I've always organized my planner by putting big due dates like tests and projects on the month view. Then I saved the week view for weekly homework assignments and smaller things. I've always been frustrated with planners that I haven't been able to see both at once, but this planner solved that perfectly. I can now organize and keep track of all school-related things. The closed size it perfect for stacking with my laptop and I honestly don't find the wider style to be a problem with me. If necessary, the planner can open in half due to the nice binding so the whole thing doesn't have to be open at once. I also like that there isn't a bunch of filler pages. I never really use the extra pages in a planner and they typically just make it thicker. The paper was perfect for the color mechanical pencils I use, it also holds up nicely to pen and highlighter. For the 2022 planner, I hope to see a more neutral or less feminine option. The pink is pretty, but not always my taste. I agree with another review for larger cover pockets to fit a full 8.5x11" paper. I wish that the Saturday and Sunday boxes were bigger in the month view, as they're really small at the moment. I like having a grided extra space on all the months, but I personally prefer a dot grid as it is less distracting to whatever I'm writing and drawing on top, but still has the benefit of a visible grid. Lastly, I personally didn't use the daily habit tracker at the bottom of the month, and I could see making the month calendar taller to have more room to write in. If these were addressed, this would be the absolute perfect planner for me!
I LOVE the setup of the planner. While I am setting up my week, and I can scan my month to see what's coming up that I need to prepare for. This sounds small when I write it down, but it makes a big difference in the usability when I don't have to flip pages to see what I need. The weekly pages are small, which is perfect for me. I spend a lot of my week at work, and since I only use this planner for my personal life, I typically only have a few things to write down. I would ABSOLUTELY buy this again. I LOVE IT! I do have one suggestion for next year - resize the pockets so that they fit a full sheet of paper. Either make the covers a little bigger or make the pocket frame take up less space.
Hi Amy! Thanks so much for reaching out :) We are so, so happy to hear that you are enjoying your planner! We are in the works to create our 2022 version soon and will absolutely take your feedback about the pockets into consideration. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead full of the joys of planning!
I am an old school pen to paper gal. Get your iphone calendars and gmail nonsense out of here - I need to see it all laid in front of me. This planner is insane - Upon opening, you get the monthly view for the ENTIRE MONTH and you get a weekly, smaller insert complete with daily and weekly goal spaces. The size is perfect and slim - something I appreciate being one that carries my planner everywhere. The paper is durable and sturdy - I have yet to have anything bleed through to the other side. Each month also has note space. I have never felt more organized thanks to Laurel's unique and simple creation. A tool that I used to dread opening, I am now excited to stay on top of all of the tasks and appointments I have. I'm hooked!
We live in a right handed world and for those of us who are left handed it can **** a lot of the time. I ordered this planner based on that it just made sense - monthly view and daily details - brilliant!!! However, the added benefit that the bulk of my notes are on the LEFT side and my hand isn’t assaulted by the spiral binding might be the win of 2021. Already on the list for 2022 when they come out!!!
I was counting down the days for multiple reasons, but one was definitely for being able to finally use this planner! I love the layout as well as how well it’s made. The design makes so much sense and has already helped me feel more organized in starting the new year.