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Post Its are one of the most important parts of my office equipment. Sure, these days it is all about technology and organising things through your desktop computer but sometimes you want it there written in front of you.
They are small, yellow pieces of paper which in most cases are usually square or rectangular in shape. They come in various colours but the standard colour is yellow and I find this to be best as it stands out on most surfaces. They come as a pad and each post-it will have a strip of adhesive glue along the top. It is important to have a good adhesive as some pads can often fall apart and some will not stick to what you want. They come in various sizes. You simply write your note and tear off the sheet. You are then able to stick them to most surfaces.
They are useful for writing all kinds of notes. I use them daily in my office environment but they have proved useful in the past when at school especially for those who are doing revision. I found writing key words and phrases on each sheet and learning them very useful. They can also be used for marking pages in books.
As far as price is concerned they are generally fairly cheap. I have mine provided by my office but upon further research a standard pack of 320 Post Its measuring 75x75mm is approx. £3.60 through WH Smith. Less than 1p per sheet.
Generally they are a very useful part of my office supplies. From making a note of a quick message to recording important telephone numbers. It is always important to make sure you get the correct size and make sure that the pack you buy has a quality adhesive otherwise the pack just becomes useless.
I am a sixth from student at the moment and have these all over my room, especially during exam season. These little notes are perfect fro keeping small amounts of information in a convenient place - on the door, on my desk, on the ceiling.
The paper itself is almost irrelevant between brands as they are all pretty much identical. The real important factor in a post-it note is the stickyness. If the notes do not stick well enough then they are useless as they can just fly away with the slightest breeze (considering the ARE paper after all). This brand fairs very well in terms of stickyness, they will keep holding on to any surface with ease and do not leave any horrible residue after removal either which once again is very important unless you want dust to stick to it and re-colour your walls a lovely brown.
Perfect for students at revision time.
3M Post-it Note Pads - Prices vary depending on size shape and colour
Being a student I tend to be a massive fan of stationary. I have been known to spend hours in the local shopping centre looking around Paper Chase and WH Smiths. Post it notes are no exception. No house should be without them.
They are made by 3M and the originals are the best. A post it pad is a small pad of papers stuck together by a mildly adhesive strip. This adhesive strip will then still to most of not all smooth surfaces, and leave no mark when it has been removed. I have found that under normal circumstances each post it (paper based) can be stuck up to three times as long as the gummed strip has not gotten fluffy.
As a student I have to admit to loving the 3 inch by 3 inch post its for assignments. They are the right size to stick on things with the relevant reference on them or whatever notes you may need at a quick glance. I have them in many different colours so that I can have colours that correspond with different things or assignments / modules. The most 'common' colour of post its is the pale yellow but I have to say my favourites are the neon range.
They do tend to get used for all sorts - the area around my desk is littered with them, and the wall to my right looks like a scene from Bruce Almighty when he tried the concept of prayer post its... I am partly ashamed to admit that there is one bright green post it that has been there for almost a full year now - which just goes to show how well they stick.
For me they are just so useful as I can at a glance see which books I may need for any given assignment or topic. They can be a little costly but if you shop around you can find some bargains.
I would highly recommend them to anyone as they are so invaluable, and such time savers. Definitely a five star product.
WHAT IS IT?
A block of coloured paper sheets for making notes on. Each sheet has an adhesive strip on the back and when you have written your note you pull the sheet off and stick it to an area where you will notice it and remind yourself.
WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?
You can use them any time you need to make notes for yourself. They are very popular with students because the size of them is right for jotting down facts they need to remember for exams or presentations. I use a lot every day in my appointments book because I write a list of specific products favoured by my clients to save me having to transport their personal notes with me to every consultation. I don't use them for shopping lists because the adhesive strip gets very dirty and covered in fluff when it is not stuck to something straight after it's been pulled from the pad. I have just written a list of Dooyoo reviews I want to write over the next few days and have stuck it to the desk near my laptop.
WHAT I THINK
I have been a heavy user of Post It Notes for a long time and use a pad up every week. They can be expensive but I purchase mine in bulk and that is cheaper, it is better to buy the original Post It Notes because the adhesive is much more reliable than on cheaper versions and I am less likely to lose pieces of paper with my notes on.
I usually buy the original yellow pads because the colour stands out against any surface. You can buy them in different colours and shapes but these are often smaller and more expensive, the bulk size I buy is only available in the standard yellow and because I use so many it would be very expensive if I was fussy about the colour. The neon pads were very useful when I had a very busy time at work last year because I could allocate a certain colour to each of my ladies and see quickly what I needed to pack that day and in what order.
The Post It Notes stick to a lot of surfaces like paper, wood and even the tiles in my kitchen. They don't stick very well on the door of my fridge but that must be because of the coloured covering.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
This is a review of 3M Post-it Note Pads which I am a big fan of. My first memory of 'sticky note pads' was as a child when we went to visit a family member who worked on a Doctor's reception and she gave me a wonderful haul of sticky notes advertising remedies for all sorts of ailments including piles! As a child stationery fan I thought they were magic and would go around sticking them everywhere with silly notes and reminders for family. The novelty never wore off...
What are they?
Post-it Note pads is the brand name of the original form of post it note although other brands get called this (a bit like 'sellotape' and 'hoover') but the 3M Post-it is the official brand name for those original notes which first came only in a pale yellow square. You peel off the top note and the top couple of centimetres on the back are sticky but a removable kind of sticky so they don't mark and you can relocate the note to another surface.
Nowadays the notes are available in a huge number of colours, shapes and sizes, in fact I am currently working my way through a three-pack of heart shaped pink notes with a feint pattern on them. Interestingly, you can buy dispensers for these to hold them on to a desk and these have a zig zag pattern to them when you pull them out of the pack so it releases one sheet at a time which is an interesting variation.
I am a fan of the slightly outsized notes as I have big handwriting and often lots to say when I can't give a message direct to someone! I have tried other brands which have been varying in their results from too sticky and ripping to not sticky enough! The 3M Post-it Note Pads are consistently good in my opinion and I have never had a problem with them, even using ancient ones they don't dry up or underperform. I keep a packet on the study desk at home, in my car, handbag and kitchen drawers and by the phones so you can see we are big users in our home.
- Notes on doors and fridges (regular sized)
- At work (telephone messages, reminders, to-do lists etc).
- Shopping lists
- My dad uses tab sized post-its to mark his Racing Post newspaper (the different courses).
- In my University days I used tab sized Post-its to make small notes in the margins of books without marking the book.
The prices vary for 3M Post-it Note Pads depending on what size or how fancy you want them. The basic pale yellow original packs are usually around £1 but you can pick up a bargain sometimes when they are reduced. I usually buy mine from the supermarket but I have picked up a good stash from Staples in their January sales and this is usually when I get the patterned, coloured and seasonal versions.
I think these began life most used in the office and graduated to the home where they have now become part of every day life. I can't imagine life without the Post-it and don't know anyone who hasn't heard of them by now!
I used to work in an office and I got used to seeing these little sticky sheets of paper everywhere!! So what exactly is a Post it Note? Did you know that Post-it note is actually a trade mark name. According to an article I read Post-it notes were invented by 3M's Art Fry, using an adhesive developed by a colleague, Spencer Silver. Until the 1990s, when the patent expired, they were produced only in the 3M plant in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Accepted generic terms for competitors include "sticky notes", "repositionable notes", and "repositional notes" but to be honest I think everyone I know still call them post-it notes. Although other companies now produce sticky or repositionable notes, most of the world's Post-it Brand notes are still made in Cynthiana.
Post it notes are handy little items of stationery that I would go so far as saying are present in just about every office across the country and probably in the world. A post it note is a little piece of stationery that has a sticky strip on the back. They are great as the sticky strip is re-adherable so you can stick it on one file and then move it to another when you need to, it will continue to stick for ages and I have actually seen old files from years past that still have stick it notes on them which still re-stick so they must be a good quality item. Apparently this is due to a unique low-tack adhesive which allows the notes to be easily attached and removed without leaving marks or residue. This is definitely true, these never leave a sticky mark or grease like blu-tak or sticky tape. I have used them for years and as well as being great for the office they are perfect for the home too. I will stick little notes on the fridge if I need to remember something or to write down numbers by the telephone to make sure I remember to call someone back or give the message to my husband when he gets home. I think this is a perfect way of writing down messages so you don't have to remember send an e-mail to someone in the office or wait until my husband returns to give hime the message that I will probably forget in the meantime!
When they were first released the original Post-it notes were yellow and these are the ones I still like to use but nowadays they do them in a rainbow of different colours and sometimes to make the monotony of the work day a bit more fun you can play with the different colours and make fun pictures, etc, I really must have had some boring days. When you buy a pack they come all stuck together at the top in a pad form and you can actually buy dispensers which make it a little easier to pull one from another. We see to have lots of these little pads floating about the house but they are so handy and definitely a product that I recommend for either the home or the office.
I have an office at home which is where I can usually be found when either not in my work's office, with the horses, with my daughter or cleaning! So generally I am there till the early hours getting up to speed with things. I suffer with OCD and therefore I like everything to be highly organised and tidy. This to me doesn't just mean cleanliness it also means that I like to prioritise my work load which happens in the forms of lists, notes etc.
One item that I use on a daily basis are Post It Notes and generally in the pad format and my current range is the 3M Post It Note Pads Ultra Collection. There are many varieties of Post It Notes in what seems like all shapes, sizes and colours. I can however remember when you could only get the original yellow notes which seemed to be an office staple product and your desk didn't look complete without them.
Post It Notes are made by a company called 3M and they produce a wide range of products. They do however advise that they only use SFI Chain of Custody Certified paper meaning that they only use paper for their notes from well managed forests as well as all their Post It Notes are recyclable which for me is quite important as I do like to recyclable.
I think we all have seen Post It Notes before and most of us have probably used them. They are not the most inventive of products but they are an incredibly useful product. Post It Notes if not familiar with them are little cubes or varying shapes of single sheets of paper piled up on top of each other with a sticky strip at one end. This sticky strip can be attached to most surfaces and will stay in replace for a reasonable amount of time. The pads can come in varying sizes, shapes and colours so there is quite a lot of choice!
I as said above currently have the Ultra Collection in the 3 inch by 3 inch size as I find this size is the most handy for writing notes in my office and generally attaching them to my laptop screen so I will remember what needs doing! The Ultra Collection is made up of individual pads in a bright apple green, pink, purple and blue and are definitely noticeable and certainly stand out against my boring buff coloured files which makes them ideal for me. Each pad is made up of 100 sheets which for me last for quite a considerable time making the pack last quite long.
The notes are easy to remove from one another and they do the job just as I need them. They manage to keep my work load organised as well as leaving notes in my daughter's nursery take home book and small shopping lists for my other half. Yes, for what they are technically small bits of paper which stick to things but they do actually make life a bit simpler especially if you like everything organised or are in need of being more organised.
There are a whole range of Post It Notes which offer something for everyone wanting to be organised. For me the 3 inch by 3 inch are ideal for me and for my needs and I can't fault them at all. They come apart easily and do the job that they are intended for. No complaints from me whatsoever and I'd recommend them to anyone looking to be organised! 5 stars from me.
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Price: (For the Ultra Collection) £3.50 (ish)
Availability: Stationary stores and websites
I have always been a list maker, I make them because I have a really shocking memory but also because I like to see jobs getting crossed off my list. My Mam bought me a family organising calendar for Christmas which had a little pad of post it notes on it but they quickly ran out so I replaced them with a pad of these.
I picked these post it notes up in the local supermarket and think I paid just under £3 for a pack of the yellow ones, you can also buy a multicoloured pad of the square post it notes and you can buy coloured and shaped ones too.
Post it notes are a number of small squares about 7.5cms square and they each have a sticky strip across the back of them at the top and then are layered one on top of the other until all of them form a block.
The idea of a post it is that you can write a note on them and then peel the sheet off the pad and the sticky strip for all it doesn't feel really sticky will stick to another surface wherever you need a note to remind you. I tend to use these to write little shopping lists on and then when I go to the supermarket I stick it on the side of my purse so my list is easy to find.
You get loads of sheets on a pad of post it notes a good few hundred so they are really great value and a really handy thing to have, my daughter also loves post it notes as she will draw little pictures on them and stick them all round the house for me which I think is nice although my Mam isn't so impressed when she stuck pictures all over her computer desk.
These are great value, come in a range of colours and shapes and are really handy my only issue is I end up with masses of yellow squares all over!
I am a bit of a freak in that each day I write myself a list of jobs that need to be done so that I can work through it and get satisfaction from scribbling things off my list as I go along! In fact it would be safe to say that I love a good list and will write shopping lists, reminders and allsorts. I write my daily notes on a post it note from the pad which I bought from amazon and this is my review of the product.
Post it notes are basically a block of small square sheets which feature a gummed back so when you peel one off after writing your note you can stick it wherever you need it be it as a reminder for something, on the fridge, the work top or wherever. The gummed surface is not tacky to the touch and so whilst it does stick to your surface it will not leave a mark on them. With some store branded imitation post it notes I have found that the gummed surface just won't stay stuck to wherever you place it and so I would say that the branded ones really are superior.
I actually bought the rainbow coloured post it notes as I thought they would look more interesting dotted all over the place than the plain yellow ones! What I like about this pack is there are pink, yellow, green and orange post it notes and it is easy enough to remove a section should you really want to use a particular colour! In this pack of post it notes you get 450 sheets and from memory mine cost around £3.00 at the start of the year.
The post it notes that I have measure 76mm square and they are a really good size for me to scribble down my lists each day. You can purchase mini post it notes but to be honest they are so small I would only see their purpose to perhaps highlight a particular page in a text book or something. The 76mm square post it notes are a much more usable size in my opinion and I find they are handy for writing a small shopping list on and then sticking them on to the back of my phone or even on my debit card which I will obviously need when I am purchasing the shopping.
My sister has a habit of flicking through the post it pad and leaving me little notes to tell me how wonderful she is and now she has gone to University I have these little reminders that will be there probably until the next time she is home and decides to leave me some more. I have used post it notes to leave a little soppy message on and stick it to some chocolates that I placed on my boyfriends pillow when he used to come and stay here of a weekend as we didn't get the chance to see each other much as we lived a long way apart.
Post it notes really are quite versatile I think in that you can use them to label, highlight something in a book, write a list or just a small note for someone and so I think the three pounds or so that they cost is nothing to pay really and I would recommend them.
Thank you for reading my review!
The humble post-it note is known the world over and has adorned many a textbook, work table, kitchen unit or computer through to featuring heavily in numerous works of art and having a digital incarnation created for your desktop. It is enduring in it's simple functional purpose and unrivalled as far as concept and execution are concerned. This is what has made it probably the second most iconic piece of stationary second only perhaps to the equally humble and ingeniously designed paper clip.
The post-it note came from auspicious beginnings, the sticking device being used initially for adhering a book mark to a hymnbook. The glue itself was developed in 1968 by a chemist at 3M, the manufacturer of the official 'post-it', and after at first garnering little interest was first applied by a fellow colleague in it's non-secular usage in 1974. It took until 1980 for the first release of the official branded 'post-it' note in the USA followed by Europe in 1981. The iconic yellow colour arrived due to a neighbouring lab having a surplus supply of scrap yellow paper. Now numerous colour options and sizes have become available but it is the 7x7 yellow post-it that endures. In the early 2000's they manufactured the super glue post-it that stuck even firmer but personally I have never had need to use it as the old fashioned post-it serves me well.
So what makes it so popular? The genius behind the post-it is it's simplicity and the fact it actually works. By having brightly coloured paper, these handy little notes are very easy to spot, even from a distance. They are the right size to be noticeable but not cumbersome. Being built into a block pad makes it easy to have alot with you in a very transportable size and they are easy to remove and use. Take one off and the remainder of the block remains pristine. Put it back and it's a different story, but this was never the intended purpose. The paper curls a little when away from it's block but remains firmly flat when applied to a flat surface and does not come off until it is physically removed or has been there for a very long time and the stick has worn.
The other enduring quality is that not only do they stick well, but they stick without leaving a mark and when they stick for the first time, they do so very well. I don't believe they are intended for reuse but even this is possible... Even if after a few uses they begin to lose their stick. It is also a very convenient way to quickly set yourself a reminder and it can be stuck to any surface. You can quickly and simply set yourself 10 reminders if you wish on any surface with the same result.
There is a fairly hefty downside to the post-it however and that would be that it promotes waste and a throw-away culture. Once used, they are discarded and they tend to be used so frivolously where other more environmentally friendly options might be available (chalk board anyone?). I have personally been guilty of a vast build up of small yellow notes in piles and have gasped at times at the sheer waste of convenience. Being a hoarder, I do tend to keep them in case that information may prove valuable to me at a later date (mostly for work with phone numbers, etc... Rather than the 'remember to buy milk' note!). Post-it do make notes now from recycled paper but I find these are not as readily available as the standard ones.
The post-it lost it's patent in the 90's so there is a flood of imitators around. The trademark still exists though so If you want the real deal, stick with post-it (pun intended). I have found the glue to still be better than with any of the competition... But maybe that's sentiment talking.
Use post-it, but use it wisely and not wastefully. Think of the environment.
Post-it notes are world famous. Althought people think it is the name of the item, it is also the name of the brand, this happens when things get really famous, and the two become interchangeable, like hoover and vacuum, pritt stick and glue. The only downside with named brands is that you pay a lot more for them, so for me it is all about assessing whether the extra quality / whatever you may get from the named brand exclusively, versus the cut price of the non named brand. In my opinion post-its are good, but there is not enough of an advantage against the non named brands own versions.
Postits can range from £2-£5 depending on how many sheets you get, which size they are, and if they are coloured or plain. They can be bought from supermarkets like Tesco, convenience stores, stationers and wholesalers (E.G. Staples). Price is pretty much the same across all shops and you rarely see any special offers.
The papers come in a pad, each postit is stuck to the post it behind it, the last sheet being stuck to a non useable piece of paper. There is minimal packaging which is good for the environment, there is normally just a piece of easy to rip off cellophane. Once opened they are normally just kept on someones desk or work surface, they need no special storage.
Post its are normally used to remind people of things (for example, take your tariners to work stuck on the front door for the next morning) or to write shopping lists on.
The best thing about post its is the glue that keeps them sticky. It is enough to keep them stuck onto a cupboard door or whereever you put them to use them, but it never leaves a mark or damages anything.
I am a natural list writer, I feel so much happier once I have written things down, so this type of mechanism comes naturally to me, but I still can't get over the price, it just seems uneccessary to me. I would rather use scrap paper, or at worst own brand post it notes, which are less than a quarter of the price at Tesco, than fork otu for these. I'm just nto rich enough yet!!
P.S. they also do special edition ones, like with hearts on etc for valentines day.
I always have to have a supply of Post-it notes handy. I have a busy life and am quite a ditsy person - not a good combination!
I've tried, and failed, many times to use a diary or calendar but can never stick to it; this is where post it notes come in. You can forget about a calendar on a wall or a diary on your desk, but you can't forget a bright yellow sticker stuck in the middle of your computer screen!
From what I can gather, 3M are one of the largest stockists of Post-it style note pads; they have them in every shape, style and colour you can imagine; from standard yellow squares to multicoloured star shaped pads.
They can be quite expensive compared to your bog standard 'own brand' versions; but are they worth it?
In my opinion, no.
I haven't tried the fancy designs, only the standard yellow squares, but the only difference between them would be the colour and/or shape.
I have the standard 8cm (or just about) pads. I can tell you that the paper is quite thick and of a good quality, it is the waxy kind of paper that doesn't fall apart or lose shape when wet.
The 'sticky section' is a thin strip along the top of the pad; it is quite strong and holds well to most surfaces, they are easy to remove, yet will stay put for a very long time and really struggle to lose their stickiness.
This however can be said of almost all post-it style note pads.
My mother bought me these one day when I had run out, I think she paid just under £2, I'm not sure where from. I tend to buy ones from Wilko's or Tesco's; my last pack cost me 41p from Tesco.
In my opinion there is not enough difference in product to justify the huge difference in price.
Post it notes in general are very handy and can be used for many things, however they are a pretty standard product and I find that there is hardly any difference between the top brand products and the value packs.
I would therefore not recommend 3M Post it Note Pads, as they are no better than any other post it notes so you would be better off saving your money and going for the cheapest you can find.
Post-It Notes are a very common sight in the everyday office life and when I have worked in offices in the past I have always found them to be extremely useful to me.
The Post-It Note normally comes in a pad which can be in a whole variety of colours such as pastel colours or luminous colours such as vivid pink or bright green to make them stand out a little better from the pile of mess on your desk! The pad can also come in many different shapes & sizes such as rectangles (most common), squares, circles, triangles, hearts etc and I have been known on occasion to use different colours for different types of messages or different colours for different levels of importance.
The pad is lots of pieces of paper of the same size and each of these has a strip of stickiness to the back of it and the purpose of the note is that you write a message and then you can stick it to pretty much any surface and providing you buy a more expensive brand such as 3M you will find that the stickiness lasts and this means that you can use the post it note again and again and move it from place to place without worrying about it dropping off.
I have noticed that in warmer weather some cheaper post-it notes will drop off the computer screen or wherever they have been stuck but this is not the case with 3M post-it notes as they are the original and the best!
You can buy a packet of these for well under £1.00 from most stationery stores and you will find these are available cheaper when purchased in a multipack.
I would recommend these post-it notes as they are great for many purposes around the home and office and for this reason I am rating them 5/5.
post it notes come in various sizes and colours however they were first made by 3M 25 years ago and were yellow and were three inches square - they were very novel - who would have thought that a three inch square would be soo useful however now i can't emagine not using them!
I find that i have them everywhere and as a student i had them all over the place, in books to mark good chapters, on the fridge to let my housemate know that it was her turn to buy milk, now i have them all round my computer screen to let me know all of the things that i have yet to do!
They are little bits of paper in a block that have sicky strips at the top so that you can attach them to what ever you would like with ease and then move them when you need to.
Only until I came to university have I realised the importance of using post-it notes, before they were always those little pieces of paper with adhesive on the back that my mum used to remind herself of things and what not. They are now, however, a necessity in my life.
I have the 3 inch by 3 inch multi coloured stack of about 500 or so, I bought them for around 2 pounds last year, and I have used about half of them.
They can be useful for many things, and they mainly help with remembering things, whether you put it on the wall behind your computer or next to your mirror. Due to the smallsize of them you can note take for lectures on them, and use them for your shopping list. They can also be used to place marks in books, but 3M now sell specifc types for that job.
Post it notes make my life much easier, as it means I have less to jam into my head, I can put some important dates up, along with a list of things to do over the next week and its that subtle reminder every few minutes that helps me out so much.
The great thing about post-its are they can be used anyway and for any job, thats what makes them so great.
Post-it Note Pads come in over 30 colors and 8 palettes. So express yourself in color. We're sure you will find the perfect color for all your communication needs. Use them to: Capture messages, telephone numbers and to-do items, color code clients, projects, or tasks.