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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Should I Carry a Full Sized Planner?

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My sister visited and let me explore her planner!

She uses it in a much more simple way than I do, but I wanted to share it with you because the size, 8 1/2 by 11, is one that is great for some people.



planner, 8.5 x 11, 8 1/2 by 11



In the interest of full disclosure, I would never use an 8.5 x 11 planner. Mine needs to fit in my purse, and I don't take a backpack or tote bag everywhere.

But for those who have more to take care of each day or who are in a lifestyle where they are carrying notebooks anyway (like students with backpacks and people carrying totes or briefcases), an 8.5 x 11 spread (in my sister's case, a Daytimer zippered case bound planner) is perfect.

She has weekly pages behind the monthlies. It's a thin planner, so it is lightweight. That's important since she struggles with some physical ailments. And since it zips up, she can tuck papers right into the planner itself.


Her planner is missing a folder for loose papers. She just zips them up in the binder. But a similar, but ring-bound Day-Timer is available and could have a folder added to it!

(I couldn't find the bound ones in stock anymore, so the ring bound might be your best bet.)

How do you know if a larger layout like this is right for you?

1. You are running out of writing space.

2. You deal with loose, 8.5 x 11 size pages, often.


3. You carry a bag daily that is big enough to fit folders and notebooks.

If that describes you, consider the advantages of a bigger, looseleaf sized planner.


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6 comments:

Gail Morgan said...

I would love to know more about how your sister uses her planner! I don't know anyone who uses A4 size but have often wondered as I do carry a backpack 5 days a week. But I hesitate from trying becausei don't really need that much space for schedules/diary pages, just maybe for projects, task lists, etc.

mrandisg said...

I have a planner like that. I stopped using it because I got tired of carrying it around, but now I'm wondering if I might go back to it. I carry a backpack that is just big enough to hold it. Hmm....

Anna said...

I have used a full size planner a few different times. I had a bigger tote/purse, and the planner itself wasn't that heavy. One time when I was doing it, I did most of my planning/ list making on the computer, then it could be printed for the planner. But then I did get tired of the big size, and switched to smaller. I temporarily switched back to a bigger one, so that I could do our homeschool schedule in it, too. That ended up not working as well because other people (my children) needed to write in my planner. I didn't really like sharing. :) And my homeschool things don't need to go everywhere with me like other things do. Now I'm back to the 8.5x5.5, which works the best for me.

littleangel4523 said...

I prefer the classic size. I have tried bigger planners. Doesn't work for me

Zyphre said...

I use an 8.5 x 11 planner and love it. That said, I work.from home mostly, so it don't need it to be as portable as some people do. I love the space and how I can easily in corporate full size documents when I need to.

Zyphre said...

I use an 8.5 x 11 planner and love it. That said, I work.from home mostly, so it don't need it to be as portable as some people do. I love the space and how I can easily in corporate full size documents when I need to.