Here’s ways to use The Universal and another customer favorite. Share some of your own ideas for filling your binders.
Here’s ways to use The Universal and another customer favorite. Share some of your own ideas for filling your binders.
Case•it has discovered something interesting since it first put the innovative binder The Laptop on the market last year.
First let me say that the binder is among the first designed to hold and protect your laptop or tablet electronic device. Because laptops and tablets are becoming a normal part of any student’s school day and any professional’s work day, we felt strongly that giving our fans a binder that allowed them to store their electronics along with their papers and supplies was critical. So did it and people responded.
What we found out, however, was that people used the padded pocket on the outside of the zippered binder as a storage space for much more than their laptop or tablet. People began using it hold their spare clothing for gym or after school. They protected their snacks and lunches in the padded pocket. They filled the exterior pocket with calculators and small pads and pencil and other supplies. What we realized was that how you fill your binder is very much a matter of taste and creativity. Let your imagination run wild and make your binder your personal organizer, ready to do exactly what you need it to do. That’s what Case•it is all about afterall, personalization, excellence, organization.
The fact is that The Laptop binder is much more than a Laptop holder. It’s capable of so much more storage and it does it with unique style. That’s why we decided to rename it “The Universal.”
Beginning in March, The binder once known as the Laptop will be from here on out called The Universal — because that is what it is. It is universal in its uses and we hope it is universally loved by anyone who understands the value of binders for organizing and wants one that can handle their computer devices as easily as it stores a bagged lunch.
Here’s some of what the Laptop is capable of:
• Exterior Padded Pocket Carries Your Laptop, Tablet, Books, Snacks, Jackets or Anything Else You Might Need
• Exterior Padded Pocket Holds your 13” Laptop or Tablet
• 3-Ring Binder, 2” Capacity to Hold Reams of Paper and Documents
• 2 Inside Pockets to Securely Store your Supplies
• Handle and Shoulder Strap Makes for Easy Carrying
• Ripstop Material’s Square Pattern Traps Punctures to Prevent Tearing
• Patented Angled Zipper Keeps Gusset Out of the Way When Writing
Here are links to some great places to find out about and download printables that will help you customize, organize and categorize your binders. These paper inserts are simple, fun and createive ways for you to track things, maintain a calendar and schedule and mark sections of your binder to be better organized.
Check them out:
If you’re an avid couponer or someone who occasionally will gather coupons for the groceries and so likes to keep them in order and at the ready, here are some helpful ways to get yourself organized in a world where scrap pieces of paper (aka coupons) rule.
We’ve chosen pieces, wikis and other postings from some of our favorite bloggers and web sites to share with you. Read and review and get better organized — and save. For now we’ll just say that organizing coupons like organizing anything is about three things mostly – and all begin with “S”:
1. Simplifying (don’t save coupons unless you will use them)
2. Sorting (keep your coupons organized by category — food, fruit, household products)
3. Sectioning Off (make sure your coupons are in the right categories of your binder or organizer for easy retrieval).
Here are some of the best tips we found on the web for doing this:
As an organizer I start from where the world is, as it is, not as I would like it to be. - Saul Alinsky
Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up. - A.A Milne
For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned. - Anonymous
The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they’re organized for. - Laura Ingalls Wilder
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. - Eleanor Roosevelt
The point of simple living, for me has got to be: A soft place to land, a wide margin of error, room to breathe, lots of places to find baseline happiness in each and every day. - Leo Babauta
Organize, don’t agonize. - Nancy Pelosi
When I cannot bear outer pressures any more, I begin to put order in my belongings… As if unable to organize and control my life, I seek to exert this on the world of objects. - Anais Nin
We adore chaos because we love to produce order. - M. C. Escher
He who does not get fun and enjoyment out of every day… needs to reorganize his life. - George M. Adams
One person’s mess is merely another person’s filing system. - Margo Kaufman
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. - Napoleon Hill
However well organized the foundations of life may be, life must always be full of risks. - Havelock Ellis
Successful organizing is based on the recognition that people get organized because they, too, have a vision. - Paul Wellstone
Instead of thinking outside the box, get rid of the box. - Deepak Chopra
Early in my career I felt that organization would destroy my creativity. Whereas now, I feel the opposite. Discipline is he concrete that allows you to be creative. - Verna Gibson
Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein
Organizing is just one big game of Tetris. - Alejandra.tv
Discipline is doing what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, when we don’t want to do it. - Bobbi DePorter
Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place, and you will not only accomplish more, but have far more leisure than those who are always hurrying. - Tryon Edwards
Clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions. - Barbara Hemphill
… I pulled out box after box, setting them haphazardly around the room. My organization lacked something — like, say, organization … - Rachael Mead
Good order is the foundation of all things. - Edmund Burke
An idea can only become a reality once it is broken down into organized, actionable elements. - Scott Belsky
A good system shortens the road to the goal. - Orison Swett Marden
- See more at: http://simpleworksorganizing.com/blog/2013/4/29/quotes-for-organizing#sthash.W2IfIlKD.dpuf
Now that Case•it has launched it’s mobile app for iPhone (and soon Android), we’re getting into a mobile state of mind. In the interest of helping our friends to do the same, here is a great article from the Huffington Post about some of the best applications for organizing students.
Organization is a pivotal skill that can be difficult to master, especially for children and adolescents. While there are thousands of productivity apps available for the iPad, only a precious few capably keep children organized in the classroom and at home. These five are the best.
Complete Class Organizer really lives up to its name, but also offers the ability to take course notes, record lectures, and track your grades. The intuitive layout is easy to navigate even if a bit of screen space is lost due to the graphics along the bottom. Once created, classes will appear by semester along the right side with a small week view schedule. You can also set a 6 and 12 hour reminders for assignments, and choose to add it to your iPad calendar as well.
EpicWin (iPhone $2.99)
In EpicWin, users customize an avatar and develop their fantasy character (dwarf, warrior princess, or undead skeleton) by completing various “quests.” When kids complete tasks, they gain experience points and “loot.” Parents and kids can rate the “epic-ness” of each quest (i.e. the task’s level of intensity or importance), when it must be done, and define it through one of the following tags: Strength, Stamina, Intellect, Social or Spirit. The more tasks you complete, the more experience points you earn, which leads to leveling up. The app supports both time-critical and repeating tasks, displays reminders for overdue events, and can even include aspirational “someday” quests.
Chore Pad HD (iPad $4.99)
If you are looking for a more traditional domestic organization app, look no further than Chore Pad HD. This app helps parents create and assign family chores while kids earn check marks and green or red stars to track their progress, or lack thereof. The underlying purpose of this app is to help parents teach children about responsibility and organization. Auto-syncing is completely free with a Dropbox account, and the kid-friendly icons, check marks, and stars make it easy for parents and children to keep track of progress.
iHomework (iPad $1.99)
iHomework’s wood-grained background with small, graphical tabs along the right side are pleasing to work with, and the design is reminiscent of calendar/planners popular in schools. Assignments can be tracked by course and you can even track your grades on each assignment. Assignments can be color-coded to help you stay focused when viewing your assignments in the calendar view. One feature that you won’t find in most apps of this type is the integration with Questia, an online repository of over 75,000 online books.If your student struggles with organization as it relates to assignments, iHomework can help get them on the right track.
iRewardChart Lite (iPad free)
We know what you’re thinking: not another chore app! The difference between iRewardChart Lite and other chore-centric apps on this list is that it aides parents in teaching their children about appropriate behavior, in addition to the responsibility inherent in organization. The app tracks children’s progress in four primary categories: Responsibility, Other, Chore, and Behavior. Parents choose custom rewards that children earn after attaining a certain numbers of stars, which provides a good incentive for kids to be well-behaved and, of course, stay on top of their chores!
Within the next few weeks you will be able to get your favorite binders to help you organize your school work, coupons, taxes or whatever else needs organizing directly from your mobile phone.
The Case•it mobile application for iPhone and for Android phones is nearly here!
The application is simple to use with a beautiful interface and easy navigation. Just download it and start clicking around to shop, review, build your wish list, add to favorites, send to a friend, post to Facebook and on and on. You can buy from the full roster of binders that you find on our web site at www.caseit.com/store or you can purchase some of the neatly designed Create it Binders that our community of fans have created and posted to their profile pages.
You can join the community through the app, use the binder finder tool, search by category and collections of binders, order custom binders in bulk, check out your My Case•it profile page and see how many rewards points you have accumulated toward coupon discounts. For now, to use the Create it tool you will have to go to the web site on your laptop or desktop — sorry about that.
But there’s much more you can do from the app. It’s all fitted neatly into your mobile screen. So if you are inspired to buy a binder and don’t want to go to your laptop or desktop to do so or you just want to check out the collection and share something with a friend, the Case•it mobile app is the perfect tool to keep you organized and up on the latest binder deals and special offers whenever and wherever you are.
It’s all there!
We’ll let everyone know once the application is live. Stay tuned.
Two reasons to be excited about 2014 for Case•it customers who are looking to stay organized and in the know.
1. You can earn money by becoming a Case•it Ambassador. A lot of our friends and followers are doing just that. They share the products they love with friends and family and get credit for those items that they generate sales on. You get your own Ambassador badge and tracking code to help identify your sales and then when you’ve reached quota, you get a check in the mail! Check it out and register at www.caseit.com/ambassador – it’s easy!
2. Also, beginning NOW Case•it is covering cost of shipping on all orders over $35 on the final purchase. So whatever you buy at www.caseit.com will shop for FREE if your final purchase total comes out to $35 or more. It’s a little gift we’d like to give to our consumers for their loyalty. Go shopping and check it out yourselves.
As we approach the holiday week and consider gifts and good tidings for all, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the most important things we love to keep in our overcrowded retail lives:
1. Any great looking and durable binder to meet your needs all school-year long (www.caseit.com/store)
2. A great tablet holder that slips right in great lookin5your binder (www.caseit.com/the-tablet)
3. Royalty among zippered binders — 0ur biggest seller, the King-Sized Zip Tab (http://www.caseit.com/the-king-sized-zip-tab)
4. A customized Create it binder that you designed yourself (www.caseit.com/createit) — Buy one plus and accessory and get 10 pern
5. Cool and colorful accessories of all kinds and shapes for your binder (http://www.caseit.com/accessories)
Any others to add?