I discovered this gem of a pen the other day wandering through the store. It caught my eye and I thought I would give it a run. Turns out I’m quite found of it. Maybe you should go get one for yourself. I’m quite certain you will like it as well. If you don’t like it, well, my bad.
I don’t know if anyone else is like me, but I usually have office mail (incoming and outgoing), notes, memos, etc scattered across my desk on a daily basis. Below I have a little DIY tutorial for a book-office mail sorter. This sorter will be a perfect addition to your desk or really anywhere in your office. What I love about this sorter is that unlike other mail sorters, this one allows for smaller notes and cards. Little things won’t get lost in the pile. You just stick them in and they stay right where you put them. It’s really quite fantastic.
1: Gather needed items for the project. 1 book (preferably old) and 1 glue stick
2: Start from the middle of the book and begin to fold pages in to the center and glue them. Glue one on top of each other. Each section containing roughly 5-8 pages. Make sure to glue each page and press along the glued edge to secure it.
3: Once you have the sections glued like in the picture above you can either leave as is, or continue to use the entire book. It’s up to your personal preference.
4: You can lay the book/sorter open on top of your desk and place letters, memos, notes, etc., or see below.
5: You can stand the book/sorter upright on your desk and display your notes and letters that way.
Please, I beg, stop using Comic Sans. You have mentioned several times that you pick this font because you are a 1st grade teacher. Trust me, I get it. This font allows early readers to decode the text more easily. It has the single story lower case “a” and a simple lower case “g”. However, it’s Comic Sans, and you can’t use this font. I cringe every time I spot it in your classroom. If you don’t believe me that you need to cease this font, just check out these links:
Evernote reminders, lists, notes, and ideas are my latest organizational find. What is so terrific about Evernote is the fact that you can sync it on all of your devices. I personally have this app on my phone, kindle, laptop, and desktop. Putting down your ideas, making lists, jotting down quotes, entering directions, etc., has never been so easy. It lets allows you to separate your notes into notebooks, and has many different options to make your notes appealing, organized, and easy to find. I am no spokesperson for this company, but I love it so much I had to share.
Whitney is an office supply junkie. Some may classify her as an addict. With her spunky humor, Whitney brings her fresh ideas to the Paperclip Files. She believes that happiness comes from personalizing your work environment.