Our 2018 Calendar Year Planners are here and we are so excited to introduce them to you! Get ready to crush your 2018 goals with our Hustle and Fancy Pants Planners. If you are wondering which planner is right for you, this post will walk you through the details of each, and help you decide which one will become your new Best Friend! Honestly though, planners are such a personal preference and you might not know what works best for you until you try it. Here are some of the major differences that will help you narrow down your planner choice!
All of our planners incorporate goals, projects, finances, health, and scheduling into one. We believe that all areas of your life must work together in order to create a more balanced lifestyle. So now you just need to decide which format will best help you achieve this balance!
Decision #1: Daily planner or Weekly planner?
If you are unsure which layout is right for you, take our “Which Planner Is Right For You” Quiz and choose option C to get a sample download of our Daily and Weekly layouts.
If Daily, which one?
If you know you prefer a Daily layout, then you have the option of Hustle Daily Spiral, Hustle Daily Casebound, or Fancy Pants Daily. Let’s take a look at some of the major differences between these 3 planners.
Hustle Daily, in both spiral and casebound, has the exact same layout and content. The only difference is the binding. Hustle Daily Spiral is a little larger than casebound, due to the spiral.
Many people prefer a spiral planner because you can fold the planner in half and only see one page at a time. The spiral also gives you the option to add any of our downloads to your planner using an arc punch. Check out this post for a tutorial on how to add pages to your Hustle Daily spiral planner.
If you are someone who is on the go a lot and takes your planner everywhere, then you might want to consider a casebound or binder planner. The casebound planner is like a hardcover book but lays flat.
Spiral planners require a little extra care when on the go as to not bend the spiral, but if you know for sure that spiral planners are your jam, then we have a new Hustle Daily B.F.F. Carryall to protect your best friend while you are on the go. The carryall is also great for Hustle Daily Casebound as well.
So, now to compare Hustle Daily and Fancy Pants Daily…...
Both Hustle Daily and Fancy Pants have the same size pages, 5.5" x 8.5". Hustle Daily (both spiral & casebound) weekends share a page, but Fancy Pants weekends each have their own page. So if you are super busy on the weekends, then Fancy Pants might be a better fit for you.
Hustle Daily weekend page (below)
If you are someone who prefers a planner with customization, the ability to add and remove pages as needed, then Fancy Pants is the way to go. It offers custom inserts for Realtors, Direct Sales Consultants, Photographers, Teachers, and Students. And then we have inserts for Extra Notes, Contacts, Coloring Pages, and a Weekly Add-in insert which is great for those who prefer a daily format but also want to keep a weekly rolling to-do list and move it from day to day.
Fancy Pants was designed with portability in mind, so although the planner comes with a full year of content, the binder holds up to 4 months of daily pages at one time, but ALL of the tabs and ALL 12 monthly overviews so you can still plan your year in advance. Hustle Daily has the full year of planning pages jam packed into one planner, but this is due to the fact that Saturday and Sunday share a page, so there are fewer pages all together.
So let’s recap, shall we…...
Hustle Daily Spiral - full year of content in one planner, weekends share a page, planner can fold in half to only see one day at a time, and takes up less space on your desk.
Hustle Daily Casebound - full year of content in one planner, weekends share a page, lay-flat design (once broken in), great for those on the go and tucks away nicely in your purse.
Fancy Pants Daily - full year of content included but binder holds up to 4 months of daily pages at one time (but all 12 monthly overviews), weekends have their own page, customizable, additional inserts available, portable and fits nicely in your purse.
If Weekly, which one?
If you prefer a Weekly layout, then you have the option of Hustle Weekly or Fancy Pants Weekly. There is a noticeable difference between these two planners…
Hustle Weekly is spiral bound and is much larger in overall size (8.75" x 11" x .875”), while Fancy Pants Weekly is in a binder format.
Our Weekly planners are great for those who prefer to see their full week at a time and don’t need as much space for daily checklists.
Because Hustle Weekly has a larger format, it’s time slots go from 5:30am - 9:00pm and have twice the space for daily to-do's. This planner is a Sunday start with full time slots for Saturday and Sunday. Hustle Weekly also has the full year of planning pages all bound together.
Fancy Pants Weekly time slots go from 7:00am-7:00pm, Fancy Pants Weekly is also a Monday start and it's weekend days share a column and run 9:00am-5:00pm. Similar to Fancy Pants Daily, the binder is designed to hold up to 6 months of weekly planning pages at a time, but ALL of the tabs and ALL 12 monthly overviews so you can still plan your year in advance.
Unique to Fancy Pants is a weekly Meal Planning section. This component is also included in the Daily Fancy version as well.
We do have a Fuel Notepad, which combines meal planning and grocery lists in one, and pairs great with any of our Hustle Planners, especially if you prefer to not carry around your planner in the grocery store.
And of course, all of the same add-in inserts described above for Fancy Pants Daily are also compatible with Fancy Pants Weekly. Our Coloring Insert is pictured below.
So let’s recap our Weekly planners…...
Hustle Weekly - a larger format, spiral bound, not as portable, but can fold in half
Fancy Pants Weekly - smaller format, time slots start later and end earlier, but customizable, and portable
Now, what if you know you prefer a binder planner and already have a binder that you love, but are looking for a new planner? We’ve got you covered! You can purchase our A5 Fancy Pants Inserts here and they come in both Daily and Weekly. If you are currently using a different binding system and want to give our planner a try, but don’t need a binder, then check out our UNPUNCHED Daily and Weekly Inserts.
And once you have found the perfect planner for you, here are some of our new accessories for 2018 that will pair great with your new best friend!
First up are our notebooks, which we call Besties. We have Vol. 1 and Vol. 2. We have a variety of colors and they fit in the pockets of your Fancy Pants or Hustle Planner! You can even tuck them in the Hustle Daily Carryall! You can use these for additional note taking, your business, tracking expenses, or extra notes for anything really. Do you need to keep track of doctor appointments, practice schedules, etc.? You can have different color Besties for different tasks to track.
Business Partner Notebook - Are you an entrepreneur? We use to have a Business Hustle Planner and then we had a brilliant idea. Instead of only being available for Hustle Daily, why don’t we improve it, make it better, and wrap it up into a notebook? This way, you can pick the perfect planner for your life and then pair it with the Business Partner to plan for success in your business. Genius!
Gym Pal - This is a notebook that is designed for someone who is looking to get serious in the gym. It is there to hold you accountable for writing it down, tracking it, and making things happen! Progress happens with just a little bit of effort and this Gym Pal is designed to keep you headed in the right direction.
Phew! That was a lot wasn't it? You can also check out our comparison chart here, which will some up all of the differences amongst our planner lines in a visual format.
To learn more about our Hustle Planner you can watch this short video here.
To learn more about our Fancy Pants Planner you can watch this short video here.
And if you still have questions… as always reach out to us at email@example.com. We are here to help you find that perfect “best friend” to start making things happen in your life!