When you need a notebook to jot things down in it's easy to just grab a lined notebook or one with blank pages. There's a third option to consider that has the benefits of both styles: dot grid.
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If you want to staple standard office paper into a booklet, you need a long arm stapler -- standard desktop staplers are not long enough to staple the middle of a page. Specialised booklet staplers can cost $40 or more, but with some aluminium rectangular tubing, a hacksaw and a drill you can augment a bargain store stapler and give it much more reach.
Cable management is a constant concern here at Lifehacker. Reader Daniel solved his cable woes with some clever redeployment of an unwanted folder.
Need to restock the office stationery cupboard, or just have a serious binder clip fetish? (We certainly do.) Staples is offering a free box of A4 paper if you spend more than $150 (which also qualifies you for free delivery). Just use the special code PAPER when placing the order.
We love our binder clips here at Lifehacker. Can you guess what they're being stored in here?
Dear Lifehacker, I will be going into year 11 next year and I am wondering what the best way to stay organised is for senior school. The problem with individual exercise books for each subject is that I hate sticking in handout sheets so I just shove them in the back and usually lose them in the black depths of my bag. I have seen people with all their subjects in one binder, but if there is as much work next year as I have been led to believe, then it won't all fit (or at least it will be massive). So what is the best way to keep school work organised? Thanks, Stressed Student
We've already noted that back-to-school sales are a good opportunity to pick up cheap office stationery. If you're a parent actually picking up supplies for students and feel a bit pressed for time, Officeworks offers a service where you can drop off a list of requirements and have it assembled for pickup 48 hours later.
Whether you're flying a jumbo jet at night or working on a crossword puzzle in the dark, the Pilot's Pen is a nifty solution. The LED-powered penlight illuminates the page while you write, or you can retract the ink and just use it as a mini flashlight—useful for checking a map or locating something in the night driver's glove compartment. The Pilot's Pen will set you back 20 bucks, and it's available at Amazon. Pilot's Pen