Guess what's hit the shelves at Staples? Martha Stewart's latest venture - Home Office Supplies! I happened to be at Staples today taking advantage of their 25% rebate on all purchase promotion (yay!) and saw the shelves full of organization gems and had to restrain myself from picking up one of everything.
According to the announcement on Martha Stewart's blog today,
These exciting products are made by Avery Dennison Corp. and there are hundreds of items from binders and accessories; to journals and notebooks; to labels, tags, and bands; to sticky notes and note tabs; to filing systems; to dry-erase decals; to Stack+Fit™ desk accessories.
Here's what came home with me,
The small format binders in Shagreen (a faux croc tiffany-bluish cover) - I am planning to use these as mini scrapbook albums.
The 1-, 2-, and 4-pocket sheet protectors in clear. Both in the small format size and in letter size. - So easy to trim down photos and just slide them into the protectors. Journaling cards fit too!
In typical Martha Stewart style, the colors are classic and subtle and have small touches that gives it an extra touch. For example, I use page protectors for all sorts of use - to organize important documents, display frequently-used menus, to house recipes, file articles in my inspiration binder, and to scrapbook. But the extra touch I love with the page protectors from the Martha Stewart line? These top flaps!
Once I saw these I knew I was going to be able to use these right out of the box to hold my stamps and embellishments. (Today, I sew the compartments into a standard 8-1/2 X 11 (letter-sized) page protector so they will stay in place.)
I went to my trusty stash of letter-sized kraft cardstock (purchased in bulk from the paper manufacturer) and trimmed the sides down to 8.25" then cut two 5.25" X 8.25" backing pages to stiffen the page and to use as a support for the stamps and embellishments. It was so ZEN to see my current stash organized in minutes!
Some of the other things that caught my eye,
X Bands - Not sure how easy these are to use but intrigued by how convenience this could be for some of my work folders.
No-Iron Clothing Labels - Perfect for my kids' coats, swim and gym clothes, and extra sets of clothing sent to daycare or the school.
Dry Erase Labels - Label once and feggeddaboutit.