I’ve used a few bloom planning products before so when they reached out to me to see if I wanted to try one of their new planners for 2019 of course I said yes. I really wanted to try out the student planner.
Well they ended up sending me more than just the student planner!
Here’s a quick overview of each of the planners (full reviews will be posted here on the blog in the coming weeks. Subscribe to be notified when they’re published)
To enlarge the screen of the video, click the square icon in the bottom right hand corner of the video (it will say ‘full screen’ when you hover your mouse over the icon).
Please note: In the video I made an error and said the monthly calendar started on a Monday when it starts on a Sunday.
This is the planner I most want to try. While I’m not a student anymore, the layout of these (and teacher planners) are structured so it’s easy to organize the week and cluster things together. Plus the lined writing space keeps everything neat.
Since I’m at my day job during the week, when I try out this planner I’m going to use the last 2 rows for Saturday and Sunday. Then whiteout the current Sat & Sun spaces and turn into list / project planning space.
There are no tabs with this planner but the month is printed on the side to help find it easier.
Vision Planner (Vertical)
This sturdy hardcover is the prettiest of of them all – marble + gold foil = <3 (even the coil is gold)
One of the more functional vertical weekly planners I’ve seen – lined writing space, a box that can be used for anything that works for you plus daily hydrate tracking.
I forgot to take a photo of the full monthly spread but it is 2 pages with USA national holidays printed (refer page 1 of the monthly spread below).
The monthly calendar unfortunately does that annoying thing where it splits 1 box into 2 rather than re-starting the date numbering on the top row (i.e. half a box for some days which is not ideal).
A simple horizontal planner with lines. It’s very light (softcover)- wouldn’t weigh much more than my kindle. Unlike some horizontal planners, you get the full width of the page for Sat & Sun, the spaces are just a bit smaller to plan in.
The line spacing is small so you’ll either need to do small handwriting or use write over 2 lines. However, the small line spacing does mean you’ll be able to squeeze a lot onto the compact 6″ wide (with binding) x 8.25″ high page size.
This monthly calendar is US letter size 8.5 x 11″ so the boxes for each day are big. One of the reasons I ditched traditional box format monthly calendars was because the boxes were too small to write more than a few words in them. That certainly won’t be a problem in this planner. It’s thin and lightweight so would make a great second planner if you’re finding yourself needing jsut a bit more space. It would also work well as a family planner or blog content planner.
Very thin and weighs practically nothing!
Each of the bloom planners have a few extra pages including:
- Addresses & contacts
- Dates at a glance
- Lined notes pages
- Yearly review
The paper between the bloom Planners is slightly different. I gifted the Vision Planner to a friend so couldn’t do a pen test. While the Student Planner that I did do a pen test for didn’t fare so well, the paper in this Vision Planner is a bit thicker so shouldn’t be as prone to ghosting. The paper in the horizontal and monthly planners feels thicker than the Student Planner too.
bloom Student Planner Pen Test
A fair bit of ghosting and bleed through from all pens and highlighters. I do wish the paper was thicker in this planner.
Would I Recommend These Planners?
Yes and no. Depends what factors are most important to you. If price is a big factor, the bloom planners are one of the most affordable companies that do ‘designer’ planners.
I really like the Student Planner and am definitely going to try it out. While the pen test was a bit disappointing the planner is a bargain price (only $12.95 USD) so for that price I can look past it!
If you want to use a vertical planner for work and want to be seen with a professional looking planner, the classy marble cover of the Vision Planner definitely ticks that box.
If you’d like to purchase any of the planners in this post, here is the link to the bloom website.
More bloom Planner
- Bloom teacher planner review and flip through
- Bloom Teacher Planner – newer edition
- Week 37: Using the Bloom weekly planner notepad
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