If you are considering purchasing the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley, you will want to read this post. This post is a full review of the Emily Ley Simplified Planner. I hope this review helps you to have more information with regards to the the Simplified Planner.
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This review is for the thin happy stripe 2022 daily Simplified Planner. This calendar is based off of the calendar year (Jan. – Dec.) and the price is $60. This planner is made for busy women who like quality and durability in a planner. In my opinion, this planner has style similar to Kate Spade, J. Crew and Draper James, all in one simple planner.
- Navy + gold keepsake box
- Comes with a fresh start guide
- January 2022 – December 2022
- Hard cover with gold foil details
- Protective gold corners on from and back cover
- Pocket inside the front cover
- Cover: 7″ x 9.25″ (1.25″ thick); weighs 1.7 lbs.
- Pages: 6″ x 8.75″
- Thick, 70 lb., pure white Mohawk Via paper
- Space for schedule, to-do, notes and meals
- One day per page + shared weekend pages
- Full month calendars
- Four notes pages in the front
- Hourly schedule from 6am to 9pm for Mon.-Fri.
- Four pages of Simplified Prep-Work
- Monthly Simplicity Tips
- Simple color throughout
- Colorful sticker sheet design
- Gold, sturdy wire-o binding
- Colorful, sturdy Mylar tabs
The Keepsake Box
When you open your Simplified Planner 2022, you are greeted with the beautiful navy and gold keepsake box (shown below). This box is classic and makes for the perfect keepsake box.
When you open the keepsake box, the Simplified Planner is inside with the fresh start guide. The fresh start guide is your guide to resources provided by Emily Ley and Simplified.
Since I chose the thin happy stripe planner, the cover shown below is on my planner. Simplified offers a variety of other planner styles for you to choose from. The presentation of the thin happy strip cover is perfect. The cover is quality made and the good foils keep the planner lasting all year long. In addition, the protective gold corners on the front and back cover, keep the planner in great condition throughout the year.
The Planning Pages
Just inside the planner you have access to several planning pages with great information to help you get started planning your year right. The planning pages are as follows:
- The Process of Simplifying
- How to Use Your Simplified Planner
- One Page Monthly Planner
- 2022 Holidays
- Preparing for a New Year
- Ideas for New Routines
- The Simplicity Challenge
- My Yearly Bucket List
- Four Notes Pages
Monthly Planning Pages
After the resource pages, the calendar has January monthly planning pages. The monthly planning pages in the Simplified Planner cover two pages. There is notes section on the left hand side of the left page. On the right page, there is a simplicity tip and two small monthly calendars. One of the calendars is for the previous month and the other schedule is for the following month. The monthly holidays are mentioned in the monthly planning pages.
Daily Planning Pages
After each monthly planning pages, there are daily pages for that month. In the daily pages section of the Simplified Planner, Monday through Friday allows you to schedule your day out between 6a.m. to 9p.m. There is also a to-do section and a notes section on the Monday through Friday pages. The Saturday and Sunday pages look a little different. They cover one page together and have two sections: my day and to do. Sunday also has a few suggested items for Sunday prep day.
The Back Cover
The back cover of the Simplified Planner is identical to the front, with the happy thin stripes. The Simplified logo is at the bottom of the back cover, and the back cover also has gold corner covers to protect it from damage.
Pros and Cons to the Simplified Planner
I think there are several pros to the Simplified Planner. My pros for this planner are the following:
- The Simplified Planner is attractive.
- The Simplified Planner is quality made.
- The Simplified Planner has all of your yearly planning needs in one spot.
- The Simplified Planner has a simplistic design, which makes it easy to use.
- The Simplified Planner is very neat and organized. It makes it simple for you to plan.
There is only one potential con that I came up with the Simplified Planner. That con is the price, but when you consider using the planner for twelve months, the price is justified. It’s only $5 a month to use this simple, easy-to-use planner. If you think about it from that aspect, I think it’s easy to justify purchasing the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley.
I hope you enjoyed my review of the Simplified Planner by Emily Ley. The name of this planner says it all, it’s a simplified life planner with style. If you are looking for a simple and easy way to plan your year, the Simplified Planner might be a great option for you.