Discbound Planners | How to Get Started
What is a discbound planner?
A discbound planner uses discs and special mushroom-shaped cutouts to securely bind pages together.
Do they really work?
When I first heard about these, I did not believe they could hold the pages securely. I was skeptical and worried my papers would fall out. Watch the video at the end of this post to see me hold the planner by the discs and shake it. Nothing falls out!
Why are they so great?
You can fold them back on themselves, like a spiral notebook. However, unlike a spiral notebook, you can easily add and remove pages. This means you can customize your planner or notebook however you would like as many times as you would like.
What do you need?
Discs and covers are unique to the discbound system.
Discs are the fundamental item which holds the paper together. They come in a range of sizes, including the 1.25-inch (32 mm) transparent discs in our video. We recommend you choose the smallest size disc that will hold everything you need. The best way to figure that out is to measure the stack of paper you are considering placing in the discs and choosing a disc slightly larger.
Covers are helpful, because they protect your pages and keep the planner sturdy. We use the frosted transparent covers in our video.
How do you put one together?
We recommend you put your discbound planner together in the following sequence, and you can follow along with our video.
- attach discs to one cover
- attach the other cover
- attach your dividers
- place your inserts a few pages at a time, finding the angle that works best
- accessorize (we use metal page markers)