I like planners, and I like list making, so when I came across the Silvine Things To Do Today Planner I wanted to try it out. It reminds me of a larger version of this lists book I found at Kmart some time ago.
I really like the 3 separate sections – plus you could create more with washi tape or by drawing a line.
While not the prettiest planner it is very functional!
Since the planner doesn’t have tabs and my header stickers aren’t long enough to cover the appointments text, I added a strip of washi tape to cover up the word and also make it easier to find which page I was using.
The planner has space for ‘day of’ but I used white out to convert it into a weekly planner.
The line spacing is just right and I like that there’s a dedicated column to tick off when a task is completed (I never cross things out – too messy!)
I stuck to using my usual blogging workflow:
- D = draft
- E = Edited
- I = Images
- P = Pinterest
If you don’t have a blog, you could use a similar coding / abbreviation system for recurring tasks e.g. CK = Clean kitchen, EG = energy bill due etc.
- Sakura Ballsign Knock 0.7mm pens
- Doodlebug rainbow polka dot washi tape
- Blog header planner stickers
- To do planner header stickers
Pros of the Things To Do Today Planner
- Very functional layout – no wasted space
- Tear off pages – ideal for shopping lists or pre-planning your week and slipping into your planner
- Also ideal for project planning, or for over-flow tasks that don’t fit in your ‘journal / pretty’ planner
Cons of the Things To Do Today Planner
- The cover is not pretty and the inside colors are plain
- Bit bulky – too big to carry in your purse
Would I use again?
As someone that doesn’t tend to do things on the day I ‘plan’ to do them – I just do them whenever I’m motivated during the week (other than blog posts), a list book like this is a good alternative to a traditional planner. It’s very functional but I wish it was a bit prettier!
If I were to use this book again I’d probably use it for pre-planning the week or just keeping a running list of to do’s and referring to it when picking a few tasks to put into my planner each week.
If you like this notebook, my sister stocks it (and thousands of other planner supplies) in her shop, Carefully Crafted.
Past weekly spreads
- Plum Paper Me Planner
- Planning using the daily plan bar method (bullet journal inspired)
- Using the Slice Planner (daily planner + app)
- Minimalist planning: simple decorating & divider ideas for your planner using pens
- What to do if your planner isn’t working
- Setting up a new planner: 70 Tasks to add