When you are looking for A5 planner inserts and refills for 2020, you have a lot of options available. It truly just depends on if you’d prefer to print your own inserts and DIY your planner for the year, or if you prefer to have them printed for you, hole punched, and shipped ready to use. There are a lot of different styles and designs available, but I love black and white inserts that have their own unique style. The black and white inserts give you the option of decorating with stickers if that’s how you like to plan, or I also love the look of black and white inserts with just pen and highlighter used.
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You can get a set of mildliner highlighters that come in a bunch of different colors, that will help you make planning fun and add your own twist to your inserts, without the fuss of planner stickers, if those aren’t your thing.
Also, if you are brand new to A5 planners, and don’t have your ring bound planner yet, be sure to check out this post on how to set up an A5 size planner.
You can also download some free undated A5 size inserts when you sign up for my email list below. This is a great way to see how you like the sizing and also practice cutting and hole punching the printables!
When searching for A5 planner inserts, you might also see the term “half size inserts” used, and these are relatively the same size as traditional A5 inserts, they are just a few MM off as far as measurements go, and they work perfectly in A5 planners. It’s also easier to DIY your own half size inserts for an A5 planner because you can trim them right in half, hole punch, and be on your way, versus having to measure or have cutting guide lines or anything like that.
When it comes to what inserts to use, most planner users opt for monthly inserts and weekly inserts. This gives you the same layouts that you’d get with a bound planner like Erin Condren, or a Happy Planner. You have the monthly pages to view at a glance and then weekly inserts to plan your weeks in more detail. For choosing a weekly layout, you’ve got options there, as well. I have 3 favorite layouts that I like to use in the A5, and in order of which ones I like more, there are Vertical weekly layouts, Vertical weekly layouts with a habit checklist and other functional things included, or a Horizontal weekly layout.
This vertical weekly layout is set up with boxes the same size as those found on other planners, such as the Erin Condren Life planner, so that any sticker kits you have or that you may want to purchase that are sized this way will work perfectly. I also love the organization of the 3 daily sections that you can break up however you choose. Many people use them for morning/afternoon/evening planning, or you could do home/work/kids, etc… you can get creative with how you get organized by creating your own sections. Saturday and Sunday do have less space, but for most of us that works out just fine.
These A5 vertical with checklist inserts are similar to the other vertical, except that each day has the same amount of space, and you do have an extra side column where you can write notes, lists, or whatever you need. However, my favorite part about these inserts is the daily checklist space where you can track daily habits. There’s also a “this week” section which can be helpful for planning meals, or some kind of task that you need to work on each day of the week. It’s a hard tie between these and the regular vertical for being my favorite, I do sometimes switch between the two for my weekly inserts.
Finally, the horizontal layout gives you a whole lot of planning freedom. This layout is similar to what you’d find in a planner you find at Target or somewhere similar with the horizontal daily views. This layout also has room for notes or weekly tasks at the top, and then space underneath each day to plan and keep track of things. I’ve seen people divide up the horizontal so that you have 2-3 horizontal boxes, there are a lot of things you can do to make these inserts unique and functional how you need them to be.
These are probably the three most popular weekly insert layouts that you’ll find, and which one you want to plan with is completely up to you.
Then, if you are really looking to get organized on the day to day level, you can also find daily inserts to use. These come undated, so you don’t waste any if you don’t need them every day, you can grab one to use whenever you need it if you know you are going to have a busy day that needs to really be broken down and scheduled out.
These are totally optional, but I do like to use them on especially busy days. So there you have it, fresh for 2020 A5 size planner inserts and refills. These work great with A5 Filofax, Large Kikki.K, Louis Vuitton GM Agenda, and any other A5 size ring bound binder.
I hope you have fun setting up your planner for 2020!