I have a lot of notebooks and organizational tools. Like, tons. I have a box where I keep the surplus, because well, being a blogger I have the opportunity to try out lots of different products.
A while back, the beautiful people at Behance sent me a wonderful selection of goodies from their latest Action Pack collection. I was delighted of course, but hadn’t got the chance to really give them a go. That is, until recently.
Being back in school this past year was a definite crash course in getting organized — one that I’ll admit I am still trying to perfect. But having my Action Method tools has made the process a whole lot simpler.
My favorite amongst the collection has got to be the Dot Grid Journal ($17.50),聽a must-have for design students who need a portable sketchbook while on the go. Featuring a non-intrusive dot-grid layout, elastic closure and smart storage at the back.
The Action Runner聽($8.50)聽is super helpful, albeit a rather simple idea. It’s spiral bound, and just perfect for making lists. I use this every week for homework to-do’s (and grocery lists!)
These Action Stickers聽($6.00)聽are great for making notes on items you don’t want to mess up. They’re a little bigger than your average flag-note, which makes them ideal for more extensive notations. What’s more, their adhesive isn’t so sticky that they are easy to remove if needed.
Behance was also kind enough to send along a copy of Making Ideas Happen ($24.00), written by Scott Belsky, founder and CEO of Behance.聽(Try saving money on Making Things Happen by using these聽Barnes and Noble promotional codes). I’ve probably dived into it at least two dozen times in the last year. It’s basically a must for those of you who are making it a priority to become organized. It’s a bit of a hard read at first, but it has a ton of invaluable ideas I have found really useful while trying to balance a more demanding schedule.
A big thanks to Behance for helping get it together! Here’s to a year of successful organization!