DIY 2022 Printable Calendars | Planning at Its Best


2022 is just around the corner. Are you Calendar ready? If you are ‘old school’ like me and enjoy having a hard copy calendar, something you can write on and take notes on, these DIY printable calendars are for you!

I’ve been designing these calendars for over 20 years and they just WORK! They’re not anything fancy but they are so practical, easy-to-print, and versatile!

I have several different styles and sizes of printable calendars to choose from. You can print these calendars out as many times as you want and they make GREAT GIFTS!

All my printable calendars come with easy-to-follow instructions and a 2023 yearly calendar on the back page. Which comes in handy!

2022 Printable Calendars Options

Clipboard Calendar

This is one of my favorite and most popular calendars! It measures 8 1/2 x 11 and has plenty of room to write on. Print, place in a clipboard, or hang on your fridge or wall. Now the whole family can see what’s going on!

I use this calendar to plan my menu and I hang it in my kitchen on the fridge where everyone can see it.

PRINTABLE CALENDARS MAGNETIC CLIPThese big magnetic clips are awesome and are perfect for this printable calendar. I use them in my sewing room and my office. You can get them HERE.


Planner Calendar

This is a calendar I can’t do without. I plan EVERYTHING in this calendar!!! It has clean minimalist lines complimented by simple print, this 2022 PLANNER CALENDAR looks nice and crisp on any paper.

Remember all those important DATES and APPOINTMENTS, and plan your month all in one place! This calendar fits inside a classic 9 X 6 planner. (Works well in ring binders, disc planners, and is great in a Traveler’s Notebook).

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR OWN TRAVELER’S NOTEBOOK, you can find the tutorial here.

I show you how to bind the calendar in this video tutorial below.


Full-Size Binder Calendar

For those who need a little more space to write, this 2022 BIG BINDER calendar is for YOU! This calendar is printed on both sides of the paper. The 8½ by 11 sheets will open up for a BIG month-at-glance view. It’s easy to print out and very cost-effective.

I use this big calendar for my business planning and it would make a great family calendar as well.


Mini Pocket Calendar

This calendar is a fun option if you want something a little more compact. The clean lines complemented by simple black print make this calendar the perfect size for all your minimalist needs.

Remember all those important DATES and APPOINTMENTS, and plan your month all in one place!

This calendar measure 6.75 inches (16.51) cm x 4.5 inches (11.43) cm. Works well with B6 slim Traveler’s Notebooks, Midori, Fauxdori, junk journal or can be used alone. It’s printed on letter-size sheets of paper and simply cut down to size. Easy instructions are included for downloading, printing, and assembling the calendar.

In this blog post and video tutorial, I show how to bind the calendars using a sewing machine. I show you how to add a cute colorful paper binding and how to bind the booklet/calendar with a strip of UPCYCLED SWEATER. Yep, an upcycled wool sweater strip adds so much charm and character to these calendars.


Another handy planning printable is the:

Weekly Editable Planner

This compact printable WEEKLY pocket planner is a simple and inexpensive way to stay organized. This planner is designed so you can see the whole week in one glance. Hourly time slots are printed for you to schedule out each day.


The editable text fields allow you to easily add optional quotes, notes, or reminders AND to type in the current month and year. You can also just handwrite this info if you desire. This makes it a perpetual planner that you can print out for years to come.

Print out 3 months of weekly pages at a time.

Clean black lines and classic text won’t use up all your colored ink.

Easily download and print your pages with detailed instructions.
Print on 8 1/2 x 11 inches or A4 size paper. These pages will fit in Franklin Covey’s compact planners. Finished pages measure 6.7 x 4.25 inches.


So there you have it, five different printable calendars and ways to help plan your DAY, MONTH, and YEAR in a simple way. Please reach out if you have any questions or have any great ideas to share in the comments below.




Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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How to Maintain a Clean, Orderly Home – the perfect cleaning system to keep you from going insane

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Now the days are longer, are you ready to do a little SPRING  (summer) CLEANING? I sure am. Before you put on your rubber gloves and cleaning aprons, stop and think about how you handle all the tasks that need to be done around your house. Do you have a cleaning system? Or do you randomly dive into a job here and there only to find yourself going in circles?
Do you have a tendency to get all gung ho and attack too many projects at once, leaving you feeling OVERWHELMED and FRUSTRATED? I used to until I created a cleaning system for myself and my family that allows us to get things done a little at a time.
I have purchased and tried other lists and cleaning systems, but none of them really fit my lifestyle and didn’t quite jive with the tasks that I needed to be done at MY house. The pre-formatted lists would never get completed and  I would find myself feeling like a failure, overwhelmed again by all the things that were not getting done.

This Keeping House Cleaning System that I have put together really works because you can adapt it and customize it to the needs of your home and those who are helping out around the house. What I love is that EVERYONE in the family knows exactly what, when, and how to do their chores, because you will have created a custom chart just for them.

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If you are the only one keeping house, you will have a plan. You won’t find yourself wandering around all morning wondering what you should do or where to begin. If you stick to it, you will get things done. And when things get done, you feel fabulous because you have completed something!

The challenge will be, to NOT do more than is on the list. Seem crazy? This is what usually happens. You get all excited about cleaning, then you have a little time to do a little more and then a little more.

Before you know it, you’re burned out for the day and you don’t want to do anymore the next day. Sound familiar?

The key is to do a little at a time, at a steady pace and you will find magic happen in your home.

If you stick to your list, you will find yourself having MORE TIME to do the things you really want to.

Setting up the cleaning system will take a little time at the first, but will be well worth your time in the long run!

Here is the cleaning system process

Analyze each room and determine exactly what tasks need to be done and how often.
Make a schedule. Decide which days would be the best to accomplish these tasks.
Split up the tasks with others in the family and create personal chore charts.
Create a tickler file for the bigger, not-so-frequent tasks.

6 different editable PDF files are included in the cleaning house system. The forms will help you set up your system so you can create chore charts for each member of the family. 

Family dynamics and schedules will change. No worries.  Saving your files will allow you to tweak and make adjustments. That’s the beauty of the editable PDF files!

My daughter just moved out, therefore I had to rearrange and distribute her tasks, which was easy because of the alterable forms I had saved.

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The printable pdf forms allow you to type in whatever information you want, customized to your needs.
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Create a cute tickler file for the bigger, not so frequent tasks
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Adding one or two of these cards at a time to your schedule will keep you on top of the BIG jobs.
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After you complete the task, write the date on the back.

(If your kids are doing the task, it helps to put their initial). This will show accountability!

When the task is complete, put that task card in the back of that file section. As a result, this will help rotate tasks and help you eventually work through all the tasks.

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Keep some empty cards handy in your cleaning apron to jot down those jobs you don’t have cards for yet. I love my keeping house aprons! If you sew, the pattern is available here.

Where do you get the Keeping House Cleaning system?

You can purchase the printable files here.

Happy Cleaning and remember………cleaning is a JOY!

Jan Howell

Jan Howell

Whether it’s a new recipe, a fun craft, or some handy tips for your garden and home, I hope to empower and inspire you with skills that you can use to create joy, improved health, and to do it in a simple way.

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