Keeping Organised with Notebooks

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Posted by Libby Withnall | Posted in Organisation | Posted on 27-06-2012

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I think it’s safe to say I have a bit of a notebook obsession. The above stack is my unused pile. Even with so much being done on my computer these days I still resort to pen and paper for a lot of organisation and note taking. And while I love filofaxes and paper diaries, I haven’t used one in years. These days I make do with a wall calender and my google calender.

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Above is the current pile of notebooks I’m using. The main one I use every day is my food diary. I find it good for health and weight reasons to know what I’m eating. That way if my arthritis flares up or I gain weight I can see what I might be doing wrong…. and fix it.

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The other one I use every day is my to-do notebook. I love being able to cross things off when they’re done. I’ve tried using the computer and phone for the job but I find paper that much easier and quicker. Plus I love that I can keep a record of what I’ve accomplished. And sometimes it’s handy to look back and see when something was done.

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Then there is my trip planning notebook… where I make notes related to our trip…

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It’s a little on the small side and I was thinking of switching to a bigger notebook when I spotted this one. Doesn’t it just scream “Disney”?

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Before discovering evernote I used to have a book for online recipes… of course, some are still in here….

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The last big notebook I’ve had for a few years now and use it for anything I want to keep a record off – menu plans, packing lists, bookings, etc.

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Lastly I have a few small notebooks on hand – one is kept in my handbag for notetaking on the go, another resides in our coffee table and we make notes about movies and TV shows we have to watch.

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What about you? Do you still use notebooks for planning and organisation?

Comments (7)

I’m very much a notebook person. I also like to make to do lists and cross things off as I go. xxoo

Oh I love notebooks and I have to make lists. One of my jobs when I finished school was working in an office supply shop, absolute heaven. I cant survive without lists, went to Ikea last weekend and even had a list printed off their website so I could spend the least amount of time in there.

I SURE DO!! I carry at least 1 with me everywhere!

After I got my smartphone I started using it exclusively to jot down my notes, but then I realized I can’t do things like draw sketches or diagrams of projects when inspiration hits. I ended up going out and buying a small notebook that I carry with me everywhere. I’ve found that overall I enjoy actually writing with pen on paper rather than typing into my phone. Call me old school…

dont you just love the accomplishment of crossing of something on the to-do list and the thrill when you’ve crossed off the whole list !!! lol !

I love notebooks. I keep a lot of info in my Iphone but I still love the feeling of crossing things off my list as I do them.

Yep I am another notebook user. Love them and have a drawer full of ones not used as yet. I have them all for all different reasons too.

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