While some people have moved well into the digital age when it comes to their calendars, I am one of those people who will forever prefer a paper planner. It all started back in sixth grade, when I was handed my first ever planner by my homeroom teacher. In an effort to get kids to be more responsible with their assignments, my school (district?) made them mandatory for all students. It was love at first sight.
Alas, now there are about a million different planners you can choose from, which makes things a little bit trickier. It took me years to find my perfect planner, and I hope these reviews will help you find yours.
Several months back, my sister declared that her new favorite pen was from Muji, a Japanese retailer with less than twenty stores in the US, six of which are in Manhattan. Apparently a coworker had brought some back from a recent trip, and she was hooked. As such, Muji was a must-do stop on her most recent trip to visit me here in NYC.
To be honest, the store confuses me a little. They carry everything from sweaters to essential oils to dinnerware. Naturally, it was the office supply section that caught my eye. They have an assortment of colorful pens and pencils, alongside several kraft notebooks. I didn’t plan on spending any money, but my sister pointed out one little notebook in particular.
- Material: Recycled Paper
- Dimension: 5.8 x 8.3 ” A5
- Page: 32 Sheets
It immediately caught my eye for a few reasons:
1. It’s just what I’ve been looking for to better plan my social media.
I’ve been on the hunt for a notebook specifically for planning out my social media posts. I tried to keep track in my everyday planner, but the items would just get lost among my other activities. This little guy has a very simple layout, and it’s undated – both of which make it easy to adjust to your needs.
2. They have adorable stamps you can use to personalize your purchased notebooks.
I don’t consider myself the craftiest person in the world, but Muji has a little work station set up that makes even the least artistic person able to personalize their purchase to their heart’s content. Because I know even my stamping skills are someone lacking, I went with something simple: TLF YPP SOCIAL, and a star.
3. It costs $1.50.
One dollar and fifty cents, people. At that price, I don’t feel as bad if my perfectionist ways get to me and I have to start over. At that price, I can buy a Muji Recycle Paper Note Weekly A5 for all of my friends and family. At that price, Muji may have found their newest convert.
There’s really not a lot to this notebook, but that’s what makes it so special. If you’re new to planning or have a project you needed something simple for, this could be the one for you. And if you happen to not be near one of their brick-and-mortars, they are available to ship from Muji’s online store as well.
So, tell me. What are you working on these days? Need a hand? Hop on over to my Services page and see everything I could be doing for you!