Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Black Sharpie Marker. I know it sort of falls flat from some of the highly cool stuff I bring you doesn’t it. You know though every day I think about what the next item of the day will be. The key is with very rare exceptions they are all items I own and use or at least have used in the past.
So I really try to include stuff we use every single day like say our French Press or our Electric Kettle. Last night I was jarring up some bulk herbs and wondering what I would do today. As I wrote on the jar lid with a black sharpie I realized, that this humble little pen in a massive heavy lifter in our home. Even if everyone already knows about it, it should be featured on TspAz.
With all the talk of seed and plant starting lately I should point out that I use these for all labels on plants. I tried some expensive (like 12 bucks a pop) “garden markers” they were no better. I have found putting some clear tape over plant labels is the best way to make them last longer.
We pretty much label everything with a black sharpie, fermenting mead, bottled mead, canned goods, alcohol infusions, you name it. Yep it is humble, but it is also one of the most commonly stolen items from office supply cabinets for a reason, it just friken works.
Another thing I constantly use these for is my various construction projects. Specifically making points to drill and cut PVC and other items that are plastic or metal. A carpenters pencil just doesn’t cut it for such things.
And because everyone uses them, they are cheap, in this case 24 for 10.20! That is 42 cents a piece! So I am not saying to run out and buy them today but the next time you are ordering stuff from Amazon toss in a few boxes of Black Sharpie Marker and keep them around. Their uses are unlimited and you need more then a few, along with tape measures and nail clippers they seem to be an item Gnomes or Elves steal while you sleep, they just constantly seem to disappear.
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