklist is ensuring that every part of the process is organized, especially the beginning. For that reason, these standout products are well-reviewed for their ability to help people make sense of their schedule. From uniquely designed notepads to mix-and-match sticky notes to classic desktop whiteboards, here are 11 products that’ll get all of your tasks closer to the finish line.
Sweetzer & Orange Magnetic Notepad Planner
For those who want something minimal at home, this notepad comes with a magnetic backing so you stick it to the refrigerator and keep your to-do list in plain sight.
$6.99 at Amazon
Lulu Office Desktop Dry Erase Whiteboard
Traditional whiteboards tend to take up a lot of space but this one can sit pretty on your desktop and within arm’s reach for when you need to jot down something fast.
$18.99 at Amazon
If you already have something to write your to-do list on, get even more micro with color-coordinated stickers to separate tasks into different categories.
$10.99 at Amazon
Bliss Collections Daily Planner
This notepad comes undated so you can start using any time of year. And as you can see, it encourages you to track everything from your appointments to your meals to your water intake.
$11.99 at Amazon
BestSelf Weekly Action Pad
Reduce anxiety and save a notebook or two with this productivity pad that includes a column layout for your tasks.
$19.99 at Amazon
ban.do To-Do Planner
Here’s another undated option with space for schedule, priorities, to-do list, and shopping list. Plus, each page is perforated so you can take it out if you’re on-the-go with minimal space.
$22.95 at ban.do
Morandi Colored Gel Ink Pens
If stickers aren’t your jam, invest in a set of retractable pens to color coordinate and prioritize every item on your to-do list.
$9.99 at Amazon
Erin Condren Hourly Sticky Notepad
Plan your day by the hour with this simple and efficient notepad.
$5.50 at Erin Condren
Rifle Paper Co. Sticky Note Trio
If you’re a sucker for Post-Its, at least keep them organized with this mix-and-match set for to-dos, reminders, and notes.
$20 at Rifle Paper Co.
Rifle Paper Co. Weekly Desk Pad
Map out your entire year with this undated, tear-off calendar that can double as a mousepad.
$12 at Rifle Paper Co.
Marie Mae Meeting Notepad
$10 at Marie Mae
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