Top Uses for Post-it Flags and Tabs

I can’t believe that I have never written about one of my favorite organization tools. They’re little, but they’re so cute and so versatile. What are they: mini, sticky tabs and flags! A Post-it by any other name is just as sweet (no, this is not a commercial). It usually works just as well, too. Let’s take a look at several different categories in which we can use sticky flags: bookmarks, textbooks, homeschooling, home management, Bible, other stuff.


The most obvious (to me) usage for Post-it flags is as bookmarks. Let’s get a bit more specific, though, then we’ll add to the list.

  • Bookmarks


  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Citations
  • Sections to reread



  • Textbook markers



  • Start teaching
  • Extra study
  • Instead of highlighting in borrowed books
  • Please help, Mom!
  • Assignment
  • Quick reference
    • Vocab
    • Abbreviations
    • Check lists



  • Bible markers



  • Teaching
  • Studying
  • Memorizing
  • Witnessing



  • Manuals for quick reference
  • Start/stop workbook sections
  • Corrections in homework to be done
  • Instead of tabbed dividers in 3-ring binders
  • Mark information in file folders
  • Sign here designations
  • Mark important information for others (boss) to read/note
  • On calendar/by door for stuff to take out the door
  • To do



  • In a book
  • On a steering wheel
  • On a calendar
  • Beside the door



  • Mark musical selections in a longer piece of music
  • Favorite recipes
  • Grocery lists
  • Wrap around toothpicks for herb/plant markers and cupcakes



Disclaimer: while I love these little guys like nobody’s business, I did a quick poll of some friends, who graciously added to my list.

Bethany LeBedz is a veteran homeschooler, professional editor, writer, and speaker. You can check out her business website at Bethany contributes regularly to Heart of the Matter Online, has a regular column in the Home School Enrichment magazine, and occasionally writes for other magazines, websites, and newsletters. She lives in North Carolina with her family and she enjoys music, reading, scrapbooking, sewing, genealogy, and keeping up with friends in her spare time. Be sure to follow her blog, Confessions of an Organized Homeschool Mom, at

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