I don’t know about you, but my planner’s page finder is a really important part of my system. Most of the time my planner is open, on the counter or my desk, where I can see it easily. But if it’s closed, I need to be able to get to my daily page FAST and my page finder allows me to do that.
The Weekly Compass cards have 8 boxes on the front side. You can use 7 for meals and 1 for dessert. Then your meal plan right in front of you.
Who doesn’t love to be inspired?! If you have quotes that motivate or inspire you, write them on a piece of paper and put them in the pouch page finder.
If you’re trying to memorize something, type or write it on a piece of paper and put it in your page finder. Every time you look at your planner (which hopefully is often), you can work on your memorization project.
To-Do List for the Week
If you’re using the Weekly Compass cards you can put your top 8 priorities on the front, one per box, and everything else you need (or want) to do on the back side.
Tired of re-writing those dailies every day? Put them on a Weekly Compass card or blank piece of paper, put the paper in the pouch and use a dry erase marker to mark them off each day.
Shopping Lists & Reminders
Use post-it notes to keep track of your shopping lists and other reminders and stick the post-its directly on the page finder. You can still keep things in the pouch, too.
Besides the awesome pouch page finder, here are some other page finder ideas:
Colored Page Finders
Multiple Page Finders
You can use multiple page finders. With Franklin Covey, sometimes I put one in the correct way and the second one in upside down so the top sticks out of the bottom of the planner. It makes it easy to grab the one I want.
Make Your Own
You can also make your own page finder. My daughter-in-law made her own because she wanted one that was fun and unique.
Progressive Task List Page Finder
Franklin Covey sells a page finder made of heavy cardstock that you write on directly. It’s called a progressive task list. I’ve used it a lot, too.
Calculator Page Finder
Use your page finder as a calculator! Filofax sells one here.
So if you’ve used your page finder as just a page finder, maybe it’s time to spread your wings and see what other uses you can find for that unused planner real estate.
Do you do anything special with your page finder?