Hello

Hi Paper Lovers!

I've been coming here off and on for awhile, but yesterday I finally downloaded the Classic DIY Planner and can't wait to put it together.

I'm so glad to find other paper obsessed people. lol

Right now I'm checking out all the great sites posted in the "yummy catalogs" thread.

Thanks Doug for all your great work. 8)

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Welcome!

DIY Planner has changed my life! Instead of changing systems every few months, I am now changing every few days. Ok, maybe not quite that bad, but my "system" has undergone many revisions in recent weeks due to the suggestions I have taken from DIY. I have recently settled into a combo system comprised of a Moleskine Cahier pocket booklet, a few Hipster PDA notecards, and a Classic (Franklin-speak) size binder with a GTD tabbing system.

I keep four weeks worth of "weekly" Hipster cards clipped to the cover of my Moleskine so I can see my upcoming schedule while on the fly, and have plenty of blank pages in my Moleskine for jotting down thoughts, ideas, phone messages, etc. One cool feature of the cahier booklet is that it has a "pocket" - sort of, in the back cover to keep one or two blank note cards handy.

Yesterday while shopping at Walden Books I noticed they sell the "Moleskine Memo Pocket", an accordion-like booklet that has six individual pockets just the right size for carrying notecards. I like the idea of having a "book" for carrying my cards. The binder clipped Hipster was getting pretty beat up.

My GTD binder, or what I refer to as my "book of lists" helps me sort my work by context. It isn't as portable as my Hipster/Moleskine, but it serves as a good home base. For me, portability is THE most important consideration. If I can't fit it into my pocket, I won't carry it. "Hands Free" is my preference.