As an office supplies addicted writer it’s like setting a kid free in a toy store and saying, “Get whatever you want.”
I was all set, planning what I would get: spiral notebooks, my favorite pens, paper clips, you name it.
Then my reasonable side kicked in and said, “Maybe you should check to see what you need first.”
Okay, I thought, that’s not a bad idea. I need to decide exactly how many new spirals I need anyway. So I opened my supply closet and…
There they were, a pile of empty spiral notebooks. Okay, so no need to get any more of those. What about legal pads? Nope. Got a whole stack of those, too.
Okay, breath. Don’t panic. I’m sure I’m just about out of pens. I write a lot by hand and they often grow little legs and walk away to hide. (Yeah, Tiny Tot loves pens, too.) So I opened my desk drawer and…
Not only do I have plenty of pens in every color, I have highlighters galore (both regular ones and those with sticky notes attached) and unopened packages of white out and paper clips. I still have a package of mini sticky notes I purchased a while back and notepads leftover from a Christmas shopping spree.
I don’t need printer paper of any kind because I have stacks of card stock, regular paper and the special heavier weight paper. I even have a nearly full package of CD-Rs, so no help there.
I guess this year I won’t be participating in Sales Tax Holiday. No office supplies for me. 🙁
Although DH suggested shopping for clothes. That would be a good idea, I guess, since all my shirts are at least 10 years old and my “fat pants” are now my “skinny jeans.” (Motherhood can do that to ya. 😉 )
It’s not the same as grabbing up a brand new pack of Pentel RSVP fine point black ink pens or a Mead college rule single subject spiral, but it’s better than nothing I suppose.
…Maybe I’ll buy another package of printer paper anyway. You can never have too much, right?
What do you do when you find your office fully stocked?