Sticky notes, a modern-day marvel... But, did you know that sticky notes were invented by accident? That's right, the inventor of sticky notes actually set out to create a super sticky high tack adhesive, but ended up creating the useful low tack material that's used on sticky notes today. Furthermore, the yellow colour of typical sticky notes comes from the colour of the scrap paper used for testing at the Post-It labs, which they decided to stick with.
Sticky notes have come a long way since 1974, they come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and almost any colour you could want! What's more, these notes can be printed with your company's logo, tying together your brand identity. At Total Merchandise, we have a whole category full of post-it notes, including bite-sized A7 pads, A6 pads, or even pads in whatever shape you want.
So, the question we've all been waiting for... What can you use your sticky notes for?
Writing Things Down
This is an obvious one, it's what post-it notes are meant for. They're useful next to the phone or anywhere on your office desk. Use the notes to remind yourself what was said over the phone, to sum up an email, or to write a to-do list, the possibilities are virtually endless!
Source: Bruck7, Imgur.
Office decor is often a bit dull, consisting mainly of whites and greys, so this worker (Ben) decided to spice things up a bit, by covering the walls in post-its! Ben used a superhero theme, creating his simplistic designs in Photoshop first, creating digital mock-ups of the designs, then finally sticking them to the walls. The designs included famous characters such as Superman, Wonder Woman, and Spiderman.
Enforcing Parking Offences
You might remember the video of an angry Brazilian man whose car got covered in post-it notes after he parked in a disabled spot. If not here it is:
This is certainly a more alternative use for post-it notes. And perhaps a better system than parking tickets?
Who Am I?
This game is a classic, and can be played with post-it notes! Have someone write down a famous character or person on a sticky note, stick it to your head, and then ask questions about the person in an attempt to work out who you are. However, you can only ask yes or no questions. Perhaps a fun one to play with the family at Christmas?