Daily planners that have no schedule and 2 pages to plan each day are few and far between so when Anjali, the creator of the Penguin Planner, asked me if I’d like to take a look at her planner I said yes!
- Cover Size: 5.75″ wide x 8.5″ high
- Paper Size: 5.5″ wide x 8.25″ high
- Sewn bound
- 2 page Monthly calendar (starts on Monday)
- 2 page daily spread
- Neutral inside pages
- Lasts 6 months
- 7 lined notes pages
- Bright white paper
Let’s take a closer look!
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Bit different to most sewn bound planners this one has a ‘denim’ look but feels really smooth.
Approx 1″ thick.
At the front of the planner are the 6 undated 2 page monthly calendars with a more functional layout than just the usual boxes for each day and a notes sidebar.
Very unusual for a planner – the week starts on Monday!
I like having the date section on the bottom of each box (which I haven’t see a planner do before) – a much better use of space. However the line spacing for the top boxes is a bit off – could fit an extra line in each box and centre the line within the box.
My favorite part about the daily spread? There’s no schedule / timeslots! I often avoid daily planners because they tend to start super early at 6 or 7 am (long before I roll out of bed), so this layout is a nice change.
I probably wouldn’t use the nutritional supplements / medication section as I find it’s more convenient to track vitamins with a monthly habit tracker so would re-purpose this section for more list making.
There are 7 lined notes pages
There are no tabs (probably because it’s sewn bound).
Which had a few extras inside.
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size
- Gender neutral
- Elastic band
- Bright white paper
- Pocket folder
- Undated – start planning anytime
- 2 Pages per day with no schedule (doesn’t happen very often for daily planners!)
- Functional 2 page monthly calendar
- Lay flat binding
Cons of the Planner
- 6 month duration
- No extra pages e.g. goal setting, monthly planning
- Only 7 lined notes pages
- Only 1 ribbon bookmark
Would I use this planner?
Possibly. I rarely use daily planners mainly because I’m at my day job during the week and use a separate planner for that. However I do like that this planner doesn’t have a timed schedule.
Disclaimer: the creator of the Planner, Anjali, sent me a copy for free in exchange for this review. As always, all opinions are my own.
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