I have an addictive personality- my vices are many. Not the average vices of a 324-yr old, though. I am obsessed with office and school supplies. Post-its, pens, notebooks, markers, pencils, the list goes on and on. One of my favorite store is OfficeDepot because of their phenomenal clearance section. In the past I have purchased Post-it notes for $0.25. And Post-it notes are my worst vice. Well, Post-its and Moleskines.
For the past week I have been planning a trip to OfficeDepot because I hadn’t been there in a while. This morning I discovered that this week’s circular has a coupon for $10 off $25 which also made me excited. Thankfully, I discovered the coupon before heading to the store and not after it, like I usually do.
Upon entering the store I made a beeline to the left-hand corner in the front, the bright red signs and exclamation points drawing me in like a moth to the flame. This was a particularly good day for clearance! There were Crayola art tools for $2, 5-packs of bubble mailers for $1, Expo marker holders for $2, calendars for $2, and much more! I began pulling items off the shelves, balancing them in my arms. Soon enough, I realized I would need a hand cart- I couldn’t keep carrying all of the items I was grabbing!
Bubble mailers, check. Post-its, check. Crayola Explosions for my little sister, check. Expo case, check. My hand cart was quickly filling up. I was attempting to reach a total of $25 so that I could use my coupon, but it wasn’t happening. I just kept adding to my order and I still wasn’t close enough!
Shopping for office supplies relaxes me. And I love new supplies for school. It reminds me of the first day of school, back when I was a student. Walking out of the store with my two ginormous bags, I smiled. This was a great start to my week!