If you are not willing to shell out $50-60 to buy a ready to use planner, what are the alternatives? One of the popular methods are spending time and create a set for your self. Douglas Johnston over D*I*Y Planner has written an article on teaching you to create an planner system using his template and ordinary paper. Topics discussed are:

DIY Planner Guide
  • Choosing a Planner & Size
  • Choosing Basic Supplies
  • Getting templates
  • Cutting the Paper
  • Printing the Forms
  • Punching the Forms
  • Making Tabbed Section Dividers
  • Organising Your Planner

This is a whole 9 yards guide from beginning to the end which should give you a very good overview.

A Beginner’s Guide to Making a D*I*Y Planner – [diyplanner.com]

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