Product Type: Post-it in Homeware
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Member Name: eilidhcatriona
Advantages: Sticky notes, nice bright colours, cube lasts longer than a smaller pad
Disadvantages: Can lose stickiness after a while
Post-It Notes come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours but my favourite format is the Post-It Cube. This is a pad of 450 notes, square in shape at 76mm x 76mm. The defining characteristic of Post-It Notes is that they are sticky - you make a note, peel the Post-It off the pad, and then stick it to your desk, computer, notebook, forehead - wherever you want.
I've had Post-It Cubes in a variety of colours, including the pink stripey one shown above, and the same design in shades of blue. These two seem to have been discontinued by my company stationery supplier, so my current is a mixture of shades of pink, orange and purple which seems to be called Joy.
Post-It Notes, in any form, are wonderful things. I use several a day, to scribble down tasks and messages from my managers, to make a note of stationery or computer equipment I need to order, to take notes during phone conversations. Some of these end up stuck in my diary for future reference, and some end up in the recycling bin. The fact that I can stick them to my diary or computer, or even just to my desk, means that I don't have heaps of bits of paper cluttering up my desk, and it means I can find a note when I need it.
Post-It Cubes, in particular, suit me because I go through lots of notes. I could just use the regular sized pads and keep replacing them, but I like to have a longer lasting pad of Post-Its. I choose the multicoloured cubes because it adds a bit of variety - this sounds a bit geeky, but I look forward to the colour of the notes changing as the cube is used up. Sometimes I'll deliberately use a couple more Post-Its than I really need to, just so I can get to the next colour in the cube.
In terms of stickiness, I find that the notes from the Post-It Cubes are just as good as any other variety of Post-It, with the exception of the super-sticky Post-Its, which are obviously stickier than regular ones. The stickiness does wear off quite easily if you move the Post-It around a bit, but Post-Its that I've stuck in one place and not moved are still sticky months later.
One of the benefits that I have from using Post-It Cubes is that no one else in the office does - so mine is easy to track down if it goes walkies from my desk.
Post-It Cubes aren't very exciting, but I like having a nice bright one to liven up my desk. I'm sure that I could live without Post-It Notes, but I'd rather not.
Summary: A bright spot on my desk
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