Product Type: 3M household products
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Sticky bits of paper
3M Post-it Note Pads
Member Name: katyj10
3M Post-it Note Pads
Advantages: Great for making notes
Disadvantages: You can't escape the to do list
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!
Summary: Love them!
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