If you know me at all, you know I’m a Post-it hoarder. It’s slightly embarrassing to admit that I probably have more sticky notes than I could possibly use in a reasonable amount of time. I have no idea where the obsession came from, but it’s here, it’s real, get used to it.
I usually keep a small pad of notes stuck to the back of my Moleskine planner to jot down quick notes, lists, or whatever thoughts I need to move from place to place. So when I had the chance to try out the Post-it Study Notebook Kit, I was all about it.
The pad just sticks into the back of your notebook. It can be repositioned (it is Post-it after all!) and folds in when you aren’t using it. It doesn’t take up much room when folded and it says flat when it’s open.
I love how it has 2″ x 2″ notes and flags in easy reach for any kind of reminder I need. I usually don’t use a lot of flags in my planner, but I do like them to mark different sections and months.
Lately, I’ve been using Post-it Notes while grocery shopping. I use the e-offers available from the Giant Eagle app, but they’re really specific. Without fail, I will forget which exact product qualifies, so I’ll go through and write down all the e-offers I have available for me to use on one note along with any other coupons I will use. Then on another note, I write out my list. That way I can easily see what I can save and what I need. I like having two separate notes because if I have e-offers left over, I’ll just cross off the used offers and keep the list in my planner for next time. Then I just recycle the grocery list.
Post-it Notes also are indispensable for me at work. I write down one task on a small note and stick it to the wall above my computer. When the task is complete, the note gets recycled. I don’t like having tons of notes cluttering up my wall, so having one idea per note keeps me focused and I can visually gauge how much work I have yet to accomplish.
Big ideas go on bigger notes. Anything that isn’t a task, but rather something I want to remember or be sure to mention to someone gets a big note. It visually takes up more space and shows importance, but it also allows me more space to write details.
How do you use Post-it Notes to stay organized or how would you use the Post-it Study Notebook Kit?
Disclaimer: I signed up to have Post-it send me this kit to try out. I wouldn’t be telling you about this if I didn’t really love it (they’re Post-its, come on, of course I do). As always, all opinions are my own.