om: Ruth Chin (WINNER)
The best idea I have in using Rollabind is to have "Rollabind parties."
I use these parties to have something fun to do with my friends and to grow our "obsession" with getting organized! We look for ways to add things to our notebooks and we find new ways to find uses for our notebooks.
I use it myself in several ways. I use one to help me organize my To-Do list. I have one that holds my personal prayer journal. In that one, I have a separate section for prayer requests. I have one that holds my research for the things I am studying. I also have one that I use when I travel in the car.
My parties work better when I get to focus one person at a time and give them my full attention.
(I show them several of the different ways that I use mine. I have a junior, my own created 3/4 (cut from a letter size cover), and a letter size which houses my studies notes. We talk about their ideas and what they would like to do with their own Rollabind.)
Once their decision is made on the size, we get to work in equipping their notebook. We start with the size of the discs they would like and then go from there.
I show them different styles of paper, too. If it's not already prepunched, I let them punch their own stuff so they can get used to the feel of the paper punch.
We add dividers and accessorize. I have a paper cutter so we can cut things down to make them fit.
Sometimes we go to the Office store to get ideas of things of things that we can punch to put in our notebooks.
I feel this is the best idea because it helps me share something fun that I like to do.
All of this started by my getting a "Free Junior" from you. I shared it with a girlfriend and then we started adding things to it. She takes it with her all the time. She says it fits perfectly on her arm rest so she can write ideas down when she is driving. She says it fits in the grocery cart, too.
I got her to buy her own paper punch when you offered the ROLLA20 discount plus a free junior. I think she is going to give hers away...so she can have her own Rollabind party.
At my last party, my other girlfriend wanted to use it to hold all her favorite recipes. She loved the paper that I had gotten from you that was landscaped. She was going to draw a line on it so it could have her ingredients on one side and the rest of the recipe on the other. Since I bought an extra paper punch from you, I let her borrow it.
It would be nice if I could win the paper punch so I could let her keep mine. She wouldn't let me give it to her since she thought it was too expensive a gift.)
Thank you for considering me and my ideas!
From: Susan Karyn
As a Productivity/ADHD Coach and a Professional Organizer, I use these products personally and also recommend them to clients.
I like the quality and design of the paper, as well as the concept.
During the sales process, a lead/referral becomes a prospect, and the prospect may become a client, or may be placed ‘on hold’, etc.
I use a Rollabind notebook tabbed with these sections, making it simple to move referral/initial notes from one section to the other.
Depending upon the next action, I may place a colored sticky note on the page as a reminder.
The notebook is easier to manage than a looseleaf binder (no concerns about opening and closing binder rings, which often shift, and take up extra space.)
I also use a Rollabind notebook for organizing ideas and projects (with labeled tab dividers). I carry around a junior-sized notebook, and, whenever I have a brilliant idea (lol) write the topic and date on the top, along with capturing the concept. Later on, I’ll then transfer these ideas to the appropriate section of my desktop, letter-sized notebook. The smaller pages fit in just fine.
When a project becomes a major undertaking, it merits its own notebook. In that case the project notepages from my idea notebook are just transferred to the appropriate section of the project notebook.
From: Sue Darby
I use the Rollabind system both personally and professionally. I use several small notebooks for shopping and daily task lists plus one for business notes, my yearly battle plan which details what I want to accomplish in a year and one last notebook for meeting notes at work.... each notebook has a purpose and I use stick on tabs to divide each one. I sometimes design my own pages and other times use 1/2 index cards all the way up to 4x6 index cards just to help me separate topics.
My best way to use the Rollabind system is to have a notebook for each purpose in my life...daily goals & lists, business notes, yearly goals and ideas and finally work meetings.
I blame my best friend for getting me hooked on this system it's just plain AWESOME!
From: María G. Hernández
Rollabind is great for developing participant handbooks. As most trainers know, you will often have folks who cannot stop from looking ahead in a workshop and the Rollabind system allows the facilitator to handout pages each day that keep the class focused. And, the participants can still take notes on blank pages that are inserted on their own.
Most of the time participants end up getting into the Rollabind system afterward and realize that instead of having to keep pages in the order in which they were bound—they can move the most important material to the front of the handbook!
Enjoy your product a great deal! Thanks!
From: Kathy Los-Rathburn
I am an art teacher, teaching watercolor workshops. So your fantastic book is used to keep track of my students and to have photos and drawings of what I am going to teach. I could not live without this system. It is the greatest and I feel so proud when I am using any that I have made. I hate having to rip a sheet of paper out of a notebook....but not anymore. lol
From: Kay Nemecek
Hello! My Name is Kay Nemecek. I am a special ed. teacher at the high school level and the best thing I use Rollabind for is: EVERYTHING! The letter size with dividers keeps me organized in my personal and professional life. I have a lot of paperwork to keep track of and kids to case manage. I use the dividers to separate my projects/ ideas from a blossoming organization business, my father is not well so I use a divider to keep all of his important information with me (Dr.s names, meds., procedures, etc.), I use another divider for tracking state exams for my kids and graduation requirements/ outcomes, another for a calendar - which is always full, another divider for parent contacts/ logs and another for whatever doesn't fit neatly under the previous headings. This is my LIFE! It is SO convenient to have it all in one place. It is much more attractive than a binder and is much more professional looking. I also use various sizes for various tasks. I have a small one for grocery lists, another smallish- medium sized one for Christmas lists/ ideas. I use one page per person and add ideas for Christmas/ Birthdays through the year. When I buy something I put the receipt in the book and that way I always know where the receipt is if I need it. I have a few of the plastic cover letter sized covers to keep special projects in that I need to keep separate from everything else. I JUST LOVE IT!
From: ShaNina Tyler
I personally think the best idea for Rollabind is to expand your system is to expand it to the school system. We all know how rough kids (young) can be on their notebooks. I have a ten year old. I grew up in a military family, and this has been the system for me and my family. I'm a single mom with ties to my son's school activities, and the Rollabind system has been able to ground me in a lot of areas. Other suggestions would be something for weddings. Wedding planning are expensive.
From: Pooja Srinivas
I just returned from a trip to Singapore and I saw a very interesting concept for a spiral bound sketchbook. I wanted to share this with you to see what your thoughts were and if you'd be interested in creating something like this and offering it on the Rollabind store.
I think this is a good solution for concerns that people have that their discs will fall out or will get damaged if kept with other stuff in their bags (mostly happens if you "bind" your own books, not so much with stronger covers faux leather or leather covers that you have in your store).
The spiral bound book I saw had three covers - if you see in the pic below, A & B are like any normal hardcover with a spine in between. B has another cover (C) attached to it with a slight hinge so that it can close over B. C had the spiral coil with the papers in it and I'm suggesting you add the Rollabind discs there instead of the spiral coil.
If you see in the pic on the bottom left, when the hinge is closed and C is on top of B, it looks very much like the sketchbook I have here. The bottom right pic shows the closed sketchbook and as you can see the discs are protected and will not fall off.
I know a few of my artist friends are a fan of this sketchbook because it has a separate section to hold their supplies but the sketchbook is only available in one size and it doesn't protect the discs so the artists create their own covers for it. The version I'm suggesting will be more sturdy especially since the bottom piece will have 2 hardboard covers and will give both artists/other Rollabind users the support they need while sketching/writing. Plus since it also has the hinge, we can add a velcro in cover B or cover A to hold the supplies/sketching pouch.
I'm certainly going to try this out myself since I have the covers I've ordered from you and will try to create a rough prototype. But I loved this idea a lot and just wanted to share it with you to see what you think of it. Do let me know if I'm being annoyingly enthusiastic - I just love Rollabind a lot (as if you couldn't figure that out already :-D).
From: Laurie Stratman
I have just been introduced to Rollabind. I purchased mine at Staples in the clearance isIe. I was bumbed as they didn't have any refills. I came home and searched online and found this site. I was very excited. I use mine as a "one for all". I ordered the calendar so that is in the front, then I have a tab for my daily "To Do", a tab for my meeting notes and then a tab for my contacts. I use one binder for everything and LOVE it.
I have only been using it for a couple weeks and feel totally organized.
I am an amateur game writer/publisher. I generally write table-top role-playing games. These games typically rely on books for the rules, sometimes multiple books, usually fairly extensive texts.
One of my dream projects is a configurable game where the play groups can design their specific play experience with modular rules.
Rollabind is perfect for this sort of project as it would allow the players to reconfigure the rules to include only the sections they want and to put them in the order that makes the most sense to them.