*Long post, picture heavy post*

I found this delight at my local thrift store for $1.00. It is a 7 ring format, just like Franklin Covey and Day-Timer. There are a ton of inserts in it, but the dates range from September to December 1992. This calendar format matches up with the year 2015.



The calendar inserts of Day on 2 pages. There are a multitude of other tabs and inserts:



  • Phone and Address tab w/ inserts
  • IMG_2266
  • Values and Goals tab w/ inserts
  • IMG_2267
  • IMG_2268
  • Finances tab w/ inserts
  • IMG_2269
  • Key Information tab w/ the following inserts:
    • Personal information
    • IMG_2270
    • Friend/family list
    • IMG_2271
    • Medical record
    • IMG_2272
    • IMG_2273
    • Special days
    • IMG_2274
    • Gift list
    • IMG_2275
    • Gift ideas
    • IMG_2276
    • Family advisors
    • IMG_2277
    • IMG_2278
    • Travel information
    • IMG_2279
    • Credit card and bank account references (back when stealing someone identity was harder)
    • IMG_2280
    • Business expenses and auto log
    • IMG_2281
    • Franklin Time Log
    • IMG_2282
    • IMG_2283
  • Ready Reference tab w/ the following inserts:
    • Spelling dictionary
    • IMG_2284
    • Air distances between world cities
    • IMG_2285
    • World map and time zones
    • IMG_2286
    • International dialing codes
    • IMG_2287
    • U.S. road mileage
    • IMG_2288
    • Time zone and area codes for the U.S.
    • IMG_2289
    • First Aid & Choking instructions–not pictures in case info in out of date
    • When breathing stops instructions—these are out of date CPR instructions
    • Calorie and cholesterol chart–no pictures in case info is out of date
    • Weights and measures
    • IMG_2290
    • Exercise log
  • Planning/Calendar tab w/ the following inserts:
    • Future planning monthlies, April 1993-March 1994
    • IMG_2292
    • Future planning Year on 2 Pages, 1994-1998
    • IMG_2293
  • Numerical Dividers #1-6 w/ the following inserts:
  • IMG_2297
    • Daily record of events
    • Blank lined paper
    • IMG_2294

The rest of the binder:

  • ID pocket
  • IMG_2264
  • Front and Back covers have pockets
  • IMG_2263
  • IMG_2298
  • IMG_2299
  • 1 vinyl pen loop
  • Made in U.S.A.
  • Good rings, no gaps

Other thoughts:

  • This could be used as an archival binder.
  • There is no closing mechanism, no snap, no Velcro, nothing.
  • The cover is cushy and squishable.
  • The binder is in excellent condition.
  • Ring measure 1 inch.

I shared the inserts with my mom, and don’t honestly know what I’m going to do with all of this stuff. The inserts will get used one way or another. Not sure about the binder. For $1.00 I couldn’t pass it up.

Here’s the YouTube video link: https://youtu.be/14JmSKgFPDY

© Cori Large December 1, 2015


28 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ann
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 10:16:46

    I love it!!! I have been thinking about getting “organized” and needed a calendar… Its funny how things were so different 20 years ago, that you could put your bank info in something like that without a second thought


    • caendicott
      Jan 11, 2016 @ 13:12:40

      I know, right! I had a good laugh at those pages. They would still be useful, but I wouldn’t keep them in my planner. Maybe my safe with all my other important information.


  2. Mary Hill
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 10:25:17

    Congrats on a great find. I hope you can use it and update the calendar portion.


  3. Bianca
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 10:45:07

    Thats an awesome find at the thrift store! I would definitely use it too. haha


    • caendicott
      Jan 11, 2016 @ 13:14:20

      I’m using some of the pages, and have given some to my mom who has the same style planner. Don’t know what I’m going to do with the binder though.


  4. Kristen from The Road to Domestication
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 15:23:04

    Now THAT is a fantastic find! Someone paid a pretty penny for it originally, that’s for sure!


    • caendicott
      Jan 11, 2016 @ 15:44:18

      Based of some of the personal information that was in it (I’ve shredded those pages), it belonged to an octogenarian in 1992. And I’m sure it ended up at the thrift store because no one in her family wanted it. They should have looked through it better.


  5. Becki S
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 15:42:43

    Love thrift store finds! Can’t believe you got all this for one dollar. Great bargain.


  6. Emily
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 17:17:56

    What a beautiful planner! Good find, lady


  7. Heather @ Simply Save
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 19:01:52

    Wow, what a great find!!


  8. Canyon
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 20:47:53

    Wow! What an awesome find! I love seeing old planners repurposed!


  9. Victoria
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 21:56:46

    Very nice find! My best thrift find was a Instax Mini camera!


  10. Amanda Butler
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 23:34:07

    What a thrift store find! I remember when my mom carried one of these everyday!! Thanks for sharing.


  11. Dia @ All The Things I Do
    Jan 11, 2016 @ 23:39:39

    Very nice. Would look nice to take to meetings I love my planners.


  12. Maya
    Jan 12, 2016 @ 00:09:09

    I’ve never thought about going to the thrift store for these types of things. It’s amazing what you can find there. Thanks for sharing!


    • caendicott
      Jan 12, 2016 @ 08:29:15

      It never occurred to me either really, until my in-laws found a brand new Franklin Covey 365 for $1.99 at their thrift store. Now when the little voice in my head tells me to go to the thrift store I listen, I usually find a great deal on one.


  13. angie Scheie
    Jan 12, 2016 @ 11:14:23

    wow. usually when you find planners like that, the inserts are incomplete. Congrats on the find!


    • caendicott
      Jan 12, 2016 @ 11:52:57

      For me, I couldn’t believe the price with all those inserts in it. Even if the calendar was out of date, everything else was still useful.


  14. Kate
    Jan 13, 2016 @ 10:28:59

    What a great find! I love thrift store shopping.


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