After a reader emailed me asking to see more daily planner reviews here on the blog, I went on the search for daily planners that are different to the norm and came across the Corie Clark Purposeful Planner!
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of the planner in exchange for this review. I was going to purchase the planner anyway. As always, all opinions are my own!
- Size: (approx) 8.25″ wide x 9.75″ wide
- Gold wire binding
- This belongs to page in case your planner is lost
- Dates at a glance
- Bucket list & goals pages
- Neutral or colorful inside pages (you pick)
- 1 Day per page daily planner (Sat & Sun share 1 page)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Monday)
- 4 planning pages per month
Price: $58 USD + international shipping
The planner also comes in a weekly version, vertical hourly scheduling format.
Let’s take a closer look!
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The planner comes in a sturdy gift box (good for scrap paper, pens, sticky notes etc.) along with a few sheets of rainbow stickers.
Sturdy hardcover with gold foil on the corners that matches the gold foil wire binding & the cover. Black and gold = <3
Since the planner is in day to a page format, plus the 4 monthly planning pages (photos later in this post) the planner is quite bulky at approx 1.5″ / 3.5cm. It also means the planner is quite heavy – probably too heavy to take in your handbag each day. However, you could leave your planner at home and take a photo of it to refer to when you’re away from home (which is what I do).
This belongs to page
Dates at a glance
For the current and following year.
There’s also a 2018 holidays list (for the USA, where the planner originates from)
Goal Planning & Bucket List
Tips on how to use each section of the planner, questions to guide you to identify your priorities and a bucket list.
Week starts on a Monday.
USA holidays are pre-printed on the calendar.
There’s a different quote for each month.
Because the design extends right to the edge of the page there isn’t much space to decorate, however the boxes for each day are quite big.
If you’ve been reading some of my other planner reviews and look at the photo below, you’ll know what I’m going to say next… The monthly calendar splits boxes into 2 rather than restarting the numbering on the top row 🙁
There are 4 monthly planning pages for each month (more than most planners):
- Master task list
- Dreams & goals
I really like these functional monthly planning pages – pages most planners don’t include.
I much prefer list format than calendar format for monthly planning so the menu page = <3
One full page per day with top 3, scheduling space from 6am to 9pm (with 2 lines for each hour so you could plan half hourly), different quotes, health, water intake tracker, 15 minute task (all those pesky things we forget to do), prayer & praise, brain dump / notes, retail therapy and menu.
This is certainly one of the most well thought out and structured daily planning pages I’ve come across. Love the 15 minute tasks section.
Saturday and Sunday share 1 page. Weekdays each get their own page.
There are no extra pages or notes pages at the back of the planner.
The tabs are laminated paper and feel a bit flimsy however they’re protected by the cover.
The months are printed on the front and back of each tab.
I tried various ballpoint, gel, fine tip and marker tip pens.
The paper feels thin so I wasn’t sure how well it would hold up against inkier pens like the Uni Pi’s and Muji Hexa however it wasn’t too bad. There was heavy ghosting for these inkier marker pens which seems to be the case in every planner I try so I’ve come to expect it. But there wasn’t any ghosting or bleed through of the gel and ballpoint pens 🙂
The highlighters had light ghosting and my cheapie highlighter from the Reject shop bled through the page as per usual. So did the MAMBI stamps.
Pros of the Planner
- Minimalist color scheme
- Comes with stickers
- Plenty of space to plan each day – functional layout
- Sturdy hardcover
- Gold corners on the cover to protect from damage
- 4 monthly planning pages (much more than most planners)
- Tabs are protected by the cover
- Multiple cover designs to choose from
Cons of the Planner
- Large page size (too big for most handbags)
- Saturday and Sunday are combined on the 1 page, rather than a separate page for each day (which is the case for Mon – Fri)
- No notes pages at the back of the planner
- No cover personalisation
- Tabs feel a bit flimsy
- The monthly calendar splits boxes into 2 rather than restarting the numbering on the top row
- International shipping is expensive
Would I use this planner?
I don’t really use day to a page planners – just a personal preference. I prefer to use weekly planners where I can see everything that’s happening without flicking between pages. However, I do think this is a good daily planner if you prefer to plan that way. The page is structured and covers all important elements – schedule, notes / list space, health & exercise, hydrate, meal plan etc.
If you’re someone that leaves their planner at home on their desk, has large hand-writing and needs a detailed daily planner, this planner would be a good fit for you.
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- How to choose a binding system for your planner (comparison and which one I like the most)
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