Kmart have lots of cute and cheap stationery. Combined with my total lack of self control when it comes to stationery = a big Kmart haul!
How cute are those pineapple paper clips?! <3
I was not compensated for this post – as always, all opinions are my own.
Here’s what I bought! (from Kmart here in Australia)
This pretty monthly calendar was only $2! Perfect if you need a second monthly calendar.
I prefer to use separate monthly calendar for meal planning, blog post planning etc. rather than try and cram everything into the small boxes of one planner.
This ones really thin (cardstock cover) so it weighs hardly anything.
Not sure why planners bother including contacts pages anymore.. I’d repurpose these pages for list making
Horizontal Weekly Planner
Black & gold is one of my all time favorite combinations so once I picked up this planner to have a flip through it wasn’t going back on the shelf!
Aussie, New Zealand and national holidays list
Simple, lined 2 page horizontal format weekly spread (week starts on Monday)
I’m not sure why they include the birthdays section for each day – I don’t know enough people for it to be someone’s birthday every day. When I use the planner I’m going to use whiteout to cover that text.
The week numbers printed on the top right hand corner are handy to make it easier to find the week you’re looking for since there’s no tabs in this planner.
Spiral Bound Horizontal Planner
Yes I know I already bought a horizontal planner (see above)… but it was only $5! I couldn’t resist 🙂
All of the Kmart planners I looked at started on a Monday.
I have noticed that all of them lack notes pages at the back but include contacts pages… doesn’t make sense to me.
I don’t normally buy planners that are day to a page, in fact, this is the first one I’ve ever bought! I tried day to a page planning many years ago and it just didn’t work for me – I’d spend so much time flicking between pages… But, having said that, I want to give planning using a 1 page per day planner a go so I figured at $5, why not? Plus, this cover is shiny and shimmers under bright lights!
Horizontal Weekly Planner
This one’s the same as the other horizontal planners I purchased, except it’s very thin and lightweight with a plastic cover. If you’re someone that’s prone to spilling drinks this may be a good planner for you as you can just wipe the clear plastic clean.
Public holidays pre-printed on the weekly spread
And this one included notes pages!
Pros of Kmart Planners
- Most come with built in bookmarks
- Lined writing space
- Choose between bookbound / glue or wire binding
- Daily & weekly to choose from
- Small, portable sizes that don’t weigh much
- Public holidays for Australia and New Zealand pre-printed
Cons of Kmart Planners
- No (or very few) notes pages
- They include contacts pages which seems a bit useless when this info is already stored on phones these days
- Because they’re cheap they may not hold up well after a year of use
- I could only find 1 planner that had tabs and they feel a bit flimsy – thin cardstock
Would I use these planners?
Yes, I’ve already tried out the day to a page planner. I’ve never really used a day to a page planner before and actually liked using it! (post coming soon – make sure you subscribe to be notified when the post it published)
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