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Old 01-24-18, 01:28 AM
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I'm looking for a way to organize and store my note cards so that I can refer back to them quickly. I'm looking for ideas and maybe ways of classifying them, too.

I use note cards when I'm reading, when I hear something profound, or a quote from a great speech. I've found this tactic to be very helpful, with the memory recall issues associated with ADD. They're also easy to carry around.
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Re: Note cards

A few questions:

1) Do you use index cards, or are you taking notes on random scraps of paper? (Are they all the same size/east to stack?)

2) Do you prefer having a physical card, or would you be willing/interested in looking at electronic options (either native electronic options, or scanning/photographing the cards)?

3) When you use the cards for reading, is it similar to how you use them in other contexts -- to collect ideas and turns of phrase that you might want to remember and pull out for a speech or comment? Or do you take notes in some other way/for other reasons?

4) What are the difficulties you're having with the current "system" -- are you losing cards, or just can't find the ones you need, or...?
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Re: Note cards

If they are index cards i am thinking: some kind of a flat, soft case ( even if thats not its intended use- look at a cosmetics case even, they have stuff thats not girly
Get some post it dividers or tabs
Also colored index cards?
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1) Do you use index cards, or are you taking notes on random scraps of paper? (Are they all the same size/east to stack?)
I use index cards. They are all the same size, and I think that size is 3 x 5.
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2) Do you prefer having a physical card, or would you be willing/interested in looking at electronic options (either native electronic options, or scanning/photographing the cards)?
I struggle with this a lot. I have a few inspirational quotes on cards that I've taken a picture of and kept on my iPad. The rest of my cards are just on paper with either a paper clip or rubber band holding them together.
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3) When you use the cards for reading, is it similar to how you use them in other contexts -- to collect ideas and turns of phrase that you might want to remember and pull out for a speech or comment? Or do you take notes in some other way/for other reasons?
I'm not sure. Let me think on this and get back to you.
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4) What are the difficulties you're having with the current "system" -- are you losing cards, or just can't find the ones you need, or...?
Having a proper place for them where they are secure and put away. Right now, I have several piles or groups peppered throughout the house, and this drives me nuts. I'd love to have one place for everything, but I don't know what that place looks like. I want to be able to access it in a quick way. I'm thinking of a box for index cards, but that's way too small.
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Re: Note cards

If you have just four or five categories you could use one of those hanging wall thingies. I've got no idea what they are called. They've got 4 or 5 pouches to out things like newspapers into them and they hang from the wall so would be very accessible.

Otherwise like Stef said something like a toiletries or cosmetic bag. They often have quite a few compartments.

You get box folders for loose paper.

I guess a stationary shop would have some kind of organiser or organising folder that you could use.
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Index cards come spiral bound.
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I use my handy old school metal index card filing box
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