Time for another Recollections Planner review – this time, the Goals Planner!
- Cover Size: 7.5″ wide x 9.25″ high
- Inside pages” 7″ wide x 8.75″ high
- Coil binding
- Laminated cardstock cover (no personalisation option)
- This belongs to page in case your planner is lost
- Dates at a glance
- Colorful inside pages
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
- Monthly notes page
- Notes pages at the back
- Double sided pocket folder
- Clear plastic pencil case
- Goal planning pages
- Planner Stickers
PRICE: $30 USD
Let’s take a closer look!
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Same as all of the other Recollections notebooks – cardstock with a laminate cover.
Approx 1″ thick (and quite heavy)
Week starts on Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread that starts on Monday).
As this is an undated planner, it’s the perfect time to use date dot stickers. The Carpe Diem numbers sticker book has colors similar to these:
Love this goal tracker / habit tracker page!
Not sure how often people would actually refer to the ‘my routine’ page. If it’s routine then you probably don’t need to write it down…
At the back of each month is a notes page:
Starts on Monday (not consistent with the monthly calendar).
Equal amount of space for each day.
The top 3 checklist for each day is a good idea but it’s very small so you’ll probably only be able to write 1 (2 max) word for each task.
For being a goals planner I thought the weekly spreads would have a more structured layout e.g. goal focusing on this week, steps to complete that goal etc. rather than a generic layout. You do get the monthly goals tracker page to map out what days you’re going to work on what though.
As this is an undated planner the tabs are blank – you choose when to start the planner. Tab stickers come with the planner.
Different divider designs for each month
There are 4 sheets of functional stickers- <3 these colors!
The paper is the same for all the Recollections planners, so here is the results of the pen test I did for the vertical weekly.
I tried various ballpoint, gel, fine tip and marker tip pens. The 3 marker pens (Uni Pis, Pure Color-F and Muji Hexa Pen) had some light ghosting but there was no ghosting for any of the other pens. And no bleed through for any! ?
I also did some highlighter and stamp swatches – no ghosting either.
However, as always, the MAMBI stamps bled through the page ?
Overall, one of the best pen test results of the 50+ planners I’ve reviewed! ?
Pros of the Planner
- Bright color printing
- Extra pages – not just weekly spread
- Planner stickers (and they’re functional)
- Different divider designs for each month
- Undated – start planning anytime
- Month stickers for the tabs so you don’t have to hand-write
- Good quality paper
Cons of the Planner
- Not readily available outside the USA
- Not enough goal planning pages
- 1 page weekly spread
- Laminate cover will probably get bent over time
- Chunky / heavy
Would I use this planner?
No. Only 1 page to plan each week is not enough, specially since this is labelled as a goals planner… There aren’t that many goal planning pages – definitely not as many as you’d expect.
This planner would be much better with the existing horizontal weekly spread but also a lined or checklist page on the right (i.e. a 2 page spread). That way there’d be room to list out the tasks related to the goals you’re working on that week. Or even just a blank second page for brain dumping.
More planner reviews:
- Recollections Menu Keepsake Planner and Recipe Book
- Recollections Vertical Hourly Weekly Planner
- Recollections Horizontal
- Why horizontal is my favorite weekly planner layout
- What to do if your planner isn’t working
- 50 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Planner
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