Monday, October 10, 2011

A Blog for the Office-Supply Addicted

Post-Its: Part One of a Series

Yes, I confess I have a love affair going on with post-it notes. Truth be told, I have a serious jones for nearly all office supplies, but post-its - oh!  I adore these little stickies. They're just so practical!

I use them to make my daily lists, remind myself of things I need to do, like pick up foodstuffs, make bank deposits, eat lunch (yes, sometimes I need reminding!), and I love to keep a supply by the phone, the desk, the bed, and the couch. They're perky.

Post-its gaily poke out of nearly every reference book I have, including my recipe book collection. Their happy, useful presence somehow makes me happy too. And they come in all shapes and sizes. I tend toward your more classic yellow post-it, but that doesn't stop me from indulging my wild-child side with some neons and my uber-categorizer with some lined stickies.

And not only do I get to play with them all around the house, I use them in my work, too. Oh, they're meant for work? Hm.
Well, lucky for me, then.

I use stickies in all kinds of ways in my facilitation and engagement work. My favourite is the Affinity Process. It's a process that really seems to resonate with people (and I secretly think it has a lot to do with the post-its).

We get to write all over the stickies, post them and then move them around in creative ways until we find the affinities. Love it! 

I'm guessing if you're reading this blog, you're office-supply addicted, too. (Is there a group for this?) What's your favourite stationary vice? I'd love to know.

Next week: markers and notebooks. You know what I'm talkin' about!


  1. Yes, I'm a big fan of post it notes. My favs are the slender book marks..... all through my books in a rainbow of colors! Lots of creative stuff at office supply stores. Ranks right up there with art supply and hardware stores for me! Hi Vicky, how are you doing? :-) Sue

  2. Hi Sue - nice to hear from you! Funny, I was thinking about you as I wrote this, thinking that you would be another post-it note afficianado :) i love the hardware store idea...could be a great post about discovering treasure in unexpected places. Life is treating me exceptionally well. You?

  3. I have just on my laptop and was surfing for something interesting for this morning and got this post. It took considerable amount of time of mine to read it but it was worthy. It made my day.

  4. Awesome blog!! A Blog for the Office-Supply Addicted which you are posted in this post you are mentioning your daily work as well as routine including the paper works but it is not requirement only you people but it's the requirements of every one....i.e Stationary products also...which is indeed...