Obsession with office supplies

Posted August 19, 2017 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Life / 4 Comments


Hi, my name is Katrina, and I have a problem with buying office supplies. This definitely feels like an anonymous meeting, but it’s becoming an issue.

When school supplies start getting their own aisles at stores, I’m basically in Heaven. I don’t really need the stuff. Well, my kids do. But aside from that I don’t personally need all the things. But I get distracted by the pretty, and the fact that maybe I’ll use it one day.

I have a box full of various supplies, that I haven’t touched since I bought it. I also have a ton of those cute little note cards that you can use for anything. I’m not even going to tell you how many journals I have. It’s a little ridiculous. Though, I do use the journals for plotting, freewriting, reviews and such. So those actually get used.

Seriously though, the house is overrun with cute office products that just sit and collect dust until one of the kids decides they need it.  It’s usually the little one.

I’m not saying I’m going to stop buying them, but I will definitely cut back. Maybe… We’ll see.

Do you buy all the office products? Let me know in the comments.

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About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

4 responses to “Obsession with office supplies

  1. I am so, so happy to hear that I am not the only one with an office supply problem!! I love back to school time when there are displays all over the store of markers and hilighters, index cards, composition books, etc. And it’s not like I even need them!
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    • Same! I always get a ton of composition books. I sometimes use them for my writing, but mostly it’s for the kids to draw in and keep in the car. I won’t talk about how many markers I bought, and how many of them I actually need. It’s a little insane.

  2. I am a geek freak about office supplies. I don’t use half of it, either. I boxed everything up in my desk from the move last year….and it’s all still there in boxes in the storage unit. I’ll never have a desk that big again.

    • I have a pretty decent size desk, but you wouldn’t know it from all the markers, journals, and other things covering it. Every time I bring something new in The Hubs rolls his eyes. He’s stopped trying to make me see reason when it comes to office goodies.

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