Of all the glorious planners I had my sights on for this year’s ultimate planner mashup (more commonly known as the “Which Planner to Choose in 2018” video), the Get to Work Book was at the top of the list. This gorgeous calligraphy filled beauty oozed productivity in all the Instagram posts. In person it doesn’t disappoint. It feels like a back-to-your-roots kind of planner focused on no-fuss, goal-oriented planning. On to the nitty-gritty.
The cover is a high-quality matte black cardboard-like material and opens up to a 2018 at a glance spread. Great for project planning, event planning, or tracking monthly accomplishments. I’ve grown accustomed to this page in planners and look for it while scouting out new layouts. It’s such a handy addition.
Before each month there is a reflection and goal setting page. As someone who has a hard time making and tracking goals, I find this really helpful. It helps to work through goals to figure out whats most important to focus on.
The page right before the monthly view is what sent my heart a flutter over this planner in the first place. The typography and quotes are swoon worthy. Plus the “this month is all about” section at the bottom helps to set a focus to the month ahead. It’s so thought out it’s insane.
The monthly view is simple, but in the best kind of way. The grey tones really make plans and writing stand out so you can quickly look to see what’s on the agenda without having the planner distract. This book is all about productivity and thought out design. I can get behind that for sure.
Another huge highlight of this planner? It fits Erin Condren standard size stickers. SCORE. The monthly view’s boxes are 1.5 inches wide so you could snazz up the planner with a bit of color if that’s more your style.
The weekly view keeps the productivity going with action items on the sidebar, three top priorities for every day, and a ton of space to write daily to do lists. It also fits standard sizes stickers perfectly. I don’t think I could be more psyched about finding new planners that still work with my love of stickers. A few functional stickers here and a dash of decorative there and this planner will reach epic levels for me.
The back section of the planner has some note pages, but also a few of these project pages to break down large tasks into more manageable objectives. Great for small business owners, students, or people who have projects for their work.
I have two complaints with this majestic beast. The tabs stick out past the cover. Their lamination is thick enough to likely stand up to wear and tear, but if you tend to throw planners into bags like I do, you may want to be a bit more careful with this one. Plus at $55 it’s more expensive than even Erin Condren planners which are on the high end for a lot of people. The price definitely makes me stop and think a little harder on this one despite loving so much about it. If it’s a planner you love and will use happily for an entire year, it’s worth the investment.
The simplicity is a serious strength while the typography is motivating and gorgeous to look at. I find myself feeling more productive just holding this meaty planner. It’s definitely one to consider if you’re looking for something without too much fluff that you can add your own flair to.