How far in advance should you organize a date?

One that doesn't require a reservation or anything, that is. How far in advance should you invite the other person? The morning of, the afternoon of, 24 hours before, 36 hours before, two days before, etc...

So, this is assuming it's not a date that needs to be organized in advance or anything, like a dinner reservation or something. Just, say, if you wanted to take someone bowling for example. It's also assuming the date is in the evening.

One possible thing could be to say, text them the day before to see if they're free the next day, and then call them the day of to clarify the details. Does something like that sound good?
Ask them the day of
Ask them the night before and clarify the details at the same time
Ask them the night before and clarify the details the next day
Ask them earlier than the night before
Other / see answers because I'm too lame to answer :(
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