My daughter loves her Staples Arc notebook. She has the portable hole punch in her backpack and the standard hole punch at home. She bought the full sized US Letter notebook and will hole punch her class papers and homework into it. She carries just the notes she needs. She also created her own stationery. The last time I saw it, she made her own dot grid paper (double sided) and a few custom designed pages with pictures of her favorite celebrities tucked in the corner. She also has printed some mindmaps and PowerPoint slides as her class notes.
I’m half done with my current BuJo and am looking to buy the junior sized notebook. That would be the US Letter size folded in half to make it 8.5"x5.5". I have a bunch of review notes that I’d like to print out and put in the notebook. I’m also interested in making mind maps of boos I’ve read and print them out for the notebook, I’d like to heave a quick review of the book notes. I think I can process it more easily on paper instead of visiting my mind map app.
I gravitate towards smaller notebooks because I’d like to toss it into my messenger bag whenever I go out.
Try the 1" discs first. They’re smaller and fits more easily in a messenger bag. You might try the 2" disks if you want to stuff more paper in. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of fat notebooks. I’ll carry just the preprinted notes I need and a handful of blank sheets.
I trash old notes once I’ve typed them up in My word processor or archive a few select pages if I need to keep them.
I’ve been using OmniFocus for my task manager and have predestined pages in my current BuJo which holds my current week’s schedule plus doing 3 Most Important Tasks as my daily/weekly driver.