For a student, it becomes impossible to keep their notes organized and keep track of all of them. One simply can’t type everything and save it digitally and the fastest way to make notes is by writing them yourself. So what can we do to make sure that not only the notes are not ‘lost’ and are easily located whenever one needs them, but also how to keep them organized and subject separated? Thankfully, organizing notes using papers is easy!
How to Keep Notes in Order and Organizer them Using Paper?
No rocket science there, you can use about two to three different strategies to keep notes organized and separated using papers that you must already have. First method is, take different colored computer papers. They are available in different Paper Packaging but most students already have them for several projects. Take few colors and begin the work. On the lower part of the paper, draw a horizontal line only half an inch away from the edge of paper, or simply fold the paper from there to create a crease. Now with the help of paper cutter or scissors, cut this thin strip out. Suppose you took a red paper, so now you have a red paper with a red strip cut out. We are assuming that your notes are all A4 size which is why we need the width of the red paper intact. Repeat the process of cutting a strip out with the rest of the colors until each one of the paper has a strip.
Now, take the strip and cut 2 inches of it apart. Stick that tiny strip on the side of the red paper so if you put another A4 sheet on top of it, you will have the red part sticking out. This part is where you mention the subject. Do it with the rest of the strips and create separators. Punch holes in your A4 size notes, separate them subject wise and organize them. Now the organizer separators have subject names written, insert one pile of notes from a subject in a box file, then insert its organizer/separator and repeat until all subjects are done.
The first method is definitely more on the simple side, some may not find it appropriate since all the notes are filed up and it makes it a whole lot bulkier. Also, you don’t necessarily have notes that size and you might keep smaller notes as they are far more convenient. You can use this second method to make notes organizers for tiny notes that you can pick up later and get back to whenever needed.
This needs paperboard packaging or cardboard paper or sheets. Take a flat paperboard about 18” x 12”. Take another paper board of the same size and cut out strips from it of about the same length (18 inches) and 4” width. Create walls on the flat paperboard with the strips around it, stick them with hot glue. Make sure they are completely stuck when you move on with the process. Once the walls are stuck and are dry, create a partition in the middle with more strips and divide the long sections of the two parts of the box with horizontal smaller paperboard cuttings. You now have a structure of the notes organizer. Be sure to secure it completely with hot glue before you paint the box. Lastly, spray paint it or use it as it is, put subject tags on each section. Now as soon as you are done making notes you can put them in their designated box and enjoy the organized work station. You don’t require any efforts to keep and find notes whenever you need them from this box and they are visible, their subjects are labeled and they are completely organized for your ease.