If you’re someone that likes to plan your days, weeks and months using a top 3, The Get to Work Book would be an ideal planner for you!
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!
All the way from America to Australia – arrived in perfect condition!
- Size: 8.25″ wide x 9″ high (pages are 7″ wide x 9″ high)
- Wire binding
- Sturdy hardcover
- This belongs to page in case your planner is lost
- Dates at a glance
- Project planning pages for each month
- Different quotes divider page for each month
- Neutral color scheme
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
Price: $55 USD (unbound A5 inserts $46)
Let’s take a closer look!
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The cover is made of very thick, sturdy chipboard that should hold up well after a year of use.
There’s also a kraft version of the cover.
The planner is thicker than most planners at 1″ as it contains more goal setting pages, however this does make the planner heavier.
Week starts on a Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread which starts on a Monday)
I like that the months are printed on the side in big print so you can easily find the relevant month when flicking through the planner (plus the months are printed on both sides of the tabs).
Rather than splitting boxes in 2, a new row is added to the calendar. I much prefer when planners just re-start the numbering in the top row because otherwise there’s less notes space. But at least all of the boxes are the same size.
Monthly Project Pages
Each month has a project planning page (which can be purchased separately as a notepad) and grid notes paper.
I really like this monthly reflection page and haven’t seen another planner set it up this way with the reflection, work in progress, stuff to let go of, things to improve etc. – I really like the list format!
The monthly divider pages have different motivational phrases while still being functional with a monthly overview section.
This is one of the best vertical weekly layouts I’ve seen. Top 3 for the week and for each day and lined writing space. The lines are a subtle grey too – not an in your face black / bold but still obvious enough to see and write on.
The weekly spread starts on a Monday (not consistent with the monthly calendar which starts on a Sunday).
Project Planning Page
At the end of each month.
The tabs are printed on both sides. Love the contrast of the black and white too. However, the tabs extend beyond the edge of the cover so could get damaged over time.
I tried various balllpoint, gel, fine tip and marker tip pens – there was some ghosting on the back side of the page.
The highlighters had some light ghosting – particularly the cheap purple highlighter (which is from the Reject Shop).
For once, the MAMBI stamps didn’t show through the page very much!
Pros of the Planner
- Minimalist color scheme – decorate it without fear of colors clashing with the planner
- Lined writing space in the weekly spread
- Project planning pages for each month
- Different quotes for each month
- Functional, well thought out planner
- Monthly reflection pages
Cons of the Planner
- The tabs extend beyond the cover so they could get damaged
- Bulky and has a large coil
- No cover personalisation
Would I use this planner?
Yes. However, if you don’t want to splurge for the planner, the project planning pages and the weekly planning pages are available as notepads, which is a good option if you’re not sure if this planner is going to be the right fit for you and would like to test it out first.
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