If you’re a fellow Aussie you’ve probably been to Officeworks. They finally bought out a different weekly layout this year (other than usual horizontal weekly planner and day to a page layouts). What type of new layout? My favorite – horizontal 1 page weekly plus notes + checklist on the second page 🙂
- Size: 13 x 21cm
- Sewn binding
- Dates at a glance page
- 2 page Monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- Neutral inside pages
Price: I cannot remember for sure (sorry!) I think it was around $7.95 AUD (cheap!)
Let’s take a closer look!
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While they’ve come out with some pretty gold foil covers for the other OTTO planners, unfortunately these ones only had boring 1 color covers. I’ve seen a nice purple one but it was sold out in my local officeworks. The cover is that sturdy fake leather material that should hold up well after a year of use.
Approx 0.5″ thick
The planner is dated for 2020 but since Officeworks tend to release the same layouts each year (the other Otto Planners are in their 3rd year and still look very similar to their first release), they’ll probably do a 2021 (or maybe even a 2020 – 2021 academic year version).
Starts Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread)
The paper is really thin (you can see the ink of the design printed on the backside of each page) but at least the pages lay flat on their own.
Love this weekly spread – so much list space!
I’m not a fan of the Aussie holidays and school terms for every state printed in such detail on the pages – it wastes so much space.
There are 8 lined notes pages at the back of the planner.
And a roomy pocket folder.
I didn’t bother doing a pen test as the pages are so thin you can see the print of the design on the other side.
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size
Cons of the Planner
- The paper is very thin – the design has ghosting so pens will too
- Weekly spread starts Monday but monthly calendar starts Sunday
- Only available in Australia
- Public holidays & school terms printed on the weekly spread takes up a lot of space.
Would I use this planner?
Yes. I like the weekly layout. I do wish the paper quality was better, but for the bargain price it’s to be expected.
If you want to try out a planner with this layout without spending a lot of money, this could be an option.
More OTTO planner reviews:
- Otto 2018 Business Planner Review (from Officeworks)
- Otto Budget Planner Review (Undated)
- Officeworks Otto Goals Planner for 2018
- Review of the Officeworks Otto Wellbeing Planner for 2018
- Otto A5 Horizontal Weekly Planner
- Otto A5 My Goals Weekly Planner
- Otto Dot Diary Weekly Planner
- Otto Dot Grid Bullet Journal Notebook
- Using the Otto Goals Weekly Planner (blue & pink themed weekly spread)
- Customising the Milligram Family Planner
- Planner pens I don’t recommend (prone to smearing, bleed through etc.)
- 10 Things I don’t put in my planner (and why)
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