I’ve tested out a few Agendio planners I’ve purchased in the past here, here,and here. Each time I’ve liked them… which shouldn’t come as a surprise as Agendio is one of very few companies I’ve come across that offer truly custom planners (not just a personalised cover). The latest one I’m trying out has my all time favorite layout – horizontal weekdays with lots of to do list space.
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Before the Pen
This planner is from my Agendio haul. See this post for everything I purchased.
After the Pen
I didn’t do anything extravagant this week. I decided to keep it simple and use purple as my theme.
I like the ParKoo gel pens but I’m finding that some of them (mostly the ones I’ve used most often), the ink skips more than other gel pens brands. Maybe the ink is running out but it doesn’t like when I write on an angle and write small either. I’m going to avoid using this pen for any page size below 7 x 9″.
Related post: Planner Necessities: My Top 3 All-Time Favorite Gel Pens
I ordered this planner quite some time ago and chose to have it dated from October 2019 to September 2020. With so many planners to choose from these days (I can’t keep up!) I didn’t get around to using the planner during those dates. No problem, I used some Happy Planner stickers to convert it to the current week. I didn’t need date dot stickers as I just checked a 2019 calendar to see which month had a week starting on Monday, went to that month / spread and covered up the month and year – quick and easy way to use an expired planner.
I normally use the Keji whiteout tape (from Officeworks) but had run out so raided my stash. I’m not even sure what brand it was that I used or where I bought it from but I remembered why it was stored away – not good quality at all! Part of the tape didn’t attach to the paper, it indents into the page and I just feel like I’m wasting half the roll. It also started to peel off the more layers I placed so definitely not deviating from the Keji brand again.
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- D = post drafted
- E = post edited
- I = Photos taken
- V = Video filmed
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- R.P. = Links to related posts
Links to the posts published this week:
The planner is A5 page size. Normally this page size is a bit too small for me but the proportions of the horizontal spread I chose were great – there’s no dead space due to the narrow margins at the top and bottom.
I really like the top 3 goals box as I always do a top 3 on my to do list anyway. Having the shaded box, while a small detail, did make a difference by keeping my priority tasks separate to the rest of the list, especially since I wasn’t color coding.
To mark off tasks I ended up using the dual tip UniPropus window purple highlighter. I outlined the box in the left column beside the task with the pen end, then gradually shaded in the box (e.g. shade half the box when the task is halfway done) with the highlighter end. Quick, functional and added some more color to the spread.
- My custom Agendio A5 planner (tutorial on how to create your own custom Agendio here)
- Happy Planner dates and holidays sticker book – May and number stickers (unfortunately this sticker book seems to have been discontinued). Here are some alternatives – The Paper Studio calendar sticker book, carpe diem numbers sticker book
- Carpe diem sticker tablet (calendar) for the icon stickers
- Happy Planner color full boxes (blue banner with 594 pieces) for the purple box
- ParKoo gel pen 0.7mm in purple from this pack
- 1, 2, 3 stickers in the goals box are the anko brand from Kmart Australia
If you wanted to add more color, you could use the purple skinny washi tape collection from the Happy Planner.
Would I use this planner again?
Yes! I really like this planner – the layout is perfect for me. I would use different pens next time and my favorite Keji whiteout tape. The page size is smaller than my favorite 7″ wide x 9″ high but because I was able to choose my line spacing (one of the many customisation options that Agendio offer), none of the sections felt too small or disproportionate. I might end up purchasing a 7 x 9″ version of the planner too, and seeing how they compare.
This is one of the few planners I could see myself using multiple times (see the rest in this post).
If you’d like to make your own Agendio planner, see this post for a tutorial on how to create one. Here’s the link to the Agendio website (referral link). The base model I chose to customise was 32395.
Past weekly spreads
- Stencils weekly spread in the Archer & Olive
- Landscape page orientation bullet journaling in the Northbooks dot grid notebook
- Erin Condren Petite Dot Journal & Stencils
- How to make a weekly planner using Google Sheets (free online tool similar to Microsoft Excel)
- 10 best planner supplies investments I’ve made
- Favorite washi tape for planning, planner decorating & color coding
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