Post 7 in the series: Recommended Productivity Tools
Yes, staplers are still relevant. For example, when most people need to read a longer document, they still prefer to print it out rather than read it on their computer. When you do this, you need to use a stapler.
When it comes to staplers, the key idea is: get one that’s sturdy. A lot of staplers are pretty weak. There is no need to get one of those. I recommend one like the above, which doesn’t feel like its going to fall apart when you use it. These are easy to find at Office Depot or Amazon.
The other rule of staplers is: don’t keep them on your desk. That unnecessarily clutters things up. They work fine in a drawer, even if you use it once a day or more.
I actually don’t have a recommendation for a specific type here. The only thing I would say is: If you are going to have a stapler, it makes sense to have a staple remover. Store it right by the stapler in the drawer.
For tape I don’t actually have a recommendation, either. And as I mentioned in the introduction, I hardly ever use it. But on the occasions where I do need it, I don’t want to have to go looking for it. Since there’s room for it in the drawer by the stapler, I might as well have it around.
Posts in This Series
- Recommended Productivity Tools: An Introduction
- The Tools You Need to Have (And Where to Keep Them)
- Recommended In Boxes
- Recommended Capture Journals
- Recommended Pens
- Recommended Pencils and Paper Pads
- Recommended Staplers, Staple Removers, and Tape
- Recommended Scissors, Letter Openers, and Post-Its
- Recommended Paper Clips and Super Glue
- Not Recommended: Desktop Organizer Things
- Recommended Chairs and Waste Baskets
- Recommended Labelers and File Folders
- Recommended File Cabinets and Bookshelves