Pocket size is a success!

It was a bit of a tough transition in the beginning, but pocket size has been a success!

I was so used to carrying around a reassuringly thick and solid personal size binder that, in the beginning anyway, it felt weird to have all my bookings, notes, lists, receipts, cards and important papers in such a small format. It felt too thin and light to be functional. My writing was too big to fit comfortably in the small spaces.

But I managed. Everything fits on the page, both work and personal. For example on Monday the region is sending someone to check our apartment (besiktning) before blasting occurs for a new subway line. This means that if damage happens to windows, walls etc during construction, they know it was not there before.

I have also put  blue plastic dividers at the back for our South African trip. I almost never use dividers but these separate different lists related to the trip.

I have started carrying spare notepaper in the back wallet pocket for notes on the go. These I then put into the binder in the place they are needed.

I am happy to say that after a few weeks I am so happy with this format and size. It fits everything and is also small enough to take everywhere. As a teacher I constantly have to update my timetable, and also make notes of things to email students, and words to look up. After my bout of covid, I am having (hopefully temporary) trouble with my memory, so writing things down really helps.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

4 thoughts

  1. I’ve been using the pocket size for about thirty years … but I do write very small 😃

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