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Spring cleaning isn’t just for the closets. It is also a time to declutter and reorganize life. I have been busy reorganizing kitchen cabinets and closets and getting ready for Spring over the past few weeks. In the process, I found myself sorting through story notes and journals and knew it was time to consolidate.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton said that “the Pen is mightier than the sword”. – But what about the paper? That is my questions today…
I love technology and anything digital, but there is a pleasure in handwriting that is inexplicable. And while I am fairly paperless, it is nice to journal sometimes offline. Like so many of us, I sit in front of a computer all day. I write on my Macbook. You may remember my Scrivener Blog here. I read on my Kindle, iPad or phone. So sometimes, it is just nice to read something in print or even take notes on real paper.
There are so many wonderful tools for writing and reading. I have used many, but I keep coming back to Levenger. Their disc bound systems are magic.
I love the disc bound system because I can make it fit my needs for any project. I am constantly editing and Levenger Circa notebooks make it easy to move pages and documents around. The new notebook that I have even has a space for my iPad which allows for a great mix between paper and power. So I’m back to a disc bound notebook and have really enjoyed the process of reorganizing my paper notes.
Staples also has a great version of this style binder. With any disc bound system, I highly recommend investing in the hold punch that works with your binder. This makes your system completely customizable. You can print your own planner pages, To-do lists and add any documents you wish. Have fun making your notebook work for you!
We haven’t even talked about pens, but that is a Blog for another day…
Some other ideas for your notes:
- Composition book
- Arc by Staples
- Other disc based notebook systems
What is your favorite pen and paper combo or are you all digital?
Happy Journaling, note taking and reading!