Organizing with Post-it Notes {Notebooks}…

There are so many options available for us to “get organized” or “stay organized”.  Digital options.  Paper options.  Binders.  Notebooks.  Calendars.

The options can be overwhelming.  Which do I choose?  What will work best for me?

As I mentioned in my previous series post about organizing with Post-it Notes, I prefer binders for almost anything.  What can’t go in a binder will go in a notebook.  I need things to be written down and visible.  So if you are like me, then this post is for you.

Pure & Simple Organizing, 3M Post-it Notes Commercial, Notebook Style

  • Buy a “pretty” notebook.  I prefer something with a solid cover.
  • Decide how to organize within the notebook.
    • By date
    • By event
    • Will you tear out the pages when you are done?
  • Post-it Note Tabs are great for adding notes per day or event
    • Example:  Next Action steps from a meeting can be added to the tab and removed when completed.
    • Visual reminder of what was important from a meeting or for a particular day
  • Post-it Writing Tools are an all-in-one necessity
    • Write
    • Highlight
    • Flag when necessary
    • I am forever carrying pens and highlighters in my purse and organizing bag
  • Post-it Label Pads
    • Keep sections in the notebook organized
    • Keep each notebook categorized and organized

How do you stay organized with notebooks?

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Until next time…

Organizing with Post-it Notes {Binders}…

I’m bbaaacckk!  Hey everyone!  Whew — what a busy couple of weeks.  Three trips, a move, and a ton of new clients!

Now it is back to business and the fun stuff — blogging! 🙂

I’m starting a new series centered around the 3M Post-it Notes commercials.

First up — how to organize with Post-it Notes — binders edition! 🙂

Pure & Simple Organizing 3M Post-It Notes Commercial, Binders

I have an obsession with binders, especially those from Martha Stewart (sold at Staples).  If done correctly, they can be really useful!

First tip:  add a label to the spine.

This will allow you to glance at a grouping of binders and know exactly which one to pull.

Second tip: Use tabs to separate different sections.

Post-it Filing Tabs

Any divider will do but think about flexibility.  The Post-it tabs can be moved around from one page to another and will remain sticky. 🙂  Not to mention — you can write on them!

Third tip:  Use sheet protectors.

I love the feeling of them.  There is something about glossy and shiny that gets my blood pumping. 🙂

Fourth tip:  Use the Super Sticky Full Adhesive Notes on the inside cover.

Post-it Super Sticky Full Adhesive Notes

Coupon here.

They won’t fall off because the whole back is sticky, and you can always pull for a note when you need to jot down an idea.

Last tip:  Buy up every single Post-it Pocket from your store.  They are amazing!

Post-it Pockets

They stick to anything – like a binder.  Great size to keep those smaller loose items that need to be grouped together.  Example:  paint samples inside your Home Inspiration Book.

What is your favorite use of the all mighty binder?

Until next time…

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