Since August of 2016 I’ve been using the same Moleskine notebook that I created into a bullet journal. I personally love bullet journals (you can see a video on my YouTube Channel of my tips for creating one + my layout here), but I thought for 2018 I needed a change. So I went on the search for a planner that would fit my lifestyle and what I needed. On Instagram I came across Ban.do, and instantly fell in love with their planners. So I thought after a month of using it, I would do review post on it + give you a look at the inside if you’re interested in getting a new planner!
The planner I have is their 17 month one. It started in August of 2017, so I did miss a few months of using it. The reason I got this one is because their 12 month one doesn’t have daily pages where you can write tasks for each day. It instead does it for the whole week, which isn’t’ enough space for me. So even though I only will get 13 months use out of it, the price and space was worth it.
They have a variety of outside designs, but the one I liked the best is their ‘I don’t work here’ cover. The only downside is because it is cream I do have to be careful with getting it dirty. Although that hasn’t been a problem yet. The planner also comes in different sizes, and I choose the medium size one. It does seem that on their website they are sold out of most of them, but you can still find some on Amazon, Nordstrom and Urban Outfitters!
The first page has a mini folder section where you can stick extra papers + important notes. It then has 2 pages filled with fun stickers you can place anywhere in the planner, or on anything else you want. Like most planners it has a overall calendar of 2018-2019, + holidays, including unique, fun ones you might not have heard of!
Then comes my favorite part of the whole planner – the artwork. For each month there is one side by side page that has amazing artwork done all by cool girls (you can see who created what at the back of the planner). I personally love this because it’s a fun start to each month, and it makes me more excited to use the planner. Next you get a side by side page of a calendar for the month, and you also get a page for notes. The notes page is where I keep goals I want to accomplish for that month, + blog post and video ideas.
After that there is a weekly page with sections for each day, which is where I write my daily to-do list. I use one half of the section of work + blog, and the other half for college assignments. One day out of the month they include a little inspirational quote, and at the bottom of each week page there is a fun task you can do to motivate yourself. I was a bit unsure if the planner would give me enough space to write everything, but so far there’s been plenty of writing space.
And last but not least there are note pages at the end of the planner, a page on who designed and created the artwork, and a bubble graph on if you should get bangs.
Overall the planner is so cute, but also practical and perfect for staying on top of everything life throws my way. I find having a planner to be an essential for my everyday life, so I hope you enjoyed this look at mine & find on that fits your life best!