I purchased the Limelife planner more than a year ago and forgot to post the review (my bad!) I’ll finally be trying it in 2018!
- Personalised cover (various cover designs to choose from)
- Size: 7 x 9″ (personal size, A5 and 8.5 x 11″ options also available)
- Spiral binding
- Interchangeable covers (laminated)
- Various weekly layouts to choose from (I chose layout C)
- 2 page monthly calendar starting on Sunday
- 2 page weekly planner starting on Monday divided into multiple sections per day (great for students and clustering things e.g. cleaning tasks, meal planning)
- Monthly tabs
- Plenty of notes pages
Varies depending on the planner size you choose. Note that shipping to Australia was expensive for the 7 x9″ size (approx. $40).
Let’s take a closer look!
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I opted to leave my name off the cover and just label it ‘weekly planner’, however you can personalise it with your name, a quote etc. if you prefer.
This is the ‘dottie cover’ option – love the rainbow confetti dot pattern!
I chose the 7 x 9″ size – after trying so many planners I’ve come to the realisation that 7 x 9″ is the perfect size for me – not too big and not too small.
I also purchased an interchangeable cover. I couldn’t decide between a polka dot pattern and stripes – so I went with a cover style that had both!
Dates at a glance calendars
The dates at a glance calendars start the week on a Sunday (same as the monthly calendar) but the weekly spread starts on a Monday. It’s a bit of a pet hate of mine when the starting day of the week isn’t coordinated.
Love the bright rainbow colors!
There’s also 3 pages of list making / note taking space to do annual planning for each month.
The week starts on a Sunday (unfortunately not consistent with the weekly planner which starts on a Monday).
Depending on when the days of the week fall during the month, a 6th row is not always required (such as January), so months when this happens, there’s an entire extra row that’s a bit of a waste of space. It’s good that they don’t split boxes into 2 like some planners do, but I struggle to understand why planner companies don’t just re-start the numbering on the top row as it would create larger boxes for each day.
There’s different colors for each month <3
There is 1 lined notes page at the start of the month and 1 lined notes page at the end of each month – very handy!
I chose the weekly layout C – a 2 page weekly planner starting on Monday divided into multiple sections per day (great for students and clustering things e.g. cleaning tasks, meal planning)
If you get tired of writing out your subjects (or other headings), see this post for a tutorial on how to make header stickers.
Since I purchased the planner, the style has changed slightly with a colored box for each section rather than the colored outline which was available when I purchased it.
The paper feels really smooth and is really nice to write on. The colors are also really vibrant 🙂
Important contacts and habit tracking
I really like the habit tracker with a different circle for each day – not the most space efficient but will look pretty if you shade in the circles in different colors!
Logins and passwords
Always handy to have usernames and passwords within your planner. Not sure why planner companies still include contacts pages since most people store this on their phone but the pages are there if you need them.
Love the consistent use of rainbow colors throughout the planner!
The tabs are large and easy to grip, plus they’re all different colors! 🙂
The back of the tabs don’t have the month printed on them though – they’re just plain white.
Pocket folder & Notes Pages
There are a lot of notes pages at the back of the planner – a lot more than most planners have. Plus that pretty rainbow dot pattern is at the top of every page <3
The pocket folder is double sided.
I tried various balllpoint, gel, fine tip and marker tip pens. The paper feels really smooth and thick but there was still some ghosting for the marker pens. The sharpie pens, as always, bled through the page which is shame cause they’re so smooth to write with! There was light indenting / ghosting for most of the pens which is disappointing.
I’d recommend this planner for:
- Someone that has a lot of things to manage and wants to keep their planner neat with different sections for each category
- Bloggers – weekly layouts like this one are ideal for keeping track of blogging workflow
- Families – using a different boxes for each family member
Pros of the Limelife Planner Layout C
- Paper feels really smooth and is nice to write on
- The color printing is really vibrant – one of the best I’ve seen in a planner
- Large, sturdy tabs
- Plenty of accessories to choose from
- Plenty of very functional layouts to choose from and a wider variety of non-traditional weekly layout options
- Option to personalise the cover (and plenty of cover options to choose from)
- Available in numerous planner sizes
Pack of dividers with a variety of patterns – they were very flimsy and felt like paper though 🙁
Cons of the Limelife Planner Layout C
- There are 6 rows for each monthly calendar creating smaller boxes to write in
- The monthly calendar starts on a Sunday but the weekly spreads starts on a Monday (not consistent)
- The planner is expensive and international shipping is expensive
- Most pens left indenting / ghosting on the back side of the pages
This planner is also quite similar to the Plum Paper in terms of style. However, Limelife have more size options. The weekly layouts are also slightly different (and more colorful).
Since they’re quite similar I thought I’d see if the interchangeable covers of the Limelife Planners would work with the Plum Paper planner but they don’t quite line up.
Would I use this planner?
The planner is pricey but apart from all of the pens ghosting on the back side of the paper, it’s hard to find fault. The colors are also really vibrant, the tabs are sturdy, and there’s tons more notes pages (including interspersed throughout the planner, not just at the back). Plus there’s plenty of weekly layout options to choose from in various sizes.
I’ll definitely be trying this planner! It’s similar to the Erin Condren teacher planner but in my favorite page size – 7 x 9″.
I was not sponsored for this post. I paid for the planner myself and as always, all opinions are my own.
More planner reviews:
- Week 41 (part 2): Using the Limelife Daily Planner (free printable)
- Week 23: Using Limelife Planners Weekly Layout C
- Week 29: Plum Paper Me Planner
- Agendio Review (custom, personalised weekly planner)
- Planner pen testing in the Erin Condren Life Planner, Plum Paper, Happy Planner by MAMBI and Limelife Planner
- Quick and easy weekly meal planning using sticky notes
- How to use functional icon planner stickers
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