Hobonichi techo a5 size planner review
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Hobonichi Techo A5 Size Review

Hobonichi Techo A5 Size Planner Review

Today I wanted to share my Hobonichi Techo a5 size planner review after one month of productive use. Once trying a LOT of different planners I now know what I need to be more productive.

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For 2019, I wanted as much as I possibly could fit into a single place. I picked the Hobonichi 2019 A5. You can also check out my planner system here. 

At first, I really did NOT like the paper quality. I thought it was way too flimsy and almost ripped it a few times. However, as I got used to the paper I began to like hearing the crinkly sound whenever I turned a page. I’m sure you planner girls get what I mean.

A lot of people say that stickers don’t go well on the hobo. True and false. I use stickers on my spreads all the time. I just can’t layer them as much. Fine by me, I love stickers and all but my primary focus for my planner is productivity, not sticker usage.

Let’s dive right into the hobonichi a5 size planner review.

Pros of the Hobonichi Techo A5:

  • Everything is in ONE planner. You’ve got your monthly, weekly, and daily for the entire year. That alone is worth the $70 in my opinion.

I’ve used ring and happy planners before, it can get pretty pricey. If you know me, you know I’m not a fan of printing and cutting down my own inserts because of my busy schedule. I absolutely love and enjoy it when a planner has mostly everything I need available, without me having to print out anything.

  • You’re saving your coins. No printing, no buying, it’s got it all there. In conclusion, all you have to do is enjoy.
  • Timed weeklies and dailies are included. I really enjoy being able to schedule my To-Do’s in this format. And I highlight time frames to help me out.
  1. Space to forward plan for the entire year in the front of the planner. I always need a place to forward plan to lay out important reminders for my family. It’s nice that it’s already included.
  2. A few included blank grid pages in the back. Here is where I track my habits for the month.

Con’s of the Hobonichi Techo A5: 

  • This planner doesn’t hold sticky notes well, in my opinion. In addition, I don’t like to use sticky notes in this planner because I’ve almost ripped pages peeling off the sticky note in a rush.

I usually write my grocery lists for the week on a sticky note so as a result, I’ve had to rewrite my lists a few times. (I tend to lose them after a grocery haul).

  • Definitely not a good planner to track. This has taken some adjusting to since I love to track habits monthly.

However, I don’t want to tape in or print out a tracker, because the sole purpose of purchasing this planner was having the ability to NOT do that as I was tired of printing. As a result, I have had to reduce tracking significantly.

  • No finance section. This is a bummer. I’ve had to write down my finances in a separate notebook. It would be nice if they included a finance section in the future.
  • No space to list for all my listers out there! Also, an adjustment to make since I’m a huge lister. I’ve had to use another notebook for that.

There you have it. My honest review for the hobo. I would definitely recommend to someone who is looking for daily, weekly, and yearly in ONE planner. Also, in my opinion IS worth the money. Another great planner is the Erin Condren life planner, you can shop for yours in the link down below. 

Have great day planner babes,

Xoxo , mrsplanahead


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