Why you hoard unused notebooks

If I had a dime for every beautiful blank notebook I’ve found in my clients’ homes and offices…... If I had a dime for each one I possess right now, I’d have about 50 cents.  Austin Kleon nails it in a recent post of his.  He features Back to Work podcast host Merlin Mann who says: "You start out thinking, “You know the nice thing about paper is I can do whatever with it,” but the irony becomes, “Yeah, but I don’t want to screw up this pretty notebook that I kind of don’t deserve.”

We do deserve the pretty notebooks piling up in our drawers and on our shelves, so let’s start using them.  I bought one a few weeks ago that I intended to use to collect the ideas that rush in after I meditate.  I commit to start using it this week.  What intentions have you had for your notebooks?  When do you commit to start filling them?   Please share in the comments below.

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.