There are two main types of notebooks: bound notebooks and system notebooks.
Each has its own merits and demerits, but we have considered the merits and conveniences of a system planner.
I hope this will be helpful for those who are considering using a system planner or those who want to make more use of a system planner.
*In this article, we will introduce the ``LETS Clear System Notebook'' by LETS STATIONERY GOODS.
1. System notebooks can be used for a long time.
This is the big difference from a regular bound notebook.
Furthermore, most of the system planners are made of leather and are expensive, costing more than 10,000 yen, but since you only need to change the refills, you can reduce your annual planner expenses.
Because it's an expensive item, you'll want to use it with care, and the longer you use the notebook you choose, the more it will become your own personal notebook.
The system notebook gives you that special feeling.
2. Available in 6 sizes! Wide range of choices
There are six types of notebook sizes, from largest to smallest: A5, HBxWA5, Bible, narrow, mini 6, and micro 5.
There is a wide range of sizes to choose from, so you can choose your favorite size notebook to suit your needs.
Some people use the Micro 5 size as a wallet along with a pocket refill.
3. You can choose the refill you want to use
The basic idea of a notebook is that you can choose only the refills you want to use and carry them with you.
A bound notebook has a fixed number of pages, but a system notebook does not have a fixed number of pages.
There is an upper limit on the number of refills that can be stored depending on the ring diameter, but there is no specified number of pages, so to put it in an extreme case, you can just have one refill.
Even if you use a notebook or notebook and want more memo pages, you can freely increase the number of refills you need, and you can also remove unnecessary refills to make it lighter.
The feature is that you can freely use as many refills as you want.
4. Can be freely changed to any configuration
By changing the order of refills as you like, you can change the structure to monthly → weekly → monthly → weekly, and you can also create unusual structures such as weekly pages first and monthly pages later.
There is also no rule that the memo page has to be at the back.
It's good to insert it between schedule pages.
The appeal of this notebook is that you can customize it to make it easier to use by replacing pages, which is not possible with bound notebooks.
5. Refills that are no longer needed can be removed at any time
Once the task is complete, the information you once needed will no longer be needed.
With a system planner, you can remove information that you don't need right now.
Also, I'm sure many of you have experienced things like writing something neatly, but then making a mistake and losing your enthusiasm.
Refills also allow you to remove the wrong page from your notebook. You can also keep only a neatly arranged refill at any time.
6. If you make a hole, you can fit it in.
When you don't have paper handy, you may find yourself scribbling on the back of copy paper.
If you punch a hole in that paper, it instantly turns into a refill.
Another feature of the system notebook is that it can be refilled with anything that has holes that meet the standard.
You can also bind a page of your favorite magazine, materials or flyers you received into your system notebook.
7. Easy to add pockets
There are many people who want to carry their business cards and shop cards with them.
If you insert a card holder refill, you can carry such cards with your system planner.
With the zipper refill, you can also keep bandages and medicines in your notebook.
I can see the possibility that you don't need anything else as long as you have a system planner.
8. Enjoy making your own refills
Have you been using a notebook and are you using your ideal format?
I'm sure there are some people who like the monthly format, but the weekly format isn't the ideal format.
Self-made refills can eliminate such dissatisfaction.
Since you can freely create the format you want, you can create a notebook with the items you want or a framework that is easy for you to use.
In addition to schedules, you can also freely create and include wish lists, 100 lists, and your own collection pages.
If you try your hand at making your own refills, the world of system planners will expand and become more fun.
9. You can remove the refill and write on it.
A unique feature of a system planner is that you can remove only the pages you want to write from the binder and write on them.
You can write without being disturbed by the unevenness created by pasting sticky notes etc. on the back page.
10. Information can be unified
Any information can be stored on paper by punching holes in it, so you can centralize the information in a single notebook.
This will prevent information from becoming cluttered.
A's notebook has information X, but B's notebook has information Y. It's heavy to carry both. It will relieve that feeling.
Above, I have picked out some useful points of the system planner.
I've introduced only the advantages, but the disadvantages of system notebooks include the ring that gets in the way when writing, and depending on the size, there are limited refill options.
When closing the refill, your hand may get caught in the metal fittings, causing pain.
Every thing has advantages and disadvantages.
If you consider both sides and the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, then you will have a reason to continue using it. I hope this article will give you an opportunity to think about the benefits and convenience.
Maybe a system notebook would be a good idea? If you think so, please try your hand at it.
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