Thirty One Gifts. The idea came from this YouTube video.
I already had the same tote that she had in the video. It was sitting in my closet doing nothing. When I saw the video (thanks Nikki!) I knew I wanted to use it in a similar way. I turned it into a "portable project tote".
I purchased this Chocolate Aston Filofax last December when it was on sale. It has been in my closet since then just waiting for a purpose.
A while ago I purchased this pad of paper:
The purpose of this portable bag is so that when I'm out and about I can bring it with me. I can menu plan and make shopping lists, I can plan projects for around the house & garden, I can journal or write down thoughts, get through some of my magazines, send an encouragement or thank you note, a postcard or a greeting card to someone I'm thinking of, in other words, there's lots of things to do. I can be productive while I'm out waiting here and there.
|I purchased this book a long time ago and came across it the other day. I thought it would be fun to start filling it out for future generations. A nice thing to put in the project tote.|
|Here's a sample page.|
|Top view of all the contents in my project tote. Everything fits so nice and perfect. And it's not too heavy.|
|Here's one of the side pockets and it's contents.|
|Another pocket for pens, hi-lighter, and scissors.|
|This pocket contains a measuring tape, glue sticks and sticky notes.|
|This pocket a stapler and staples.|
|This pocket has a small tablet for list making.|
|I found this vinyl snap front envelope in a clearance aisle at OfficeMax. I filled it with note cards, greeting cards, stamps, return address labels and post cards.|
|I clipped together this pile of recipes that I'd like to incorporate into some menu plans.|
|This handy zipped bag is from OfficeMax too, I keep store coupons in it. Handy for when I'm out or making a shopping list. I can readily check to see if I have a coupon.|
|This Fold-And-Go Organizer with Notepad is from Thirty One Gifts also. I use it to keep my grocery lists, coupons and store sales ads in.|
|I use this ruled Moleskine for jotting down directions, phone numbers, notes, etc... whatever one might need paper for.|
|My A5 Chocolate Aston happily being used now as my house & garden project planner.|
|A quick look at my tabs. I will do an update of this binder in a few weeks after using it and working out the bugs.|
|A clipboard in case I need to have a surface to work on.|