Okay, I AM cheap. And trying to be more frugal.
Actually, what I REALLY am is trying to change my mentality from forced to voluntary cheapness/frugality. HUGE difference!
I stumbled on this a couple of weeks ago while reading through this series of posts over at The Simple Wife and have been using one ever since:
I have a larger DayMinder on my desk at home, but I sort of like to keep that for keeping track of business stuff. Plus, I'm still using the fairly small purse I bought in celebration of no more diaper bag (!!! ~ the thought still excites me!) and the DayMinder just doesn't slip in and out of it very easily.
There's manoeuvring involved.
The DayMinder's coils inevitably catch on the zipper. And then I have to put my keys down somewhere while I turn the DayMinder INSIDE my purse so that I can pull it out....
It's WORK, I tell ya. And there's a very real risk of me losing my keys virtually every time.
I can't afford a PDA. Nor am I really that interested in owning one. But I have often been at a loss for paper to write reminder notes down when I'm not at home, email addresses of friends I bump into while shopping, upcoming appointments that get made last-minute.... not to mention my to-do list for each day.
I know a small notepad would do the trick, but the PocketMod uses just ONE sheet of paper to make an 8-page, PERSONALIZED booklet that provides customizable pages for everything from your normal day-planner to chequebook balancing to food-journalling to sudokus for when you're waiting at the dentist's office! You can even add pictures if you want. (I totally put this picture of a PDA on the front page of my current one! Oh man, I crack myself up sometimes.)
AND, you can staple two or three together to give you a month in the palm of your hand!!
All for free. Free help with organization is good.
Free help with organization that puts my veritable mountain of printed-on-one-side scrap paper to really good use is even better.
Of course, printed-on-one-side paper is also quite handy for starting fires in the woodstove on cold winter mornings, but this way I use BOTH sides before it becomes fire-starter!!