Susan Purney Mark has been generously sharing upholstery fabric samples, and I discovered an original use: colour copied at low exposure , they make terrific pages for my daily to-do lists. The lists are written on front and back by the end of the day so I figure why not have something that makes me smile instead of a boring plain white piece of paper?
Coloured paper clips used to be premium priced. Then I guess the office supply stores realized they needed to actually move them off the shelves and into the offices of the world, and the price went down. At the time I was in charge of ordering supplies where I worked, and was amazed at how happy everyone, even the dead serious grumpy people, were with something so simple.