|analog storage device
I started on my first Moleskine notebook at the end of last November. I've just started on my third. I can't get through the day without it.
There is the almost filled up notebook #2 and the unwrapped notebook #3.
It has an elastic that keeps it closed and keeps the odd bits of papers and receipts from falling out.
I number the pages in red pencil and date stamp each day in red. Makes it easy to see the page numbers and dates from the entries. Much of what i put in the notebook is ephemera: grocery lists, errand lists, things to do, etc. I also use it to layout web sites, design camera straps, plan photo shoots, record exposure information, and design pinhole cameras. The first and last pages of the notebook are heavy card stock and I use those as sort of a table of contents where I note the page numbers with stuff I want to find again.
It's also most useful as a daily calendar. I drawn three lines on each page. The top area is for month and year. The three lower areas are each for a day. That gives 6 days for a double page. I suppose if you want to do it as a week you could make the last area for the weekend. I use Post-it page markers to note the calendar pages. When I need to add a date beyond what I have I just go to the next empty double page, draw the lines, add the dates, and tack on another Post-it page marker.
The back has a handy pocket. I keep a 3x5 card with phone numbers, a calendar, business cards. and an exposure calculator. I don't know how I made it to now without one. By the way, I get mine at Ninth Wave Designs.