Switch Notes -- Putting Reminders Where You Can Find Them
Ever since the sticky note was first introduced to the public in 1980, they have become a part of everyday life and come in all sorts of designs, shapes, and sizes. Once 3M's patent expired in 1990 the variations really took off. While 3M still has a hold on the bulk of the sticky note market, the also-rans are working hard to make their own inroads. One of the more recent permutations is that of the Switch Note from Suck UK.
Now you can get them to affix to the light switch plates in every room of your home or office. Then you will always have a "sticky" right at your fingers. When you can't find your regular pad of sticky notes, just head for the switch. When you need to leave yourself a reminder it will be in a noticeable place. Put it on the switch by the door and you can grab your grocery or task list on your way out.
Not only does this pad of sticky notes have a hole to fit over your light switch, it comes with a groove at the top so that you can have a pen or pencil right there with it. That's a great idea, but if you are like me, and I know you are, it is so easy to walk away with it in your hand and then not have it when you need it. It's the reason that banks had the pen on a chain created. Of course you can now buy them for yourself. So I would recommend one of them to go with the pad.
While you can leave yourself timed reminders on your cell phone, it won't do you any good if your phone isn't charged or if you put the wrong time on the reminder. Sometimes it is just better to go old school. I can't believe I am calling something still relatively new, if viewed as a part of history overall, as old school, but the Switch Note is just that. A good old-fashioned hand written note -- what a concept!
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