The Curation Planner is a horizontal weekly planner that has a few key points of difference…
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: 6.25″ wide x 8.5″ high
- Hardcover sewn binding
- Dates at a glance
- Neutral inside pages
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
- 2 Overview pages per week
- Detailed goal plan pages
Let’s take a closer look!
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Very sturdy hardcover
Approx 1″ thick
Dates at a glance
This planner is Australian so has Aussie holidays. However it also has NZ, US, UK and Canada!
In addition to the holidays page (below), the holidays are pre-printed on the weekly spreads.
The savings tracking pages are very thorough!
The monthly calendars are clustered to the front of the planner. I prefer this (and wish more planners did this) as it’s easier to find the month you need – you can follow straight on from the previous month without flicking back and forth. However there aren’t any tabs in this planner (for whatever reason hardbound planners never seem to have tabs – I’m yet to come across one that does)
The week starts on a Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread that starts Monday).
The dates restart the numbering on the top row so no days half a half box – each day gets a full box 🙂
Something more planners should include – weekly overview pages!
I usually use 2 pages to pre-plan (which is what I’d use the drawing board space for). The mission in progress is ideal for most important tasks and plenty of lined writing space for meal planning = <3 these pages
The weekly spread is my favorite part of the planner – so functional, no wasted space and a habit tracker too!
Goal Planning Pages
The goal planning pages in this planner are one of the best I’ve seen.
2 pages for each goal, lined writing space and plenty of space to step everything out inducing target date and checkbox.
All the pages are numbered to help find them easier as…
There are no tabs in this planner (probably because it’s hardbound).
The bright white paper of this planner did quite well in the pen test – there was no ghosting or bleed through. However…
The highlighters and stamps didn’t fare so well – there was ghosting on all of them and some bled through.
Pros of the Curation Planner
- Very functional layout
- Gender neutral / minimalist style
- Bright white paper (rare in a harbound notebook)
- Aussie holidays and UK, USA and Canada
- 2 built in ribbon bookmarks
- Functional horizontal layout
- Holidays are printed on the monthly and weekly planner (and don’t take up planning space on the weekly spread)
- Months at the start of the notebook and weeks at the back
- No tabs but the months are printed in the corners of the pages to help find them easier
- Lay flat bookbound binding
- Built in page markers
- Extra pages most planner don’t include – goals, budget etc.
Cons of the Curation Planner
- Needs more notes pages
- No tabs
- No built in pocket folder
- No elastic band to keep it closed if you’re carrying loose pages (although I never use the elastic band on planners anyway)
- Expensive – $59.95 AUD (converts to approx $43 USD)
Would I use this planner?
Yes. This planner has a lined horizontal weekly layout with a habit tracker (something not enough planners include!). The design maximises the page and everything is functional, well thought out and no wasted space.
If you’d like to try this planner, the creators (Saint Belford) are offering 15% off your order of a Curation planner / accessories with the coupon code ALLABOUTPLANNERS (no spaces between the words).
For my fellow Aussies, they do free shipping! Here’s the link to their website.
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