Mini Haul - Planner|Binder Supplies and Organization
It was all supposed to be so simple.
Go for a run. Stop in at Staples on my way back. Buy a pen. Walk home. YEAH RIGHT. I didn't even get the pen I went for! Does this happen to everyone? What is it about Staples?? They're office supplies, why can't I stop myself??? Honestly, it's a good thing I was on foot because I may have brought home a paper shredder or something.
So this non-pen-yielding trip did however prove to be quite satisfying in the end. I did manage to bring home some super cute additions to my supplies and a few much needed items.
Let's start with a few bright and colourful things. The fun stuff. Over to the right is where, I guess, my distraction began. I was clearly in the right section to find my pen when I started my adventure. I grabbed a four pack of the PaperMate Erasable Gel Pens and the 10 ct Staedtler Triplus Fineliner porous point pens. I have been primarily using Sharpie and Bic pens of various sizes in my planner but decided that these would be lovely! I'm a sucker for the bright and colourful. It's like a cat and a flashlight. I don't stand a chance. And of course, I HAD to get the Trend stickers! You never know when you might need to add a monkey or a fox....or an elephant........or a squid to your weeks plans. I mean, come on. Into the basket they go.
Moving on to the practical and somewhat decorative. Bic White Out Corrective Tape, a Dymo Letratag Paper Labels (for my label maker), some SandyLion and Scotch Washi Tape, a Post-It Notes Magnet To Do List and a four pack of smaller sticky notes for planning ahead in my Erin Condren Life Planner.
Now these are so fun. As with most things sold in this particular store, I really like dividers. I know it's weird but I do. That's probably why they made it into the cover image for this post. I mean seriously, are they not gorgeous? When I saw these fancy ones the clouds parted and rays of sun shone through. I had a moment and then proceeded to grab all three colours available. I use binders for everything. Recipes, diabetes management, home management, scheduling, event planning....so I not only want these, I actually need them. The Avery Big Tab Reversible Dividers are AWESOME! They are super sturdy, nothing flimsy here. Each pack has between 5-8 dividers with varied designs on one side and coordinating colour on the other. I also picked up two of the Staples brand Twin Pocket Organizational Folders with three hole punch for use with binders. I think these will come in very handy when I need a place to hold papers, flyers or bills until I get to filing. I currently have some heavy duty, clear, fold top protector sheets for this purpose but these bad boys will work much better.
So that's it! Just for fun we'll do a group shot. Everybody say... YOU STILL NEED A PEN!
I have an Etsy planner sticker haul coming up very soon. I'm so excited!