While in Frankfurt, I found a planner for only 3 euro!! In a random cheap shop near the main train station. So is a 3 euro planner actually any good? Let’s have a look!
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- Size: Approx 5.5″ wide x 8.25″ high
- Cardstock cover
- Glue bound
- 18 month dated planner
- Dates at a glance page
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- Student pages – timetable, exam schedule, marks tracker
- Extra pages – birthdays & anniversaries
- No Tabs
- Neutral or colorful inside pages
Let’s take a closer look!
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For 3 euro, the cover is not surprisingly made of thin cardstock. At least the edges are rounded to prevent wear and tear.
Approx 0.5″ thick
At the front of the planner is a dates at a glance, student timetable, exam schedule and subject marks. All of these would be less than 10 pages and are the only student focused pages in the planner – so if you’re not in school anymore you could still use it.
Dates at a glance
I think the pages could be adapted for other uses too E.g. this one could be used as a bill tracker, habit tracker etc.
There’s also a birthdays and anniversaries page at the back of the planner.
There is no calendar in this planner – only weekly spreads.
There are a few different styles of weekly spreads in this planner with the format being 1 page horizontal format days of the week with dot grid note pages (my favorite weekly planning layout!)
When the month ends midweek, so does the week i.e. 1 week may have 2 pages. You could use the space for a monthly review.
Since this planner cost 3 euro I wasn’t expecting much from the paper. Predictably, there was heavy ghosting for all the pens, marker pens, highlighters and stamps.
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size
- Different weekly planner style
- Black and white theme – add as much color as you want
Cons of the Planner
- The pages don’t want to lay flat on their own (have to hold them open with one hand or really bend the spine to get them to lay flat)
- Hard to find – I only found it in 1 shop in Frankfurt
- Thin, cardstock cover
- Paper is thin and prone to ghosting & bleed through
- No monthly calendar
- No notes pages
- No tabs
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Would I use this planner?
Undecided. I like the weekly spread… but it’s sewn bound and the pages don’t lay flat on their own. The paper is also very thin. I think if you want a planner in this format there are plenty of others to choose from. But on the other hand, it was only 3 euro!
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