I finally broke down and bought a comb binding machine. I don't know why it took me so long to do it. I have been looking and wanting one for a few years.
It's not something I will use everyday! Right-so why do I need one! One reason is ORGANIZATION!!!! Oh my- the papers, mini unit studies, and the books that I copy so I can reuse them again. Not to mention that Bug goes crazy with those workbooks that don't lay flat. To the point that she loses her focus on the task or has a meltdown because the book pops up while she is writing. Holding the workbook down is not an option on her end with her joint issues. That is just a few reasons I was eyeing a binding machine
The best thing is that binding machines are pretty reasonable in cost now. A few years ago when I first started looking at them they had a hefty dollar amount that I couldn't justify the cost. I can take the plastic comb out after we are done with the papers and reuse it again if I want to.
I love it! Next to my laminator I see this as one of my favorite, "must have" homeschool gadgets. I use my laminator a whole lot. Maybe one day I should put a post together of my favorite homeschool gadgets! I have actually been asked that question several times.Mmmmm that is a thought for a post.