I have a bookcase filled with planners – some of which I didn’t get a chance to review in 2018 – including the Write Stuff Planner.
Sadly the company has opted not to release a planner for 2019 however, I’ve seen some of the 2018 version on clearance on Amazon which could be used with date dot stickers.
Nonetheless, this is a very functional non-typical vertical hourly planner that may give you some page layout ideas for your bullet journal or printables.
- Size: approx 7″ wide x 9.25″ high
- Wire binding
- Laminated cardstock cover
- This belongs to page in case your planner is lost
- Dates at a glance
- Neutral inside pages with a little pop of color
- Vertical hourly format 6am to 6pm
- 2 page weekly spread (starts on Monday)
- 2 Page monthly calendar (starts on Sunday)
Let’s take a closer look!
To enlarge the screen of the video, click the square icon in the bottom right hand corner of the video (it will say ‘full screen’ when you hover your mouse over the icon).
Simple but classy cover.
The laminate cover is very flimsy – the comers were damaged in transit. It’s not as thick as the laminate on the popular Happy Planner, Erin Condren etc.
Approx 0.5″ thick
This belongs to page
Week starts on Sunday (not consistent with the weekly spread).
There are 6 rows which I think is a bit of a waste of space. The numbers from previous months are shaded out rather than re-starting the numbering on the top row and deleting the 6th row.
Each month gets a different color. The month is printed on the side of the page to find it easier as there are no tabs.
Starts on Monday (not consistent with the monthly calendar)
It has a vertical hourly format with a few key differences to the done-too-many-times vertical layout that most planners have:
- Monthly overview for the current and next month
- Top 3 priorities for each day
- Hourly schedule from 6am to 6pm
- Motivational quote
- Weekly goals
- How did I do? (reflection section)
The design of the weekly spread could maximise the page better (large blank header & the sidebar is wasted space)
Saturday and Sunday share the same amount of space as a weekday and are an open ended box instead of the schedule. If you need more room to write for weekends, you could rule a line halfway down the notes sidebar and use that space for Sat & Sun.
When the months transition they add both colors to the top to help find the page easier – love this attention to detail!
Dates at a glance
Really nice colors and different to the usual pastel or brights that most planners have.
There are no tabs but the month is printed in the top corner to help find it easier.
One of the first things I noticed about this planner was how bright white and ultra smooth the paper is – the pens glided across the paper <3
There was, however, some ghosting and bleed through
Pros of the Planner
- Portable size
- Doesn’t weigh much
- Different colors for each month
- Bright white paper
Cons of the Planner
- Dead space on the edges of the page i.e. the space for each day could’ve been extended closer to the edge of the page
- Paper is prone to pen ghosting and bleed through
- No tabs
Would I use this planner?
No. I’m not a fan of vertical hourly planners.
This planner would be ideal if you work a day job and need a schedule for Monday to Friday but open ended planning space on weekends.
More planner reviews:
- 10 ways to plan using sticky notes
- Highlighters vs. Highlighter Pencils: Are they worth the cost?
- How to make printable graph paper in Photoshop (perfect for habit tracking and bullet journalling!)
Found this post helpful? Pin it!