For as deeply integrated as organizational technology is in my everyday life, I continue to utilize the tried and true pen and paper, in the form of notebooks, to capture daily notes, ramblings and ideas. This comes in handy when keeping track of different vendors or clients, planning various events and managing several projects at a time.
If you’re highly-detailed, then it’s likely you’ll err on the side of organized note-taking for the ability to efficiently reference back to previous notes – however, you may have an abundance of notebooks because you’ll want to keep things separate (especially if you’re over the top and anal-retentive, like me). If you’re not too much into the details of things, then this may be an easy way to create some structure for your personal or professional life!
I love notebooks. I love clean pages and the possibility of filling them with organized information. Those of you who share my childhood love of school supplies, which morphed into a love of office supplies, know that new notebook smell. I prefer that more than new car smell, sincerely (my car, Oswald), is seven years old and I love him as much as the day I got him. I have more notebooks than I care to admit. All are mostly full of the notes I’ve taken through the years of client meetings, internal creative brainstorms and some are just daily thoughts. Often I reference back to certain notes and what I recently picked up is already transforming my note-taking organization. Join me in nerding out over these Semikolon notebook adhesive marker dividers.
The brightly colored tabs are housed in a sturdy cover; speaking of sturdy, these tabs are are a matte plastic and will not tear. There are 50 of each color, so at 600 tabs per pack it’s completely okay to go overboard with these and organize to your hearts content! See? It makes me want to do a happy dance. Fun, simple and organized office supplies get me jazzed every time.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.