This week’s post features a video describing a bullet journal hack for optimizing the amount of writing space on a vertical weekly layout. This is great for pages smaller than A5 size (5.5″ x 8.5″ / 148mm x 210mm) which typically suffer from vertical columns that are too narrow and/or having to ‘sacrifice’ the weekends in an effort to make the whole week fit on 2 pages.

If you’re a fan of vertical weekly layouts, you know that it works best in larger planners along the lines of those made by Erin Condren, Inkwell Press, Day Designer, and the Happy Planner, all of which are close to an A5 size. Once you start shrinking down the page to personal size (3.75″ x 6.75″) or a standard travelers notebook size (4.25″ x 8.25″), the columns get narrower and—as you try to make an odd number of days fit evenly across 2 pages—you find that you have to get more creative to make room for other sections like ‘Notes’, ‘Weekly Tasks’, or a Habit Tracker  just to name a few. As a ‘Type A’/analytical/perfectionist—not a good combination!—I’ve always obsessed over how to evenly spread out an odd number of days across 2 small pages while leaving room for other sections. Below is a hack that I came up with for my bullet journal that I think has finally solved the problem! Hope this helps!

What about you? Do you have any hacks for optimizing a vertical weekly layout across 2 small pages? If you have any questions or comments, please share them below and if you found this helpful, don’t forget to like, share, and subscribe! 🙂

Until next time,

♥ LilD ♥