Ditch the Trees. Get a Wipebook.

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An ode to the trees.
Ohh tree. So nice and pretty.
Killing you for your many uses.
I’ve wasted your trunk.
I’ve wasted your branches.
But no more.
I have a Wipebook now.

Okay, so Shakespeare I’m not, but nor am I a paper waster anymore.

While so many people are going digital, I still prefer to write with a pen and put my thoughts or notes down on something tangible. I usually have a small pad of paper handy in my backpack, my desk, my house, my car, and anywhere else I normally visit. It became taxing, though, because I end up with so many pads and notes. That forces me to would combine them all into one sheet of paper once a week or so. Then I would end up rewriting those notes to a new pad and rehashing my to do lists (because I can’t stand having complete items on the same page as to do items).

Take into account that I’m a full-time Network Administrator, wife, mother, student, and writer, and that equals out to a lot of notes.

It was a cycle of self-destruction.

Wipebook offered me a solution: one notebook of about 50 sheets of wipe off goodness. I could put all my notes in one notebook and after I was done with something, just wipe it off the page; instant blank slate to start over
with.

To organize this Wipeout further, I purchased some reusable tabs and made a section for each of my note types; GeekMom, school, personal, misc.

I used my school and GeekMom pages the most and, after around a dozen or so times of writing and wiping, I started to see the pages wear down. Nothing too terrible, but imprints began to appear, similar to  when you write on a sticky note and little too hard and you lift up to use the next note and see what you had written on the on before it.

What do you use to write on the Wipebook? My review unit came with a set of nice lumocolor correctable fine point pens. I’m super picky about my writing tools, so these were not my thing, but the fine tips were nice for writing.

I tried some of the regular Expo markers and they were okay, but the cleaning solution didn’t mix well with the pages. I would suggest looking for a set of erasable markers that work on a wipe off board and give them a shot with the book. Because if you don’t like the writing utensils that you are using, you won’t use the book.

Wipebook comes in various different sizes and colors starts at $3.99 for a standard notebook and ranges up to $39.99 for a journal layout.

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4 thoughts on “Ditch the Trees. Get a Wipebook.

  1. I’m on the edge of seeing the usability, so answer me this: I’m imagining that spine-flex would allow the pages to rub across one another, obliterating notes – does this happen? How are the pages protected?

    You sound way busier than I am but I’m notorious for being hard on stuff I cram into my bike-pack/pocket/etc, so durability is of concern for me.

    1. The only way the notes are going to rub off is if you put some force into it. The pens I mention have an eraser on the end and they wipe the notes off great. The spine also opens up so you can remove or rearrange pages as you see fit. I throw mine into my backpack all the time and nothing ever wipes off onto the back of other pages or on to my stuff. I’ve even put post-it notes on top of the marker notes and the post-it note never got a mark on it.

    2. The only way the notes are going to rub off is if you put some force into it. The pens I mention have an eraser on the end and they wipe the notes off great. The spine also opens up so you can remove or rearrange pages as you see fit. I throw mine into my backpack all the time and nothing ever wipes off onto the back of other pages or on to my stuff. I’ve even put post-it notes on top of the marker notes and the post-it note never got a mark on it.

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