Temporary note holders

I recently read about a product whereby a computer beams the digital image of a recipe onto some type of eye-level display in your kitchen. Here’s the low-tech way, which I’ve used for the last two years: take your printed recipe and use StikkiCLIPS to temporarily place the recipe up on the cupboard door right in your line of sight. When I’ve finished cooking, I easily remove the clip from the cupboard. The recipe isn’t covered in stains. And the door doesn’t have any permanent marks from the clip. Rather than traditional adhesive, the back of the clip has a bit of wax-like substance on it. This substance does get used up as you use the clip (I’ve used one clip as much as two dozen times). However, the clips don’t mar the surface you’ve clipped it to — in my case, the kitchen cupboard door looks good as new. I’ve also used the clips for other projects to keep whatever paper I’m using off my work space, but still in my line of sight. Another use: I put a clip in the driver’s side corner of my windshield, where it holds parking stubs, so the Parking Control Officer can spot them easily and so the stub doesn’t get blown out of the dashboard when I close the car door. The package cover says “the best way to hang papers anywhere.” I think they’re right.

08/7/08 -- Helen Hegedus