Classic size 3-hole punch
I'm new here. I've been using a DIY "Operations Manual" for running our household for over a year -- it's a regular-sized binder full of plastic page protectors with chores, lunch menus, meal plans, recipes, exercise routines, info for babysitters, and whatever else I feel like putting in there. It lives in our kitchen and is the go-to reference for everyone in the family.
But now I need my own binder, a Classic size binder that can go with me when I'm out and about. I carry a BlackBerry, but it's not always easy to scroll through the calendar and figure out if I can schedule a doctor appointment Tuesday at 3, or if I can agree to be at the school for a meeting with a teacher next Thursday at 10 -- a tiny calendar is just not cutting it. Or, when I'm at speech therapy with a really tired 4-year-old, and they're trying to schedule a makeup appointment time, I type on the BlackBerry and it winds up coming out as gibberish that I have to remember and translate later on. Multiply by four kids, carry the 7 for exhaustion, and it's just not fun for Mom. I've taken to carrying 2 weeks worth of my printed calendar with me, and I'd like to put together a nice binder.
So, I've found some good sources of the binders themselves, like Amazon and I've found that it's easy to order 8.5 x 5.5 sheet protectors, tabbed dividers, etc -- if anyone needs links, please ask.
What I haven't found is a good 3-hole punch that I can be sure will punch the right size/spacing and that is reasonably priced. I would greatly appreciate either a specific brand/model number, or a link to purchase such a thing. I am hoping to spend about $20 at most. I already have a paper cutter, and I may decide to have an entire ream sliced at my local office supply store, but the ability to punch the holes in anything is important to me.