1. Ruth E. Martin

    I like the “currently inked” list on a card! I’ve been experimenting with different ways of keeping track of what ink is in which pen; I might borrow this idea from you. I just happen to have a goodly stash of index cards (now how did that happen?? — but really I knew they would come in handy for something, someday!).

    Had to chuckle at the novel idea of using cards for recipes. I actually think of them as recipe cards.

    • wonderpens

      I’m constantly forgetting what ink is in what pen, which is terrible because customers sometimes try out my pens, but I sometimes forget what ink is in it if they like it!

      And of course you would have a stash of index cards – us stationery nuts sometimes have all sorts of “treasures” lurking in our cupboards!! 🙂

  2. Anzan Hoshin

    You can hold the cards together with an alligator clip at the thinner end. If you also use a rubber band around the cards to hold a Kaweco Sport, it is an official “Hipster PDA”.

    I use 3X5s in an extra pocket to my Field Notes cover by Iron & Resin.

    • wonderpens

      That is great! I love how these “old” technologies are now becoming trendy again!

      And it is a great idea to pair up index cards with pocket notebooks like Field Notes – you can keep organized in your Field Notes with notes you’d like to archive, and have something more portable with index cards. I will also have to look up the cover you use – thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Dina Gabriela Gutierrez Perla

    Wow! Thank you for writing this post! As a student, cue cards have always held the connotation of studying or schoolwork. I must admit I never really allowed myself to see them in any other light. Now I am really inspired!!

    • wonderpens

      I’m so glad to hear you found a few ideas in the blog post helpful! Hope you enjoy using index cards in other ways, even if perhaps only to try out for a little while. Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. Great ideas! I’m an index card fan but I need to do better, or more, using them as working notes. Thanks for the inspiration

    • wonderpens

      Thanks so much for reading, and taking the time to comment! And so glad to hear you enjoyed the post. Wishing you good luck in continuing to hone your system of organization 🙂

  5. Michael-Bernhard Zita

    Check X17 Mindpapers for organizing (but probably only german pages with information) them on the go… It is a leather sheet with a clip to close it and I have a normal wooden card box for organizing them at home…

  6. wonderpens

    I have indeed! We carry the Nock Co cases, and I have two different sizes of the Nock Co cards myself. We may have to look into carrying their index cards as well; I’m glad to hear of your experience and interest in them – thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Dee (the Story Girl)

    I love reading about different organization systems! Especially as a fellow analogue lover. I can’t do digital calendars or to-do lists.. it’s like my brain can’t remember if my fingers haven’t written it down.
    Thanks for sharing, Liz!

    • wonderpens

      I also love getting a peek into other people’s organization systems! Even if I don’t adopt their complete system, it’s nice to pick up little tips and tricks and see if they will work for me. Glad you enjoyed the post, and thanks so much for following along! 🙂

  8. I had a boss years ago that carried little cards around everywhere. He couldn’t tell anyone to do anything without drawing a diagram on a little card and giving it to them – regardless of whether the task actually needed a diagram.

    • wonderpens

      Sounds like a great boss! 😉

      Some folks find it easier to explain something if they can doodle or draw something, too. I find I pay attention a bit better when I can keep my hands busy, but maybe I just like doodling!

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