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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Weekly + Daily Planner

I've had several people ask me if I know of a planner that has weekly pages followed by daily pages. I don't unfortunately, but reader Fanny emailed me with a great idea to create your own:

The At-A-Glance Circle The Date Planning Notebook has lined pages and dates printed down the side of each page. The idea is, you circle today's date on the page. That way if you use several pages in a day, they are all indicated. Or you could use one page for each day.  These books also have other planner features like reference calendars and contacts pages.  They come in a couple of different sizes so you can choose what works best for you.

Fanny's excellent idea is to use a two-page spread to draw up your weekly format however you like it: week + notes, horizontal or vertical. Then, use the subsequent pages as a day-per-page diary.  Repeat for each week.

I think this is genius!  You wouldn't be able to get an entire year in one book, but it's a great option for this otherwise impossible to find format.

Many thanks again to Fanny for sharing your great idea!


  1. I suppose you could glue two of these together (cover to cover) to create a planner for a year! But it might be a little bulky I suppose.

    It would be an interesting idea to try out as a Filofax template page.

  2. I've done a Filofax version of this planner as an A4 page, print it out double sided, cut it in half and you have A5 page ready to punch.

    It is here:


  3. Here's a lady who wanted the same thing & hacked a Moleskine notebook (w/pics): http://corriehaffly.wordpress.com/2007/03/16/my-new-organizer/

    ...but then switched to a Rollabind/Circa system when drawing the lines took too much time.

    I had the same problem when I was using a series of DIY planners in 2010. I got tired of printing out & inserting monthly calendars & writing the date in daily, so I switched to a pre-printed planner.

    I've been toying with the idea of getting a really cheap, thin weekly planner & pairing it with a blank notebook of the same dimensions. That way I can have a calendar for appointments & enough room (in the notebook) for extensive daily notes as well. I would insert both in a faux leather cover that I already have.

    This set up might be good for those who need a weekly planner but also need room to write, say, meeting/work/class notes... and want to keep everything together.

    I think the reason they don't make planners with weekly & daily formats is the size/weight issue. But if the manufacturer kept the pg count down to the absolute minimum, & the cover thin, they could do it. The Moleskine daily has a bunch of pages that aren't absolutely necessary.

  4. I just thought of another alternative...

    You could get a page per day planner and then insert (glue in) weekly pages from some other source. You would probably want to insert the weekly pages in front of the corresponding week in the daily planner.

    You could draw up the weekly pages yourself or rip them out of another planner.

    The drawbacks are that you still have to do some extra work & it might cost a little more if you decide to buy 2 planners & rip one up.

    I'm wondering if anyone has tried this with a Moleskine daily & a Moleskine week + notes???


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