Your Guide to Printing a Printable Planner at Home!
Step 1: Choose your perfect printable planner
First things first – let’s find the planner that suits your style and needs.
Check out Planner Crazy’s Shop to see if one of my planners works for you.
Once you’ve found “the one,” download it and get ready to sprinkle some planning magic!
Step 2: Decide how you are going to print
You can upload the planner file to a commercial printer online such as Fedex Office or Staples.
They make it really easy with different paper and printing options.
You pay when you put in the order and then go pick it up when it is ready.
Step 3: If you will print at home, gather your supplies
Here’s what you’ll need:
- A PDF reader on your computer
- Your planner files
- A trusty printer
- High-quality paper (you can use any paper you use to print normal documents. But try to make sure it is good quality.)
- A full ink cartridge (no one wants a faded Monday!)
- A three-hole punch for that extra touch of professionalism
- Binders, clips, or even a cute string to tie your pages together
Step 4: Open the PDF file on your computer
In my opinion, the best PDF program out there is Adobe Acrobat Reader.
It is free to download and use but they do have a more powerful paid version, if you ever need it.
Step 5: Play with printer settings
Printing a planner isn’t just about hitting the “print” button and hoping for the best. Dive into your printer settings to ensure your masterpiece comes out just right.
Select the appropriate paper type, set your printer to high quality, and maybe even consider printing double-sided to save some trees. Your planner, your rules!
Step 6: Preview
Preview before printing to make sure that the content is aligned properly on the page. If it isn’t, check through the above steps to make sure the settings are correct.
Step 7: Run a test print
No one likes surprises, especially when it comes to your planner. Before committing to a full print run, do a test print of a couple of pages. This gives you the chance to spot any formatting issues, typos, or unexpected surprises.
Once you’re satisfied with the test, it’s all systems go!
Step 8: Hit that print button!
It’s showtime! Load your high-quality paper into the printer, double-check your settings, and hit that magical “print” button.
As the pages start rolling out, feel the excitement building. This is YOUR planner, made by YOU, for YOU!
Step 9: Assemble and customize
With your freshly printed pages in hand, it’s time to bring your planner to life.
You can choose what pages you want to use, how many of each page, and what order to put them in.
Use that three-hole punch to prep your pages for the binder, add dividers, and personalize it with stickers, washi tape, or doodles. This planner is an extension of your personality – let it shine!
Step 10: Celebrate your planning success
Congratulations, you planner pro! You’ve just created a personalized masterpiece to guide you through the days, weeks, and months ahead. Take a moment to revel in your accomplishment, and then get ready to tackle life with your newfound organizational prowess.
So, there you have it – the ultimate guide to printing a printable planner at home. May your days be organized, your plans be epic, and your printer never run out of ink!
I would love to see how you put your planner together. Feel free to share your experience and photos in my Facebook group.