Published On: March 27, 2013

I am a note taker.  I am a list maker.  I am a doodler.  All this means that I’ve been known to go through lots and lots of little slips of paper.  But I don’t actually think little bits of paper are the best way to keep track of some of my thoughts.  I want something a little bigger, something that will last from one day to the next, but not something else I have to find a home for or put away at the end of the day (I like to have a clean desk every day when I’m done working for the day).  So I got this:

Yes, that’s a roll of butcher paper.  Specifically, it’s this roll of butcher paper.  I picked that one because it is just about exactly the width of my desk (lots of them came in 36 inch widths and that would be too big) and because it was way cheaper than what staples or uline had.

I considered finding a way to mount it to my desk, but it’s heavy (about 25 pounds) and I wasn’t sure my desk could take it.  Instead I settled for just tearing off a piece as long as my desk (I used a yardstick to make sure I tore a straight line) and setting it on there.  It only took a minute.

Now my whole desk surface is a place to take notes, make lists, chart stitch patterns, or just draw.  When the first sheet is filled up, I’ll tear off another.  I’m only a day or two into it, but I think I’m going to like it.  Anybody else done something similar?

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