Today, I am going to show you how I created my DIY Reminder Notebook from materials that I already had at home. Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE POST ITS! And NOTEBOOKS! And NEW PENCILS/PENS!!! And anything related to said items!
Overtime, I have accumulated little notebooks that I just think are adorable, or that were given to me as gifts. But, how many little notebooks can 1 person have RIGHT? What I really was in need of was an address book style of notebook that would give me the ability to organize things ALPHABETICALLY! Traditional address books already have a specific template on the paper and I wanted more than that! I wanted the ability to write notes and store them alphabetically as well.
Now, I know many of you are probably thinking, why on earth do I still need a Reminder Notebook? With all of today’s’ technology, there is an APP for that! I agree! There are probably hundreds, if not thousands of APPS out there! BUT, I am still a pen to paper kinda person and I need to WRITE THINGS DOWN!!!
SO, here is what I came up with. These are the materials that I used to create my DIY Reminder Notebook.
- a notebook
- post its
- self laminating pockets
Someone had given me these lovely petal post it type notes. I have had them for years, not knowing what to do with them. This was an “AHA” moment! They are the perfect size for the letter tab of the notebook.
These laminating pockets are something that I am never without! I found them at the dollar store and seriously I use them for all kinds of projects!
So, I took the laminating pocket and cut them into 3 equal (ish) pieces. This is what I will use to cover the letter tabs to give them some durability. I used one section of the laminating pocket for each letter.
This could absolutely be switched out for other style post it tabs (as seen below) which would eliminate the need to use the laminating pockets, however, I really wanted to use my petal post its!
This left me with the non-adhesive parts of the laminating pockets! They could be recycled BUT I knew I could find something to do with them.
I really hate not re-using things so I have re-purposed those plastic strips and now use them in my cookbooks as bookmarks! Even better that you can right on them!!
This is my final result and I am thrilled! Not only did I use things I already had, but I created it considering what I needed it to help me accomplish!
The great thing about this type of notebook is that everything is alphabetical. This is just a more efficient way to store information. It’s also a splendid way to store passwords (SAFETY DISCLAIMER: don’t leave it out in the open, they are passwords after all!). It can be used to store “Things to Remember” about a person, such as, gift ideas for future reference. If you are anything like me, I forget things, so I can write down gift ideas for nieces and nephews as I get the idea and then refer back to them at Christmas time! I simply write it my DIY Reminder Notebook under their name!
What would you store in your DIY Reminder Notebook?
Until my next post,