10 Signs You Have an Addiction - Office Supplies Edition

10 Signs You Have an Addiction - Office Supplies Edition

Be honest.

Have you ever caught yourself spending hours organizing your planner in over 5 different colors? Or have you recently obsessed over the latest release of a line of beautifully-patterned pens thatlet's face ityou don't really need?

Well, we hate to be the ones to break it to you… but you may very well be addicted to office supplies.

Trust us, we’re with you 100%.

In our opinion, there are few things greater than buying office supplies. Just think of all the colors, sizes, styles, and textures that open up whole worlds of different possibilities!

Funny how a fresh, glossy folder can give you such a rush and make you feel like everything in life will be okay.

If you can relate, don’t be afraid to scroll through, nod in agreement, and then freely peruse our JAM website. You won't be disappointed! Now let's take a look at some of those office supplies…

1. Color coordination makes your heart skip a beat

blue color coordinated paper for office

color-coordinated wrapping paper

via instagram: @jampaper

2. The smell of Sharpies makes you swoon

Colored office Sharpies

Woman smiling

3. Back-to-school shopping genuinely makes up for the fact that school is starting

backpack, school supplies, back to school

4. You own enough notebooks to fill a small library

colored journals stack, notebooks supply

design journal, desk, layout

5. When someone borrows your favorite pen and doesn't return it:

Betty White

red background, colored le pens,

6. Opening a new notebook feels like...

purple, open notebook

via instagram @jampaper

7. You always HAVE to have the newest items

fall envelopes, color array, office, work, school

8. You are most productive when your desk is stocked

organized, stationery, desk, office supplies

JAM, office supplies, stationery, desk, workspace

instagram: @jampaper

9. You really, really want to get married—mostly so you can pick out your wedding invitations and hand-write all of the thank-you notes

ivory wedding envelopes

invitations, thank you cards

10. And if you're being completely honest, you don't actually care that you just spent your whole paycheck on office supplies—100% worth (and will do again)

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Edited on 11/14/2019 by Dana Kim.

10 Signs You Have an Addiction - Office Supplies Edition

Do you find yourself constantly browsing the office supply aisle at the store, even when you don't need anything? Are you always on the lookout for the latest and greatest in stationery and desk accessories? If so, you might be addicted to office supplies. It's not uncommon for people to develop a strong attachment to these items, especially if they work in an office environment. From colorful pens and sticky notes to unique paper clips and organizers, there's no shortage of tempting products to fuel your addiction. In this blog post, we'll explore 10 signs that indicate you may have a serious office supplies addiction and provide some tips for managing it.

What It Is

An office supplies addiction is a strong and often uncontrollable urge to acquire and hoard various stationery and desk accessories. This addiction can manifest in different ways, such as compulsive shopping for office supplies, excessive spending on unnecessary items, and difficulty resisting the urge to buy more. People with this addiction may experience feelings of excitement and satisfaction when acquiring new office supplies, but also guilt and shame afterward.


While there may not be direct benefits to having an office supplies addiction, some individuals find joy and comfort in surrounding themselves with their favorite stationery and desk accessories. Organizing and personalizing their workspace with these items can also lead to increased productivity and creativity.

Use Cases

Office supplies addiction can be seen in individuals who work in office settings, students, artists, and anyone who enjoys collecting and using stationery and desk accessories. It's important to note that this addiction can affect people of all ages and professions.


If you're looking to curb your office supplies addiction, consider exploring alternative hobbies or activities that can provide a similar sense of satisfaction and fulfillment. This could include journaling, crafting, or even digital organization tools.

Tips for Using

If you're struggling with an office supplies addiction, consider setting a budget for your purchases and sticking to it. You can also try decluttering and organizing your existing collection to gain a better understanding of what you already have. Additionally, seek support from friends, family, or a professional if you feel that your addiction is negatively impacting your life.


While having a love for office supplies is not inherently negative, it's important to recognize when it becomes an addiction and take steps to manage it. By understanding the signs, benefits, use cases, alternatives, and tips for using, individuals can make informed decisions about their relationship with office supplies and find a healthy balance.


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