Office Supplies I can' Live Without

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I’ve never worked in such an officey-office before so when faced with a drawer full of shiney, colourful supplies, I tend to go a little nuts. Most recently I discovered a love for two particular items; Post-It Tabs and Correction Tape.

flags.jpgPost-It tabs/flags are amazing. Courtesy of our friends at 3M (okay I’m not really friendly with the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing company but I really have nothing against them)… these come in all shapes and sizes, and stick to anything, anywhere, anytime – again and again. And it’s not that annoying kind of sticky that leaves residue on your hands, it’s a nice clean stick. The little dispenser is practical, fun, and makes you want to grab flag after flag. To write on the tabs you need to use permanent marker (mmm fumes). They can be used to mark your place in a book, to divide pages in a binder or to stick on your fingertips to pretend you have long, multicoloured, square nails. Not that I’ve ever done that before, but if I did, they would STILL be sticky enough to tab a page.

correctiontape.jpgCorrection Tape is equally fascinating. No Wite-Out fumes, no wet pages, no smudges (if you’re left-handed like me), no crusty brushes and shaking of bottles; this is one helpful gadget. It’s particularly fun to fix should the tape become tangled, broken or loose. You can spend an hour in the afternoon carefully dissecting the cogs and inner workings of the correction tape dispenser should you have so much free time on your hands. It’s 5mm x 8 m of fun.

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  1. JennyWednesday, April 18th, 2007 — 2:22pm PDT

    I like staples. Staples are fun.

  2. gusgreeperWednesday, April 18th, 2007 — 2:56pm PDT


    that is all.

  3. YvonneThursday, April 19th, 2007 — 9:58am PDT

    I’m addicted to Post-It Notes, and legal pads. Yay notes!

  4. Susan JonesFriday, April 20th, 2007 — 6:58pm PDT

    Hi, can I post your post on my posting site?
    really, love it and it works with what I’m doing.
    Naturally I’ll hook you up with lingage babee.
    Let me know!

  5. DanielSunday, April 22nd, 2007 — 2:25pm PDT

    I can’t live without SmudgeGuard – it gets rid of my smudges cuz I’m lefthanded too!

  6. Miss604Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 — 9:53pm PDT

    Susan – sure, go nuts, thanks! 🙂

  7. MarvinSaturday, April 28th, 2007 — 10:44pm PDT

    I love me some Post it tabs, but can’t imagine ever needing the curiously named Correction Tape. What is it for?

  8. Miss604Saturday, April 28th, 2007 — 11:28pm PDT

    Marvin: Same thing as White-Out or Liquid Paper – it covers up your errors with a thin white film that you can then write over.

  9. ligWednesday, June 13th, 2007 — 10:18am PDT

    i got my first correction tape today, and i havent been the same since.

    ive probably already used up 2m of it. i decided to take it apart today, and spent about 10 minutes getting it back togheter (the tape came unraveled and i had to tear it off and tape it back on, then get it in right). i also had to tape it back together since i broke the thing that keeps it closed. but it was worth it. *yayyayyay white-outs things unneceesairly*

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