I love technology and all it enables me to do, but the calendar in my phone can never replace the organizational satisfaction a paper planner provides. While I have a few favorites that I use myself, I realize that some people don’t want to dig into their piggy banks to achieve organizational bliss.
For that reason, I offer you some free organization printables that all come together to create a daily planner. Whether you’re a mom, student, organizational enthusiast, you-name-it, these tools can help add some order and optimism to those jam-packed days of yours.
Printable #1: Day by Day Planner Sheets
With all of the appointments, meetings, activities, and errands packed into our days – a whole sheet of paper dedicated to each individual day can be necessary. Here are printables accounting for each day of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. Print ’em out, fill ’em up, & reclaim your sanity knowing you’ve added structure to your days.
Printable #2: Week at a Glance
While day by day sheets are helpful for documenting all of the specific activities for each day, it’s also nice to have a combined view of the main events for the week. To provide you with your week at a glance, print out this bad boy and populate it with your weekly highlights. To give you some options, here’s another week at a glance layout to choose from.
Printable #3: Monthly View
A calendar view is another great way to see the main events you have scheduled. I like to fill mine up with birthdays, important dates to remember, special occasions, etc. Here’s a monthly view for May, June, July & August.
Printable #4: Monthly Budget Sheet
When I have my budget sheet pages away from my daily to-do’s, it’s a constant reminder to stay on track and stick to the budget I planned out for myself.
Printable #5: Goal Setting Sheet
I like to include a goal setting sheet with my planner materials to serve as a reminder of the goals I’m working towards, while encouraging myself to reach big and set new ones.
The more we see our goals written down in front of us, the more accountable we are to make moves to reach them. For some tips on goal setting, check out this post.
Printable #6: Meal Planning Sheet
We must not get so caught up in organizational harmony that we forget to eat and buy groceries. Rest assured, your meals and grocery list will be planned and accounted for with this handy printable.
There you have it – you don’t need to invest in a fancy planner to harmonize your days. If you don’t have a printer handy – don’t fret! Simply save the printable PDFs on a jump drive & head over to your local office supply store to get them printed out for a small fee. Pop your print-outs in a folder or a binder, and you’re on your way to achieving sanity.
What is your favorite way to organize your days? Share in the comments!