If you want an affordable, no frills horizontal weekly planner then the Lemome Weekly Planner may be the one for you.
I purchased this planner myself and as always, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. If you purchase this planner using my affiliate link I’ll receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.
- Size: 14.5cm wide x 21.5cm high
- Hardcover (faux leather)
- Sewn binding
- Dates at a glance page
- 2 page Monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
- 1 monthly planning page
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- Neutral inside pages with full color monthly divider pages
- Extra pages – yearly goals and overview, mind map, annual tracker
- Undated (dated version also available)
- Lasts 12 months
I actually purchased the Lemome dot grid journal… but Amazon sent me the Lemome weekly planner instead. It was too much hassle to return and get the dot grid notebook I actually ordered, so I just ended up keeping it. I can’t find this undated version on Amazon to link it. The dated version appears to be sold out as well. I’ve seen this planner for a few years now though, so I assume they’ll restock for the 2021 calendar year.
Let’s take a closer look!
To enlarge the screen of the video, click the square icon in the bottom right hand corner of the video (it will say ‘full screen’ when you hover your mouse over the icon).
My review of the Lemome dot grid notebook is in this post.
The cover is a very sturdy hardcover but not very attractive. I’ve seen some other cover colors for the dot journal but only this grey or black for the weekly planner. I do really like the built in pen lip though. I tested it with one of my fatter pens – the Frixion Erasable – and it fit with no issues.
Approx 1″ thick (not quite 2.5cm thick)
At the front of the planner are some very basic overview pages. There is a handy annual tracker though that I forgot to take a photo of – you can see it at 0.54 minutes into the video (refer above).
Monthly planning & Divider Pages
Very unusual and a point of difference with other sewn bound planners – this one has full color printed divider pages for each month.
The simple list style monthly to do list page could easily be switched to different categories by covering up the headings with stickers – the grey section is only 5mm high.
Each month has a different image and phrase:
At the end of each month is a notes and reflection page with 5mm line spacing.
Starts Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread). At least there are no split boxes!
The grey is quite dark so if you have a white pen I’d use that instead of black.
Related post: The best white pens for writing on black paper
The weekly spread is very basic but functional.
The line spacing is 6mm
Weekends share the same amount of planning space as a weekday however it’s bigger than most weekend sections in this planner layout as there is no weekly notes or to do list section.
There are 4 weekly spreads between each month’s divider.
Not sure why but the line spacing differs between the weekly spread and the notes pages at the back of the planner (increases to 7mm).
There are heaps of notes pages at the back of the planner (around 50 pages which makes up about 1/5 of the whole planner).
Even though the planner is undated they include some mini dated monthly calendars tabs.
I didn’t do a pen test as I won’t be keeping this planner. The pages feel thick but there is some ghosting of the printer ink on the backside of the pages.
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size
- Minimalist color scheme you can add plenty of color to without worrying about clashing with the colors of the planner
- Undated – stop and start using at any time (and a dated version is available too)
- 2 ribbon bookmarks
- Full color printed dividers
- No split boxes on the monthly calendar
- Functional weekly spread
- Way more notes pages than most planners include
- Pages lay flat on their own after you ‘break’ the spine
Cons of the Planner
- No tabs
- Saturday and Sunday share the same planning space as a weekday
- Week start day is not consistent between the monthly calendar and weekly spread
- Only 4 weekly spreads per month x 12 months = 48 weeks… but there are 52 weeks in a year
Would I use this planner?
No. This planner is a too plain for me and I’ve seen this horizontal layout many times. I think this planner is best suited for a student due to all the notes pages at the back (saves carrying around another notebook). This could also be a good option for someone that wants to do project planning and their everyday planning in the one planner.
This planner is available on Amazon (affiliate link, if you purchase using my link I’ll receive a small commission in exchange for referring you). I can’t find this undated version on Amazon to link it. The dated version appears to be sold out as well. I’ve seen this planner for a few years now though, so I assume they’ll restock for the 2021 calendar year.
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