Send them to me! I am a total notebook nerd, My sister and I have a competition going on who can buy the most ornate ( and therefore unusable) notebook and I am currently winning! I bought her onw ith gold edging on the pages and embossed butterflies. I also bought her a second quality "im a cock hungry whore" from a gift shop and she can use that as its graded :D
I own about 30 odd notebooks. some are teeny tiny, some are A3
I have lots of notebooks lined up - some for list making/tearing pages out of/starting again. Some are too pretty for that and are used for 'special' lists like birthdays and Christmas. Others very mundane for keeping track of debt payments so I can see the totals going down.
There are big ones, small ones, childish ones (current shopping list pad is emoji's ), sensible ones (not that I go anywhere to use those very often!).
One in particular is looked at and admired, but never used. It's handmade with a pretty purple cover & I just can't bring myself to do it!
If any are unused either sell on ebay if branded or give to charity if no resale value.
After years of experimenting with poncy notebooks, I've decided that my go to perfect notebook is a spiral bound B6 one that costs £4 from muji. Can't use anything else now so gave about half a dozen different ones away including a couple of moleskine ones.
Why not use them for list making? Every day I make a new list of things I want to get done, then when I’ve done it I cross it off. I include things that I want to do for fun, like ‘paint nails’ or ‘write’ as well as tasks. Since I started doing it I feel so much more productive and happier. I know I probably sound a bit too full on, but I do have a ‘type A’ personality.