How I use pencils

2022-03-01 00:00

I know a lot of people kind of use one pencil until the end before they start using the next one. This is not how I roll.

My main use case for pencils most of the time is together with what ever notebook I currently have my running todo lists in. These are usually either Rhodia DotPads or LT1917 A5 Dotgrid notebooks. They are kind of where I write notes or draft stuff or write to do lists. The reason I love using pencils for these is that it never needs any priming to start writing. And most of the time I write 3 or 4 lines at the most.

The way I use pencils is that I usually have between 10 and 20 of them in use. I just use one until it’s dull and then I pick another one and typically don’t sharpen them before I run our or if I’m going somewhere and want to bring pencils.

Part of the reason I landed on this way of doing it was that I loved my home office sharpener (the Classroom Friendly) and didn’t like the more portable sharpeners I had. I also find it much less disruptive when I’m at home to just move over to another pencil than to stop and sharpen.

For me this works way better than when I used to only have one or two that were in use and always trying to find places to sharpen it.

Made with ❤️ in Bergen, Norway by Eivind Hjertnes