Whether or not you have a home office, you probably have office supplies. You may have LOTS of office supplies going unused around your home. Here are top 5 office supplies you can safely downsize.
Resume Paper and Business Cards
Remember that lovely thick paper you purchased so that your resume would look professional? It’s been replaced by email. Recycle it, it’s not worth the space it’s taking up in your home office. Keep your contact information in one location on your hard drive or email address book and toss the physical business cards. You will have more access to contact information when it’s not buried in a drawer in your home office.
When digital photography was taking hold, it seemed like a great idea to print all your photos at home. The quality was poor and the paper and printer ink was expensive. Today, we share our photos online, over social media, or have photo books made by one of the many photo website providers. If you still have photo paper lurking around, it’s safe to downsize it.
Binder Clips and Paper Clips
These days we are not paper clipping a whole lot of documents at home. If you have huge supplies of paper clips in your home office, keep a handful and downsize the rest.
10,000 Pens and Notepads
As we increasingly embrace shopping list apps and to-do list apps, we have less and less need for notepads and pens. We may have stacks of yellow paper pads lurking and hundreds of long dried out pens cluttering our drawers. Downsize these items and give your office a little breathing space. Additionally, aside from manila folders used for filing, we do not have a lot of use for binders and random plastic folders. If you have been storing empty binders for years without having found a use for them, it’s time to donate them.
Out-Dated Computer Equipment
When organizing your office, you may come across old computers or laptops. Perhaps you’ve been hanging on to these because you are just not sure how to dispose of the hard drive safely. We would be happy to have it shredded for you. Contact us, and let us know how we can help.
For tips on downsizing paperwork, check out Organizing Paperwork.