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For several years now I’ve been making my own planners using a disc bound system and I’ve really come to love how much flexibility they provide. The ability to change things if needed as the year goes along has been a great help for somebody with planner commitment issues like me. And because I’ve found this type of system so very helpful, I’ve also made some free printable planner pages available every year to help other folks who enjoy the flexibility of making their own personal planners too.
The upcoming year 2022 will be the sixth year I’ve created some of these pages and this year I decided to try something a little different. This year the new pdf’s have editable fields that you can fill in. What does that mean? Well hopefully that means even more flexibility and perpetual options for making your own planners!
So this year, instead of the word 2022 being part of the pdf design, I’ve just left a fillable field where you can type in the month and year as needed. On the weekly layouts, the date squares are also fillable so you can type in the dates for any given week. The labels for the days of the week are also editable so you can choose if you want your week to start with Sunday, or Monday, or even Thursday if you wanted it that way!
The monthly layouts all have fillable date squares to create any month as needed too. And of course, you can leave any of these fields blank if you wish and just handwrite in the info after your pages are printed if that’s easier too.
Part of my motivation for creating this new type of editable planner page was simply to save myself some time. It was getting to be a rather large chore to create as many calendars, layouts, and sizes as I had been providing the last few years. But in saving myself a little time, I’m hopeful that I’ve created new and improved printable planner pdf’s that give you more customization to create planner inserts that aren’t limited to just a certain month or year.
How To Make Your Own Planner
Before I start listing all the links for the printable planner pdf’s, here’s a quick overview of some of the general info:
The supplies I like to use are:
I use a Junior Size Disc Bound Notebook that has 8 discs
I like to print my pages on the heavier 32 Lb paper
I use my paper trimmer to neatly cut my pages in half so they fit the junior size notebook
I then punch my pages using my portable size Arc punch
The two color options available for printing this year are:
Green & Pink Floral – A bright and cheery option with a decorative flower border.
Gray & Teal – A simple and clean design that’s business and guy-friendly.
When printing the pdf’s be sure to select “Actual Size” or “100%” in your pdf program so that no extra white space is added around the edges. For the half size sheets, you will also have to select the “Landscape” orientation.
A new addition this year:
This year I’ve also added a new page layout I call my “Getting Things Done” page based on the strategies from one of my favorite books on productivity, David Allen’s Getting Things Done. This page is dedicated more to capturing thoughts and gives less space to scheduling. You can read more about the principles behind this design here: Using The “Getting Things Done” Principles in my DIY Planner. This page is abbreviated as “GTD” in the lists below.
The Free Editable Planner Pages
Here now are the links for the free printable planner pages. These include weekly options in both a vertical and horizontal layout, a monthly layout, the new Getting Things Done (GTD) page, as well as a cover page and a year-at-a-glance page. There are also some printable extra pages (such as a to-do list and daily planning) at the end of this post.
Fillable Half Size Printable Planner Pages
These are designed to be printed on 8.5×11 paper and then cut down the middle to create planner pages that are 5.5 x 8.5. This year’s styles are designed to be punched at the inside edges (different than in previous years) as I thought that would be easier with the new fillable pdf designs. This size fits in the junior size notebooks with 8 discs, which continues to be my favorite size.
Fillable Full Size Printable Planner Pages
These are designed to be printed on 8.5×11 paper, and the complete sheet is used without cutting. They will fit in the larger letter size notebooks with 11 discs or in a standard 3 ring binder.
Compact Size Printable Planner Pages
I have just a couple designs for the very small 5 disc notebooks too, however these do not have fillable pdf fields because of their small size. These are set up to be cut into fours (down the middle lengthwise, and across the middle width-wise), and to be punched at the outside edges. The final page size is 4.25 x 5.5
More Helpful Pages To Print For Your Planners
Here also are some additional free printable pages that are helpful to have in your disc bound notebook planners too. Unless otherwise noted, these are half size (junior) pages designed to be cut down the middle and punched at the outside edges (which become the new inside edges).
Meal Plan – Sunday Start Week
Meal Plan – Monday Start Week
Class Assignment Chart
Class Assignment Chart – Compact Size
Arc Copycat Weekly Layout
Daily Planning Page
Daily Planning Page – Full Size
I hope in the list above you’ve found a layout that fits your needs and lifestyle, and that you’ll have success making your own planners too!