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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.
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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