Tabs for Classic size
I'm of two minds on the way I want my tabs for my binder. There are two basic choices, as far as I know..OK, three, now that I think about it.
- Buy printed and/or blank tabs from the companies that make this size planner.
- Make my own from cardstock so the tab is the same as the page itself--a 'self tab'.
- Use plain planner paper and stick self-adhesive, reusable tabs on the paper.
I really like the integrated look of self-tabs, but after studying some leftover tabs from a commercially-available set, I have realized they use regular paper stock and reinforce the tab with a plastic coating just on the tab part. This makes a lighter-weight tab page than the 'self' ones I've made from cardstock.
I could print whatever labels I require for self-adhesive tabs, I just think they're a bit ugly. They're very square and just cheap-looking, I dunno.
Buying tabs is kind of expensive, and nobody ever makes all the tabs I'd need, and hand-writing the tabs looks about as chintzy as the plastic self-adhesive jobs.
Am I just being a snob? What do you all use for your tabs in your classic size planners? Do you use any non-standard tab names?
My set would include:
Months (listed out)
individual project names (listed out)
Note: the 'reusable' section is for pagefinders that are customized with certain lists, such as travel packing lists, reminders about overnight visitors, hair appointments, doc appointments, etc. These items stick out above the page set so you can see them 'marching' toward you as the days draw closer. The 'recurring' set is for birthday lists, due dates for certain things, like car registrations and license renewals, and housework reminders that happen each week/month/quarter/year, etc.
Anyway, what kind of tabs do you use, and do you like them? Why?