My Love of Mead Flex Binders

Over the course of several posts, I have brought up the Mead Flex Binder. I’ve been asked on Facebook about my “fascination” with them. I can only boil it down to its selling point: flexible like a spiral notebook, refillable like a binder.

It’s true! I love the fact that I can bend this “binder” back like a spiral notebook, and that I can add more paper and dividers where I need them and remove them as well. Also, the standard size three hole binder is a lot easier to work with than a seven ring binder. The standard three ring set up makes it easy and convenient to add more paper to it (another check in its favor).

I currently have 4 flex binders in use:

  • Magenta = general notebook
  • Green = writing notebook
  • Black #1 = price book (still in the works, and may have its own post at some point)
  • Black #2 = work notebook. This one stays on my desk at work. Front section has a running To Do list and Office Max list and the dividers each house notes for work related projects.

I have four backups: 2 red and 2 blue. For the record, the only two I’ve ever paid for price for (approx. $15 each) were the magenta one and a Tinker Bell green one that broke years ago. All other have been bought on Clearance! The last two I picked up on January 31. They were marked down to $2.50 and $5.00 respectively, but rang up for $1.50 each!!!

Depending on the retailer, these flex binders retail between $9.00-$15.00.

The website ( has a lot more options: bigger ring, zipper closure, clear pocket in the front, etc.

The website also had a product I didn’t know about: Mead Shopping Organizher, which is a two-ring smaller version. This product has its own product review post.

This is a product that I happily recommend to everyone. Try it out. If you don’t want to spend that much money on a binder, wait until after school is back in session. Around November is when I see these notebooks start hitting the clearance racks.

© Cori Large February 4, 2015.