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I am terrible at organizing. I have sticky notes everywhere with reminders and to-do lists; binders of paper with notes and lists; and multiple calendars all over the place with dates of family events, due dates for assignments and schedules for blog posts. I was on the hunt for something to help me organize my blog, family and school all in one place. It appears that all I had to do was visit my local Staples.
M by Staples Arc notebooks and accessories are just what I was looking for. The notebooks are available in a variety of colors/patterns and sizes, I went with the green Junior Arc size so that I could easily fit it into my bike bag or purse and the color would stand out to keep me from misplacing it. From there you select just the accessories that you want/need. You can choose from adhesive notes, page flags, dividers, notebook, weekly/monthly planner paper, sheet protectors, zip pockets and more. If you fill up your Arc notebook, they also have expansion discs to let you put more into your Arc.
Once you have selected all the accessories you wish to have in your Arc notebook, you can add, remove, and rearrange as you see fit or when you want a change.
Want specialized pages in your Arc? no problem, simply get the Arc System Desktop Punch and you can put just about any page into your Arc notebook.
The cost was also a great feature, you can get the NEW mini compact Arc notebook for just $3.99 and the leather notebooks start at $14.99. Accessories start at only $1.99 and vary depending on what item you choose and what size of Arc you have.
I have had my Arc for a couple of weeks and have never been so organized. I set up sections for Over Thirty Mommy, Family, and School. Now I can keep everything organized and in one place, no more sticky notes all over the place or scribbled lists around the house. I need to get the calendar pages so that I can enter all dates from the above categories in one place for easy viewing reference but so far I am managing without them. The Junior Arc is just the right size to carry to and from work, I even took it on a road trip recently across 5 states so that I would have all my reminders in one place and not miss a deadline while on vacation. I did find that I filled up the Arc quickly so the larger expansion discs are on my to buy list but for now, I am making due by only putting in about 1/4 of the task pad and that seems to work great.