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Wednesday
Feb132008

Moleskine Sticky Note Map Hack

Moleskine Stick Note Map Hack

Here's a handy hack I've been using lately to carry a map and notes along with my hacked Moleskine Weekly Planner notebook.

I use a standard 3" x 5" yellow sticky note to draw a map, with directions, address, phone numbers and whatever else I might need to get to my meeting.

Then I attach the long, sticky edge to the spine side of the Moleskine (left edge) and then slide the loose edge of the sticky note under the elastic band (right side), so it won't catch the corners in my pocket.

Once I'm done with the map, I can save it in the back of my Moleskine planner for later use, or toss it out.

This approach also works well for task lists and any other at-a-glance information you need to see without opening up the Moleskine.

Reader Comments (10)

Yay I'm famous!
February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJordan Arentsen
Well as famous as you can get on the outwer backwater of the web that is Rohdesign.com :-)
February 13, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
I do the same thing with photo corners and 3x5 cards. Four photo corners stuck to the Moleskine's cover will keep a 3x5 card in place very nicely. Never tried it for maps, but I'm all about using it for daily task lists :)
February 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan Hardwick
Mike, I'll urge Matt to buy you an iphone, you need one of those! :)
February 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos
I must say, that is a brilliant idea. I'm also working on a Moleskine planner as I type this.
February 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDaniel Alcantara
Bloody hell, there's a Starbucks at the end of every post it now.

When will it stop?!
February 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTrump
Jonathan, I love that photo corners idea!

Daniel, glad you like the concept, it works well for me so it seemed something worth sharing with others.

Trump, it's a conspiracy! The black helicopters (with Starbucks logos on the sides) have been dispatched and are on their way to caffeinate you! :-)
February 15, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Mike,

Snap! - I do this too. I often use the smaller size sticky notes for unrelated tasks - so i can remove them once each job is done.
February 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJustin Knol
why not google maps with your ipod touch?
February 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkees
Kees, this is a good point. I do use Google Maps on the touch, however, sometimes it's nice to leave the touch behind, or simply have something I don't need to turn on to provide map and other info I need. Plus I thought it might be helpful for others without a Google Maps option.
February 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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