I like office supplies. It's not a secret. You may recall this post about my collection of notebooks. Or this post about my pen hoarding. I can tell you that the collections have changed a little bit, but I still have tons of pens and notebooks. And I will keep buying them because I love them.
But, I'm going to share with you another obsession. Pencils. This has become a new love of mine and I'm not entirely sure where it came from. Sometime last year, I switched to using a pencil for my planner because I was getting tired of scratching things out or using white out when plans changed. With a pencil, I can easily erase and rewrite.
Here's my current collection of pencils. If you were to count, there are over 34 pencils there. Plus, I have one in my car, two in my desk at work, two in my toolbox, one in my MK bag, and one with my planner that I carry with me. I also use one for my to-do list I keep at home.
But the pencil love doesn't stop there. To go with those pencils, I also have eraser caps. Remember getting these in school because the eraser always wore out before the pencil? That hasn't changed.
You may be thinking that carrying pencils can become a pain because they go dull. Well, in addition to my electric pencil sharpener I keep on my desk at home, I have three small pocket sized sharpeners strategically placed. Don't worry, keeping a sharpened pencil is not a problem. :)
I also have 4 mechanical pencils, but I'm not really sure why I keep these because I don't use them. I used to love these in school. Not so much now.
Did you know that you can get a package of really cool looking pencils from the Dollar Tree for $1? That's where the green and pink ones came from. Every time I go into that store, I have to purposely steer myself away from that aisle and make a conscious effort not to buy anymore. It doesn't help either that for every season and holiday, new styles come out.
I know I'm not the only one who has collections like this. However, I'm not sure many other people would share about it for all the world to see. :) If you are like me and love office supplies and want to go shopping, give me a call and we can both get giddy and excited together at the office supply store, or the school supply aisle. I promise I won't judge you.