A few months ago, I reviewed the small Arc Customizable Notebook, which is perfect for taking when you are on the go, so when I was asked to review* one of the new designs (in the larger size!), I was really happy. I received a Staples Quilted Arc Notebook in a beautiful Teal color. Oh how I have needed this! I have been trying to get better organized with my blog work, and this has been so helpful.
If you aren’t familiar with Staples Arc Notebooks, they really are neat. Instead of having to open the rings on the notebook (like most binders), the pages in these notebooks actually just slip in, thanks to the notched discs. The pages can be reordered so that everything is in the right place. In addition to paper, you can add other products in your notebook too, like sticky flags, zippered compartments, and whatever else you want, really! There is a special hole punch (or I guess you would call it a “notch-punch” for the Arc Notebooks that is available for purchase as well.
I have mine set up with tabbed dividers, to break the notebook up into sections.
I also printed out a “Year at a Glance” calendar which sits in the very front. After searching around online, I found some printables for monthly blog goals, as well as a checklist, and they are neatly tucked in my Arc Notebook as well.
In addition to the Staples Quited Arc Notebook, there is another notebook that is is quite handsome! The Neoprene Arc (which is a more masculine design, and has a handy front-zip pocket).
- Neoprene cover
- Premium, heavyweight paper
- 60 repositionable narrow-ruled sheets
- Zip pocket on the front cover is perfect for holding all of your items, pens, calculator and more!
- Fits 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” Arc refill paper
- Junior Size
- Pen holder
- Interior pocket with business card slots
- Staples Brand 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
These notebooks are just so clever. I LOVE how they can be customized, and one way I have done that is with a “To-do” list notepad. I just tear a few pages off of my notepad and add them to the front of each section. It is easy to mark things off as I complete them, and then easily remove that list from my Arc Notebook.
If I had to change one thing, it would be bigger disks. The ones I currently have are suitable for what I need, but if I wanted to add several more items, I might not be able to. Hopefully bigger discs are in the works for Staples Arc Notebooks!
No matter what your style is, you can find a Staples Arc Notebook to suit your needs! And to bring it all together, don’t forget to add the attractive Avant pen to your notebook!
You can purchase the small or large Arc Notebooks at your local Staples store, or visit Staples online.
*I received the above product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.