Filofax planners do come with inserts when they're new, but I bought mine secondhand (a great way to save on these fairly expensive planners) and so had to get new inserts. In the end I settled on these vertical weekly personal planner inserts from the Wishee Washi Shop on Etsy. I also bought some of the other inserts, including her monthly inserts and to do lists--although, full disclaimer, she has changed the font since I ordered.
So here are the supplies I will be using:
Washi tape (The red, pink, and gray washi are from Michaels, the black I got from Etsy.)
Assorted stickers (The main kit we are using is from Planner Penny.)
Pilot G2-07 pen
First up I place the washi on the punched-edge of the inserts. The good thing about this washi placement is that your pages don't get worn when you turn them.
Next up I'm starting to place the stickers for the major events in my week, the things that don't change no matter what my plans are, such as the fact that I have two blog posts coming up this week on Wednesday and Saturday.
Now I'm using some of the larger box stickers to denote full day events, like the fact that I have a day off on Friday and Saturday. I'm also using smaller icons on top of that to denote that I'm having a run on Saturday. The shoe sticker and the Day Off sticker are from Planner Frenzy.
I can also use these "little things" sticker boxers to indicate events if I have a few to stack up, such as my Skype Home date and the fact that I have a report due on Wednesday. If you don't have a "little things" box with the icon that would work best, you can also layer smaller icons on top of that box, such as this tiny computer icon from That Planner Girl.
You can also see that I added a checkbox from Two to Plan on the extra box to keep track of any miscellaneous to-dos throughout the week.
You can see that I layer icon stickers a lot, such as this martini glass icon from Paugs Discoveries on top of the red scalloped sticker from Planner Frenzy.
All together now, the planner spread looks like this. Of course, this is just at the beginning of the week. As the week goes on I fill out the planner more, change things around, and overall get a better idea of what my week will look like.
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