Most people have heard the story about how the adhesive on the back of Post-it Notes was discovered by accident, but you may not know that the idea of the post it note was shot down by 3M executives as non-marketable for five whole years before they finally went ahead with initial production.
In fact, it was a total of 12 years from the discovery of the now infamous adhesive before the Post-it Note as we know it was available for sale.
In the first year of production they sold more than 50 million units, and today the humble Post-it Note is one of the top 5 best selling office supply products in the world with over 6 billion units sold annually.
From phone messages to reminders, sticky notes have a hundred different uses within the office environment, but most valuable of all is the ability to keep us organised:
So How Can Sticky Notes Help You Stay Organised?
1. Colour Coding
The range of colours available in the sticky note range allow you to create a colour code to help you categorise tasks. You can allocate a colour to each project you’re handling, or allocate colours based on order of priority. Colour coding allows you to see at a glance what is required from you on any day or week.
2. The To-Do Pile
A great alternative to the daunting to do list. The to-do pile allows you to work through your list of priorities in order of importance, without getting sidetracked by other duties, or feeling overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done. When your item is complete, simply peel off the top sticky note to reveal the next task you need to tackle.
3. Moveable Tasks
Great for those clients who always reschedule meetings, or for tasks that always seem to get pushed back. Using Post it Notes in your planner, allows you to move things around easily without ending up with a page full of crossed out meetings.
For more information about Post it Notes, or to create your own branded sticky notes for your business, contact the team at Kwik Kopy today.