As much as we hate to admit it, we’ve all forgotten something important once. It might be more than once, if you’re being honest. Despite all the notes you jot down in your phone or on a sticky note, things are always slipping your mind. That’s because adulting is hard. You’ve got to remember to pay the bills, do the laundry, and then squeeze in wine night with your friends. If you’re struggling to keep up with everyday life, then it might be time to invest in a planner. Yet, you may not be ready to drop $50 or more on an Erin Condren planner. Instead of spending some major money, here’s how to make your own DIY planner for next to nothing.


printable planner pagesFree Printable Pages

Printables allow you to customize your planner to your needs. If you need a budget sheet but don’t need the daily to-do lists, printables allow you to pick and choose exactly what you need. All you need to do is download and print the pages you want. Then, find a binder and hole-punch your pages. After that, you can organize your planner pages and decorate them to your heart’s desire.


Make Your Own PagesBullet Journal

Most of the time, we know exactly what we want in a planner, and most of the time, store-bought planners don’t cut it. If that’s the case, buy a blank book, colorful pens, and get ready to draw out your planner. If you’re more tech-savvy, you can use your computer skills to design your planner pages. Making your own pages allow you to design a planner specifically for you needs. That’s how the popular Bullet Journal started off. Maybe your planner design will be the next big thing?


Planner Pages

Buy Planner Pages

If you’re not creative or don’t have the time for a detailed DIY planner, consider planners that are designed to let you build your own. These type of planners let you pick and choose what you want without the unnecessary hassle of printing and extra designing. You’ll still get the customizability you’re looking for in a planner with half the work and price.




Text by Kendal Harris