Junior size planner color coded organization

Anyone knows where I can find Junior size 3 rings accessories such as monthly, daily, number and blank tabs?

I used digital/analog organization tools until I got a smart phone 2 years ago.
During this past year, it has crashed a couple of times losing all my data.

As a result, I plan to use a Junior size organizer with a yearly calendar already printed and mostly blank pages organized with tabs.

Will this make the organizer heavy?

I will write the date on one or two pages, appointments and things I have to do that day on one page and big project with deadline on another .

I also would like to make color coded bookmarks as deadline reminders similar to the today bookmark accessory.

For those, I know I can use card stock that has been guillotined and punched.
But... I think that transparency plastic would be more durable, is that type of plastic easy to punch?

Since I write with fountain pens, I would like to use Rhodia pages in the appropriate size for a Junior Size.
Does anyone knows the number of the half letter size Rhodia pad?

I know what organizing tools do not work for me size and layout wise so I welcome you input to make my dream organizer a reality. :)
The layout and tab ideas were borrowed from homework planners that I used successfully from 1st grade to university.

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Here are Rhodia sizes that are close to classic/junior....
N° 16 A5 14.8 x 21 cm 6 x 8 ¼ “
or, you could buy letter size and cut in half: N° 18 A4 21 x 29.7 cm 8 ¼ x 11 ¾ “

Weight of planner will depend on how many pages you end up having in the planner.

for the color coded bookmarks, maybe you could just try reusable "flags." these will not take up space in your planner and can be moved or changed, etc.

hope this helps a little bit...

A5 may be the closest you are going to get

Rhodia comes in European sizes only
"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Ygor, your comment reminded

Ygor, your comment reminded me that I needed a refresher course on European to American paper size conversion. :)

I feared I had to search the maze that is the Clarefontaine catalog. As it turned out, I stopped in Rhodia Drive and found a very easy to navigate site called rhodiapads.com

And you are right they have A5 and even A6 wirebound pads.

Here's my favorite paper size reference

"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)

Thanks you for your

Thanks you for your knowledgeable input, nay nay. :)

My plan is to use a Rhodia Wirebound Pad as a daily page planner, writing the date and tasks needed to be accomplished on that day.

Then placing the page within the appropriate tab(s).
For that I will need a 3 holes punch that works with Junior size/A5 pages.

I plan to pre-punch the Rhodia Pad pages, making an A5 version of their 3 holes A4 pad.

I was thinking of only using a six or three months set of tabs, removing the tab and daily pages associated with the previous month as I go along.

I plan to store the previous months tabs, daily pages and notes into a junior size 3 ring binder, I think I saw them at Staples
I also think that they have page protectors in that format.

I know that ring binder organization, tabs and blank pages work great for me because I have used them since high school in A4/letter form.

I have also used that method with my two previous small sized planners (they fit personal size pages).

A Filofax, which was used as planner, note taker, address book. Because I didn't remove the used months pages and it was leather it weighted far too much.

An Itoya which was a planner that held a notepad on the side.
Being made of transparent plastic and mesh it was lightweight and because I used a yearly page calendar, it worked great.
But... the material is not professional looking.

Both planners have been reassigned to useful tasks at home.

As far as flags are concerned, I only used them, once, with little success.

I am really exited to have found the site. I have tons of questions since I love the D.I.Y concept.

Keeping Planners Light

One way to keep a planner from getting heavy is to carry nothing you don't need.

I realized (this time around) that not only don't I need daily pages, I don't need weekly ones. [I'm a mom, housewife and graphic designer with few meetings to attend.] So my calendar section has only a 2010 page and a January page. [I should also print a February page.] These are from my Google Calendar — so they have my family's info as well. Anything not on the print-out is hand written in.

Other than that I have shopping and To Do lists (only 2-3 blanks, I can always print more), a page to hand write addresses (to transfer to my computer later) and some blank paper.

The freedom to print, punch and add at any time means I don't have to carry a ream of blank printed pages.