Plum Paper is one of my all time fav planner companies – personalised, lots of layouts to choose from, nice cover designs, affordable price + cheap international shipping. They also have teacher / student layouts. One of which is the grid layout!
- Paper Size: 7″ x 9″ (other sizes available)
- Starts on a Monday
- Weekends combined
- Choose your cover + cover personalisation
- Divide week into 7 custom sections
- Start planner in ANY month
- Choose from 12-18 months
- Month & Year-at-a-Glance Pages
- Monthly Planning Pages + notes page
- 2 page monthly calendar
- Double Sided Pocket Folder
- Aluminium Coil
LET’S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK!
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The cover material is the same as previous years – smooth matte with a clear cover to protect it (much prefer that to a laminate cover as it’s less prone to scuffing and the corners are rounded so don’t get bent)
Horizontal Priorities Weekly Spread
I opted for the colorful inside layout. I’ve used the neutral and it got boring really quickly. Plum Paper have been using the same colors for a few years now and while I like them, it would definitely be great if they released an option for different colors for each month or different colorways.
I think this layout would be ideal for a student to keep classes in a separate column, a mom organizing herself and her family, or someone that likes planning by category (cleaning, meal planning, exercise, little things, reminders etc.)
The weekend space is way too small. I’d probably hand-draw a line through the middle of the notes box to increase the weekend planning space. If you want a full size box for weekends, try the similar Plum Paper Me Planner (review in this post).
if you wanted an equal space for each day you could use the 7 columns (write the day up the top) and ignore the days on the left column.
As with past years, when a month ends midway through a week you get the grey shaded days of the previous month. The days are then repeated on the following month (i.e. duplicate days). You choose if you want to plan the start of January with the end of December. Or the end of December with the start of January.
Apart from the weekly spread, the rest of the planner is the same as past years
- Important dates page
- Monthly calendar
- Monthly planning & notes pages
- Choose from colorful or neutral
- Plenty of add on / extra pages to choose from
- Monthly tabs
- Pocket folder
If you haven’t seen the inside of the Plum Paper Planners, here’s what it looks like:
At the front
is the dates at a glance, annual planning and goals / projects overview pages:
The company is USA based so has US holidays printed. The monthly calendar starts on a Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spreads that start on Monday)
Unfortunately they’re still doing that annoying thing where they split boxes into 2 rather than just re-starting the numbering on the top row
Monthly Planning & notes
Tabs for each month
The paper quality of Plum Paper Planners is really the only letdown. It’s good but not great. It’s bright white and smooth to write on and there isn’t much ghosting for ballpoint pens.
However highlighters, marker pens and some of the thicker gel pens are prone to showing on the other side.
Pros of the Priorities Plum Paper Planner
- Nice colors
- Cheap international shipping
- Cover personalisation
- Plenty of cover options to choose from
- Smooth white paper to write on
- Functional weekly layouts
- Monthly planning & monthly notes page
Cons of the Priorities Plum Paper Planner
- Weekends are combined into the same space as a weekday
- Paper quality could be better
- Monthly calendars start on Sunday but the weekly spreads start on Monday
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