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Top 10 must Have Office Supplies

Desk chairs

Having the right kind of desk chairs for your employees is very important. Your workers are in their seats between 9-5, five days a week, which means that there are bound to be some kind of health implications. So, it’s your duty as the employer to make sure that you provide comfortable seating that provides the right support.

Computer cleaning equipment

Believe it or not, if we were to swab your computer equipment, we can almost guarantee that we’d find all kinds of bacteria. It has even been claimed that some keyboards are dirtier than a toilet!  So stock up on some computer cleaning gear for your employees and make sure they clean equipment regularly.

Ball point pens

Is it just us, or do pens just disappear and at the most inconvenient time? You can never have enough pens, so make sure your stationary cupboard is full of them.

Box Files

Keeping organised plays an important role in managing your workload. So, we included box files in this list. Make sure you’re ahead of the game and your work is maintained appropriately.

Letter Trays

Having letter trays at your desk can help improve the quality of your work as well as help you keep organised. In our opinion, they’re an office must have.

Janitorial supplies

Maintaining cleanliness at your office is a legal requirement. So, to make sure you’re able to stay on top of things, have a cupboard full of janitorial supplies, ready for any messy situation.

Refreshments

You can’t have an office without refreshments. Although it may not be against the law, we think it should be! Having tea and coffee during a mundane day really can lift moods and increase motivation. So stock up now.

Notice Board

A notice board is a way to communicate with your employees. Let them know what’s going on in the company, or let them tell you.

Storage boxes

All offices have things they like to store away, so keep it neat, organised and out of the way with a storage box. A necessity for every office.

Memo pads

It goes without saying that memo pads are a basic office necessity. Regardless of offices going paperless, there will always be a need for the old fashioned paper and pen.

To talk to us about your office stationery needs, you can call Discount Office UK today on 0800 298 57 42.

Five ways to get great value from your office furniture

If you’re planning an office revamp this year or just want to make the best of your work space, we have some top tips to help you get the most from your office furniture.

At the end of the day, price isn’t the only consideration and there are other ways to realise the value of your items of office furniture.

Whether you want to transform just one office or the entire workplace, here are some tips on how to get great value from your office furniture:

Think ahead – you may just need one chair or a couple of extra filing cabinets now but what about that new member of staff starting next month or the meeting room that you’ve been thinking about updating for some time? By planning ahead rather than just satisfying your immediate needs you can save yourself money by buying in bulk and sticking to just one delivery fee, if this applies to your order.

Measure up – there is nothing more embarrassing than having office furniture delivered only to find that it is too small or too big to fit in the desired spot. It is always advisable to take measurements more than once or get two people to measure the same spot or item of furniture to ensure you’re being accurate when choosing furniture to fit. It is also worth considering access – how easy will it be to get larger items to their desired location? Will you need to use different doorways and is there anything that might block your way? By thinking about these logistical elements now you’ll save yourself time and stress once your furniture arrives.

Delivery – as well as thinking about the practicalities of delivery you will need to consider the cost. It might be you can get your office furniture cheaper elsewhere but if the delivery is expensive and takes a long time you may be better off buying from another provider. If you are planning refurbishment works prior to having your furniture delivered, then speak to your provider so that everything can be co-ordinated.

Added extras – Think about what else your office furniture supplier can provide – from colour swatches to office products and equipment to kit out your new work spaces.

Getting great value isn’t just about getting a great price, it’s about getting a great service. At Discount Office we can provide your office furniture and office supplies at competitive prices with friendly customer service. We’ll sort everything out so you can focus on your core business duties and add value to your business by providing a prompt, efficient service.

Contact us today on 0800 298 5742 to find out more.

Could New Office Furniture Do Wonders For Your Working Environment?

As we spend so much time in the office over a week, it’s important that we create the best possible working environment for us to feel comfortable, happy, organised and motivated. By ensuring that staff have the right office furniture for their working environment, employers can have a very positive effect on staff morale.

Ensuring that offices have suitable storage can also go a long way towards improving productivity. An organised office is a productive office, so by providing plenty of efficient storage space such as cupboards and filing cabinets, businesses can benefit considerably.

Could your office benefit from an office furniture update?

Is your office furniture in need of an update?

If you are looking to find an efficient and cost effective solution to replacing your office furniture, you can call Discount Office UK on 0800 298 5742 or visit discountofficeuk.co.uk for assistance.

Office Furniture – Choosing The Right Chair For Your Office

For the vast majority of office based employees, the working week follows the same nine to five routine, a large percentage of which time is spent sitting down at a desk. As a result of this, back pain continues to be a problem in many businesses, just as often amongst office employees as manual workers.

In some cases, employees may be forced to take time off from work in order to recover from back pain, resulting in a decline of productivity. In order to combat this, as well as to promote the importance of health and safety in the work place, many employers are looking to make use of ergonomic office furniture and supplies, for example, a specially designed and back-friendly operator chair.

There are a number of factors that you must take into account when choosing the right operator chair to suit you, providing comfort and benefitting your health:

  • Firstly, it is important to take into consideration that all people have slightly different requirements. This means that an office chair should be chosen for the individual rather than taking a one size fits all approach. A chair that is ideal for one person could cause issues for another person.
  • Being able to adjust your seat height is very important. Ideally, you should be able to sit with your feet flat on the ground and your legs parallel with your hips. You should also be able to hold your arms at the height of the desk.
  • Sufficient back support is vital for a comfortable chair. This means that the backrest of a chair should support the whole back, not just the top. A backrest should follow the natural inward curve of the spine, projecting forward at the bottom to give essential support to the lower back, whilst the top of the backrest accommodates the curve of your upper back and shoulders.
  • As well as back pains, repetitive strain injury is also highly common in an office environment where employees typically make repetitive movements throughout the day; typing, for example. Arm rests can help to prevent this, especially when you are taking a break from typing. Arm rests should allow you to bend your arms at a comfortable angle whilst also leaving your shoulders relaxed. An ergonomic operator chair may have a feature that allows arm rests to be adjustable.
  • Finally, a comfortably cushioned seat is crucial, particularly for people who will be seated for anything up to eight hours a day. When seated for such long periods, a soft padded chair with light, breathable fabric can massively benefit your posture.

More and more businesses are realising the impact that ergonomic chairs and office furniture in general can make to their workforce. Employees that feel physically and mentally comfortable are much more likely to feel positive and productive in their work.

For more information on office furniture and ergonomic chairs, you can visit Discount Office UK.