After becoming increasingly frustrated with the sewn binding and yellowish pages of most dot grid notebooks I opted to make my own. There are plenty of planner companies offering the option of creating a custom notebook these days but I ended up going with one of my all time favorites – Plum Paper. It ended up being cheaper than most of those sewn bound notebooks too!
This is not a sponsored post. I purchased the notebook myself and as always, all opinions are my own.
Plum Paper custom notebook
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<3 this cover. I ordered it in the teal / blue verison for another notebook and loved it so much opted to get the pink version this time.
The main reason I dislike sewn bound notebooks so much is that most don’t lay flat without using a butterfly clip or holding it open with one hand. So coil bound that can fold back completely on itself and stay flat? Yes please!
You can choose how many pages to add depending on how much you want to spend. I opted to add the maximum number of pages. It does make the notebook chunky but I’d rather have too many pages than not enough.
The inside is the same as their planners with a this belongs to page, pocket folder and the same style of tabs
I opted to add 3 types of paper: dot grid, lined and graph.
Bright white dot grid paper <3
Graph paper for habit trackers, savings logs, project planners (I use them for timelines / ganttt charts)
Plum Paper have plenty of add ons. I previously chose their meal planning add on to create a custom recipe book for my mum (see how it turned out in this post).
Some ghosting on the thicker pens and I wouldn’t recommend highlighters. The paper quality is ok but not great – the paper quality is really the only thing that lets the Plum Paper planners down.
This notebook was part of a Plum Paper haul! See what else I got in this post.
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