I chose to have Plum Paper pre punch the pages for disc binding, then added silver metallic discs from my sister’s shop, Carefully Crafted. I used 1.5″ (38mm) diameter discs but if you don’t want to add extra pages then 1.25″ (31mm) size discs would be better.
Once the planner was set up, it was time to try it out!
Before the Pen
I chose the ‘modern’ color scheme for this planner… and I don’t like it very much. I wish Plum Paper would hurry up and do a classic rainbow theme as the colors they pick for their planners are always washed out or hard to match with stickers, pens and washi tape. The neutral option has multiple shades of a grey / blue which looks terrible. If only they’d do a simple black and white color scheme… then someone using the planner could choose any colors as black ink on the page looks great with most planner accessories.
I was planning for a week in June but June’s colors were dull, so I skipped ahead to August and used stickers to renumber the dates.
After the Pen
I usually don’t allocate tasks to a specific day and prefer to just work off a to do list, but I gave it a go this week as I had a lot of things happening at set times that I need to plan around.
I used the top box for appointments for that day and the bottom box for a pomodoro tracker.
I like the flexibility of this layout – you can turn it into checklists for each day, journal, use stickers, the wide columns provide plenty of room to write. You could cover up the days of the week and turn this into mini lists by project, a categories weekly spread with family member names etc.
- Plum Paper quad lined planner (more Plum Paper reviews in this post)
- Number stickers from the Recollections sticker book (I don’t think it’s sold anymore)
- Checklist washi tape is from my sister’s shop, Carefully Crafted
- Black Muji gel pen 0.7
- 8mm wide blue checklist washi tape from my sister’s shop (comes in a set with vertical numbers, hourly intervals and days of the week) – sold out
- Blue box sticker that I used for the month is from the Happy Planner colorful boxes sticker book
- Birthday cake sticker from the Recollections clear trackers sticker book
Would I use this layout again?
Yes, I like this simple layout that can be used in multiple ways. It’s a good mix of a vertical and a horizontal weekly spread.
Past weekly spreads
- Roterunner Purpose Planner inspired bullet journal weekly spread
- Planner Pad Weekly Planner
- Converting the Day Designer daily into a weekly planner
- Brush pens versus highlighters: which is better for planning?
- How to use the Poooliprint inkless pocket printer for planning
- Review of the Speedy Stencils by Sunny Streak (plenty of weekly and monthly layout ideas)
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