Homeschool Discoveries

Sharing a few things I've discovered along the way…

B is for Binding Machine March 1, 2012

Filed under: Getting Organized — kirstenjoyhill @ 7:25 am

Here’s my newest toy tool for homeschool organization:

I’ve been pondering getting a ProClick P50 binding machine for quite a while.   I think the first place I read about it was in this post over at Our Busy Homeschool, one of the many great homeschooling blogs I read.

Homeschooling involves a lot of paper — workbooks, printable worksheets, projects, planners…and the list goes on.  The last couple years I have taken stacks of items to be bound at either an office supply store or a printing shop.  The cost and time involved adds up quickly, but I so love having books that can lay flat or be easily kept open to the proper page.

I got an Amazon gift card for Christmas, plus I got a couple of small gift cards as “thank you” gifts early in the year.  After buying a few books from my wishlist, I still had almost enough left to buy the ProClick and the spines.  As a treat to myself, I went ahead and splurged a little past that gift card amount to buy my binding machine.

I bound my first item earlier this week — a stack of worksheets for Miss M from a “Read and Understand Science” book.  Instead of loose copies flying around, they are now neatly in one of her school drawers, taking up less space than they would in a binder.

I have visions of many things I’ll be binding in the coming weeks and months — custom coloring books for the boys? Math practice pages for Miss M?  Pages for Miss M’s “lapbook” on horses that she is currently working on? A new-and-improved planner for me?  Don’t mind if I do!

While this is definitely not a necessity for homeschooling, I think I will have a lot of fun with this tool!

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8 Responses to “B is for Binding Machine”

  1. marcyky Says:

    I have to admit, I’m feeling a little bit jealous. I want one of those, too! Might have to figure out a way to work it into next year’s budget 🙂

    (I also love Tristan’s blog)

  2. Diana Says:

    I really really want a pro-click binding machine too! I’ve got some money from Swagbucks saved up. Might just have to splurge!

  3. Sara K. Says:

    I have been considering the purchase of a binding machine for the last 6-12 months!!! I’ve never seen this brand before — is it easy to use? I am totally with ya on the paper issue — and it is SO nice to have things contained without using binders all the time. I suppose a person could justify the cost of the binding machine when one considers how much money could be spent on binders alone!

  4. […] creations and from printables found on the Star Wars website.  We even bound it together with my new ProClick binding machine.  He told me, “this is a real book […]

  5. {leah} Says:

    Oooo I think I need to add that to my homeschool tools too! That is a good “B” thing!!!

  6. I WANT A BINDING MACHINE!! I am now going on the hunt. Thanks!

  7. […] save myself a trip to the copy shop by using regular size cardstock for the cover, and using my pro-click binding machine to bind it.  That has the added benefit of being able to re-arrange the pages if needed during the […]

  8. […] Binding artwork and samples of last year’s work with my Proclick Binder.  Zip, Zip back and forth with the binding machine, then feed the punched paper onto proclick […]

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