Travelers notebooks are one of my very favorite things in this whole entire world. Probably because I know I can customize it to fit my exact needs. If I have something I need to plan, I can just make a new insert for it!
As of now, I have a total of 8 inserts and there is more that I know I need to add in the future. I even use it as my wallet! (I’ll share more about that later.)
Wait, what? Is it possible to fit more than two inserts inside a traveler’s notebook? Yes! it is!
I know there are many seasoned planner girls out there who already know this, but I know there are a lot of new planner people out there who are just getting to know their traveler’s notebook.
Sometimes in my Etsy shop, I sell my own version of the traveler’s notebook (also known as the “FunkyDori”). Often times with my custom orders I would get asked how to add more than one notebook to a single elastic band.
Today, I’m going to show you how!
How to Add Inserts to Your Travelers Notebook
Most standard travelers notebooks come with two elastic bands on the inside. What many don’t understand is how to hold 3 (or even 5) inserts on each band. The trick is in an extra elastic band!
Step 1. First, you will need your travelers notebook (with one of the attached elastic bands free), three separate inserts, and an additional elastic band. You could use a standard rubber band, or buy some elastic from your local craft store (I bought mine at Walmart even).
Step 2. Decide which of the three inserts you would like to be in the middle. Open that insert to the middle, and wrap the elastic band (the one attached to your traveler’s notebook) around the inside of the insert.
Step 3. Open your second insert to the middle, and wrap the unattached elastic band (or rubber band) around it. When the insert is closed, the elastic band will wrap around the middle of the insert and its outer spine.
Step 4: Open the third insert and again you will wrap the elastic band around the middle, but this time you will use the elastic band that is already attached to the 2nd insert. When you are finished, both inserts will lay side by side when closed, spine to spine, but will be joined together by the elastic band.
Step 5. Wrap the band with the two joining inserts around the main insert already attached to the traveler’s notebook. The main insert will slide right in between the other two booklets.
You should now have three inserts attached to one elastic band within your traveler’s notebook!
For those of you like me who need to see it so you can understand it, I created a video tutorial for you to watch below.
Are you a travelers notebook junkie like me? I want to see how you use it! Share a photo with us by tagging @plannersquad on Instagram (and don’t forget to use #plannersquad!). I can’t wait to see them!
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