“If I were a criminal, stationery stores and bakeries would be the two kinds of places I would concentrate on.”
– John Turturro, Italian-American actor, writer, filmmaker
I found this quote and it describes me perfectly – pretty stationery and baked goods – the perfect combination, isn’t it?
I am pretty visual, so I work best with bright coloured pens and marker pens and old school paper and notebooks. This means I have pencil cases full of markers and pens and more notebooks that I think one person needs. I have most of them lined up on my desk and the colours is my daily inspiration or at least that’s how I justify having so many notebooks – inspiration.
Another advantage of working from home is you have complete control over the stationery supply and can replace the standard blue pens with the some funky coloured pens.
What is currently in my stationery supply room (ok so I don’t really have a room, its more like a drawer in my desk).
Marker pens – I received these Stabilo markers as part of a blog drop and they are designed for kids but I use them every day. They are perfect for my calendar or when I brainstorm content.
Felt tip pens – black and blue pens are boring, lists are so much nicer when they are done in colour. These ones are my absolute favourite. I prefer these thicker ones to the thin fine liner ones.
Folders – Typo has some funky folders in a whole range of designs that I use. They are perfect for keeping client info in or tax stuff or whatever papers you need to keep organised.
Post its – CNA has some cool post-its in different sizes that I love because they are small which works well for me. These are great for sticking reminders on your laptop, diary or notes on client files.
Calculator – ok so I will admit this may show my age a little but I recently bought a calculator. I used my phone or the one on my laptop but having an actual calculator to use makes it so much easier.
Daily planner – this is a must have item. I have a simple filo type planner now and it works the best for me. (CNA has some reasonably priced one) I would love the Erin Condren planner but the exchange rate just doesn’t want to play along with me. Typo and Mr P Home have some cute daily planner pads that can work well as well.
Notebooks – while I have loads of funky notebooks I have an A4 hardcover book that goes everywhere with me. I divide it into sections and use it for pretty much everything. Anyone else have loads of notebooks but not want to write in them?
What stationery items can’t you live without?