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The Search For A New Planner

2015 Planners

Getting a new planner each year is so much fun, especially knowing the entire planner will be filled with amazing memories by the end of the year. When searching for a planner there are so many features to choose from. You want to make sure you choose an AT-A-GLANCE® that’s right for you, so read these quick tips on finding the planner for you!

  • First things first, decide if you want a daily, weekly, or monthly planner. It’s all about preference and how detailed you want your planning to be. If you’re a detail oriented person and want space for all your plans, consider a daily planner. If you like to see the big picture consider, a weekly planner. If you just need a quick glance at your day think about a monthly planner.
  • What style do you want? If you want a planner with a neutral cover, like black, look at our classic planners. If you want a planner that’s modern and chic, check out our Collection line. Lastly, if you want a planner that’s just as fun as your personality you’ll definitely want to see our fashion planners.
  • Do you have a lot of appointments? We recommend a large format planner so you have more space to write out all your meetings and to-dos.
  • If you like detail, make sure your planner has space for all the details in your day by having an AT-A-GLANCE with hourly appointment slots for easier organization.
  • Are you always having big and exciting plans on the weekend? You’ll definitely want a planner that has the same amount of space on the weekends as it does during the week.

Know something you need in your planner? Let us know in the comments and we’ll help find the perfect AT-A-GLANCE® for you!

AAG Planner


Organizing Your Summer

Summer is a big deal! Even though summer officially begins June 21, life is starting to get crazy now.   There are so many events and plans that occur in the summer, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed.  You have holiday plans, weddings, vacations, kids to keep track of, and more. All these things will keep you busy – but what’s the best way to keep track of the summer without adding any extra stress to your plate? At-A-Glance planners and calendars can help keep your summer organized.

AT-A-GLANCE Appointment BookFor an organized summer we recommend a few products to keep you on track everywhere you go.   First, an appointment book is necessary. Depending on your needs, your appointment book could be daily, weekly, or monthly and could have time increments in your days if you prefer. In a planner, it’s easy to flip through the pages to see exactly what you’re doing and when.  Appointment books are also great for taking notes that apply to your schedule so you have all the information you need in one place. An appointment book is all about what works best for you to help you manage your schedule.

AT-A-GLANCE Wall CalendarNext, it’s great to have a calendar at home to compliment your personal and mobile calendars.  An erasable wall calendar is a great way to keep your family up to date with all the ever changing family plans. Because the calendar is erasable, it is easy to make changes without making a big mess.

AT-A-GLANCE Calendar


Lastly, if your kids are busy bees you might need a calendar dedicated to their schedules only.  You can write down the times of soccer games, work schedules, project due dates, and more. Kids, no matter what age, always have a lot of activities going on, and a calendar dedicated solely to their schedule can help keep everyone organized.


Summer is almost here and usually that means plans get hectic, but this year your schedule doesn’t need to be crazy.  It’s much easier to stay organized when you have the right tools to plan your summer. Use At-A-Glance to help organize and plan your summer. Now you can enjoy your down time and know where you need to be.  Be the boss of your schedule rather than letting your schedule be the boss of you.

Capitalizing on the strengths of paper and digital planning tools, a hybrid system gives you the best of both worlds while avoiding the pitfalls associated with either of the mediums

Best of 2013: Digital or Paper Planning—Why Not Both?

First, everyone at AT-A-GLANCE would like to thank you for following our blog throughout 2013 and providing excellent input on our posts and content. This is YOUR blog as much as it is ours, so never hesitate to give us your thoughts, ideas and suggestions on organizing, productivity and planning.

Second, we want to highlight the most popular post of 2013—and, as it turns out, one of the most popular topics year in and year out. This post—Digital or Paper Planning: Why Not Both?—looks at the strengths of both planning systems and gives you the foundation for starting your own “hybrid” approach. Enjoy and let us know your own thoughts on the best planning systems. Continue reading

AT-A-GLANCE® Wounded Warrior Project® Planning and Productivity Tools Now Available at Office Depot

WWP product sales through Office Depot will result in a portion of the proceeds going to support the needs of injured U.S. service members 

Office Depot Now Carrying AT-A-GLANCE Products Supporting Wounded Warrior Project. A portion of each sale goes directly to the non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded WarriorsAs individuals and businesses start their planning for 2014, Office Depot, a leading global provider of office supplies and printing services, is now offering AT-A-GLANCE® planning and organizing products that can assist them, while benefiting a great cause—Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. For every WWP product sold through Office Depot, AT-A-GLANCE, which is a part of ACCO Brands, will donate a portion of the sale to WWP.

“We’re very proud of our relationship with Office Depot and delighted to have our Wounded Warrior Project products featured in its stores across the country,” said Thomas W. Tedford, President, U.S. Office and Consumer Products, ACCO Brands. “The successful launch of these products with Office Depot is a true ‘win-win’ endeavor that ultimately benefits Wounded Warrior Project.”

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Office Depot Now Carrying AT-A-GLANCE Products Supporting Wounded Warrior Project. A portion of each sale goes directly to the non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors

Staples Now Carrying AT-A-GLANCE® Products Supporting Wounded Warrior Project®

A portion of each sale goes directly to the non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors

Individuals and businesses can now support injured U.S. service members’ needs by purchasing from the full line of AT-A-GLANCE® planning and organizing products benefiting Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The WWP products are now available at Staples retail stores and online at Staples.com.

The AT-A-GLANCE WWP products are designed to give individuals the ability to better organize schedules and appointments. The product line includes planners, wall calendars, desk pads and appointment books featuring snapshots and stories of Wounded Warriors and their families. Continue reading

Use the extra hour provided by the end of Daylight Savings Time 2013 to plan, organize and get productive

If Only I Had an Extra Hour…Oh Wait, I DO!

Early this Sunday—2 AM on November 3, to be precise—Daylight Savings Time for 2013 comes to an end, which means we get to “fall back” an hour. (I believe I just heard a collective sigh of relief from everyone…)

An extra hour in the day is any productivity expert’s dream. There is so much you can do with that time ranging from catching up on household chores to getting ahead with work projects…or just taking a little personal time. Any way you look at it, the extra hour is bound to help you and, in turn, your productivity in some way.

Have you thought about what you can do with your extra hour this Sunday? If not, or if you’re still undecided on how to best use your time, we’ve provided 13 suggestions for 2013 that will help you take advantage of this small gift of time. Continue reading