Product Type: Post-it in Homeware
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Note It, Post It... Post-It Notes.
Member Name: trayrope
Advantages: Great for making little notes on, lots of colours and sizes to choose from.
Disadvantages: Quite wasteful.
As every body knows, Post It Notes are pieces of paper that you can stick to almost any surface without worry of it bonding itself permanently to the surface. They now come in a massive array of colours, shapes and sizes, a quick look on Amazon.co.uk tells me that they not only come in the traditional Canary Yellow Squares, but also in Orange, Green, Purple, Pink, Heart Shaped, Rectangular, Lined and Arrow Shaped to name but a few. They also sell Post It Note dispensers. The prices range from £3.09 for a Post-It Note Mini Cube, right up to £19.18 for a 12 pack of Post-It Super Sticky Removable Notes.
A quick look on my desk reveals three sets of Post-It Notes in the traditional 76x76mm square. Most if our Post-It Notes have accidentally followed my Husband home from work.
I am a stay at home mum so my use of Post-It Notes is limited to day to day household tasks. When I was at college I found Post-It Notes invaluable for sticking in my course books to highlight and make notes of areas I wished to use for reference. Now my use of Post-It Notes is slightly more mundane I use them to write reminders for myself and stick them on the inside of the kitchen cupboard door.
One particularly memorable Post-It Note use was when I was in a storming mood and I went around the house sticking Post-Its on dirty cups demanding that they be taken away for washing, and on the water jug in the fridge telling family members to refill it once they had emptied it and on cereal boxes to remind people to put them away after breakfast.
I also use them for writing my shopping list on, I then use the sticky strip to stick the note to my purse, ensuring I don't lose my list.
My youngest daughter once made a massive collage out of Post-It Notes for a school art project; they made quite an effective pattern.
Another fun use of Post-It Notes is for the What Am I game, this is where one person writes on Post-It Notes a animal or film or famous person or some such nonsense and then sticks them on the other players foreheads who then have to ask questions to guess what it is they have been labelled, the person who guesses with the least questions wins.
There are cheaper versions of Post-It Notes available, but I prefer the original 3M Post-It brand as they stick well and can be moved around a number of times before losing there stickiness. They stick to pretty much any dry and solid surface without leaving a mark when peeled back off.
They are really easy to use, you just write on the top piece of paper and then peel it off and stick it to your chosen surface, occasionally I accidentally peel a couple of Post-Its off when I just want one, but that is easily solved as I can just stick them back to the pad.
In conclusion I find Post-It Notes incredibly useful, the square pads are a great size for making little notes, they stick and un-stick from pretty much any surface, they are available in a massive array of colours, sizes and shapes. They are a really simple idea and I wish I had of invented them.
Thank you for reading.
Summary: Handy, sticky little note pads.