Types Of Planners To Skyrocket Your Productivity
Need to organize your life? There are printable planners for that. Whether you’re starting a new fitness routine, budgeting, setting goals or starting a new project, planners can help you stay organized and on track.
We’re going to share 15 of the best printable planners to help you organize your life.
15 Best Printable Planners to Organize Your Life
1. Meal Planner
Meal planning is one of the best ways to ensure your family is eating healthy and resist the temptation to grab something fast from the drive-thru on the way home from work.
You can find printable planners (like the free one above) for weekly meals that even have a convenient place for a grocery list. Of course, you can also find more detailed planners with meal break downs for each day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc.).
But if you just need a simple way to plan out your family’s weekly meals, the printable above is a great option.
2. Budget Planner (Free download)
Setting and sticking to a budget will help you achieve or maintain financial health. There are many printable planners out there for budgets, but the one above is a simple, well-organized one to help you stay on track.
The goal is to be able to plan for your:
- Fixed expenses, like your mortgage/rent, car payments, etc.
- Variable expenses, like groceries and gas
You should also be able to track your monthly income, your savings and your debt. In the above example, you can set a budget and track your actual spending. If your actual spending exceeds your budget, you can either adjust your budget or reign in your spending to stay on track. There’s also a convenient place to track your savings and your debt payments.
3. Workout Planner
If you’re just starting your fitness journey or want to set new goals for your exercise routine, a workout planner can help you track your progress and stay on track. The workout printable planners above are great for planning out all aspects of your workout journey, including:
- Your monthly workouts so that you know which days you will be working out and what you will be doing each day.
- A detailed exercise planner that lists each exercise and your progress.
- Activity planner to make sure that you’re moving enough each day.
Planning your workouts is crucial if you have specific goals and especially if you’re doing strength training. It’s essential to give each muscle group adequate rest and planning your workouts can help you do that.
Planners that also help you track your progress can help you reach your goals and make adjustments as needed if you fall off track.
4. Student Planner
Students have a lot on their plates. Planners can help them stay on track to ensure they’re studying enough and completing their assignments on time.
The printable above is a great example. It lets students:
- Outline their schedules
- Set goals for the day
- Create a to-do list
- List assignments that need to be completed
- Add notes for the day
This planner can be used for each day, so that the student can really keep their workload organized.
5. Cleaning Planner
Keeping your home clean and tidy can be a challenge if you don’t have a plan. Cleaning printable planners can help you plan out your chore list for the week, month, quarter and year.
In this example printable, you can track all of these chores and more. You can plan out your:
- Daily chores
- Weekly cleaning tasks
- Monthly cleaning chores
- Quarterly deep cleanings
- Yearly maintenance and cleaning
You can customize your cleaning schedule based on your individual needs and time.
6. Work Planner
Whether you work at an office or from home, it’s important to plan out your day. Doing so will help you get more done and stay focused.
With this workday printable, you can plan out each day:
- Create a to-do list, and mark off each one you complete.
- Write down reminders.
- List your projects.
- Plan your calls.
- List your meetings.
- List emails that need responses.
- Outline tasks that are due.
- Plan follow-ups.
- Write down notes for the day.
You may only need a simple planner, but if you have multiple tasks to complete each day, this printable is a great example.
7. Goal Planner
Everyone has goals they want to achieve in life, but getting to the finish line isn’t always easy. Having a plan is just as important as setting the goal itself.
A great goal planner will be as detailed as possible, like the printable above. You can:
- Write down your goal, being as detailed as possible.
- Write down your action plan.
- Take notes.
- Track your progress.
- Track your habits to reach your goal.
Having your action plan and the ability to track your habits can help you stay on the right track to achieving your goals. The notes section is especially useful for writing down any challenges you faced or things you’ve learned that have helped or hurt your progress. Don’t neglect this section if your printable has it.
8. Home Project Planner
We all have home projects that we’d like to get done. Planners are great for not only planning each step of your project but tracking your expenses and deadline.
The printable above allows you to:
- Name your project
- Create a task list
- Create a buy list for your supplies
- List the people you need to contact to get the job done
- Track your expenses
- Take notes
It’s a simple planner, but it has everything you need on one simple sheet. Ultimately, project planning is all about outlining what needs to get done and figuring out how much it will cost. That’s exactly what a printable planner can help you do.
9. Health and Wellness Planner
In today’s chaotic, busy world, it’s important to make time for self-care and wellness. A wellness daily planner (like the example above) will help you keep track of some of the most important aspects of your health and well-being, such as:
- Your daily schedule, so you can make sure that you’re not overdoing it
- Sleep schedule
- Water intake
- Mood and energy levels
- Fitness routine
- Gratitude journal
Sleep, hydration, nutrition and physical activity are some of the most important aspects of wellness. Being able to track these activities can help you stay happy and healthy, or take steps to get help if you’re mood is low for a long period of time.
10. Kids Chores Planners
If you’re struggling to get your kids to finish their chores, a printable chores list may help. There are many variations of chore lists for kids, but the above example is pretty flexible and customizable. It allows you to create lists of daily and weekly chores. There are even checkboxes that allow kids to mark off each task they’ve completed.
You can find chore lists for different age groups as well. The most important thing is actually to print and use the list. Offering an enticing reward is one effective way to get your kids to use their charts and complete their chores.
11. Weekly Planner (Free download)
A weekly planner will help you keep your days organized and get an overview of what’s ahead. If your family has a really busy schedule, weekly planners can help you avoid putting too much on the schedule.
In this example printable, you can not only list activities for each day of the week, but you can also create to-do lists for the week and take notes.
12. Daily Planner
If you have busy days, a daily planner can help ensure that everything gets done that needs to get done. This printable planner example allows you to plan and track many things, including:
- Your day’s top priorities
- Your to-do list
- Appointments or dates for the day
- Tasks that can wait until tomorrow if needed
- Daily chores
- Water intake tracking
- Food planning
- Emails/phone calls that need to be taken care of
- Random thoughts
- Daily exercise
- Great things that happened that day
This is a great planner for everyday use and it’s incredibly versatile, making it great for people who are always on the go.
13. Monthly Planner
Having daily, weekly and monthly planners can help you keep your life and your schedule organized. With this example planner, you can track important dates and activities for each month. You can also create a task list and take notes.
Having an overview of your appointments and plans for the month can help you stay on track and avoid missing important dates.
14. Habit Tracker
Are you trying to form a new habit? Use a printable planner to help you get there. In this example printable, you can keep track of your new habit for each month. You can take notes and plan out your habit tasks.
15. Pet Planner
If you have pets in your home, it can be helpful to have a planner with all of their essential information, like:
- Weight and age
- Feeding schedule
- Vet information
If you have a pet sitter, this printable planner can come in handy if there’s an emergency.
These planners will help you organize your life and stay on track to reaching your goals. Make them a part of your routine to get your life back into order.