Carpe Diem have pretty and functional planners. Their budget planner is my favorite paper planner for money management so I was keen to do a review of their Home Planner!
- Cover Size: 7.25″ wide x 8.75″ high
- Page Size: 6.25″ wide x 8.25″ high
- Wire binding
- Dates at a glance page
- Colorful inside pages
- (7) Personal info inserts
- (14) 2 page monthly calendar pages
- (26) Schedule inserts
- (21) Get it done inserts
- (21) Menu plan inserts
- (8) To do inserts
- (1) Interior pocket
- 2 Sticker sheets in coordinating colors
Let’s take a closer look!
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Love the cover of this planner! It’s super sturdy hardcover with gold corners.
Approx 1″ thick
At the front of the planner are home organization type pages including password logs, account info and contacts.
Starts Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread)
As you can see the calendar is undated so you can start planning anytime! If you don’t want to write in the dates this brand has an entire sticker book with date dot stickers (it’s one of my all time favorite sticker books – I use it all the time)
The proportions of this planner are a bit weird. There are 12 monthly calendar spreads… but only 26 weekly spreads.
This planner has 3 different weekly spreads:
- 1 page weekly spread with the days of the week
- 1 page categories weekly spread (u.e. icons and no days of the week)
- 1 page menu planner (with days of the week)
If you wanted to use 2 of the weekly spreads together to create a 2 page weekly spread, you’ll need to flick back and forth between the tabs.
Categories weekly spread
These pages are yet another weekly spread… so there’s 3 different weekly spreads in the same planner.
But oddly no grocery list pages…
At the back of the planner are some checklists, unfortunately there are only 8 pages of them!
The tabs are sturdy, laminated cardstock. Each of the dividers are double sided with different patterns on the front and back.
If you want more coordinating stickers, Carpe Diem do entire sticker booklets including the home sticker book.
Pros of the Planner
- Undated – start planning anytime
Cons of the Planner
- Not enough home organization pages
- Not enough checklists
- There are meal planning pages but no grocery lists
- If you want to use the weekly planning pages to create a 2 page weekly spread you’ll have to flick back and forth between the tabs
- Monthly calendar starts Sunday, the weekly spreads start Monday
- The planner is heavy
Would I use this planner?
No. I loved the Carpe Diem budget planner which has a similar style to this planner so had high hopes for this one. However the Home planner is a bit disjointed. Nothing really seems to fit, there are 3 different weekly planning pages but there’s no home management pages like cleaning schedules, home inventories, budgeting, home cleaning recipes reference chart or anything like the icons shown on the cover etc.
If you like this planner, my sister stocks it in her planner supplies shop.
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