My Love Affair with Post-Its

When my kids were little, like 100 years ago, it never failed that they would come into my room after I was already in bed to tell me something important. Something important that was needed for the next day! I forgot to sign a permission slip or their planner, they needed money in their lunch account, or they needed something from the store, whatever. I knew that I would never remember these important conversations once I fell asleep. So I started having them write it on a post-it and put it on the counter in the bathroom. I wouldn’t be able to miss a bright colored post-it right next to the sink first thing in the morning!

My kids started writing me these notes in elementary school. A lot of them were funny and I wish I had kept some of them. If I had known that one day I would be blogging about this, I would have taken pictures of them.

My youngest is in her senior year of high school and she still leaves me notes in the bathroom. I never hear her come in the room to deliver the note. She’s stealthy that way.

These notes are usually gentle reminders that she is staying after school, her clarinet needs repair or there was an issue with her car she forgot to mention to dad.

I keep post-its in the bathroom because my best ideas come to me when I’m in the shower. I know I will forget that great idea by the time I get back downstairs to my desk.

I have Post Its on my night stand so I can jot something down that I think of just as I am falling asleep. Like every night. Or in the middle of the night.

I also keep post-its in my car. I usually think of great things while driving and since Siri and I have a salty relationship, I end up scribbling a note at a stoplight and sticking it to my planner.

Some other great uses for the awesome Post-It are sticking them to something that came in the mail that you need another member of your house to take care of. Communicating with other family members in the house, by leaving notes on the kitchen counter. Grocery Lists. Labels on just about anything.

I love the many different sizes and colors they come in too. I like to write a quick note on one and stick it to my cell phone. That to me is way easier than typing a note on the reminders or notes app on my actual phone. I have to open the phone and then open the app. Why would I go to all that trouble when the post-it is just right there, stuck to the outside of my phone? I like to stick post-its to my laptop wrist rest area with reminders for something I need to do in the morning.

Now using these handy little sticky notes can also get out of control and really not add any benefit to your schedule or organizational plan if you just keep piling them on your desk. And you never throw away the ones with the tasks that you have already taken care of. Someone living in my house might do this very thing. Just sayin’.

So as you can easily see we use Post-Its at our house for just about everything.

I hope you find just as many uses for them as we do!