Create your own planner with these DIY free planner printables, compiling your own mix of layouts, trackers and pages for a custom functional system.
What Does It Mean to Plan?
Wow! In the past few blog posts, I have shared my entire process of resetting my life, starting with a few pretty printables and motivation to creating a life plan, setting goals, making project plans and scheduling them on a project calendar.
At this point, I’m basically ready for the new year and can dive into my regular planning routine, week to week. When most people talk about planners and planning, they are basically referring to some type of calendaring system.
Whether you are using daily, weekly or monthly spreads, horizontal or vertical, or whatever other variations – ultimately, it’s about checking in regularly with your schedule and planning out what you are going to do day to day. Which is fantastic and already ahead of the game from those who try to keep it all in their head. I have no idea how they can do that?!
But all of this pre-planning that I have been sharing is oh SO IMPORTANT. Without thinking about your ultimate goals and what is truly a priority in your life, you can find yourself doing a lot of things, but still not finding satisfaction. And I think that’s what happened to me in the past. I have always loved to do things and I keep myself pretty busy in general. I never say I’m bored!
However, being a busy bee doing things, does NOT necessarily mean you will feel great at the end of the day. You might be doing a lot of things for other people or things you think you should do – but in the end, they do not bring you joy at all. So that’s why this whole process brings me closer to peace of mind and dare I say, planner peace?
So Many Planner Options
Just kidding, there probably is no such thing as ultimate planner nirvana. Because we are ever changing and that means our systems need to change with us. That is why I love planner printables so much. I need some type of structure, but I also need the flexibility to change things up constantly.
A perfect example is transitioning from summertime to back-to-school. I have little kids in the house and my summer schedule is nothing like the regular school year. This is one of the reasons why I don’t like dated pre-bound planners. I feel like months are wasted on minimal entries during the summer or vacations.
Suffice to say, we are all different, our lives are different, our schedules are different and thus our needs for planners are different. It’s amazing that there are so many options out there on the market and we can pick and choose whatever works for us personally.
I’m definitely a functional planner, so even though I love ALL THE PRETTY THINGS, I have to face the facts and realize my planner is for productivity, not creativity. I actually have memory keeping and creative journals separate from my planner.
Why Planner Printables?
So when it comes to my planning system, I use planner printables. And yes, I often change it up whenever I feel the need. In the past, I have tried pre-bound planners and bullet journaling. I feel like printables are a bit in the middle, where you have set templates, but you don’t have to draw them out every single time. And since I can create them myself on a budget, I definitely prefer to use digital printables.
For 2020 I’m going with a minimal black and white style, just like all the worksheets you have seen in this series. I’ve created monthly, weekly and daily calendar layouts, so I can use those that apply for whatever season I’m in. I also like my monthly calendar to have six rows, so every day has it’s own box – so I really felt the need to create my own. For 2020 it only applies for March, August and November, but I would rather have extra boxes at the end, than have to squish things into half boxes. I have always disliked the way they put two days in a box on wall calendars!
Personally, I print all the pages I need and compile them all in a ring binder on my desk. I’m not someone who needs to carry my planner with me, so this is definitely an at home, desk planner type of situation. And because I like to keep things flexible, I usually only print things out about month ahead of time. I don’t ever feel the need to have an entire year of dated calendars. If you check-in with your planning regularly, you can fill in the month or week as you go. Or literally just have a future planning page to keep a list, as with bullet journaling.
For actual appointments and dated events, I keep them all in my Google calendar for the reminders on my phone and the ease of moving things around. My paper planner is much more about my work and personal goals and projects that need to be planned out and scheduled out.
Download these Free Planner Printables
For these free planner printables, I decided to create completely blank versions to share here on the blog. Normally, I would fill in titles and dates, since I’m printing straight from my own design files at home. But leaving everything blank means you can fill in the labels and titles yourself. Whether you like a Monday start or a Sunday start, you can create your own and re-use these digital printables repeatedly.
I use variations depending on the season of my life when more or less is happening. Sometimes a horizontal layout works better and other times the vertical layout works better. It really just depends, just as there are periods when the daily page is helpful for a time period when I want to track more information. Take your pick and build your own custom planner!
Download Planner Daily PDF
Download Planner Monthly PDF
Download Planner Weekly Horizontal PDF
Download Planner Weekly Vertical PDF
I hope you will be able to make use of these free planner printables to help you create a system that works for you. Ultimately, it’s about doing the things you want to do and feeling good at the end of the day. I wish you all the best!
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Use these cute pink free planner pages to help you get organized and productive. There’s nothing like writing it down, to actually getting things done!
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It’s never too early or too late to start planning, I say! Get your life on track, by writing it all down.
I’ve been an off and on bullet journaler, but often feel overwhelmed with having to create the layouts and boxes every day, week and month.
I just don’t have the time or willingness to make it all pretty every single day, week and month!
That’s why printables make so much sense for planning pages!
I can create pretty layouts to use and just print them out over and over again. It’s an instant homemade planner that I can customize for my needs, even if they change over time.
If I’ve learned anything about planning, it’s that no system works for everyone. That’s why there are so many different systems out there. The point is that we all have our preferences and varied needs.
Not to mention our needs might change over time as well.
And that’s why printables give me the ease of ready-made layouts, yet the freedom to change things up as I need to.
These super cute pink free planner pages are customizable since they are blank and undated.
However, the layout framework is already done, so you don’t have to waste time drawing every single box.
You can download the whole set of blank planner pages and print as many as you need, as often as you need.
Included in the perpetual planner download:
- Yearly overview
- Monthly calendar
- Weekly layout
- lined note page
- blank note page
- full blank page
Download these free planner pages below in your preferred paper size below:
TG Perpetual Planning Pages A4
TG Perpetual Planning Pages LETTER
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Check out these Free Planner Dashboard Printables to add to your system for a splash of pretty inspiration and motivational phrases.
When it comes to planner sizes, I know there are so many options out there, so I decided to create these designs on a full LETTER sized paper. This means you can print it large like an art print or size down as necessary. I’m not an expert at all regarding conversion of sizes, but I’ve made sure to leave a lot of spacing around the central design, so you can always just trim to get the exact size you want.
The designs are all in a pinky earthy color palette that I’m totally feeling now. Very cozy and homey, but chic fashionable as well. There’s a light animal print pattern in the background with the white motivational phrase in the lower right corner. With a variety of phrases and colors to choose from, these dashboards can be very aesthetic but also functional in separating sections of your planner. I always love to include a bit of motivational artwork in my planner, even if I’m mostly functional and don’t use stickers or decorate. Since I look at my planner every day, I want it to be filled with things I WANT to see on a regular basis.
Download Free Planner Dashboard Printables
Get all the designs of the free planner dashboard printables below, just right-click on the link and download the ZIP file to your computer. You can choose whichever dashboard you prefer and print to the size you need. Trim as necessary. All the 300dpi JPGs are LETTER-sized.
Download Free Planner Dashboards ZIP
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Looking for some cute free cozy winter patterned paper printables? Check out these digital papers to download instantly for free!
Here are some super cute patterned papers I designed for the winter holiday season – cozy winter! I thought it would be perfect to share these papers with other papercrafters and paperlovers.
You can use these designs as printables to wrap little gifts, make gift tags, collage in your holiday art journal or for planner decor. There are so many possibilities when it comes to pretty paper – just print and start creating!
I would love to know how you use these cute designs, so don’t hesitate to comment below, drop me a note or tag me on social media @tortagialla
Download these free cozy winter patterned paper printables…
Grab these hi-resolution 12″x12″ patterned paper JPGs via the link above and tell all your paper loving crafty friends to visit this blog post and download. I would appreciate you spreading the word and sharing the love… thank you in advance!
Download Cozy Winter Patterned Paper ZIP
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Looking for some vintage texture paper printables? Here are 8 different high resolution scans of vintage book papers to download and print!
Lately I’ve been feeling the vintage vibe and working on scanning a bunch of vintage papers to use in my designs. I thought it would be nice to share these raw scans of old vintage texture papers so you can download and print them!
Imagine using these in your junk journals, art journaling, planner decor and other papercrafting projects. Although I love color and modern graphic design, there will always be a place in my heart for the vintage look. There’s something about the textures and aged look that brings me comfort…
Consider printing out these vintage paper printables in a small size and using them as little notecards. Or you can print them full page as backgrounds for new art pieces. Sometimes I actually stitch different vintage papers together with a sewing machine to create a very tactile paper quilted piece. Have fun papercrafting with these!
Download this vintage texture paper printable…
Download Vintage Texture Papers ZIP
Okay, so you can download this set of vintage texture paper printables via the link above – save the ZIP file to your computer and use them over and over again. It contains the high resolution PNGs of the pages, so you can print them out for all your papercrafting, journaling, collaging and general vintage paper fun time!
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