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.
Post-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.
Correction 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.