Friday, August 14, 2009

Look Mom, no staples!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a thing for office supplies. Mainly Sharpies, Post-it notes, and notebooks. But that doesn't mean I don't have storage containers and tool boxes full of various papers, pens, paper clips, every single brand of colored pencils, and copious amounts of watercolors (which I never use by the way!). Because I do. It's quite embarrassing, really. There's a fine line between being a collector and a hoarder. I think I'm the latter. I could spend hours in a Staples, Grand & Toy, or an art store...and I have. A flyer for Staples is seriously like porn to me. I'm that obsessed. Sick, I know.

With that said, yesterday I acquired my newest "toy" to add to my collection of supplies that could rival any office supply store. If you looked at the above photo you'd know that I got myself a staple free stapler! Ever since I discovered that such a thing existed I've been on the lookout for one. During a walk with the wee one I discovered a cute little store called The Papery that reminds me of Paper-ya on Granville Island in Vancouver.

So how does a staple free stapler work? Well, "it cuts out a tiny strip of paper and uses it to stitch up to 4 pages together. It needs no metal staples and creates no paper waste". See:

I tried stapling 4 pages together, it could just be how I was doing it, but I think it would be best to stick with 3 or less pages. 4 just seems to get too bulky for the contraption to do its job properly.

Like the geek I am, I spent a lot of time yesterday stapling everything I could get my hands on. I was actually quite surprised at the amount of loose paper that I had all over the desk! A lot of photocopied knitting patterns and recipes. So good thing I had my trusty new stapler!

Ok, I'm off...must staple more things...

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