Good morning, this is Ten.
I started keeping a planner when I was in high school, and although there were a few years when I didn't have one, I used a different type of planner every time I did.
I would like to introduce the planner I chose for 2020 and the sticky notes I use to go with it.
2020 notebook is KOKUYO
The one I use is the KOKUYO schedule book.
|Product name||Soft ring diary monotone|
|number of pages||
Monthly + 60 grid-lined notebook pages
●Year Planner (December 2019 - January 2021) ●Monthly Calendar (December 2019 - March 2021)
●60 grid-ruled notebook pages (120 pages )
-Inner paper dimensions/vertical 210 x horizontal 148mm
●Number of sheets/80 sheets
The recommended point is the soft ring.
"Soft Ring" is also the name of this product. Soft rings solve the problem (I think) of ring notes, which is that the ring in the middle is too assertive.
A feature of ring notebooks is that you can easily tear out the page if you make a mistake or need it, but on the other hand, the ring has a strong presence and has a disadvantage.
- If you are right-handed, it hurts when your hand hits the ring when writing on the left page.
- It gets tangled in a lot of things when you take it out of your bag.
- Large rings are bulky
But Soft Ring covered all of these! (Great!)
It's a soft, squishy ring made of olefin resin, so it doesn't hurt when you touch it when you write, and you almost never feel like it's getting in the way when you write.
You can easily take it out of your bag, and it doesn't take up more space than the thickness of your schedule book.
▼There are many notebooks that use soft rings other than diaries.
I don't use weekly or anything like that, I just want to see everything in a monthly list, so monthly is highly rated!
I don't have any plans right now due to the coronavirus, so I'm sad that it looks so useless...
There are lots of squared notes after each month. The grid memo has a column to write the date on the side of the page, so you can manage to-do or write a diary by day.
Examples of how to use grid notes
This schedule book ladder is for exclusive use. For grid notes, I try to use 1 page spread per week.
This article provides detailed instructions on how to use it.
We recommend unbranded sticky notes.
I use Muji's free schedule sticky notes along with the schedule.
As far as I can tell from the online shop, it looks like it's already sold out, but there are similar products out there, so be sure to check it out.