Product Type: Post-it in Homeware
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Who'd of thought sticky paper could revolutionise the world!
Member Name: Coffeetiere
Advantages: Great for notes on paper
Disadvantages: Doesnt like my fridge door
On Friday, at work we had a bit of a splurge on Post-it notes - it was stationary delivery day! Its always a bit of a rush to grab the ones you want before someone else gets there first, but on Friday I did quite well getting all the sizes and colours like need and like best.
My desk is littered with a multitude mix of Post-it sizes and colours for various things - I don't think I could actually live without them!
The Post-it concept was invented in 1968 by Dr Spencer Silver, but didn't hit the shops until 1980 (it took a few years for the inventor to get them to stick effectively). They were first sold in the US and until 1990 were produced only by a company called 3M. In 1990 the patent expired which has allowed other companies to produce similar sticky notes.
~My "Desk" Post-it's~
Different sizes "do" different things, here's a insight into a day in the life of a Post-it on my desk:
Flags - these are plasticky feeling Post-its which are basically tabs, about 4cm in length and 1cm in width which I use to mark the page of a contract that needs signing before it goes to signatory.
Page Markers - like flags, similar size, but paper so you can write on them? I used a lot of these when doing my PhD and would colour coordinate the flags in books/articles I was reading to certain themes I was researching! All a bit sad, but it helped me find my way around.
3in x 3in Post-its - I use these to mark any errors/corrections that I spot in a hard copy contract. I also use them short notes on papers I file and as reminders which I stick on my monitor, sometimes the edges of my monitor are completely covered with colourful Post-it reminders!
3in x 5in Post-its - these are generally used when I send notes or corrections to a colleague, like a "cover-sheet" at the top of the document. I also use these ones at home to remind me to do things and they get stuck on my fridge. I also keep one if these pads by my home phone as they make good jotters.
Electronic Post-its - did you know they even come in an electronic form? I sometimes use them Abode if I need to make notes on a PDF contract.
Other uses - great for keeping kids quiet. My kids love playing with them, I have to ration the amount they have otherwise I would end up with non left!
~"A Post-it Always Sticks Twice"~
As said by Carrie Bradshaw in "Sex and the City" after Burger dumps her on a Post-it (there, another use for them!). Indeed they do stick twice, at least, depending on the surface they are stuck to. I find I can re-use my signatory flags multiple times as they seem to re-stick to paper nicely. They don't however seem to like being stuck to my fridge door so much and occasionally I find them on the floor!
Post-it's come in a rainbow of colours. There are certain colours I like to try and get, the neon colours are nice and bright and I also like the lemon and light orange ones. I really don't like the light blue ones, I find them dull and depressing - I don't want to look at a monitor covered in these!
I only buy the larger rectangular ones, I get them from Office World which is really near to where we live. They usually cost about £6 for a pack of six, which is quite good and lasts me a while, well as long as they kids don't get hold of them!
It's an office must have! Every company in the UK most have a Post-it pad on a desk somewhere. They are also great for notes at home and I think they deserve a full 5 stars!
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