One of the ways for me to utilize my stationery item to the fullest extent is to find opportunities to write as much as possible by hand. What is a better chance than a thesis? I can recall details a bit easier if I have written it down beforehand. It is also handy when I do not want to bring my laptop with me, I can simply scribble down thoughts on paper.
This handy plastic portfolio is something I found when I went home several years ago. I saw my sister using several of them to organize class notes, and thought it was better than clumsy three-ring binders. The plastic cover protects paper from becoming crinkly, but it is still pliable that you can crease when not handled with care.
I love the random phrases.
Pages are held together with two rings. You can unclasp and snap close relatively easily. People with larger fingers might have trouble undoing the ring.