I’m delighted to be back today with another planner review. It brings me so much joy to dive into different planners with you! Even though I am a devoted Bullet Journal user at the moment, I just love looking at different planners on the market right now. Today I am sharing a close-up of the sleek and stunning Get To Work Book.
I’ve wanted to get my hands on the Get To Work Book ever since I first heard about it from my memory-keeping guru, Ali Edwards, Its beautiful design is clean and simple as is the organizational structure of the planner system itself. This planner is the creation of Elise Blaha Cripe, who blogs at Enjoy It. She designed the Get To Work Book with goal setting and project management in mind. Elise describes the Get To Work Book as “a planner and goal setting workbook designed to help you make progress on your big goals by taking things one day at a time.” This mission statement is clearly reflected in the thoughtfully streamlined look and functionality of the planner.
The Get To Work Book is a coil-bound design with heavy duty Wire-O binding. The cover and coil together measure 8.25″ wide by 9″ tall by 1″ thick. It weighs in at a whopping 1.87 pounds. This is definitely not the lightest planner of this style on the market, but it is extremely sturdy and well made. Both the cover and paper are made from 100% post consumer recycled materials. I couldn’t find any information about the paper weight on the website. It has a nice texture and weight to it, but certainly isn’t the crispest white or thickest paper out of all of the planner I’ve reviewed recently. The interior pages measure 7 by 9 inches.
There are two cover options available for 2018 including the black bookboard pictured here and a parchment tone chipboard. The cover is super sturdy with crisp corners and a simple embossed design. The months are marked by laminated tabs which stick out for accessibility.
The interior of the planner has a “no nonsense” feel which reflect the clean exterior design. There are just a few pages in the front of the planner before the calendar starts, including a cover page and a two-page 2018 planning spread. From there it jumps right into monthly and weekly planning.
The two pages that proceed each month include a “Reflect and Goal Set” page as well as a motivational text calendar print. As you can see, most of the text (aside from the motivational prints) is quite small. The Reflect and Goal Set page has the following prompts: Last Month’s Wins, Still in Progress, To Let Go Of, To Think On, To Work On, To Complete. The motivational text page is printed on heavier stock and is perforated for easy removal from the planner. It includes the month at-a-glance and space to write under “This Month Is All About.” The back of these monthly motivational prints is left blank.
The following page is the monthly divider (front not pictured) which has a grid design with space for project planning. It is also printed on heavier stock and includes a laminated tab denoting the month. The monthly calendar follows a traditional two-page spread box design with a Sunday through Saturday format. The left margin includes the month in bold text as well as a previous and next month-at-a-glance. The monthly calendar is condensed to leave room for a large “Notes” area across the bottom margin. No special dates or holidays are printed within the calendar.
Two-page weekly spreads follow in a vertical design from Monday through Sunday with equal spacing for every day of the week. The day and date are clearly labeled in bold text across the top margin. Each day includes three check-mark boxes with basic lined space underneath. The lefthand margin features three checkmark boxes for “Action Items This Week.” The bottom margin takes up about a quarter of the entire spread and is printed with an unlabeled grid for flexible use.
At the end of each month’s weekly spreads is a two-page project planning area. One sheet has checkmark boxes for planning “Action Items.” The other is a simple grid open design (exactly what is printed on the front of the monthly divider stock pages). The “Reflect and Goal Set” sheet follows suit. This repeats for each of the twelve months of the year running from January through December 2018. An academic version of the Get To Work Book dates from July through June and is available for purchase in the spring. The Get To Work Book is only available in a 12-month format.
The back of the planner features an area for notes and project management, including a few additional checkmark box design planning sheets like the ones included at the end of each month as well as several grid pages with minimal prompts as shown above.
You can also purchase coordinating accessories, including a book band, today bookmark, sticker headers, sticky notes, several styles of notepads, washi tape, and prints and cards with the same motivational texts as included in the planner.
The Get To Work Book is stunning, simple, and straightforward in both aesthetics and functionality. It’s a beautiful desk planner for someone in the market for a no nonsense calendar with a focus on goal setting. As creator Elise states, “it (sadly) can’t do the work for you, but it can help you do the work.”
The Get To Work Book retails for $55. It’s also available in an unbound A5 size for $46. It is made in the USA and ships internationally.
I walk through the Get To Work Book in detail and show a few of the accessories as well in this video:
I’d like to share the Get To Work Book love with one of you! The 2018 Get To Work Book Giveaway will run until Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6 PM CT. The giveaway is open internationally. All entrants under the age of 18 must have parental permission to enter. ONE winner will receive the planner and four accessories pictured above.
You can enter by following the directions in the Rafflecopter widget posted below (check out this blog post for more information on entering Rafflecopter giveaways). I’ll announce the winner on THIS blog post and contact them directly through email, as always.
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I hope you enjoyed this look at the Get To Work Book for 2018! Please let me know in the comments below if there are any other planners you’d be interested in me sharing more about in the future.
* This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are genuinely my own. *