Penciling It In

downloadable day planner

It seems to be the time of year when people are deciding what kinds of planners/calendars they’ll get for next year. I’ve always been a carry-around-a-notebook kinda girl myself, but for whatever reason, this year I was tempted to maybe get a planner.

Day planners are crazy expensive, guys! The more I looked, the more I realized that nothing really suited my specifications either. I make a list every Friday of all the stuff I want to accomplish next week – that way it keeps me on task, but I have flexibility during any given day to shuffle stuff around. I don’t really need a calendar, because I have on one my phone, but I like having columns for each day, in case there’s something specific I need to accomplish by a certain day. I also like having space for notes. So, I decided to just make my own notebook and see how that went.

downloadable day planner

It’s really easy to make booklets. All you have to do is fold paper in half, poke holes staple-width apart, and insert staples. Or… you could do this.

I’m happy with my notebook so far. It’s lightweight, it won’t be too much of a bummer if it gets messed up, because I can always make more, and it’s small enough to fit in my purse.

I made the files into a downloadable pdf if you are interested in making your own. I ran the paper through the printer twice to get it double sided, and although I just used paper I had on hand, next time I might get fancy and use nicer stuff!