The Plum Paper horizontal lined with notes is one of my favorite planners that I use to pre-plan my week. I’ve talked about this planner quite a bit but realised I’d forgotten to do a post with a review of the rest of the pages in the planner.
This is not a sponsored post – I purchased the planner myself and all opinions are my own.
Plum Paper horizontal lined
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- Start the planner in any month
- 12 month duration
- Tabs for each month
- Double Sided Pocket Folder
- Durable Aluminum Binding Coil
- Laminated cardstock tabs
- Paper Weight: 70lb text
- Tear proof & water resistant cover with a clear plastic protective sheet
- 2 page weekly spread (week starts Monday)
- 2 page monthly calendar (week starts Sunday)
- Comes in 3 sizes (I opted for the medium 7 x 9″, there’s also A5 and US letter size)
- Choose between colorful or neutral inside color scheme
- Personalised cover – can choose your own pattern, color scheme and text
I bought the good go to planner which is cheaper than a personalised cover (as it’s ready to ship and there are less options to choose from). I still quite like this simple stripe pattern!
Monthly planning pages
Plenty of functional lined writing space spread over 2 pages. I’ve used the left side to plan the month and the right page for a monthly review.
The monthly calendar has the same layout as any other weekly layout for a Plum Paper planner (the only thing that differs when you order is the weekly spread, the rest of the inside layout is the same).
Monthly calendar starts on a Sunday – not consistent with the weekly spread which starts on Monday.
Note that the tabs are smaller on the neutral planner as I chose add on sections – Plum Paper proportionally reduce the monthly tabs to make room for tabs for the add on sections.
One thing I don’t like about Plum Paper’s neutral color scheme, is how dark the label box is on the sidebar. I have to use a white pen to read what I’ve written.
They’ve had this same monthly calendar layout for years, it’d be great to see some non-traditional monthly calendar options like a list instead of boxes for each day.
I love planners that have lots of list making space – this planner layout has 2 columns on an entirely separate page <3
Week starts Monday.
I also like the box at the top with a section to flag anything important. It would also be a good space for an inspirational/motivational quote, journaling etc.
I’m not so much a fan of the mini monthly calendar with the dates at glance as I feel this is wasted space when I can easily flick a few pages back to see the monthly view. The only functional way I can think of to use this space is to track my period or social media.
The tabs are cardstock with laminate.
The covers are wide enough to cover the tabs and protect them from getting damaged. In all the years I’ve used Plum Paper planners (mainly for pre-planning the week), I’ve never had scuffed / damaged tabs.
Each month features a subtle pattern in a different color – the pop of color on the entire divider makes it easy to find the month you’re looking for – as well as the start letter for that month in the bottom right corner (love the attention to detail!)
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 Plum Paper Planner
- Lined weekly spread with a functional layout
- Multiple page sizes to choose from
- Sturdy tabs
- You can choose to have them send you the planner un-punched if you want to punch yourself and use with disc binding (see how I did that here)
- Affordable price
- Personalised cover
- Many cover patterns and colors to choose from
- Comes with lined pages & checklists
- Pocket folder
- Paper that is super smooth to write on
- Option to add additional pages (for extra cost)
Cons of the Plum Paper Planner
- Paper has some pen ghosting and bleed through
Would I use this planner?
I’ve used this planner to pre-plan my week for the past few years. It’s one of the few planners I keep coming back to!
More Plum Paper Reviews:
- Week 3: Plum Paper Vertical Planner – Better than the Erin Condren?
- Week 8: Weekly Planning using the Plum Paper Memory Keeper Book
- Plum Paper Planners Haul & Review (better than the Erin Condren?)
- How to print printables at Plum Paper planner size from your home printer (step by step tutorial)
- Planner pen testing in the Erin Condren Life Planner, Plum Paper, Happy Planner by MAMBI and Limelife Planner
- 50 Category Ideas for Color Coding Your Planner
- Arcing my Plum Paper Planner – everything you need to know if you’d like to try it yourself!
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