Free Printable 2017 Planner


You guys, I’m checking off a big item from my bucket list: designing my own calendar / planner / journal / agenda! And because it was way too much work to just sit on my desk I’m sharing it with all of you. Huzzah! Earlier this year I splurged on an Erin Condren planner, which I really liked, but there were just a few things that I wished it would have had to make it perfect for me. For instance, I didn’t want to have to add stickers every week to keep track of the same items. So I looked at plenty of planners online and none wowed me. I didn’t like the binding of the Happy Planner and was worried that I’d never keep up with a bullet journal and neither did I like not having all of the year readily available. Well, since my middle name is Frugal and I do marketing and design for a living I figured I would create my own. And so I did. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do and get good use out of it!

New Year’s Resolutions Tracker

Making resolutions is easy but writing them down makes committing and keeping them so much easier. I love striving for continuous personal improvement and so I’ve created six categories that you can choose to focus on next year: personal, physical, spiritual, financial, professional, and domestic goals. There’s plenty of space to draw your own trackers, doodle some inspirational images or whatever your heart desires.

Free year planner with new year's resolution tracker

2017 Lists

I love looking back at old planners and using them as sort of a hybrid planner and journal so it’ll be neat to jot down trips we’ll have gone on, books I’ve read, etc. Again, extra space to add what’s important to you, be it races you’ve run, baseball stadiums you’ve visited, Pokemon collected… Hey, whatever floats your boat.

Meal Planning

Something that’s really helped me avoid eating junk food this year is meal planning. I’m not a strict planner (hard to believe seeing I just created my own planner, I know….) but knowing what we’re planning on cooking or eating out does help. I usually shuffle meals around throughout the week depending on changing plans, baby’s nap times, eating all of the leftovers or just because I simply don’t feel like cooking that night. In any case, this planner has space for not only a weekly meal plan but also for a meal master list that’s split into categories like desert, veggies, crock pot, grilled, yada yada. I’m planning on using it to write down healthy go to meals as I make them to create a master meal list. Hopefully it’s going to make meal planning even easier with it as a reference list. I’m guessing this list will come in even handier if you are following a special diet.

Free printable annual planner with meal and cleaning planing

Home Disaster Avoidance Plan

Heck yeah! Something I want to be better about next year is keeping our home sparkling clean. I like calling it avoiding our home becoming a complete disaster, alas, the Home Disaster Avoidance Plan was born. It starts with a list of Beast Projects. Suckers that I’m dreading to tackle but are necessary. Like filing taxes. Bleh. For me, I’m also going to add organizing the freezer and sprucing up our front yard. Any larger home projects like repainting a room, building a deck, etc. would be perfect in the Beast Project category if you ask me.

Then, I added a list of areas in your home that you can pick from to tackle each month. There’s a spot in the monthly calendar view to jot it down so you have it in front of you all month long to declutter and deep-clean in one of those focus zones. Next we’ve got a handy check-list of handy items to have on hand and space for whatever else fits your lifestyle. I think we’ll use it to write down maintenance tasks like chimney sweeps, air filter and other oh so exciting things that come with home ownership.

Lastly, that page has a cleaning matrix that you can use to personalize your ideal cleaning routine if you so choose to. I’m hoping it’ll help us to add these cleaning tasks to the weekly to do lists instead of just thinking about them. Nothing like checking off a completed task! That’s about it for annual plans although I may design some additional themed pages later. Oh the beauty of making my own planner and making it look however the heck I want it to. πŸ˜€

Monthly Planner

The monthly calendar is pretty straight forward. It’s got days and numbers!! Yay? There is a page for plans and goals and plenty of space for notes though. Personally, I’d like to do something touristy every month, be it in our home town or further away. I’m also hoping to learn something new throughout the year so I’m making it a point to plan on doing that every month. You know how easy good intentions fly out the window, alas, I’m going to write stuff down next year.

Monthly view in the free printable Sannipanni planner

Weekly Planner

Squeal! I’m pretty stoked about the weekly spreads. The first page is again for goal keeping to help you be the best version of yourself. There’s a hydration and fruit and veggie tracker and then there is space to track exercise and crafting, playing or just being creative. I also left space to track additional daily habits you’d like to nurture, be it not eating candy, making your bed, taking your vitamin, writing in a journal, having a glass of red wine, walking the dog, …. Make it yours!

The planner’s got that meal planning list, a shopping list (just snap a photo before you head out), space for notes and doodles and a few journaling prompts. Boom!

Weekly view in the free Sannipanni annual planner

The actual planner portion of it is partitioned into three sections. I use the top portion as a space for that day’s happenings, birthdays, etc. To Do is a personal to do list and Boss Life is space to keep my consulting work schedule and to do list. If you don’t want to add professional or school stuff or for example Etsy shop happenings there, how about using it for your kids’ or pets’ schedules? After all you’re the boss! On that note, being boss can just mean kicking butt so use it for whatever area you want to kick butt in!

Download The Free 2017 Planner

Download the 2017 monthly, weekly planner here: 2017-sannipanni-printable-planner. You’ll want to right click on the link and save the file on your computer’s harddrive. Open it in Adobe Reader instead of your browser for better printing. Also choose printing on both sides to create nice spreads.

Multiple Formats

While I designed the planner in 8.5 x 11in US letter format, I’m actually printing it at half of that size on 8.5×5.5in paper. To do that or if you’re elsewhere in the world, simply use the “Shrink oversized pages” option to scale it down to A4 or A5.

Useful Supplies

Finding the right supplies to print the planner took a little bit so I’m going to share my findings with you in case you don’t want to shell out a ton of money to have the planner printed and bound at your local copy shop. The planner still looks neat in black and white so that may be a reasonably priced option if you don’t want to print it at home.

Please note, the duplication of this file or any of its parts is strictly prohibited. My planner is free for personal use only. If you’d like to share it, link to this post and not the actual file to make sure you always have access to the latest version of it. Thanks and I hope you’ll love this planner! Can’t wait to hear some of your feedback and suggestions for my 2018 planner! Show me your planner with hashtag #SannipanniPlanner

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  1. Thank you so much for creating this! I have to use more than one planner and this is perfect! Looks like I’ll switch to this one πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  2. I don’t often comment on blog posts – but I had to stop and say Thank you!!!
    I’ve only come across this mid-2017 looking for monthly spreads, but your system is amazing πŸ™‚ I go through 4-5 planners every year trying to find one that works, and yours is honestly the first I have found that incorporates almost everything I want.
    Thank you again!!

  3. Wow so happy I found this! This is amazing, so much that I actually do want to spend the money to have it bound! Thank you for creating this and sharing it! <3

  4. I think this is one of the better planners out there. The only negative thing about it is that it is not editable to make it personal for me. Other than that, this is pretty awesome. Do you have a custom one available you can email me? You have my email address. Cheers

    1. Thanks Jennie! There are a whole bunch of linked files before I export everything into a PDF so unfortunately I can’t. Hope you still enjoy the original planner!

  5. I’m new to planning but really need to get a grasp on it. I printed this off but was disappointed because the dates were wrong… πŸ™ I have a lot of scrap paper and have learned a valuable lesson…

    1. Ah sorry Devra. The planner is no academic planner and starts in January 2017 so I would print the first couple of list pages and then only the months that are still in 2017.
      Happy paper planes building!

  6. This is so thoughtful of you. I’m sure it took a lot of time to create. I’m so excited I found your page. i look forward to 2018. Really a sweet gesture!!

  7. It already looks awesome on my iPad. Came to your website referred by a Dutch Planner Facebook Group, Added your site to my favorites. Set up my planner for this year, but will remember it for 2018

  8. I’ve never loved traditional planners and even in my custom one (plum planner) I still struggle to fill in the extra notes pages I ordered with it. Your planner gave me some great ideas and the layouts are wonderful. I might download it just to add some of the pages to my current one. Thank you for creating this and sharing it!

  9. Could you provide a version without set dates for the calendar sections? I love this so much but I found it a bit late in the game so I’m trying to find something that will work for me for next year (2018).

    Thank you so much for sharing this with everyone! I’ve been wanting to start a life binder for a long time and have never found anything that will work, but this one is perfect for my needs.

    1. Hi Kaede! Thanks for stopping by! I’m actually busy working on the 2018 version of the planner right now and will upload it in the next couple of weeks / months so you should be all set for 2018 then. πŸ™‚

  10. Any estimate on release date of a 2018 planner?? I just found this and I plan on printing Oct-Dec to finish out the year but I’m very much looking forward to getting the 2018 version!!

  11. Love your planner. Are you going to have the 2018 version. I can plan my life, record my life and live my life through it.

    1. Thanks Shirley! Yes I will upload it as soon as I’ve finished it. My plan is to have it completed by Thanksgiving.

    1. Hi Federica! I’m almost done with the 2018 version (and it has some pretty awesome new additions – yay!) so keep checking back on the main site

  12. This looks amazing. I can never find just the right yearly planner. Looks like this one has it all – Perfect! Thank you for offering it. I can’t wait to use it. Where can I find 2018?
    Super Excited!

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