With so many people working from home these days, we’re having to invest more and more into home office supplies. From the very small, to the larger items that make an office function. Paper, paperclips, ink, pens, notebooks, highlighters, envelopes, stamps, printer, computer, fax machine, file folders, binders, filing cabinets. The list goes on and on. Depending on what kind of business you have you may need more or less. So, how can you cut down on expenses when it comes to office supplies? Follow these tips:
Dollar stores have many great finds. They have many home office supplies of good quality. Things such as envelopes, file folders, pens/pencils, even notebooks of all styles. Check out your local dollar store and see what you can find.
Use e-mail whenever possible to save money on paper, ink, and stamps. E-mail is an acceptable form of communication as long as you remember to be as professional as you would be on paper.
Share the cost of bulk items with a friend who also works from home. For example, everyone seems to need highlighters. Buying in bulk is cheaper and you’ll still get a good supply with your half.
If you bought something which you now have an excess to find a friend who has something you need and do a little swapping.
Before you buy something, make sure that you’re actually in need of that item. Sometimes we keep buying more of the same thing when we really don’t need it. This often happens when things are on sale. You might think you’re doing the right thing in buying on sale, but if you’ve already got that item and haven’t yet used it, you’re simply spending money when you don’t need to.
Office supplies are a great investment in any business. Whether you work in an office or from your home, you need office supplies. By using the tips about you will be sure to get what you need and avoid spending what you don’t have to.