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Today I have a highly requested video review for you all – I’m finally reviewing the A5 Day Designer planner!
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I posted a picture of this planner as soon as I got it. So many of you have requested a review since then, so I’m delivering!
Additionally, planner reviews are some of the most popular posts on this blog. You guys are constantly asking me about what productivity tools I use to manage by business and my finances, so I’m happy to share them with you.
This time around, I’m excited to share the A5 version of the Day Designer. I’ve written about and reviewed the Blue Sky Day Designer collaboration and the Flagship Day Designer in the past and, while I liked them, they were either too small or way too big.
Amanda, don’t you use online tools to run your business?
Yes, I do. I use Asana and Infusionsoft on a daily basis to keep track of projects and ideas. They are also a dream for keeping track of clients, communicating with my audience and delegating to my team. However, I sometimes kick it old school with a paper planner. Especially if I’m on the go, get an idea and need to write something down. As much as I love my iPhone, I always forget to check the notes in it.
Additionally, sometimes there are things I need to do that my team doesn’t need to know about. And you know, I don’t exactly use online tools for my personal life. For this reason, I dig paper planners.
What I Like About the A5 Day Designer
- It saves me money in the long run. It’s way cheaper to buy the binder once and then refill the paper every year than it is to spend money on a planner every January.
- Totally customizable. You can throw in whatever kind of A5 planner paper you like. So long as it fits, you can customize it.
- Pockets! So many pockets!
- Zipper and pen loop for supplies.
- Day to a page. This is one of the main reasons I dig the Day Designer. I can take a lot of notes in just one day.
- Good size. It’s small enough to fit in my bag but big enough for me to scribble notes.
- Keeps your business and your personal life organized in one place.
- Helps you keep track of money! This is another reason why I fell in love with The Day Designer about a year ago.
- It’s cute and it works. Bad design that also isn’t functional is a HUGE pet peeve of mine and The Day Designer has done a good job of providing both design and functionality.
Want to try it yourself?
If you’re looking for a new planner that’s going to last you a pretty long time, I highly recommend the A5 Day Designer. It will help you organize your business and life while helping you save money in the long run.
Click here to get your own A5 Day Designer. (affiliate link)
Want to find the review of the Target version and the Flagship version? You can find that here.