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You May Not Have Invented the Post It, but...9 New and Cool Sticky Notes Uses

You May Not Have Invented the Post It, but...9 New and Cool Sticky Notes Uses

Posted by on 24th Apr 2019

Everyone loves a post it note, so why use it in the same old way? Read on to learn about new and cool sticky notes uses!

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Sticky notes are a fast, simple, flexible, and (dare we say) fun way to keep track of important tasks. Worried about forgetting something? Just put it on a sticky note.

But you can use sticky notes for more than just reminders.

We've put together a quick list of nine new, creative, and cool sticky note uses you can try around the office below.

So let's get started!

1. Clean Your Keyboard

Most Americans spend close to four hours at the computer every day. That means you spend a lot of time typing on your keyboard.

But every time you start typing on your keyboard, you leave traces of everything else you've touched that day. Whatever's on your fingers will end up on your keyboard at some point.

This can include things like dirt, oil, food crumbs, dust, germs, and more.

In fact, one study showed that your keyboard can have germs five times higher than your toilet seat. Keyboards can also carry viruses, such as the stomach flu, that can endanger your health.

This might make you want to spend a bit more time cleaning your keyboard on a regular basis.

Not sure how to do it?

Use sticky notes. All you have to do is tear off the sticky section and use it to catch crumbs, dirt, and other debris. While this might not deep clean your keyboard, it can help you keep daily gunk from building up between the keys.

2. Mark and Organize Your Cables

Unorganized cables can lead to unsafe hazards around the office. When your cables are tangled up by the floor, people can trip on them as they walk past, which can lead to an expensive lawsuit.

But your cables take a lot of damage this way too. Stepping on cables or yanking them out of the mess can wear them out faster than normal.

Sticky notes can give you a quick, cheap solution.

Tear off the sticky part of the note and wrap it around specific cables to label them. You can even color code them if you want.

To keep them out of the way, coil the cables up and hold them together with the sticky section of a sticky note. This can keep them neat and flat under a desk.

3. Use as Emergency Tape

Did the office tape dispenser run out?

Just tear off the sticky part of a sticky note and use that instead. You can use it to hang notes and images to the wall, patch the back of a ripped piece of paper, or hold documents together.

For this last one, using a full sticky note might be easier. Folding the entire note in half over the documents will help keep them secure.

4. Temporary Labels

You can slap a sticky note over folders, documents, desk drawers, filing cabinets, etc. to give them labels.

This can help you save some money on office supplies too. How? Because writing permanent labels in marker means you can't reuse that item again for something else.

With sticky note labels, you can peel it off when you're done and replace it with something else.

5. Create an Office To-Do List

Creating a daily to-do list can make you more productive and help you get through each task faster. And sticky notes makes writing that list faster and easier.

You can write each job on a separate sticky note and hang them around your computer (or wherever else you'll be working). When you finish a task, you can take the matching sticky note and throw it away.

This will give you a visual representation of how much you've done and how much you have left, which can give you a sense of accomplishment.

6. Make a Calendar

A sticky note calendar lets you focus on today without getting distracted by approaching deadlines or other future projects.

Here's what you do.

Write a single day of the month (like January 1) on each sticky note. Continue this with the rest of the sticky notes in the stack.

Under the day and month, you can write simple notes about things you have to do that day. When the day is done, pull the sticky note off and throw it away.

7. Use Them as Name Badges

Wearing name tags in the workplace might seem old-school or stuffy, but they come with a lot of benefits.

For example, name tags improve employee communication and workplace atmosphere. They also increase the security and safety of your office. You'll be able to tell if someone isn't supposed to be there.

But if you run out of name tags (or don't want to spend extra money on them), you can use sticky notes instead.

8. Make Brainstorming and Project Boards Easier

As you're brainstorming and putting together project boards, you might have to make a few changes along the way. Sticky notes give you that flexibility.

Instead of having to start over with new writing materials, you can just rearrange your sticky notes.

This can make the process faster and easier.

9. Motivate the Rest of the Office

When your employees are motivated, they're also more productive. And more productive employees can get things done faster and produce better quality.

You can help motivate your team with sticky notes.

Write encouraging quotes, goals, or other motivational ideas on these notes and hang them around the office. Make sure to put them in places you know your employees will see them throughout the day.

Cool Sticky Note Uses for Around the Office

Trying these cool sticky note uses around the office can help make your workplace cleaner, safer, and more productive. So pull those sticky notes our of your desk drawer and get to work.

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