Martha Stewart Home Office with AveryMonday, December 10, 2012
If there is one thing you should know about me, something that I'm not particularly proud of, is my lack of organizational skills. I always have the best intentions but somehow, things manage to pile up and I become overwhelmed. There are times when I wish I could have the likes of Martha Stewart visit my home and reorganize everything for me. Her easy solutions for organization are creative and simply elegant. Since adding Martha Stewart to my Christmas wish list this year is slightly out of the question, I have the next best thing thanks to Staples Canada - Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery.
Every time I head in to Staples, I always need to walk by the Martha Stewart aisle to check out her products. I love the colours and the quality, which speaks for itself. For review, I was sent a number of desktop organizers and accessories. These included a Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Stack+Fit Shagreen Pencil Cup, Magazine File, Inbox and Trays. They are available in white, blue and brown. Many of these items are currently on sale for 20% off at Staples Canada, making them reasonably priced. The sleek design of the modular system allows you to easily customize according to the needs of your home and office.
You will also find a beautiful assortment of journals and notebooks to match your desktop accessories or to add a splash of colour. They come in stylish patterns in red, blue and black. I really like the magnetic notepad since I can use it in the kitchen to record grocery items or with my metal stand on my desktop to record my to-do list.
One of my favourite items that made me squeal with excitement is the Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Removable Dry Erase Decal. This is such a brilliant idea for jotting down notes and reminders, and it really cuts back on paper consumption. It was very easy to apply and adjust, and leaves no residue. I tried a set of dry erase crayons that the kids use on the art stand and they work just as well on the dry erase decal. It sticks to many household surfaces and is flexible enough to conform to curved surfaces.
A similarly brilliant idea are the removable adhesive chalkboard labels. Oh, Martha! You're after my own heart! I guess it is the teacher in me but I absolutely adore these labels. They seem extremely durable, easy to use and you can reposition them without them losing their tackiness. I decided to use them in my daughter's room since I recently reorganized her chest of drawers to accommodate uniform and winter clothing. She's always asking me where her clothes are. Um, not anymore!
Our family calendar has become an essential tool for keeping important dates in check. I usually jot down each event in plain black pen but you have to be up close to notice them. With Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Removable Colour-Coding Labels, I can easily make important dates stand out. I can organize the kids' activities and highlight due dates using these brightly coloured labels. The tear-drop shape can be easily positioned to point to important information. But what I love most is that I can re-use the same label for recurring events month after month.
Another Martha Stewart Home Office product that I have to mention is the ElastiNote Tags. These flexible and resilient elastic bands wrap securely around items such as the large number of electrical cords that seem to clog our drawers. They are durable enough to repel water and moisture, and resist scuffs, tears, and smudges. The note tag provides a smooth, clean surface for writing and works best with permanent marker. These would work well as Christmas gift tags, too.
Anything to help keep me organized is always welcome in our home, such as the 8-pocket accordion file to store my coupons and the elegant one-touch locking ring binder with divider tabs to keep my notes in order.
All in all, I think my home office looks much better thanks to Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery, available exclusively at Staples Canada. What do you think?
Disclosure: I received product to help facilitate this review. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.