During my run as a corporate gal, I was really into having the perfect work desk–I felt crippled without the usual desk gadgets and always had to have everything in the right place. Then, about a year or so ago, I switched over to freelance life aka taking meetings out of out of different spaces, working out of home/coffee shops, and basically being a traveling lady with a different routine every day. I realized that my new work lifestyle required a whole new set of tools: gone were the days of tape dispensers, staplers, and nicely organized metal filing systems. Instead, I was looking for mobile tools that were lightweight, kept me organized, and weren’t such a pain to use that they become messes themselves (I don’t know about you, but I already have enough randomness floating around in the bottom of my bags).
That’s when good ol’ office supply brand Post-it came to the rescue. My newest obsession is their Attach and Go Pocket, which has become this mobile working gal’s savior. I attach the clear pocket, which comes in a handy 9×12 size, to the front of my laptop (the main thing I travel with during the day) and throw in anything I need for meetings, appointments, and just general work for the day. The large size sits perfectly on my 13in laptop and fits all the essentials: papers, pens, and notepads. The velcro fasteners are also super secure so I never have to worry about anything falling out. Sure, I might look a little bit strange with a folder stuck onto the front of my laptop, but the functionality is so good that I don’t even care.
The folders come in various sizes to fit iPads, notebooks, laptops…whatever you want to stick them on. The 9×12 is only $5 so take my word for it and grab one yourself. Trust, I wouldn’t get so excited about a Post-it unless it was really that good!