Review: The Purposeful Planner by Corie Clark

Review: The Purposeful Planner by Corie Clark | Only on Five Foot and Fabulous

This post wasn’t sponsored by Corie Clark. I am just kind of obsessed with the planner.

Everyone has a different method of keeping their life together. Some people use an e-calendar or checklist app, others make to-do lists in notebooks, and then there are those wild ones who somehow just remember everything. I like to call the latter wizards. My method of keeping my life somewhat together is an agenda. If  I don’t physically write something down, I won’t remember it. The struggles of being a busy college student are too real.

For the past couple years, I used Kate Spade’s agendas. While I loved how totally chic they were, they just weren’t everything I needed them to be. So for 2017, I broke up with Kate Spade agendas and found a new agenda bae: The Purposeful Planner by Corie Clark. Wow, guys. This planner has literally everything you need in life. Let me show you all the wonderful features!

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Hourly Layout

The hourly layout was the main reason I went with the Purposeful Planner this year. I knew I was going to have a busy schedule, so I wanted an agenda that allowed me to plan everything out. It starts at 6 a.m. for early risers and goes to 10 p.m. I find that this is the perfect time frame since I wake up around 9 a.m. every morning, and I don’t plan past 7 or 8 p.m.

Something else I like is how it has separate lines for the half hour mark, which is a feature that not all hourly layouts have. As you can see from the day I have pictured, hardly any of my obligations start right on the hour.

I will admit that I am a bit disappointed that Saturday & Sunday do not have the same hourly layout. Instead, they have one large section for notes. I work a lot on the weekends, so it would just be nice to be able to visually see the block of time my shifts are taking up.

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Daily “Challenges”

On each day, the planner lists a “challenge” that only takes about 15 minutes. Think: clean the microwave, organize your desk drawer, etc. This might seem like a minuscule thing, but it helps me to be a cleaner person, which I really appreciate. Although I don’t do the challenge every single day, I try to do them as much as I possibly can.

Monthly Calendars

Of course each planner needs to have a monthly calendar! I use this to log big events, my work schedule, and appointments I schedule far in advance. This is a great way to see what the upcoming month will have in store.

I think the boxes for each day are the perfect size if you’re not writing in every detail!

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Monthly Goals

What better way to keep track of your goals than writing them down in your agenda every month? There’s a full page dedicated to doing so at the beginning of each month. Of course I don’t fill out the whole page because I can barely think of what to eat for dinner, let alone goals to fill an entire notebook page. Maybe someday I’ll get to this point. A girl can dream, am I right?

Other Nifty Features

The Purposeful Planner has a ton of other cool features that I appreciate from afar, but don’t always use because I’m not quite that organized.

  1. Monthly budget pages
  2. Monthly task list
  3. Monthly and daily menus
  4. Daily water log

Features I Wish It Included

There are a few things that I wish the Purposeful Planner did include. They’re not crucial in any means, they would just be nice to have.

  1. Weekend hourly layouts
  2. Notes pages
  3. A larger to do list section

And there you have my full review of the Purposeful Planner! If I had to give it a rating, I would give it 9/10. Not too shabby, am I right?

Would you ever consider getting one? What’s your favorite agenda to use? Let me know in the comments!

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21 Replies to “Review: The Purposeful Planner by Corie Clark”

  1. Hmmmm… interesting… I recently switched to the BuJo system, you should totally check it out haha especially because then you can include everything you find is necessary

    1. Oooh girl I am not that organized!

  2. I’ve never used a planner with an hourly spot before but I think I need to now that I have more meetings on my calendar. Definitely need to check this out! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This planner looks awesome! I use a combination of the Day Designer and EC Life Planner and they work like a charm.

    1. Glad you have a good system!

  4. I am list-making obsessed (seriously… i currently have 3 different notebooks dedicated to 3 different to-do lists haha) so this hourly planner situation sounds like a DREAM! thanks for sharing, will def need to check it out x

    1. Omg girl you are on another level! Wish I was that organized!

  5. I love planners! I just bought a Happy Planner and so far I like it. I do like that this one has a spot to write down stuff by the hour. That’s handy!
    Katie | Millennial on the Move

    1. It’s very handy!

  6. Wow this planner sounds amazing. I would get so much use out of it!

  7. All the planners that I’ve used have lacked an hourly schedule, which I’ve so desperately wanted – which caused me to have to create an Excel spreadsheet and break it down by the hour! I’m definitely going to have to look into buying this one next year!

    1. Yes I highly recommend it!

  8. I love a good planner. I prefer a weekly layout without hours. We all have different preferences!

  9. Super cute planner! I made my own this year actually and it has some similar elements to this one! i love looking at other planners for inspo!

    1. Ahh that’s so cool!

  10. What a great planner, having a pretty planner is so fun

    1. Thanks Sydney! So true!

  11. Your ‘disclosure’ hahaha! This planner sounds awesome.

    Alix |

    1. Haha thanks Alix!

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