Saturday, June 29, 2013

Office Depot Finds

On a recent toner run to Office Depot I took a little time to browse (I know, such a hardship) and found some stuff I thought might be interesting to other writers:



3M keeps evolving its Post-It product line, and I found two types of multi-use decorative labels (#1 and #2 in the photo) and a pad of file folder labels (#3) which are super convenient. The decorative labels, which are 1-3/4" X 2-3/4" and come in packs of 40, are printed with phrases like "This belongs to..." and "Property of..." and are exactly the right size to serve as book plates. They were also on clearance and cost $2.00 per pack. The file folder labels are a patricularly nice find as I recycle my file folders and constantly have to relabel them; the pack of 100 labels was also on clearance at $.92.

Wilson Jones's Binder Apps Tool Band (#4) can be helpful to anyone who works with notebooks; it's the right size to fit over binders, tablets, sorting filers or large books. At $2.99 I considered it a real steal, too.

The "Rollin' with my Gnomies" three-ring binder (#5) is just a fun buy; great for kids, grownups or anyone who is a fan of the movie Amelie. I got mine for $4.99.

Back by the toner section I found a little display of blank ruled journals, and I was surprised at how pretty they were:



The smallest (#6 pictured in the photo) was $3.99; the middle-sized (#7, which has a fancy magnetic closure cover) was $5.99, and the largest (#8)was $7.99. That's about 50% cheaper than comparable journals you find in bookstores.

If you have time to browse at your local Office Depot be sure to check the bargain bins, which are usually located close to the registers -- that's where I found all the 3M lables on clearance.

8 comments:

  1. Being an Administrative Assistant AND an Author, I am addicted to office supplies. Thanks for the tip. I never stop and look at the bargain bins but I will from now on. Love the 3-ring binder...LOVE IT.

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    1. It's so cute, Savannah -- I meant to give it to my daughter but I can't seem to let go of it. Maybe I'll write a book with gnomes in it in order to justify keeping it for myself, lol.

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  2. Sold.
    I will check 'em out this weekend (LOVE the design on #8!).

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    1. Definitely worth a trip. The journals will be added to my August giveaways for HLC so keep an eye out for #8. :)

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  3. Fran K2:55 PM

    I love journal no. 8, fantastic design.

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    1. Very reasonably priced, too. A journal like this in the book stores costs at least twice as much.

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  4. Ooh, pretty! I need to make a toner run as well... sounds like time to go journal shopping!

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  5. The journals at my Office Depot were stacked on a little multi-sided standing display, Nicole -- I'd never noticed them before so keep a sharp eye out (or even better, ask one of the store assistants.)

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