Need a central notebook for writing and personal projects

I'm very fond of OffLead's duplex three-ring binder/disc binding system (posted in 2007 sometime, but I remembered it)and am considering a variation of it for my writing and other projects. I need it to be something I keep all working projects in. I walk a lot and often end up carrying a bag full of the disc-bound notebooks I generally keep my projects and novels in, which can be murder on my shoulders.

In the last year, I've been adjusting to a lot of changes in my life and now have gotten to a point where I really need to focus on my writing and what I consider to be my real work. I've decided I need to create this system so that I will not get lazy and will use my free time wisely.

I need a binder briefcase that's big enough to handle it though, and I'm having difficulty finding one within my meager price range. Any suggestions as to websites and stores would be most welcome.

Anyway, here's what I'm thinking and feedback and suggestions are more than welcome:

- monthly calendar pages for assigning myself certain projects for certain days I have free time

- tabbed sections for notes and information on each novel and each project

- a series of interchangeable disc-bound notebooks containing manuscripts and further notes

That's all I have so far. I'm just beginning to think about all this, so I'm still not entirely certain what all I want in there.

The thing I'm having the most trouble with is integrating the series of notebooks I already have into this system. That and including the organizational manuscripts which are already spiral bound and that I work from very frequently.

Again, suggestions are most welcome.

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Got so lucky at Staples this

Got so lucky at Staples this afternoon and found and cheaper nylon binder with a shoulder strap and handle on clearance for $3.50. Should work perfectly. Now to figure out how to put this thing together.

Thanks for the reminder

I can use that duplex idea about now for stuff I am doing at work.
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Allways an inspiration

This forum is full of fantastic ideas. Your posting seems to refer to this contribution.