As the leaves are changing, everyone is going back to school, university, or the office. Even though office supplies are most definitely things that are necessary all year long, especially for us folks in the corporate world, autumn just seems like the perfect time to stock up on all the essentials as we start getting ready and organized for the end of the year. When talking about organization tools and supplies there are certain staples that are key to helping us polish up our communication and organizational processes with our internal teams. For example, using pens, highlighters and markers to reap the benefits of colour coding. If you would like to read more on tips and benefits of colour coding check out our blog post about it here on the eSupply Canada website by clicking on the news tab. However, another one of my favourite office necessities that always seems to be at the top of my shopping list are super sticky post-it notes.
Uses for Sticky Notes
The uses for sticky notes are truly endless. You can use them as bookmarks, to write to-do lists, to set little reminders for yourself or others around the house or the office, to do storyboards and project boards, to colour code your planner, make a calendar, write down notes on books you could otherwise not write on, etc… Some of my favourite ways to use them in an office setting are as reminders for me and my colleagues. Since they can stick to basically anything, you can leave them almost anywhere, whether that be on computers, desks, doors, meeting boards, or just about anywhere you can think of.
Sticky Note Benefit 1: Reminders
There can be many benefits to using post-it notes in your life and in the workplace. They make great reminders for action items. An action item is any single and specific task that must be completed by an individual or a group of people. Oftentimes our days are so jam packed with action items that we don’t know where to start or even fail to remember them all. This is where the power of post-it notes comes into play. Having our everyday action items listed in a small and convenient place like a sticky note you can stick onto your desk or desktop, as to remind you of it, is a complete game changer for our productivity levels. Plus, it makes life a thousand times easier.
Sticky Note Benefit 2: Info-Dumping
Another tip I can give you that will make the use of your post-it notes that much easier and more beneficial to you is to do a daily morning brain dump or brainstorming session and condense your tasks into small actionable steps to write on your post-it notes for the day. Get everything out of your head and into the sticky notes. This is a great way to clear your mind and all of that overwhelm we so often feel from having so much to do and not knowing where to start. Our brains can only store so much information at a time, so having reminders all over your workspace is one of the most efficient ways of making sure you are getting your tasks done by the end of every day.
Sticky Note Benefit 3: Visual Accomplishments
Which leads me to the final tip. Take action. Once you have your post-it notes ready, get started on completing all your tasks for the day. Work on one action item at a time. As you accomplish each task, tear off that post-it note and recycle it. By the end of the day, you should have a clear desk free of any sticky notes, or at least have less sticky notes around your workplace than what you had at the beginning of the day, and more recycling post-it notes that will be made into more post-it notes to re-use in the future.
What about Waste?
In today's world, almost everyone is aware of the effects of climate change, as well as the importance of taking care of mother earth. So many people have started to take action and contribute to this important issue in small but significant ways through different lifestyle habits and conscious shopping decisions. Companies all around the world have also started to be more mindful about their role in the destruction of the environment and have taken action to improve their carbon footprint through things like recycling and reducing waste.
If you are someone who is passionate about doing their part to improve the environment, I am here to recommend to you the best option for post-it notes: Recycled Post-it Self-Adhesive Notepads. In this day and age, who said we could take care of our planet and increase our productivity at the same time. By purchasing recycled post it-notes as supposed to regular ones, we are helping minimize waste that would otherwise end up in landfills or in the ocean.
Where Can I Find Recycled Post-Its?
Interested in knowing where you can find this gem of a productivity tool? The best and easiest place to find your pack of recycled post-it super sticky notes so you can start reaping the benefits of this amazing organization tool, as well as invest in an option that helps take care of our planet and protect all living things inhabiting it from pollution and climate change, is to order them online on eSupply Canada’s website. No matter where in Canada you are located, eSupply Canada can reach you and deliver your items right to your doorstep. eSupply Canada has distribution centres in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec, allowing swift delivery to any business in urban, rural and remote locations.
When you purchase from eSupply Canada, not only are you set with all your office supply needs, but you would also be supporting a growing indigenous owned company. You could be creating more efficient processes that work in favour of your productivity, taking care of mother earth and supporting an indigenous owned company all in one simple conscious, intelligent shopping decision. By placing your order through eSupply Canada, you can have an even greater impact than you would through supporting the same old big-box retailer that is more concerned with cutting costs and maximizing shareholder value. At eSupply Canada we're doing things differently. Come find out for yourself and place your order today!