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Monday, December 27, 2010

New Planner for the New Year!

Today most weekly-format 2011 planners begin!

Today I'm starting my Moleskine Vertical weekly planner with my tweaked week + notes format!

I had the idea to use the vertical format like this back in March, so I've been waiting ever since then to try this experiment.  I can't wait to see how it goes!

I was going to start my 2011 WeekDate planner today but realized I should try it in the second half of January instead because until then none of my recurrent weekly events are going on, so to give the WeekDate a fair and realistic trial I need to use it when I have recurrent events.  I've been obsessing about WeekDate planners since July so I'm very interested to see how it will work for me!
Below are photos of my two main contenders for Planner Of The Year 2011, my Moleskine vertical weekly and WeekDate planners.

Both of these planners are portable, slim and light. They both have pretty covers (since my addition of the rabbit postcard on the Moleskine for 2011 Year Of The Rabbit).  Both of these planners are easy to carry with me everywhere and pleasant to use.

Here they are both open.  They both have a weekly layout with the days as columns.  These planners are both elegantly simple but in different ways.
The WeekDate's "Only Write It Once" system means nothing slips through the cracks, and everything is visible at all times.  This is fantastic for my out of sight, out of mind tendencies.

The Moleskine vertical weekly has the advantage of being a regular, bound book with a simple layout that I could customize in many ways.  I plan to use the top as my daily columns and the space below for my lists.
I'm on a quest to settle on a planner by the end of January and use it for the entire year!  Can I do it? Only time will tell.

Are you starting a new weekly planner today?  Did you stick with what you used in 2010 or are you using a different planner for 2011?  I'd love to hear what everyone is using, and if you don't mind please give some details about how you'll use it too.

Happy Planning everyone!  :)


  1. What happened to the 2DPP Filofax layout? Maybe I missed a post somehow...?
    I can't wait to see which one wins out.
    As for me, I'm sticking to my current system - personal Filofax Malden with monthly, weekly and daily layouts. I also have tabbed sections for everything that needs to get done: Contacts, To-Dos, To Buy, Projects, Notes and Diary.
    I have thought about changing it up a bit, if only for variety. But this system and size seems to really work for me. I don't know that I'd say it's planner nirvana, but given that I'll never find "the perfect planner" (at least for now), it's what comes the closest to it.
    I will go more into detail on everything in a post after I've set up my system for 2011. Watch for that some time next week.

  2. Hi kanalt, yeah the 2DPP failed after only a week. You can follow my progress in the comments on this post:



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