by Cori Large
I haven’t been using traveler’s notebooks (TN) very long, but I am the type to “Go Big or Go Home.” So I’ve been building an insert stash.
I’ve gotten inserts from the following stores: TJ Maxx, Big Lots, and the bookstore at USF. I also recommend looking at Ross, Marshalls, Stein Mart, and Bealls Outlet.
I stocked up on the Piccadilly notebooks. I use them in the Wide and my Husband may start using a TN as well, and this is the size insert he likes. They were on clearance ($5.98 for a 3 pack).
3 booklet set of Punch Studio for $4.99. Themes: suitcases, cameras, and light bulbs.
2 booklet set of Moleskine pocket sized notebooks in purple for $2.99.
3 booklet set of Poppin pocket sized notebooks in Lime Green (Tinker Bell green to me) for $2.99.
OMG! I hit the mother load here!
3 booklet set of PaperCraft pocket sized notebooks for $1.50 each!!!
I cleared the shelf! I’ve picked some of these up at Big Lots before, but in my experience with Big Lots is I may not always be able to find something I’ve seen there before because the inventory can be random. I’m very happy to have found a stockpile for cheap!
I encourage all those who use Traveler’s Notebooks to give these outlet-type stores a chance. There’s nothing wrong with buying off Etsy or Amazon or other websites, but you may be able to find decent inserts in your area for less money than buying online.
Total # of inserts: 29 booklets
Total cost: $21.47
Cost per insert: $0.74 per insert!!!
I love cheap inserts!
This post originally appeared here.
Cori Large is a blogger, YouTuber, writer, knitter, and librarian. Writing is her passion, she hopes to one day publish a book, and thus achieve a childhood dream. When not writing blog posts, filming YouTube videos, writing fiction, or knitting, she is taming research dragons as a librarian. She can be reached at her blog, YouTube Channel, and Facebook Page.