So you think you no longer need your Perkins Brailler?
Written in Leipzig, Germany, September 28
Now that I am part of Perkins Products, I spend a lot of exhibit time showing the new Next Generation Brailler. Many people begin talking about their old brailler and how long they have owned it. I enjoy asking how old their brailler is and you would be surprised how many people have been using the same brailler for 40 or more years. Often people will tell me that they no longer use their brailler. Here is an idea that may encourage people to dust off their brailler and bring it back to life.
Move your brailler to your kitchen counter. First of all it will become a conversation piece.
In our house, the kitchen counter is kind of a gathering place for people as well as endless pieces of paper. Some of this collection is junk mail and some is very important to either my husband or to me. Here are some examples of how I use or maybe should use the brailler to solve paper issues in our house:
My husband prints out a hotel receipt that I need to bring into work to get reimbursed. He hands it to me and I thank him. I then promptly put it down and forget where I put it. If I had slipped the paper into the brailler and labeled it, I would always know what it was. I could fold it and put it into my purse or computer bag. As long as that piece of paper exists I will know what it is. Even if the document makes it to the giant pile by the phone I won’t have to ask what is on the paper.
If I put a simple few words or characters at the top right hand corner of any print document, I can even search through stacks of paper or file folders and find the exact paper we are looking for. The act of labeling helps me remember what paper lives in my house and where it lives.