While on the hunt for planners with my favorite weekly layout I came across the Milligram Weekly Planner!
- Size: 7″ wide x 10.5″ high
- Book / sewn binding
- This belongs to page in case your planner is lost
- Dates at a glance page
- Neutral / minimalist color scheme
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Monday)
- Timezones page
- Made in Australia and ships from Australia
Let’s take a closer look!
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Bit bigger than a normal medium size (which I classify as 7 x 9″ high) this planner is 7″ wide x 10.5″ high
Approx 1.8cm thick.
Dates at a Glance
For the current year and next year
This is an Aussie planner so has Australian public holidays and school terms broken down by state.
The monthly calendar starts on a Monday (consistent with the weekly spread).
Public holidays have decorative icons next to them.
The moon phases are also printed. I’m not sure why planners include this as it seems a bit pointless to me however I did have a reader email me once saying they used it for gardening.
The calendar splits the boxes in 2 diagonally, rather than restarting the numbering on the top row 🙁
Monthly Action List
Each month has a 2 page action list. I really like these pages – so much list making space and checkboxes!
Consistent with the monthly calendar, the weekly planner starts on a Monday.
Saturday and Sunday share the same amount of planning space as a weekday which I tend to avoid (not enough room!) There is a bit of space at the top of the week for events, bills and other things happening that week. Week numbers are also printed on the page.
The dates at a glance month calendars are the smallest I’ve ever seen in a planner – only 0.75″ wide.
I really love the right side of the weekly spread with the big action list and wide line spacing.
In addition to general notes, you could use the graph section for a weekly habit tracker.
There are both lined and graph paper pages at the back of the planner.
Ideal for habit trackers, saving trackers and year in pixels spreads
These travel planning pages are a bit too brief and would really only be useful for general overview / working out where you’re going, not for detailed trip planning.
Time zones page is a nice idea… but probably quicker to just look it up on your phone. This page could be good for marking all the places you’ve been or where you want to go during the year.
There are no tabs in this planner. Instead, the months are shaded on the side of the pages for each month. Tabs are preferable and make it quicker and easier to find things but this is a good alternative:
One-sided pocket folder at the back.
I’m not a fan of these planners stickers. The colors aren’t that nice and they’re quite big (approx 0.75″)
I tried various ballpoint, gel, fine tip and marker tip pens – there was some ghosting on the back side of the page. I also did some highlighter and stamp swatches. The paper is cream and smooth to write on however everything had bad ghosting ?
Pros of the Milligram Weekly Planner
- The annual calendar, monthly calendar and weekly planner all start on a Monday (consistent)
- Very functional weekly planning space
- Subtle design so you could add stickers, washi tape etc. without worrying about it clashing with the design of the planner
- Gender neutral
- Plenty of graph and notes pages
- Wider line spacing large than the standard 0.25” that most planners have
- Very sturdy hardcover – one of the sturdiest I’ve seen in a planner
- While it’s a book / sewn bound planner the pages actually lay flat
Cons of the Milligram Weekly Planner
- Due to the book binding, the planner doesn’t have much room to expand if you want to use lots of stickers and washi to decorate
- Plain boring cover with no option to personalise
- No tabs
- The year isn’t printed on the spine – the planner could be mistaken for any notebook
- The dates at a glance calendars on the monthly and weekly spread are the smallest I’ve ever seen for a planner 0.75” wide
- There was some show through of the graph paper on the weekly spread to the monthly calendar
Would I use this planner?
If you want something minimal and functional that will ‘get the job done’ without any extra flair, this would be a good planner.
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