Most Post-It notes are scrawled with reminders to get milk, phone numbers and illegible scribbles.
But former architect Charles Hutton has elevated the humble yellow pad to a majestic art form thanks to his incredible sketches.
The London-based artist, 32, perfectly captures the mundane hilarity of everyday life - from the exhausting workout of changing a duvet to the stress of forgetting someone's name at a party.
Melbourne-born Charles, regularly treats his 150,000 Instagram followers to his inventive graphs, flow charts and diagrams.
Explaining how he got into sticky note drawings, he told FEMAIL: "Mainly due to the fact that my old office had a lot of them on hand, and also the fact that I was able to draw at my desk while still appearing to be diligently doing work.
"It was a few friends who eventually convinced me to put them onto an Instagram."
The artist revealed that inspiration came in many forms in his every day life.
"A lot of the material isn't far removed from the kind of stuff that comes up in conversation at the pub, it's just then a case of representing that thought graphically and making sure there's something funny still in there - which, as the huge pile of screwed up post-it notes by my desk will attest, doesn't always happen!"
Having released a book of his genius sketches earlier this month - A Sticky Note Guide To Life - what does his friends and family make of them?
"I think they generally like them. Although it's getting harder for my parents to explain to their friends what it is I actually do for a job," Charles quipped.
To say it's a humble response is an understatement, considering just how funny the notes themselves are.
One graph reveals how much someone is willing to lift - claiming their absolute maximum in the gym would be "quite a bit".
However, the weight of shopping they will carry to save making a second trip to the car? A superhuman amount.
Another sketch reveals, essentially, the ignorance of men - where one caveman boasts to his pal: "So I've domesticated this wolf. I think I kinda own it now. Gonna call it a dog."
Meanwhile, Tony the wolf confers with his fellow wolf: "Okay, so the deal is: we rebrand as 'dogs' and we outsource hunting to these guys, which they're doing for free."
His friend concurs: "Great negotiating Tony, these people are idiots. I'll talk to Steve about that promotion."
When asked what makes him want to depict everyday life in sticky note form, he said: "That's quite a profound question.
"I guess these are things I usually think about anyway, so to be able to extract a reaction from someone else through them is the rewarding aspect - making people laugh is always good."
Another graph has "the amount of energy spent' running along one side, in conjunction with the activity.
According to the diagram, running a marathon and climbing Mount Everest are no match for the sheer exertion of "getting under your desk to connect some cords in the back of your computer".