As a blogger, I’m always coming up new blog post ideas at the oddest times. I gain many of my blog ideas from the books, TV shows/movies, or just from random things that people say or do. I used my iPhone to keep notes on, but that really doesn’t cut it for me. (I’m a writer and unless I’m writing a complete post or idea out, it’s not the same.) That’s why I’m super thrilled with the M by Staples™ Arc notebooks and accessories kit I was given to review. I literally have been using it so much that I felt like I’ve done a review on it a hundred times (because in my head I have! Every day I say how much I love it to my family.)
The Arc notebooks are available in a variety of colors, patterns and sizes. I received this 9.5 by 11.5 pink leather notebook that is built to last. I love that there is a wide range of accessories to choose from to make this notebook system work for me. I can get adhesive notes, sheet protectors, poly tab dividers, planners, task pads, and so much more.
I love everything about this notebook system. I literally use this EVERYDAY. I’m always having to jot down blog post ideas on the go, and this is easy to carry around. I love that I can add different accessories to this notebook really easy, and according to what I want in it. I know it will last for the long haul and even with lots of wear and tear it still looks shiny and brand new. With this little notebook, I don’t have to worry about any glue coming undone because the pages are not held together by glue.
I can also bend the cover and pages back all the way around and use it like a small clipboard, and my documents don’t fall out or tear out (like I figured they would due to how it’s made.) It’s nicer than many planners I’ve had in my life. I love it far better than a regular notebook.
It may be a bit pricey to get this notebook system set up, but it is actually a very wise investment. I say it’s a wise investment because again the notebook portion will last for a long time. You can buy your accessories over the years for less than what a planner costs each year. The vitality of it is really remarkable. It can be anything you really want it to be. I would recommend it for ANYONE who like an organized way of keeping up with their thoughts or activities.
Honestly, the only con I have for this notebook system is it doesn’t “appear” to hold a vast majority of things at one time. I don’t see how I could have the full calendar planner system and loads of note sheets in it. However, in the same token with the way their accessories are made, I very well may be able to use it for everything. I’ll probably have to try that when I need a new planner (which is coming soon!) Yes, I still use pen and an actual planner (and computerized planners.)
How would you use this Arc Notebook system in your life?