In my Picking Directions post, I wrote about my personal goal to be more organized in 2009. I am notorious for letting mail pile up and even scribbling notes on the back of envelopes, only to forget where I wrote it later on. So when I was contacted about reviewing one of several calendars offered by GreenOfficeStore.com I thought this would be a good way to get my note taking more centralized.
So, far I have stayed committed to this little black book. Even asking people to hold so I can find it when I feel myself drawn to a the back of a blank envelope within reach. A description from the site:
Dated weekly appointment book/planner features a two-page-per-week spread with ruled daily ruled blocks in a horizontal format, no appointment hours, simulated stitched cover, current and future months reference, Julian dates and a two-color format in black and blue ink. Ranges 12 months from January to December. Nonrefillable. Bookbound weekly planner is printed on quality recycled paper with 30 percent post-consumer material.
Now, my thoughts:
Pros: I think it is a good size for me, which is why I picked it. I have very little desk space and anything larger would have gotten in the way. It is also small enough to fit in your purse if you need to take it with you. Spaces for each week day are large enough for my notes. The cover states they use soy based ink (this is not stated on the online description). Overall, it looks good and serves it’s function.
Cons: it’s only 30% post-consumer material. There is no reference to what material is used for the cover. I feel if Dayminder is truly looking to offer a “green” product they can do better in these 2 areas.
All the best!