How to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop

by Contributor; Updated September 26, 2017
Put Sticky Notes on Desktop

How to Put Sticky Notes on Desktop. The sticky note is one of the most useful inventions of the 20th century. It's a small square of paper with adhesive on the back, which can be stuck to paper or office furniture without leaving a trace of residual adhesive. Here are some tips about how to put sticky notes on a desktop.

Step 1

Find a specific place for sticky notes on your desktop. If one is not careful, you can end up with sticky notes covering your entire desk. Pick a portion of your desk that is free and available for sticky notes. Remember they are not meant to be a file cabinet, but simply a reminder for tasks.

Step 2

Color coordinate your sticky notes. Sticky notes come in all sorts of shapes and colors. Separate the tasks you need to do by their nature. Keep tasks that are more important on a certain color of sticky note. Then less important tasks on other colors. Develop a personal system where you accomplish the most important tasks first and then move onto the next.

Step 3

Remove the sticky notes that are no longer relevant from the desktop. The problem with sticky notes is that they tend to pile up. Once the task is completed make sure to throw that sticky note.

Step 4

Transfer important information into the proper place. Remember that sticky notes are there for temporary information. If you write important information on a sticky note, be sure that it is transferred to your computer, address book or PDA device so you don't lose it or the cleaning crew doesn't accidentally throw it away.

Step 5

Go virtual by downloading a "sticky note" program, which will give you reminders right on your desktop computer. Check out hottnotes.com for more information.