I continue to enjoy using a Stalogy for all my planning. I was a rings girl for so long and never imagined I would switch. For now, it feels like I would never go back, but honestly, you never know about me!
There were several reasons I could never imagine myself in a bound book, but in time, solutions to those reasons have presented themself.
In every ringed planner I used, I always had A-Z tabs in the back. I had it chocked full of useful information. I didn't know how that would work with a bound planner, because I did NOT want to rewrite that information in every book I used. I viewed several YouTube videos before I found the solution in what I call my "Reference Notebook".
It makes sense, Traveler's Notebooks have individual inserts (notebooks) for different categories, including reference or information books. That was exactly what I needed. After filling in all the lists I use from Month to Month, such as medications, master shopping list, wish lists, etc., I put the notebook on a string in my de-ringed planner (post on that coming soon).
I was surprised to discover that the closer I got to 50, my usually very good memory was giving me a hard time! My reference book helps with that a lot. It includes the usual contact information and passwords, but also the makeup shade and hair color I use, as well as what size clipper guards the stylist use when she cuts my boy's hair. OK, the 18 and 20 now, and drive themselves to get haircuts - they also tell the stylist how they want their hair cut, but this is how I USED to do it! <grin>
How do you use a reference notebook? Have a different method? Tell me all about it!