Stapler or Paper clips

Paper clip - Paper clips in multi colour..
@cwong77 (2011)
Malaysia
July 31, 2009 8:14pm CST
When I used to work in an office, or maybe even now I work from home, I have these 2 items on my desk. I will use lots of paper clips for those stuff that I am compiling, and a stapler once it's confirm. I hate having the used staples (bullets) on my table. I have a colleague who only uses staplers as she finds that having paper clips is not good as the paper will still have the tendency to move around, and she ended up having lots of hole on her paper, since she keep removing the staples. What about you? Do you use just one of these or both? Happy Sharing, Thanks for responding.. and Happy MyLotting..
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10 responses
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
1 Aug 09
For me, i will use the stapler when i don't want to separate the papers, but if i want to use some paper of the all papers, i will use the paper clips.It depends on the situations.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 09
yup, you are right busky.. me too.. I uses both, and only use stapler when I am confidently it is finalise. Thanks for responding
@radx682 (327)
• India
1 Aug 09
I agree with you...both are useful...
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
radx682... thanks for the agreement.. and you have a nice week ahead.. and Happy MyLotting
@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 09
Hi cwong77, I love to use both of its. It is depend on what kind of job that I want it to be done to determine the way I pull this paper together. I used paper clips if I need to pull or separate this papers in future. Or if I just want to make my table tidy. But sometimes paper clips is not very reliable to hold this papers together. I used stapler if I have a papers that made from I topic or have a same/related topics. It is easier for me to read it that way. If you read something that attached by paper clips, it is easily separated. Staplered papers also easy to carried or distributed. Happy mylotting and have a nice day.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
1 Aug 09
Yes, paper that are stapler together is easier to manage.. If I know I got to carry the papers around, I would use a folder, and having it stapled too.. Thanks for responding
@glesil_00 (1147)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
Yes, true that stapler is much better for papers to carried or distribute. I am not working in an office, but i am in the office, i have my own stapler, but i don't have paper clips. It is more convenient to hold papers by staples than clips. I have that black stapler and because i love to write something that is nonsense and with sense randomly, i used old notebook pages and staple it together. Anything i have printed out staple it before putting in plastic envelop, and not using fastener. Though it can not hold thick papers i still love to used it. I used 35mm.
@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
glesil_00, thanks for responding.. you are good in environment ya.. at least you recycle those paper that you have scribble on, and staple them together..
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
2 Aug 09
there are a lot of different kinds of paper clips and a lot of design. then i find that there are different colors of staples now on stores. but just like you said i dont like my papers ending up with a lot of holes for it looks dirty. i used paper clips for temporary then when it is all okay i put staples on it. i sometimes dont use anything anymore just put it inside an envelope of the papers needs to be in an envelope.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
thanks for sharing roniroxas, it's another good idea to have paper in envelop too ya..
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@erikmama (12934)
• United States
1 Aug 09
I work in an office also and use both stapler and paper clips. I personally like to use a stapler. Just because to me it seems to be much faster and I dont have to worry about pulling it aprt or papers coming loose which has happened to me before. I like your idea of paper clips until everything is completed. Id stick with my stapler if I had to choose though!
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
erikmama.. thanks for responding.. and I think most people prefer the stapler as it's really a "killer" to the paper..
@katheen (124)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
Hey cwong77! Good question. hmmmm..As for me, I would go to paper clips. First, it comes with different colors, recyclable, classy, it doesn't hurt your hand (sometimes accidents happen), and it won't ruin your paper. Stapler is out because it's the total opposite of paper clips.:)
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
katheen.. you must have numerous time being hurt by staples ya.. yes, sometimes if we are being not careful it is very painful for that... and thanks for responding..
• United States
1 Aug 09
I usually use a stapler because that way i know that i will not lose any of the papers. if i take the staples out and want to restaple it i will try to staple as close to the whole from the last staple as possible.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
kennishababy, you are good to avoid making too many holes with your paper..
@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
Dear cwong77, Hi, out of curiosity, does the idea of this topic came while you are at your seat in the office looking at your stapler and paper clips...? lol Stapler and paper clips are unigue in itself, they serve different funtions although from the outlook, they are to gather loose papers intact... same function but there are a big DIFFERENT too! STAPLER Convenient...hold paper securely in place, if you turn the pages, the papers are still intact. It is convenient for certain thickness of papers...compared to wired, spiral or plastic comb binding! Binding cost more and takes time...but more presentable! Stapler came in many sizes, some are the mini ones, good for school children to put inside ther pencil case...but BEWARE..it is dangerous if not handle with care. Actually staples can be removed easily using a special gadget called staples remover, safer and neat. PAPER CLIPS I carry along with me in my hadbag in case I need to clip cheque or receipts together. It is purely for 'temporary' measure. It is advisable one you are finalised with the paperworks, removed the clips and staples it together before file it in into respective folder or files. Paper clips are not suitable for reading as you turn the pages it tends to get loose.. As submerryn said, we ..those who loves art & craft, paper clips is 'More than Meets the Eyes" there is thousand and one things that we can use for paper clips...stapler too! Therefore , my conclusion is not between Stapler & Paper Clips, BUT what you need to do with the papers, permanent attached together or just for temporary reference while waiting to be finalise! All the best and do keep in touch!
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
Iriene88.. wow.. good classification here ya.. and nope, the topic does not come to me while i am at work, it's more appear when I shower! Thanks for responding.. and Happy MyLotting... Yes, clips are for temporary basis, and stapler are more permanent..
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@Iriene88 (5352)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
Dear cwong77, From your answer..the ideas came when you are in the shower. A few days ago, one of our fellow myLotter was discussing a topic on 'ideas always come when we are taking our shower!' You have prove it right! lol Thanks and all the best..btw..do share your experience of 'being lucky'..
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
10 Aug 09
hehehe.. Iriene... yup, I think when I am in the shower, that's more time to think since I won't be disturb by my little baby crying for attention.. :) I may come up with more discussions, if I have more time to spend in shower though...
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
1 Aug 09
Hi, cwong77! I prefer to use a stapler over paper clips instead. It holds so much better. I like to use paper clips when I have a smaller paper.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
cream97, thanks fore responding.. I think most people now prefer the staple over paper clips as it hold things better... Happy MyLotting
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@cream97 (29169)
• United States
2 Aug 09
Happy myLotting to you too!
@indahfth (11173)
• Indonesia
1 Aug 09
I use both. if the paper still needs to be open-open again I use peper clip. but if it is not opened again I use staplers.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
indahfth, thanks for responding... and you have the best of both stuff working effectively for you ya..
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
I prefer stapler since it will give a better hold on papers especially if they were really important ones. Paper clips have the tendency to get loose and they might get lost.
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@cwong77 (2011)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
jules67, thanks for responding.. yes, the paper clips will somehow not fasten for secure..