While trying to find some lesser known planners, I came across the Lux Productivity Planner. This is a day to a page planner but it has dot grid pages.
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- Size: 6″ wide x 8.5″ high (15.5cm wide x 21.5cm high)
- Sewn binding
- Multiple cover colors to choose from
- Lasts 6 months (26 weeks)
- Dates at a glance page
- 1 page Monthly calendar (starts on Monday)
- 1 day per page
- Weekly reflection
- Extra pages – goals, project planning, savings, finance tracker, dot grid pages
- Neutral inside pages
Price: $25 USD on Amazon
Let’s take a closer look!
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A sturdy hardcover typical of sewn bound planners. There are plenty of colors to choose from: pink, purple, orange, brown, light blue, dark blue, black and grey
Approx 1″ thick
All of the pages are numbered and they’ve even done an index for you:
At the front are some instructions pages:
The planner starts with the 2 page goal section where there is space to plan 4 goals. I like the format of these pages but some more space – 1 page (or even 2!) per goal would be great.
There are 4 project planning pages at the back of the planner – one page for each goal where you can list out all of the tasks, who is going to work on them and the dates.
Next are the 6 monthly calendars clustered together.
I don’t have big fingers – the boxes in this planner really are that impractically small. Only 1.8cm wide x 2.4cm high (0.75″ wide x 1″ high).
Starts Monday however since this is an undated planner you could easily change it to start Sunday if you prefer.
Daily & Weekly Planning
After the month at a glance are the daily spreads with 1 weekly reflection and 1 dot grid notes page interspersed between.
There are 7 day to a page planners per week so Saturday and Sunday get a full page (same size as the weekdays).
I really like the time spent section and am thinking about incorporating that into my own weekly reflection (maybe in a habit tracker format so I can track multiple goals / tasks).
5mm dot grid
The schedule starts at 6am until midnight – one of the longest schedules I’ve seen in a planner. If you’re a night owl like me you could white out the first few timeslots and use for extra notes and list space.
At the back of the planner are:
- 4 Project planning pages (to plan out the details of the goals you planned at the front of the planner)
- 6 Finance trackers (1 for each month)
- 1 Saving page (dot grid paper if you want to graph your progress)
- 4 Notes, lists & ideas
I love this project planner – very functional, there’s even a section to put your key. The open-ended layout could be used by week or month.
Something to manage money is a good idea but I think it would’ve been better to include a monthly budget page. Most people can just check their bank account balance for what they purchased and the balances of their bank accounts and credit cards. I think including these pages in a planner is a bit out of date now.
Every page is numbered which is great… except the numbers quite far up in the grid
There are no tabs but there are dividers for each section with patterns printed so it’s easier to find.
I did notice one page where they were stuck together and had a small tear.
This planner is on the chunky side and the binding unfortunately doesn’t lay completely flat
Pros of the Planner
- Reasonably priced for a 6 month planner
- Minimalist color scheme
- Plenty of color covers to choose from
- Dot grid writing space on the daily (which is hard to find in a planner)
- Functional daily planner
- Weekly reflection page
- Pre-printed index
- Page numbers
- Functional project planning pages
- Pages don’t lay perfectly flat on every page but do for most pages in the planner
- 2 Ribbon bookmarks (and they’re different colors)
- Bright white pages
- Pen loop
- Pocket folder
- Long schedule on the daily page (6am to midnight)
Cons of the Planner
- No tabs
- Monthly calendar is only 1 page – the boxes for each day are too small to write in
- Page numbers sit too far up the grid
- Can see shadowing of the pre-printed pages so pens are likely to show through
- Only 4 notes pages at the back of the planner
- Because it’s 1″ thick it’s a bit heavy
Would I use this planner?
I like the well thought out pages in this planner (except the monthly calendar). The dot grid pages to write on is a nice extra (and hard to find) It’s reasonably priced for a 6 month planner too. I don’t use day to a page planners but would consider using a weekly planner if this company ever created one.
If you like this planner, it’s available on Amazon.
If you don’t want a sewn bound planner, this company has a ring bound / refills format too. If only they had an unpunched version so those of us that use discbound could use the refills…
More planner reviews:
- Cloudberry Journal (hybrid bullet journal / planner)
- Productivity Planner Review
- My 10 Favorite Goal Planners
- 15 Productive Things You Can Do In 15 Minutes or Less
- 10 Things people often forget to check before buying a planner
- Hack Your Journal Book Review
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