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Fun with Plumber’s Tape

I am an inveterate note jotter. I keep a big stack of scratch paper by my desk, and the heap of notes slowly grows next to my keyboard.

I prefer physical notes to an electronic list – except that organization is a problem.

Here is what my desk looked like last week:


I like the idea of bulletin boards, but they take up a lot of real estate. I wanted something long and narrow.

Not too long ago, I was playing around with rare earth magnets and established that I could stick them to the nails in the wall studs. Ooh! A possible organization method! Not enough studs around my desk, though, and I wasn’t sure that the connection would be strong enough for a wad of notes.

So I looked up metal strapping online . . . and discovered the joy that is plumber’s tape!

It is cheap, it is readily available, it’s kinda pretty (it has a series of holes punched into it), and it works with magnets!

A bit of paint and a few screws later, and here is my new bulletin board:


It could use a bit of prettying up, and it isn’t fully loaded yet, but I’m pretty excited about it.

Perhaps my days of desperately shuffling through my stack of notes is over!

A girl can hope.