Genius…simply genius! I was sent an Arc Customizable Notebook (as well as accessories) for review and I am in love! This notebook isn’t your average notebook – no siree. I have always wanted to put together a notebook that would work for ME and not what other people might need. The problem is that all of the other notebooks/personal organizers I have seen just don’t have this many options.
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect exactly, but when the Arc Customizable Notebook System (available at Staples) arrived, I knew this was going to be fun. The notebook is available in two sizes – regular and Junior. I received the Junior, which is perfect for me as I can carry it everywhere with me. At first glance, the notebook is very basic, but when I started sorting through the accessories I just “got it”.
The only trouble I had (initially) was figuring out how to “open” the notebook to add pages, accessories, etc. It turns out that it doesn’t really open like a traditional binder does. The discs have notches and you simply press each hole onto the disc and it stays on. To remove something from the notebook, just gently pull it out. Neat, right?
The accessories I received included tabbed dividers, sticky flags in a variety of colors and shapes, clear pocket dividers and a notepad. All of these items are hole-punched and insert right into the notebook. Of course, you can use as many or few as you want – it is completely up to you!
I love, love, love the Arc Adhesive Notes, (which comes on a plastic holder. It is so handy to be able to pull a note right from the notebook and put it where I need it. This helps me to stay on track and focus, as I am not taking my eyes away from the notebook to find a pad of sticky notes!
There are plenty of other accessories available as well, including sheet protectors, weekly/monthly calendar refills, zip pockets, expansion discs and more!
I also received a very unique hole punch. The Arc System Desktop Punch ($39.99) is designed to work with the Arc Customizable Notebooks so that you can punch whatever you want and easily add it in your notebook. With this hole punch, you can choose to punch holes for the regular sized notebook or the Junior size.
You can also print out your own schedules, to do list, etc. to add to your Arc Notebook. I have a pad of “To Do” lists, and I punched tabs in 5 sheets and put them in the front of my notebook. I will fill them out for a week at a time and this will allow me to see at a glance, exactly what I have going on for the week. See what I mean by customizable?
I also received a really neat pen – the Avant Pen. It glides so easily and fits perfectly in the pen holder inside my notebook. They also fit perfectly in my hand, thanks to the comfort grip. The Avant pens are available in gorgeous Spring colors. Interchangeable ink refills are available in SilkScribe and gel inks. I really love the SilkScribe!
The Arc Customizable Notebook System is a must-have, whether you are a business person, a SAHM Mom, a blogger, or anything else. Just think of the possibilities: For instance, if you were planning a wedding, you could put all of your wedding information, ideas (including photos/pages from wedding magazines) in the notebook or in just in a dedicated section. When you are done, you simply remove those pages, or you could make a keepsake with it! I am really tempted to get several of the Arc Customizable Notebooks for different areas of my life. I have been buying home decor, DIY and craft magazines lately, and I want to start a notebook for ideas I would like to try in the future. I can cut out pages and/or photos, as well as instructions from these magazines, and compile my very own inspiration notebook. There are SO many ways to use the Arc Notebook System!
You can find the Arc Customizable notebooks at Staples. You have your choice of leather or poly options in a variety of colors!
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