1. Revision Notes
The obvious use if you're a student is to make a notebook of revision notes. It will be super handy come exam time when all your notes have already been condensed, giving you that much more proper revision time (where you're actually learning and revising the stuff and not writing up notes).
An obvious choice again for the majority of us: a journal. Journalling is something I've talked about in the past and I've already explained my reasons for doing it. I'm pretty bad at doing it on a regular basis but I try and do it when I need to. It's a good way to get everything down on paper so that these things aren't taking up precious real estate in your mind and thoughts.
3. To-Do List Notebook
I've mentioned these A6 Iconic Essay Books before and they are the perfect size for daily to-do lists. And isn't it just so satisfying to see all those tasks checked off?
4. Lecture Notes
Some people like loose leaf paper but sometimes, it's also nice to mix it up and use a notebook. I find it hard to track down loose leaf narrow-ruled paper of a decent quality so I've resorted to using Muji notebooks and Pantone grid notebooks from time to time.
5. Careers Notebook
A notebook is the ideal tool to keep track of your CV, achievements, previous addresses, previous jobs, etc. It's also good to keep track of jobs you've applied for and also write down future career goals to just remind you of where you want to be in a few years time.
6. Course Notebook
I talked about this notebook on Tuesday but you can use notebooks for each module of your course too. Or each subject if you're in high school.
7. Past Papers Notebook
During revision periods, I like to do practice questions from books and online sources. When I do them from books, I use a notebook so that I can track which questions I struggled with and also little notes from the answer section.
8. Diagrams and Sketches
Perfect if you have a plain notebook that needs using. I'm a visual learner so one of these always exist on my bookshelf at any one time.
9. Home Inspiration Notebook
This is such a nerdy confession but I love looking at flats on Rightmove. I have searches saved for various areas of Edinburgh and when a beautifully decorated property appears on there, I download the photos for future perusing. Sometimes, I print them out and make notes on them (like the complete nerd I am) so that I have some ideas ready for when I buy my first property (aspirations and all that!).
10. Travel Journal
Holidays are a luxury for most of us (and especially for me) so recording them is something I make sure I do. In August 2012, Becca showed us her beautiful travel journal and I showed mine here in August 2014. Recording a lovely holiday is the perfect excuse to use your most beautiful notebook too :)
And some other ideas...
11. a book review notebook
12. a blog ideas notebook
13. food diary
14. expenses diary
15. dream diary
16. quote book
17. inspiration book
18. a notebook of lists
19. recipes journal
20. scrapbook for life memories
21. random ramblings/brain dump
22. make your own d.i.y. planner
Do you have other cool uses for your notebooks? These are only a few ideas off of the top of my head but the one brilliant thing about a blank notebook is that it holds a million possibilities. :)