I recommend going with a high-quality paper for the best printing, as youre going to be using your planner all year. Option 2: Bind It Yourself, the other option is to bind your planner yourself. Fortunately, many people have trod this path before and have left templates in their wake; all you have to do is find them! If you run a search for diy notebook page templates, youll come up with tons of options.
The Circa smartPlanner(44) comes with a sampler pack of apps (what Levenger calls their other types of sheets) that includes to-do and take-with lists, meeting notes, a travel sheet, and a brainstorming sheet. Here are a few of my favorites: Also, look into the Office Templates gallery and Google Doc templatesfor public planners you can customize. All you have to do is combine sets ofdifferent pages to make your perfect planner. Talk to someone at the print shop about the best way to get the prints donewhether you should send a PDF or a series of files, which types of paper are available, and so on. Once youve come up with a design for your planner, you have two options for getting it bound and turning it into a notebook. Option 1: Have It Printed and Bound Professionally.
Semi-Customized: FilofaxAnd Circa, both of these companies make high-quality planners that come with default pages and can be easily customized with refill packs that you can buy from the company. For example, the Filofax original planner(104) comes with a years worth of week-on-two-pages planner pages but youcan add a wide range of other pages, from to-do lists and meeting planners.