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    17 Office Products You Can Get At Target That People Actually Swear By

    From colorful gel pens to a chalkboard calendar to beautiful floral filing folders.

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    1. Colorful post-it notes for jotting down ideas and reminders and sticking them in easy-to-remember spots.


    Comes with six packs — each pack has 65 sheets!

    Promising review: "These sticky notes help keep me organized. Black and blue ink pens are easy to read on these bright-colored notes." —Cam

    Price: $5.39

    2. Floral file folders to hold onto important papers and documents. Plus, the flower print is super pretty!


    Comes with 12 folders!

    Promising review: "These folders are thick and durable, not paper thin. The design is so pretty, so pretty that i don't want to write on them. Plenty of folders for the price — great value." —Cristale

    Price: $6.49

    3. Gel pens that come in various colors as a small, but simple way of brightening up note-taking.


    Comes with 18 pens!

    Promising review: "These pens are awesome. I love to write letters with these in cursive — it adds beauty to any letter you write." —Isabelle

    Price: $22.99

    4. And of course, in addition to all those fun colors, you may want some classic black gel pens.


    Comes with 12 pens!

    Promising review: "I love these pens. I’ve been using them for many years. I work in law enforcement and need to write reports, tickets, etc., on a daily basis. These are the only pens that I use because of their smoothness." —Ace

    Price: $11.99

    5. Precision scissors so next time you need to cut some paper, fabric, wrapping paper, or whatever it is you use scissors for, you can do so with a trusty, sturdy pair.


    Promising review: "Amazing device. For years I’ve been using two butter knives held together with a rubber band, but Scotch has really revolutionized the experience with this magic item. Almost everything is better with these scissors. Paper and cloth cutting is effortless. Accurate cutting out of shapes is possible. After buying this device, my life is full of color, the air is cleaner, and the water is clearer. Highly recommend." —Batman

    Price: $5.29

    6. A digital desktop calculator that'll quickly work out numbers for you. No more searching your phone for the calculator app.


    This calculator is solar-powered with battery backup.

    Promising review: "Great little basic calculator. I bought it to replace another Casio that was an earlier model. I was unable to read the display on that one that lasted nearly 10 years, so it was time for a new one. If you are looking for just your basic calculator that is reliable for budgeting and/or balancing your bank account, or for those of us who still keep up a balance on a hard copy, get this one." —Ms Lynn

    Price: $8.49

    7. A stapler kit complete with a stapler, staples, and a staple remover for helping with all of your stapling, or staple-removing needs.


    Comes with the stapler, the staple remover, and a box of 5,000 staples.

    Promising review: "This bundle was exactly what I was looking for. The stapler is simple, yet so useful. It gets the job done. The staples and staple remover were an added bonus." —happyshopper

    Price: $13.89

    8. Colored pencils to color-code notes or fill-in your favorite coloring books with all the pretty colors. These babies in particular have a great rep for gliding on smoothly.


    Comes with 24 colored pencils.

    Promising review: "Target delivery has always been very reliable and fast. This brand has always been my favorite and I will never buy any other brand. The pencils glide very easily and the colors are very rich." —ASJ

    Price: $20.49

    9. A spiral notebook that'll come in handy for things like writing down important reminders, or even using as a personal diary.


    Promising review: "This item is a good notebook. The pages are high quality. Also, for every notebook bought, one gets donated, which makes the book even better." —Angie

    Price: $2.99 (available in four colors)

    10. A cork frame magnetic dry erase board you can use to jot down reminders. Plus, it makes for a simple, but cute decorative piece.


    Promising review: "Love it! Velcro works. Great board. Love the markers. put it up on my kitchen wall." —Coco

    Price: $14.99

    11. Push pins so you can securely pin things to your wall or a cork board. It doesn't just have to be important papers or notes! You can personalize your space with pictures, magazine clippings, ticket stubs, or anything really.


    Comes with 100 pins.

    Promising review: "I wanted more of these with color, (purple, green, blue, pink, yellow), as I finally ran out after about 10 years, but I was unable to locate any to buy. These are clear, but still round, so they will blend in with the colored ones I still have on my bulletin board. I like the round ends as they have a nicer look than traditionally shaped pushpins. Plus, they hold well." —Kelly

    Price: $1.89

    12. A wireless printer you can connect to your wireless devices to make printing files or even things like coloring pages easy-to-do from your phone, tablet, and computer. You can also use it to scan, copy, and fax.


    Features a 100-sheet paper feed so you don't have to reload paper too often. It also features auto two-sided printing, a 30-page auto document feeder for copying and scanning easily, hands-free voice-activated printing, and can connect to wireless devices with Wi-Fi direct such as iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, and smartphones.

    Promising review: "I'm very pleased with this printer. It was an easy set-up from the beginning to the end. The printer works flawlessly and is quieter than my last printer. The real plus though is the price. I bought it on sale and was expecting to get a cheapo, but Epson has totally exceeded its price point in quality and features as you get almost everyday modern features at a very reasonable price. I have printed and scanned with it so far, and the prints are sharp and clean, and scans are easy to save to files or even print. I'm very happy with this purchase." —GMan

    Price: $59.99

    13. An interlocking drawer organizer set so next time you reach into your drawer to just grab something as simple as a pencil or a paperclip, you won't have to go on a scavenger hunt through your drawer to find it.


    Promising review: "Really helpful!! It helps keep my drawer from becoming a mess! Now I can find stuff!" —Courtney

    Price: $9.89

    14. A chalkboard calendar to easily keep track of due dates, special days like birthdays or anniversaries, or any other dates you can think of. For example, did you know that April 24th is national pigs-in-a-blanket day? Add it to the calendar!


    Comes with two white chalk pencils and a gold magnet. Plus, it's magnetic-compatible.

    Promising review: "LOVE this chalkboard calendar! Helpful for organization while still looking classy. Super easy to hang up. Love the simple design and big spaces for all your writing needs." —Target Reviewer

    Price: $15.59

    15. A wood ruler with easy-to-read markings so taking measurements, or just using it to draw precise, straight lines is quick and simple.


    Promising review: "I bought this because the markings and numbers are so easy to read. I've had clear plastic rulers, but it is very difficult to read the markings on them." —Rosie

    Price: $0.49

    16. Mechanical pencils reviewers love for the fact that the lead is durable and doesn't break as easily as other mechanical pencils. Plus, they come in fun colors.


    Comes with 26 pencils.

    Promising review: "As a mother of seven, I had stopped buying lead pencils because they would break so easily. I decided to buy these because they claimed that the lead was more durable. They are correct! Will be buying these from now on!" —Mother of 7

    Price: $6.89

    17. A paper shredder so you can safely get rid of things like documents, credit cards, and other secrets. Not to mention, there is something so satisfying about using a paper shredder, right?


    You can use this to shred up to eight sheets of paper at a time. Features an 8-1/2 gallon bin with an easy-to-lift-off head. It can run up to five minutes before a cooldown period is needed.

    Promising review: "I really like how compact this shredder is. It's about half the size of my old strip shredder. It is VERY quiet for a shredder that does so much work, and the price is superb. I am so glad I bought this and even happier that I got an additional discount with my Red card." —normisf

    Price: $78.99

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