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Dodo Pad Review

I like to organize with binders. I find it the best way to keep track of important papers and projects. I’ve been like that since my school days, and as a matter of fact, my first boss in the real world nicknamed me “the binder queen” after I meticulously organized her entire office using only binders. So when I heard of a calendar system from Dodo Pad that works with binders, I was excited to give it a try!

Dodo Pad sent me two calendar systems for review – Lord Dodo’s Academic Mid-Year Diary Planner and a Calendar Year Diary. Both systems fit nicely into standard 3-ring binders, as well as A4 sized binders. The year is broken down into weeks, with each page having ample room to pencil in activities, important dates, and even doodles! There are quirky facts throughout the planners that make them interesting and fun, including things like Hugh Hefner’s birthday, and the date of the first meeting of the Cat’s Protection League. There are also fun little illustrations on each page. These planners are anything but boring! I like that there’s a lot of space for notes, clipping on invites, etc. The Calendar Year Diary runs January to December, while the Academic Mid-Year Diary Planner runs September to August. Both calendars are just over $20 US.

Dodo Pad was created back in 1966 as a weekly planner grid solution to life’s dates and deadlines. It was created to be almost impossible to lose, due to its size and brightly colored cover. As the years have gone on, the Dodo Pad has taken on the needs of the modern consumer and now offers more than just calendars. Dodo Pad also has greeting cards, pet care organizers, garden planners, recipe book organizers, mugs, pens and other stationary. With its playful design, Dodo Pad products are the perfect gift for college kids, executives, moms – anyone who needs to stay organized and likes to have a little fun with it!

You can see the full line of Dodo Pad products on their website.

Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.


Gina is a working mom of two young boys, living in Westchester NY. She enjoys taking pictures, blogging and spending time with her boys in her spare time.

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