| For years, I kept notes in a small looseleaf "memo book"
| about 4 1/2"x 7".
| If you needed more paper, they had pre-punched refills to go
| in them.
| Then, about 10 years ago, these things disappeared from the
| No more refill paper available, either.
That's what I use for work, with the 6-hole paper.
I do estimates in it, make lists of materials to buy,
keep phone numbers, etc. I have an extra notebook,
just in case. But like you, I haven't been able to find
new ones, or the paper for them. I have to make the
paper with regular notebook paper and a hole punch.
| I guess there's no buyers for them any longer. Folks are
| using digital devices for note-taking and info-storing these
I suspect it has more to do with computer programs
that calculate profit margins. The same reason I can buy
a tile saw at Home Depot but then can't buy a replacement
blade a few years later. They try to only stock what makes
If people were really using digital options then
Staples wouldn't have an entire aisle of overpriced,
"fashion accessory" appointment books, or 1/3
of an aisle just for different colors and sizes of
expensive sticky notes. (I wonder about the recyclability
of sticky notes. I rarely want something sticky and
I rarely want such a small piece of paper. So why
pay more for glue that I just have to fold over in
order to make my errand list, and which may impede
Awhile back I was doing a job for a couple in their 90s.
They were surprised when I pulled out 2 copies of
my receipt paper and a piece of carbon paper. Even
they hadn't seen carbon paper for years. I bought a
single pack, probably 2 decades ago, and I'm still using
it. The stuff lasts for a long time! These days I often email
receipts as PDFs, but I also sometimes write them out
with carbon paper.