I love discbound planners so the Levenger has long been on my wish list!
- Size: 5.5″ wide x 8.5″ high (multiple sizes to choose from)
- Disc binding
- Softcover (personalisation optional)
- This belongs to page in case your planner is lost
- Dates at a glance
- Neutral inside pages (you pick)
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Monday)
- Monthly notes and to do list pages
Let’s take a closer look!
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Mentioned in the video
- Dimensions of the horizontal layout = 4.6cm high (bit more than 1.75″). Erin Condren size boxes are about 1.9″ high so you will need to trim.
- Guide to Discbound Planners & Frequently Asked Questions
The cover is a glossy matte / cardstock with a see through frosted cover over the top to protect it.
I wasn’t a fan of any of the cover designs – there were hardly any to choose from, they were boring and the font for the text personalisation looks like boring Arial. I don’t really like the cover I ended up choosing. The colors aren’t very nice. I’d probably DIY my own cover instead.
Approx 0.5″ thick
Monthly to do and notes
At the start of each month is 1 notes page and 1 monthly to do list page.
The style of the Levenger inserts is very gender neutral / simple layouts like the ARC.
The monthly calendar is different to most. Weekends are combined so all of the boxes are wider than normal. However you don’t get much space for the weekend.
Lined writing space <3
US holidays are pre-printed but in very small font that doesn’t take up much room.
Starts on Monday (consistent with the monthly calendar).
Dates at a glance
This is one of my all time favorite annual planning layouts. Space for projects, goals and most importantly – due dates!
If you need more writing space, you could convert the birthday’s and anniversaries page into project planning / monthly lists. It’s quite roomy with only 3 months per page.
There are no tabs with this planner although you could add your own. The cover extends beyond the pages so tabs would be protected.
Despite being really bright white and smooth paper to write on, it’s let down by the ghosting and bleed through. For the price of the planner, I expected the paper quality to be better.
Is the Levenger compatible with other discbound?
Yes the ARC punch works with it. The Levenger have their own punch but I opted not to buy it since the ARC works fine and it would be super expensive to ship the Levenger punch to Australia. The Levenger pages can also be removed and used with the MAMBI discs. i.e. Levenger is compatible with MAMBI and ARC.
Pros of the Levenger Planner
- Multiple page sizes
- Multiple disc sizes
- Can personalise the cover with your name or other text
- Weekly and monthly calendar both start on Monday (consistent)
Cons of the Levenger Planner
- Not many cover options and they’re not very nice
- Limited inserts to add to your planner
- Not readily available
- Weekends don’t have much planning space in the monthly calendar
Would I use this planner?
I love discbound planners so it’s an automatic yes from me because of the discs. However, I was a bit disappointed. The cover isn’t that nice, it’s only thin cardstock and the inserts are very basic and generic. You could just as easily make your own discbound planner for cheaper (see this post for a tutorial). The paper quality also isn’t very good.
When compared to other discbound planners I’d probably choose The Happy Planner as it’s cheaper, prettier and there are more options. Plus the paper quality is better (and thicker) so not prone to pen ghosting.
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