Desk Pad or Mouse Pad?

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A few years ago I wrote about using a mousepad as my to do list using the Knock Knock 5 days a week mouse pad which has since my original post become readily available in the UK. (Yay!!)

However, I have now bought a Woodlands Desk Planner from Paperchase.  This one is not a mousepad but rather a desk planner pad and is about twice the size as the Knock Knock Mouse Pad which is the size of the standard mousepad.  I am still using it as a mouse pad which works very well (and saves precious desk space as it takes the place of both my mouse pad and acts as my to do list (with extra writing space)).

The weekly desk planner is great for work as it brightens up my desk and includes all the things I need from notes, to-do list, email and call back list, daily blocks, key info and cute sticky notes. Yes – it includes sticky notes. What is not to love.

Other Desk Planners available from paperchase at the moment include:

Why would you ever want to use a regular old mouse pad ever again? Use a mouse pad as your to do list instead.

Squared notes – my Filofax mini lists

A couple of years ago I went on a shopping binge in the states one of the items I bought was a rainbow spiral notepad of square post-it sized paper. I had 5 minutes before the shop closed and bought it thinking they were sticky notes. No such luck.

Nevertheless they proved a great addition to my desk and handy for writing quick notes down on in the office (and also quite funny watching people steal them thinking they were sticky notes and try to stick them).

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One great thing is they are perfect for slotting into my personal Filofax. I tend to use them for the additional mini Iists that I need, whether it is my todo list for the week (to make me look at it) or a list to things to pack like in the one pictured.

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Bright, vibrant and eye catching. I do keep a running to do list towards the back of my Filofax, but it is nice to put the immediate or important todos right at the front where I will see them – after all the thing I use the Filofax for most is checking my diary.

There is a girl in this flat

There is a girl in this flat… How to tell? Look at the fridge.

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Knock knock “all out of” shopping list for keeping everyone organised.

Another example is notepad by the phone (so at least you know where it is even though you are on the mobile), letter holder (for junk mail)….

How do you tell?

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Boss yourself around with Sticky Notes

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Tell yourself what to do with “Deal with This” sticky notes from knock knock. The pad includes 100 sticky sheets and is perfect for putting the extra pressure on yourself (or others) when leaving a sticky note on a job. Particularly brilliant if you forget deadlines giving you options of immediately, end of the week or whenever to name a few.

Downside: they are too pretty to use…. I want to get though all the excess sticky notes lying around my desk first.