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How to Make a Discbound Planner

How to make a discbound planner via Clean Mama

I’ve received so many questions about the Arc system and discbound planners that I decided it warranted a whole post.  If you are an office supply junkie like me you have either heard of the Arc System or you have the Arc system.  If you haven’t heard of the Arc System it is like a personal binding machine combined with customizable notebooks.  But it’s better than a traditional binding machine because a.) it’s cheaper and b.) you can swap pages in and out and c.) it’s inexpensive in comparison.  I purchased my Arc punch at Staples – it’s a Staples brand product.  Martha Stewart also has customizable discbound notebooks available at Staples as well.  Theoretically you could just purchase the Arc and/or Martha Stewart brand notebooks and inserts and you wouldn’t need a punch.  But if you like to personalize, use printables, and want the option of customizing your own papers you’ll want to purchase a punch or share one with a friend that lives close by.

What’s the big deal with the discbound notebooks/planners/binders – are they really better?  I love, love, love a cute binder and three-hole punching is easy and cheap, but I especially love the versatility of the discbound system and mostly I love that it lays flat closed and lays flat when it’s open.  This may or may not be a big deal for you, but it’s worth it for me.

I have been using the Martha Stewart Discbound Notebooks in the textured blue – 6.5×9 and 9.5×11.5 for a few months and I LOVE them.   And truth be told I hesitated on purchasing the Arc system because it’s a little pricey, but decided to go for it and I’m so glad that I did!

I needed to simplify things a bit and did just that with my latest kit – The Simplified Life Kit.  You can see how the kit is set up in my discbound notebook by going to this post.  But today I’m just going to show you a few features and simple things you can do to create your own discbound planner or binder or notebook.

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You can purchase a cover or create your own by laminating cardstock.  You can also purchase dividers or make your own with cardstock.  Just pop them in and out to place them where it makes most sense for you.

Use Pre-Made Pages and Calendars - Clean Mama

You don’t have to make your own pages or use printables (I can’t see why you wouldn’t want to though!)  – there are plenty of options for pre-made pages and calendars that are already punched.

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It’s easy to use!

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I wish you could punch a whole notebook at once, but you can’t.  The good thing is that there are guides on the punch for various sizes of paper so your punches will turn out the same every time.

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Here’s a side by side of my notebooks – I use the larger format most of the time but I have the smaller format for my purse.  I want you to see what it looks like with the same printables in the two planners.  Sometimes there’s a little extra room at the bottom of the smaller size format – if that bugs you, you can do what I do and put a sticky note there for notes or just use that space to write notes.   If you don’t know how to resize printables you can go to this post to find out how (it’s easy!).  Make sure when you punch the holes that you line them up the way you want them to be in your planner.  Plan out your printing front to back and punch the holes so that papers line up side by side – unless you don’t want the open layout like this.

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The discbound system isn’t just for grown ups.  This is my daughter’s notebook.  I love the Arc notebooks for my kids – we have them loaded with plain paper for sketching and lined notebook paper for journaling.  They get a kick out of making their own books.  If you homeschool I bet these would be really great for units and larger projects.

Here are a couple links for products in this post if you are curious:

The Simplified Life Kit

Arc Notebook System

Martha Stewart Discbound Notebooks

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN NOTIFIED – Thanks f0r entering!

How about a giveaway?  Today I’m giving away a $50 Staples gift card so you can buy your own discbound system (or something else) and The Simplified Life Kit (if you already purchased The Simplified Life Kit you can choose another kit or save it for credit towards my shop)!    Use the Rafflecopter below to enter and good luck!

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(This giveaway is sponsored by me (Clean Mama) – Staples doesn’t know who I am.)

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  1. I would love to use this giveaway to get started on a home management binder. We really need one.

  2. I would love one! This would be a great addition to my home management system.

  3. I would LOVE To be able to update our home binder. I have one started with a 3 ring binder but the arc system looks cleaner and less bulky…and I’d love to make a smaller version to throw in my purse. Yes please!!

  4. kathy viviano says:

    I really need something to track my family’s multiple schedules — this would help me create a book that works for me.

  5. I would make an ultimate cleaning binder (letter size) and a A5 size art book for my son if I won this contest.

  6. I would love to make a family binder…I don’t have one yet and love love the planner movement! :D Kinda addicted!

  7. I’ve been wanting to get one of these systems!!!

  8. I would love this giveaway…need to get more organized!!

  9. I would love to make a weekly journal binder. I could also update my home management binder.

  10. I’d use this giveaway to make a daily planner that fits easily in my purse. I love planning my day and have been looking around to find the perfect binder. I think Arc is the way to go – so many cute options and it’s so customizable! Love it!

  11. Brandy bowers says:

    Have been wanting to make my own planners and journals for a while yet just haven’t fir girded it out. Thanks for this chance!

  12. Thank you for all your ideas! They really help!

  13. I have been trying to work out a more portable version of my home management binder. The smaller planner would be perfect for that!

  14. I am always borrowing my father’s old binding system. This looks so much cuter and would be so fun!

  15. Great post! I have a small Martha Stewart planner and love it. I use the Cinch for hole punching, but it’s not the best since it is smaller than a standard size paper. I would love to have a bigger punch. And the printables. I’ve been drooling over those for a long time. LOL

  16. Veronica T says:

    I would make a home management binder with this system.

  17. I have never heard of this idea before!! I saw your post on facebook and think you wrote a well informed piece!! I definetly will go purchase one!!

  18. I will use to create notebooks and give them as a gift

  19. Totally gonna make a recipe binder if I win! Thanks for the contest!

  20. I would love to have a personal life management binder, customized with the pages that work best for me. Electronic planners have their place, but I can’t live without my paper version!

  21. Isis Downing-Thompson says:

    This would keep my family of five organized.

  22. i have never heard of this system sounds interesting.

  23. I would make a Christmas Planner!

  24. I have been trying to put together a home management binder and this would be so helpful!

  25. WOW ~ What an amazing organizational system this is. I could implement this in my day, as well as my middle school boys to teach them to become responsible for their commitments, including school work. I HOPE WE WIN THIS!!!!

  26. I would love to use this!

  27. Either a binder to organize all my blog work or a binder for our home schedule.

  28. a list planner, to keep everything straight

  29. Yolanda Davis says:

    I need to be more organized and stumbled upon your website a few weeks ago. would love to win

  30. I would love to make a disc bound binder and get home organized!! :)

  31. I think the disc system is awesome, and the A5 version for my purse is just what I need! Well, the standard size is pretty tempting too though! :)

  32. Teresa Lehr says:

    I would love to use this for all kinds of binders! Love the fact that they lay flat!

  33. The arc system is so interesting to me. What a great way to slim down an unruly binder and make a planner more specific to ones needs. Would love to give it a shot!!

  34. Barbara Roth says:

    As others have said, it would be a great home management binder. I have things all over the place and I need to get it all in one place!

  35. Melanie C says:

    I am very intrigued by the discbound system and the ability to personalize so many planners. I am trying to get a fitness planner together and this would be a great tool!

  36. I would update my main planner. Plus I would update my budget planner. Then I think I would make myself a separate Christmas planner.

  37. Love that you’re recommending a product simply because you love it and not because you received money or the product to do so! I have one of your cleaning kits. Think I would make a cleaning/organizing binder.

  38. I desperately need help and a home binder would help corral all the paper that is currently everywhere! This would finally help me get organized once and for all! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  39. I already have a discbound system, but I’d love to add to it :)

  40. I love the ARC stystems!! I have two already and need more!!!!

  41. Erin Schultz says:

    I love the ARC system! I have a small punch but I’m dying to get the large one so I can make my own covers!

  42. Love staples and Martha Stewart! Would love to win!!

  43. Definitely need to redo my home management binder.

  44. This looks like a cool system. Would love to try it. :)

  45. Sommer Mullins says:

    I am going to make a household binder if i win this giveaway. thanks

  46. I will be making a budgeting binder if I win this giveaway

  47. I’ve been looking for some type of binding system. If you endorse it…I’m sure it’s good. Thanks!

  48. I’ve been wanting to try an ARC…this would be a great way to do so!

  49. I would love to win this to organize all of your printables.

  50. Amy Parker says:

    I use your kits in a binder made with the arc system, but I never thought of doing a smaller version for my purse or diaper bag! My next project will be the smaller version of my home management binder/daily planner if I win. Thanks!

  51. I’d love to make a budget/finance binder for my husband and I to use.

  52. Wendi Forcina says:

    I would create a home management binder and try to get rid of the stacks of paper EVERYWHERE!

  53. Check the Book! That will be my mantra when asked “can I, can we, or what is going on this week.” Too often we have over-scheduled or double-booked. NOT AGAIN! = ) Thanks.

  54. Martina Couldry says:

    I am going to make a workbook for me to use as a teaching tool and to organize my life

  55. A prayer journal would be my book of choice! Thank you again for the chance!

  56. I would love to use this system to make a book for general household information…. restaurants and numbers, places we shop and numbers, warranty information, take out menus, coupons for pizza, etc. Just a place to keep all our general information that we have to look up all the time.

    LOVE the punch!

  57. I just discovered the Martha Stewart discbound line and am in the process of creating a personal planner! I could definitely use some more accessories from Staples to complete my project!

  58. I would make a homeschooling binder for my kids with all their schedules and papers and projects!

  59. I LOVE my ARC planner – I have been wanting to customize it but I think your simplified life kit would be perfect for me!

  60. A journal for my bible study is the plan for my discbound notebook. I have one on my Santa list, but would love one sooner :)

  61. I purchased your simplified life kit… Love it!! This would be great to put it in a notebook.

  62. Love the discbound notebook system. Would love a change to win and be organized!!!

  63. Oh my!! i could use some of this planner goodness to organize my busy life!!!

  64. I have a personal size MS discbound and I am in love! I bought a portable punch. I am hoping to buy the teal quilted arc in the letter size! I want to use it for a planner and notes at my bible study :-)

  65. I ♥ ARC!! And the Martha Stewart line at Staples!!

  66. I will be making a new calendar to help stay organized in business and personal for 2014.

  67. I would start on a home management binder myself.

  68. Home management

  69. Renee Griego says:

    I would love to have the blinder maker.

  70. I use this type of planner and LOVE it. I would start a new one for my kiddos probably. Or just add more to the ones I have…I need to get my holiday planning going!

  71. I will definitely make a household binder.

  72. Stephanie Y. says:

    I would start an everyday personal management binder. It would contain meal planning, budgeting, calendars etc. I love this system! Thank you for the giveaway!

  73. Looks so cute and organized. I like the Martha Stewart version! But it would be a tough decision

  74. I need to work on starting a home binder.

  75. I have the larger MS binder, and would love to have the smaller one also! :)

  76. I would like to make my own planner. Also a book to keep track of kids medical & development info.

  77. Darla Bunyan says:

    I have been trying to pin this image on Pinterest but, it says they are experiencing difficulties with your page. But if I won, I would put together a family planner.

  78. I would like to make my own planner. Also a book to keep track of my kids medical, development and other information from the doctor.

  79. Love the planner (I use a Levenger, a similar style and love it!) And I especially love the disclaimer at the end. Staples SHOULD know who you are!!

    Liz
    http://www.accordingtol.com

  80. This would be great! I need some serious home and time management help! And would love the system for school projects for my kids, too!

  81. I want to make my own planner b/c I haven’t found one that does EVERYthing I want: family schedules, menu planning, exercise/food diary, personal goals, personal business/entrepreneurial information. I have heard about the ARC system and am anxious to get going on something for 2014!

  82. I am intrigued by this product! I made my own plane this year and had it bound at the store, because I also like having it lie flat. But I also miss the flexibility of a binder. I would make a small planner for on the go, journals for my kids, next year’s planner, etc., etc.

  83. I am intrigued by this product! I made my own planner this year and had it bound at the store, because I also like having it lie flat. But I also miss the flexibility of a binder. I would make a small planner for on the go, journals for my kids, next year’s planner, etc., etc.

  84. I am intrigued by this product! I made my own planner this year and had it bound at the store, because I also like having it lie flat. But I also miss the flexibility of a binder. I would make a small planner for on the go, journals for my kids, next year’s planner, etc., etc.

  85. Kathryn Badger says:

    I need to make a home management binder & would LOVE to buy the Arc punch with this giftcard. I am so excited!

  86. Darla Bunyan says:

    I have been trying to pin this image on Pinterest but, it says they are experiencing difficulties with your page. But if I won, I would put together a family planner. Thanks for the chance!

  87. Thanks for this giveaway! I’ve been wanting to begin a home business planner and this looks like the solution!

  88. Sharon Alleman says:

    I would like to convert my Plum Paper Family Planner that I bought off of Esty!! I discoveerd the Arc system after I bought the planner. I love how easy this system is!

  89. Oh I would put this to good use….Love your Blog!!!

  90. Tiffany Austin says:

    Cleaning binder to the max!

  91. I would love to win this giveaway! Thank you!

  92. I just got the MS notebook and the simplified kit…so this blog is perfect timing!

  93. Hillary Barbati says:

    I <3 Martha/ arc planners!! I hope I win because I really want to get the punch!!

    I am working on making a FABULOUS home/coupon/calendar/Christmas planner!!

  94. Jessica Habel says:

    I’ve been combing the web for months now trying to find just the right planner. I’m loving how this system is so customizable! I’ll definitely be looking into one of these systems. Thanks for the post!

  95. Jessica Habel says:

    I’ve been combing the web for months now trying to find just the right planner. I’m loving how this system is so customizable! I would be making one for my “life” planner; dates, appointments, activities, bills, notes. Thanks for the post!

  96. Right now I’m working on my 8 weeks to Christmas planner and this would be a perfect fit as I’m reworking the planner. I love the fact that it can easily be changed as needed. After Christmas I would love to use this for my yearly planner. SOOOOO many possibilities.

  97. I would make a Home Mangagement binder/Planner! I have been wanting a Martha Stewart with the ARC system! I also love the pages you created…it would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win this giveaway!!

  98. Michelle Rogers says:

    I actually returned mine because I did not know a punch existed. Thanks for the instructions!!

  99. I would LOVE this!!! Looks amazing!!

  100. Allison W says:

    What a fun giveaway! I’m loving all the fun printables I’ve been seeing but I use a spiral bound planner that goes through the end of the year. I have been looking at these for my planner for next year but that punch is expensive!

  101. Carol Cotton says:

    I didn’t know about this gadget—would love to have one. I really like your blog!

  102. Carol Cotton says:

    I didn’t know about this gadget—would love to have one. I really like your blog!

  103. Raye Cage says:

    Since last year, I’ve been considering trying the discbound system but thought it too expensive but as I shop for a 2014 planner, I realize the premade ones that I really want cost as much or more as I would spend on discbound system, plus I could create the type of planner I want over & over again – I like that!.

  104. I have the ARC punch, and would love to invest in more ARC notebooks. There are so many I would use, but the prices keep me from buying too many.

  105. sheryl cronin says:

    I already have an arc for a planner. I love it! So I would probably use another arc for my home management binder, financial binder, holiday binder…i could go on and on…

  106. I’d love to make a planner system and finance binder to keep everythign in one spot!

  107. How could you not want to do this!?! Becky, you make everything look so easy!

  108. I would love to make a Jr. sized for my husband :)

  109. Jennifer O says:

    I’d like to make my own calendar to put in my purse. I made my own printables, but the smaller notebooks are too bulky to carry around. This system would be great!

  110. I would love to make a home management notebook as well as some things for work.

  111. Amber MacNeil says:

    I would LOVE a discbound planner! A great use for all the printables I got from you! :-) Really, I love Staples’ pink arc binder. It’s so me!

  112. Well.. this would “hurry up” the system set up for me .. this has been on my “to do” list for quite some time and would be awesome to win this .. pick me!

  113. I can’t wait to give this a try!!

  114. I think I would start small and do either a simple planner or a recipe book :)

  115. Great giveaway, thanks!!

  116. I would use the gift card to make a home/schedule planner from your beautiful printables. And I might pick up a junior Arc notebook for my son, who has been begging for one, lol.

  117. I would make a simplified life kit!

  118. I just got my first arc and the levenger punch which is not working that great, I would LOVE to get the Arc punch!!!

  119. I would make a recipe binder first

  120. I would love to upgrade my planning system!

  121. I would be over the moon to win this giveaway. I absolutely love your blog and am so inspired to restore and maintain organization in my home, but I definitely need to put together a notebook to help me get started. These tools would help me do just that. Super giveaway!

  122. A business only binder so that I don’t keep carrying such a large/fat planner everywhere.

  123. LisainLouKY says:

    I would make my recipe binder first and then customize a planner.

  124. Probably a recipe binder or a holiday planner :)

  125. I would make a recipe binder. Everytime I open my cook book cupboard, papers come flying out. I need help!!!!!

  126. Sara Mitchell says:

    I absolutely love my Discbound notebook, I currently use it as a planner! I would use this gift card to buy a new notebook to make a “One Line A Day” journal!

  127. I’m going to make a holiday planner.

  128. This would be the ultimate solution to my need to customize a small planner!!!! Oh the possibilities!!!!

  129. Kathleen Mixon says:

    I would create a home binder.

  130. What a great giveaway! I love Staples!

  131. M Crespin says:

    I have been wanting to make an ARC notebook for my home-based business! Maybe I can if I win!! Thanks for the opportunity!

  132. Mayuraporn Crittendon says:

    I am going to make a new household binder!! would love to win this..

  133. I think I would make a seperate finance binder!

  134. I would make a jr size binder for all my online auction information, but that would just be the beginning!!!

  135. I will be making an all in one binder to include planner and coupons

  136. I will make a ton of different binders with this! First and foremost a household calendar binder and then an important address book binder too!

  137. I would make a planner for work.

  138. I’ll be using this (pretty one) for my idea book and creativity journal (I’m using a plain one for my household planner already).

  139. Shawna Laufer says:

    “What kind of binder are you going to make if you win this giveaway?”
    Gosh, the possibilities are endless! I am really wanting to make a 5 Year Journal!

  140. I’d love to have one of these! I’d like to make a home management planner and a Christmas planner.

  141. A home management binder for sure!!

  142. I’ve always wondered what the benefit of a disc bound system is vs. a binder!

  143. Love my ARC planner. I desperately need the hole punch, though.

  144. I want to make a few different planners….I want to make a blog planner and a home/life planner.

  145. Definitely a new calendar/planner for my purse…I’ve been searching for the ‘perfect’ one and haven’t found it yet…this looks like it might be the one.

  146. I would make a Home Organization binder. I have to keep all the schedules in one spot!

  147. I would make a business plannerr

  148. Hillary Barbati says:

    i hope i win! i love Martha planners/arc products!!

    i am making a FABULOUS home/coupon/calendar/Christmas planner!!

  149. I would make a homework binder for my daughter

  150. I’d make a binder for our favorite family recipes.

  151. Tiffany Hess says:

    I have just printed out a custom planner and would love to bind using a discbound system!

  152. I need to start a bill binder or one for Girl Scout stuff! thank you for the giveaway.

  153. Christy S. Lube says:

    Definitely home management! Especially chore/cleaning schedules and meal planning.

  154. I would use this binder to do a business & home management combo.

  155. Kimberly J says:

    I would use this binder system as a personal assistant. Help me to keep track of appointments and other various deadlines :).

  156. Home management! Need a place to capture all the papers/things that must be acted on!

  157. I am currently working on creating a life planner!!! Using lots of your printable!! {wink, wink}

  158. love your website.

  159. Lindsay Lee says:

    I would love to make a Christmas planner!

  160. I LOVE office supplies but had somehow missed out on this new goodie! How awesome!

  161. I need to redo my home management binder!

  162. I would make a binder to put the Simplified Life kit in that I’ve already purchased!

  163. I looooove your site! These binders are so helpful and simply too much fun! I’d love this system to make a new bill paying binder, budget binder, and sunday school binder for my 3 year old class! And a million other things! Thanks for all the great ideas! Please keep them coming!

  164. I want to make a new home management binder with this. I used the coupon and purchases the martha stewart arc but really need the punch so I can add your printables to the binder.

  165. A daily planner TO START and then look out!

  166. I would make a home management binder, then let my husband and son make their own binders. =)

  167. This is cool and I would love to win. I love Staples!

  168. I would love to start with a family/home system!! I love all your posts and have learned a lot from your blog. Thank You!

  169. Josephine says:

    I soooo need to get more organized.

  170. i would make a notebook to organize dr appts, iep’s, and evaluations. my binder is just to bulky to carry every time i have an appointment. thanks!

  171. Mary Koll says:

    Great post!! I am going to make the PERFECT working mom planner if I win!

  172. I would make a home schedule/management binder

  173. I’ve recently returned to school and would love to make a customized notebook for each semester!

  174. Diana Jennings says:

    I would make a personal planner to carry in my purse. Who doesn’t LOVE a good planner? :)

  175. Great giveaway. Thanks. I hope to win and make ma own household binder. :)

  176. i would love to make a life binder,here in Greece it’s not easy to find one…..

  177. If I won, I would make an organizer to help keep track of our household for my mom and me. My mom is elderly and has many health issues, and I take care of her. A household binder would be helpful in keeping track of her doctor appointments and medications as well as my own. I am unable to work myself right now due to my health conditions. I love your printables. They look so colorful and fun to use, and I hope to be able to buy a color printer cartridge soon for my printer! It would be wonderful to win this to get a start on building an organizer for my household!

    By the way, I’ve been trying to pin the image to Pinterest, but there is no image, and it keeps saying “Whoops! Sorry we could not fetch the image.” I’ll try again tomorrow, hopefully it will work!

  178. Machelle McBride says:

    I would love to use this give away to reorganize the arc system I have. This would really help me keep track of grad school and the two jobs I have. :)

  179. I am the most unorganized person ever, I need a good system to help me get organized.

  180. I NEED a home management binder!

  181. Julia James says:

    I am just starting to use planners and it is really helping me get my life organized! I would love to win the giveaway!

  182. A home binder to have everything in one place.

  183. I love my binders, but I think I might try changing them up a bit with your ideas

  184. A home management binder, a new homeschool planner, another art journal … possibilities are endless!

  185. I have a lovely Martha Stewart black notebook with the pockets inside, but no arc punch! I can’t afford it just yet, hehe. But I’d like to use it as a budget notebook, since it’s small enough to carry in my purse! I already have the simplified life kit – I love it! :)

  186. I’ve been looking at the Martha Stewart planner for a while. After reading this, I think I’m ready to get one!

  187. Shelly Daugherty says:

    Oh this is just what I need ! My life is so disorganized !!!! Hope I Win!!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway chance :)

  188. Ill make a planner for m small business

  189. This looks like a really interesting system to try! I would love to win.

  190. I would love to transfer my Home Management Binder into a MS Disc-bound!

  191. I would make one for my purse if I won! I’ve been looking at the Martha Stewart ones at Staples and could never figure out what the discbound part meant. Now I get it. I did not realize you could add or remove pages!

  192. Wow this is a really great giveaway. I have wanted to get started on the planner band wagon. What a perfect way to start.

  193. Candace C says:

    I am going to make sooo many binders….A home binder, a preschool art binder, an art binder for my daughter…..I am also going to use this binder at work to make different forms that I have more user friendly.

  194. I use the “Martha” binder at work and I have an ARC binder at home. I use it to manage our medical records. It flips down to a nice size for taking notes in the doctor’s office and then I can move the pages as I need. I have sections for each family member, payments, insurance info, business cards and a section that lists more detailed family history.

    But I really need a punch so I can insert immunization records, test results, etc.

  195. I would LOVE this system to help me organize my family life, with school and projects. I am in dire need of some way to tame the chaos, and this would be the perfect solution. Thanks for a great giveaway opportunity!

  196. LOVE Arc and a new gift certificate would be an awful lot of fun for me! :)

  197. If I win the contest I would make a home planning binder. My husband and I recently purchased our first home, and I have so many ideas for projects to keep track of, not to mention maintenance schedules and such!

  198. I would LOVE to win this. I am just starting on a home binder and updating my “cook book”. I prefer notebooks over binders so this would come in handy for both of these projects!!

  199. Margaret Mary says:

    I’m a FT working mom who is in college. I’d use this for my college planner:-)

  200. I homeschool and this would be perfect!

  201. I am going to make a cleaning binder for my children!!!

  202. Eliana Lopez says:

    I am am going to start a cleaning kit and this idea is just perfect!

  203. I want to design a planner with everything I want and nothing I don’t.

  204. I’m just starting a binder system–this would be a great addition!

  205. I am going to make a school planning binder if I win this giveaway!

  206. I am going to make a binder for my son with Autisim to keep all his medical and educational information in.

  207. I am going to be making a personal organizer or making a better family binder.

  208. I’m currently updating our home organization binder, and was thinking about going with something like the Arc System. Thanks for this post! I also prefer that the notebooks lay flat – that’s the main thing I don’t like about using binders.

  209. I would like to make the A5 size. Perfect for work!!

  210. I am going to create a home management binder for a Christmas gift

  211. I’m going to make a Bible verse binder….it’s been on my to-do list for a while now. THANKS!!!!!

  212. I think I’ll try the Martha Stewart discbound system!

  213. Tamikko Braun says:

    I want to make a planner for everything, with lists, calendar, meals and exercise. Thanks for the chance to win!

  214. I already went out and got the ARC system so I’d add to it.

  215. nice blog….great printables

  216. Stephanie says:

    I have the smaller Martha Stewart organizer and I take it everywhere with me. I would absolutely love to have the punch so that I could use the printables I’ve bought as well as ones I’ve designed myself!

  217. I would love to win this – I’ve been drooling over the ARC system for awhile now.

  218. Danette Leeyus says:

    I would really like to have a home management binder and this would be a great start. I love all the colorful printable and can’t wait to get them.

  219. What a great giveaway! I would love to do a holiday planner!

  220. Would love to make an organizer to stay on top of cleaning my house & keepin up with life!

  221. I need a WHOLE LIFE planner LOL!! I would seriously use a planner for cleaning/home management and organizning kid projects…..

  222. Amanda Paige says:

    I love the discbound system and would continue to improve my calendar/household binder if I won.

  223. This would be great! I need to get my life back in order…

  224. I would love to make me a meal planning binder.

  225. What kind of binder are you going to make if you win this giveaway?
    I would make daily planner… to get my life under control and keep up with all the going on’s in life.

  226. dana attlan says:

    i need a planner for use as my calendar and also one for a home management binder! :)

  227. I would love to make a cleaning binder! It is much needed!

  228. I am going to make a home organization binder and a work organization binder.

  229. I found “Clean Mama” last week when I decided I needed to get more committed to a cleaning schedule. Thanks to your simple, daily cleaning plan, I am enjoying a little R&R this Friday morning!! I plan on developing a home management binder that keep me on track to more simple but organized routines.

  230. A daily planner – just help keep things from getting crazy

  231. I am sooooo excited someone love this paper punch and binding system as I do!!!! I love this and would LOVE LOVE this give away!!! Pick Me Pick Me I will be Horshack OOOhhhhhhh pick me! I would make all my Cleam Mama note books of course!!!

  232. I would love to use this for a home management binder instead of using my calendar/notes/addresses/and cleaning schedule all in one as I am doing @ present-it is overwhelming.

  233. Laura Murton says:

    We need a home management binder (or at least I do) and this would be the perfect thing to get it started!

  234. I would use this binder to keep all my household papers in.

  235. I’d make a meal planning binder

  236. I planned on picking up a discbound planner this weekend…I think I’ll wait. ;)

  237. I’d love to win. I’ve been looking for a way to make my own personal notebooks. :)

  238. Still working on my daily planner

  239. I’d make a meal planning or family binder.

  240. I would make a recipe binder.

  241. I’ve been trying to decide between this option and the Erin Condren Life Planner. If I win my decision will be made. :)

  242. My life has become very complicated with our youngest son’s recent cancer diagnosis. Even for an organized person, I find myself floundering, living in 2 different cities and trying to manage my home and family. I find my simplistic list-making just doesn’t suffice for my current needs- I must have a real planner, and one that is flexible enough to take us through the next year or more. Thank you for this timely post and instructions!!

  243. Cristina Gonzalez says:

    I would love to make a meal-planning binder!

  244. would really love to try the discbound notebooks

  245. I would make a family organizer

  246. Rebekah Kogelschatz says:

    I will update my home organization binder to your beautiful printables!

  247. Would love to have this for a home management binder. Thank you

  248. Wow, I love office supplies and I can’t believe I’ve never heard of the Arc System. I’ll be going to Staples later to drool at all the products. I love planners but I always end up buying more than one a year because I start hating the layout. With this, I could change it up after I get bored with it instead of starting from scratch!

  249. Ashley O. says:

    I can never find pre-made calendars the way I like them. It would be so nice to make something to fit in my purse that actually has pages I will use in it!! I want one of these so bad!

  250. I would love to make custom planners for myself

  251. Melody Wright says:

    I want to make an organization binder.

  252. I use a Filofax but am interested in this system!! Thanks for the chance!

  253. I’d love to update my planner!!

  254. I just discovered arc binders this week and have just started my collection. I want to make a home organization binder….just getting started on my personal planner, so it can use some help too!

  255. I think a discbound notebook for my home management binder would be great!

  256. Pick me! I have been wanting to buy this system for a while! It looks perfect.

  257. Perfect timing! I’m putting together my first ARC planner.

  258. wow would love this. I am so unorganized and made a solid vow to my self to change that. In the moments that I did have some organization in my life Binders were always better for me that files. would love to try this disc system

  259. I know the giveaway is over and this is an old post but I just wanted to say thank you! Thank you for doing a post and a giveaway that you sponsored, not the company. I understand why people do sponsored posts but I never truly believe all the gushing some do over certain products when they’re being given the product or paid outright. So thank you!

  260. Levenger is also a great brand/product for these type of notebooks! Love mine!!

  261. I’m a little late to the disc notebook party, but I’m hoping you can tell me if this system would work just as well with a small amount of paper — say 8-10 pages only. Would I just need the smallest size disc or would you not recommend this system for such a project.
    Thanks!
    K

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