Not all planners come with all those extra goodies, so we buy inserts, or if we are lucky, we find printables for free.
The big problem is that our planners start falling apart because they are so stuffed full of extra papers. So we end up taking out past months and finding a place to store the pages so they don't get tattered, because they've got our precious memories on them.
With a digital planner, you can add inserts for each week or each month, or in special sections...however you want to set your planner up, and there is no problem about over-stuffing.
And there are tons of free printables on dozens of blogs and websites so that you can choose what works for you. If you can't find what you need there, for a few dollars, you can purchase a set of printables from an Etsy, Amazon or Creative Market shop.
I've been looking for printables lately; actually, I've been spending a lot of time looknig for specific ones. I wanted a weekly menu planner and shopping list; a contact list; a daily planner for those really busy days for which I need space to be specific (being retired, that does not happen very often, but it does happen.) I wanted something to keep up with books to read. I wanted some sheets for Bible journaling, and perhaps just life journaling. I wanted some pages just for famiy events and photos I take of all te grandkids. I wanted somewhere to write down family birthdays, athletic events, concerts and recitals.I wanted sheets to write down my husband's and my medical history and medications.
As you can imagine, a paper planner full of these extra pages would be unwieldy and it wouldn't be long till they'd be falling out of the planner.
I wanted to share with you some of the printables I've found and how they look in the Seriously Simple™ digital planner. I am excited to begin using my shiny gold custom planner from Spires Media as I begin to get it set up for the new year.
It is very easy to add and remove pages from the planner, and you can add as many as you want. It won't add bulk to your planner, but it will give you more versatility and functionality.
In my next blog entry, I'll walk you through the process of copying, adding and deleting pages from your planner in the GoodNotes app.
The freebie printables above come from The Harmonized House Project and the My Life Planners Freebies Facebook group.
There are many more online places to find printables. Just do a Google search on free household printables, or a printable o specifically what you are looking for and have fun with all the choices!