We are all too familiar with working in an office setting. While it is true that many of us have been working from home over the last few months or so (some of us even longer!) I think most people would agree that having the right office supplies on hand at any given time in any type of business can really make the difference for the overall success of a business. I have personally seen a lot of businesses struggle in some way or another because they simply do not have the right top of office supplies on hand for when things really matter. So in this article today, I am going to be writing about some of the most important office supplies to have on hand. Whether you work in a high-profile accounting office, or are some low-level eCommerce marketer who is sitting in a cafe writing SEO articles (while being bored out of their mind), these are some great office supplies to have on hand for the next time you are ordering office supplies or heading out to the store with the company credit card.
The first type of office supplies that I want to talk about is actually overlooked in most cases by a lot of employers and office managers. The office supplies that I want to talk about are actually various types of shipping supplies and packaging materials. Now at first glance, I may sound like a crazy person by saying this; however, I need you to understand how gravely important having shipping and packaging supplies on hand is when you are working in an office setting. Especially when it comes to getting things done on time, shipping supplies can be your best friend. You might also be wondering why shipping supplies are important if you are not working in some sort of manufacturing or something like that.
Well, I believe that there is always a time to send something off to a client or a partner, and having various sizes of shipping boxes on hand as well as other types of supplies is super critical. After all, who wants to take the time to drive all the way to the store to order something as simple as shipping boxes? I know that I don’t. That’s why I heavily suggest ordering some shipping supplies ahead of time so that you don’t have to worry about it later. I know that this may be quite a surprise to some of you and not what you were expecting to read in this article, but I encourage you to trust me in this area since I am extremely experienced.
The other type of office supplies that I would like to talk about is a little more costly than your basic shipping supplies. When it comes to working in an office setting, you really need to have a good printer on hand. In my opinion, there are two different classes of printers: expensive printers, and printers that don’t work. Seriously, if you spend less than 300 dollars on a printer, you can pretty much guarantee that the dumb thing is not going to work for more than 6 months. I really don’t understand why we as a society stand for such awful quality in something as simple as a printer.