The Sugar and Type Planner has my favorite style of weekly spread: days of the week on one side and notes / list on the other. However it combines weekends (i.e. you get less space for Sat & Sun than a weekday), so I opted to trial the planner on a week where I wouldn’t be doing much on the weekend. This is the main reason I use a different layout each week – I like to try different planners and pick whichever works for my needs that week.
Before the Pen
After the Pen
I don’t use highlighters often enough so opted to use them this week by adding a border. Definitely added nice burst of color to the page 🙂 A border would be good for flagging important things on a monthly calendar too.
The stickers are from one of my favorite sticker books full of functional planner sticker! (from Carpe Diem) which I also used in this spread.
Lots of list making space and columns wide enough to not need 2 lines for each task <3
If there’s a project or big task I put it in the weekly spread as a to do, but do the detailed planning elsewhere. So for this week I used my printable tax planner checklist. If I’m travel planning I use a separate planner. Same for ecourse planning etc. So I didn’t re-write all of the steps required in preparing BAS / GST / bookkeeping for taxes onto the weekly spread. I just printed it out and kept it with the planner using a paperclip.
Normally I probably would’ve used the dot grid for a weekly habit tracker, but since I’ve switched to monthly habit trackers, I ended up leaving this space empty.
Since I always use a checkbox for tasks, I opted for a hollow circle this time. Definitely prefer checkboxes, or Frixion stamps.
- Carpe Diem sticker tablet (calendar) sticker book
- Daiso twin tip highlighters 3.8mm chisel tip
- Monami essenti soft highlighter (aqua)
- Pilot poplol retractable pens (0.38mm, 0.5mm and 0.7mm pen tips)
Pros of the Sugar and Type Planner
- Decent checklist space
- The design maximises the page (i.e. no wasted space)
- Good page size – not too big, not too small
- Minimalist color scheme
Cons of the Sugar and Type Planner
- Combines weekends (i.e. you get less space for Sat & Sun than a weekday)
Would I use this planner again?
I like this planner but the small space for Sat & Sun is a con for me. If I used it again I’d divide the notes section in half and convert into Sat & Sun.
Past weekly spreads
- Week 12: Planning using the Plum Paper Horizontal lined with notes
- Week 41 (part 3): Daily planning bullet journal style (using a Plum Paper grid dot notebook)
- Rainbow Color Coded Weekly Spread Using the Passion Planner
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- 130+ functional ideas to use blank notes pages of your planner or an empty notebook
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