Several times this week, I’ve mentioned to people about the Get To Work Book. Its a beautiful planner made by Elise Blaha Cripe AKA Elise Joy. The Get to Work Book can be described like a lot of other planners on the market right now: twin-ring, tabbed with a vertical week-on-two-pages and a monthly calendar. It features a Monday start, It also includes note and brainstorm space, 16 “project breakdown” pages for large tasks, 13 “reflect and goal-set” pages and a pocket on inside back cover (View the page layouts here).
What makes it unique is how beautifully it is designed. It has 12 motivational text prints for each month that can be perforated out of the book and hung up or kept in the planner. The design is contemporary and beautiful but not fussy. The covers are kraft colored and all the printed elements are black and grey to be neutral and non-distracting. The paper is listed as “Sharpie friendly” which suggests that it might handle some fountain pen inks and other tools pretty well.
The pages are 7″ x 9″ and the overall book dimensions are 8.25″ x 9″ x 1″ so its not necessarily a petite, pocket-sized planner. But its comparable in size to a lot of the spiral planners on the market. The new 2016 edition starts with January though I believe they launched this past July with a mid-year edition so they may offer that again in 2016 as well.
The Get to Work Planer sells for $55. The price is comparable to a lot of other planners. While the Get to Work Book is not blingy nor does it come with a community of sticker makers and decorate-with-me videos, it will set you on the course to get organized while giving you plenty of space to bling and decorate, if that strikes your fancy.
Elise also has some really great ideas for goal setting and planning on her blog.