Yes, you read my title correctly, this article is all about reusable notebooks! Kindly, NewYes gave me one of their reusable notebooks to try out and share with my audience! I did not know what to expect from a reusable notebook. To me, it just sounded like it would either be a flop or kind of like a book of whiteboards. I browsed their website very little before jumping right in! Let’s talk reusable notebooks!
What is a Reusable Notebook?
A reusable notebook is exactly what it sounds, a notebook that you can reuse over and over again. Yes, I hear you, you can simply use a pencil and erase on normal paper, right? Well, this is actually different, because the paper does not break down when you erase the ink. It’s quite neat actually.
Using the NewYes Notebook
When I first started using the NewYes Notebook, I was pleasantly surprised. First, I expected that the pen would not work or erase well. However, not only did the pen work well, but it also erased well. Additionally, the pages (paper, if you can call it that) are really nice and it still feels like a notebook.
One thing to note about this notebook is that it acts like a pre-made planner. The pages each have a weather section, day sections, No. section and date sections before the lines or dots. I do not personally prefer pre-made planner styles. However, these sections do not take up a ton of space so the notebook has worked perfectly for me to take temporary notes. I love this because I don’t feel like I am wasting paper and can erase it when I am done with it.
Pros of the Notebook
- Erasable ink
- Reusable pages
- Nice pages
- Pen ring
- Pre-made planner sections
Cons of the Notebook
- Pre-made planner sections
- Fewer notebook options
- The pen leaves indentations sometimes
How To Use A Reusable Notebook for Your Planner
Just like any other notebook, a reusable notebook can be used as a planner. NewYes offer specific planner versions; so, if you prefer pre-made then this is perfect. However, if you like to make your own layouts, you can use a blank lined or dotted notebook like I tried out. There are some pre-made elements; however, if you want to be able to erase a notebook and reuse it, then surely you need to check it out!
Lunar Calendar Bullet Journal Page$0.75 – $3.50
Watercolor Monthly Overview | Rainbow$4.75 – $5.00
Bright Watercolor Monthly Cover Pages | Hello Monthly$4.75
Custom Bullet Journal Inspired Planner$115.00 – $120.00
Pixel-Style Habit Tracker$2.00
Jot It Down Watercolor Planner Kit | 10 Colors$3.50
Rainbow Watercolor Planner Kit$8.00
Watercolor ‘Notes’ Planner Pages | 4 Styles$4.00
Watercolor ‘Braindump’ Planner Pages | 4 Styles$4.00
Watercolor ‘To-Do’ List Planner Pages | 4 Styles$4.00
Pixel Period Tracker$1.50
Snowy Mountain Mood Tracker Bullet Journal Printable$1.50
Interested in moving over to a reusable notebook? Get your own here!