How to Get Printable Daily Planners

by Contributor; Updated September 26, 2017

Printable daily planners are efficient alternatives to purchasing planner refills from the store shelf. They are also more cost effective. Planner refills are generic, but printable daily planners give you the option of customization to fit the organization style you prefer. You can get printable daily planners in just about any size to fit into your old binder, or start a new planner altogether.

Step 1

Look for printable daily planners on sharing sites. A popular one for planners is Keep and Share (find a link in the References section). This site offers a variety of styles and options to suit your needs. You can do everything from keeping your appointments to journaling. In addition to printable daily planners, the site also offers a free daily planner software.

Step 2

If you have something specific in mind, the best place to look is at the DIY Planner website (see References). This site has free template kits that are available in many sizes and are completely customizable. In addition to the kit, the site also allows for users to submit their own printable daily planners templates to share. There are hundreds of styles and sizes that cover time management, project planning, diaries, health, miscellaneous check lists and more.

Step 3

If you cannot seem to find any printable daily planners to suit your desires, consider making one yourself. The easiest way to accomplish this is in Microsoft Excel. Customize the spreadsheet to include the information you wish to track. This is also a great option to store permanent information in your planner such as addresses and phone numbers, birthdays, and menus. Excel makes it simple to update your planner as often as necessary, then just print a new page.


  • If you write large, a letter sized daily planner is best to keep things looking neat. Plus, it fits in a 3-ring binder.


  • Print a sample page to be sure it looks the way you want before printing out the entire year.