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Buying Your Office Supplies in Bulk

Keeping an office running smoothly doesn’t just come from hard work and dedication. It also relies on you and your employees having everything that’s needed to hand.

We’re not just talking about pens and paper – some would argue that a steady flow of tea is a key component of a successful day at work.

At Discount Office, we’d like to share the top reasons why you and your staff benefit from buying business supplies in bulk.

  1. There’s always fuel to hand
    First things first, most people like a hot drink when they start their working day. Ensuring you always have enough refreshments to hand means that your employees have the fuel they need to get through their workload.

    Having a stash of snacks always go down well with employees too – but try and stay away from things like sweets and chocolate that will just cause a 3pm energy slump.
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  2. Cost savings
    Buying things like paper, toners, and other office products from one supplier and in large quantities can often mean that it works out cheaper. You’ll also avoid unnecessary delivery charges. Need we say more?
  3. Less trips to the shop
    Going back and forth to the shops can be a time consuming exercise, and we’ve all heard the old adage ‘time is money’. By buying a big supply of something means that instead of going shopping once a week, you can spend more time focusing on your business.
  4. You won’t be caught out
    Just imagine – you’re in the final throws of getting together an important pitch document out to a prospective client. It’s 4pm and they need it before lunch the following day. You’ve started printing it, only for your printer to run out of specialist toner. Now what?

    By ensuring that you have stocked up on all your supplies, you’re less likely to be caught out.

  5. Enhanced employee productivity
    When your office has its stationery cupboard filled with the items your employees need to do their job, it increases their productivity. Things like pens and paper are basic items that most staff in an office will need. If you suddenly run out, what will happen then?

    At Discount Office UK, we sell all office related products. From furniture to filing, from computers to cardboard and from projectors to pin boards, we offer low prices every day of the year.

    For more information on how we might be able to save you and your business money, please call us on: 0800 298 57 42.


Useful Tips for Keeping Your Desk Tidy and Organised

In a hectic office environment, it is easy to let things slip and in no time be left with a messy desk. Whilst an untidy desk is often seen as a good sign of creativity, when you are left spending periods of time trying to find lost items rather than being productive, it is time to find a way to keep your desk more organised rather than continuing to build a mountain of paperwork and stationery.

Once you get into a routine, it is quite simple to keep your desk clean and clutter free. Why not try following these useful tips?

First of all, before trying to work out the best way to store your important pens, pencils and bits of paper, it is important to clear the desk completely (except for your computer components, telephone, or anything else that may be plugged in). You can then go about putting things into different piles. If there are things that you no longer need, i.e. out of date documents or notes, bin them to make space for new bits and pieces. For things that do not need to be on your desk when not in use, find somewhere else to tidy them away.

As well as the top of your desk, don’t forget to clear out any draws or shelves and sort them out in the same way.

When beginning to reorganise your desk, prioritise your items by necessity. Make sure to put things that you will need to use on a regular basis within easy reach, and file away things that you are less likely to use very often.

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DT9184 Contemporary Ice Blue Desk Caddy

Designate a place to keep stationery such as pens, pencils, scissors, USB sticks and other items that you will use daily. A plastic desk caddy offers an excellent solution for keeping your stationery tidy and in good condition. Many desk caddies feature different compartments to keep pens, pencils, or even small notepads separate. By keeping these items together, your desk will be less cluttered.


LT9473 Contemporary Ice Blue Letter Tray

Take a look at your filing system. Are you keeping relevant paperwork and documents together? A plastic letter tray, with two tiers can be used for incoming and outgoing documents, ensuring that they do not get mixed up. By stacking more than one tiered letter tray, you can split documents into numerous categories, so that you can always find what you are looking for.

If you need to access brochures, magazines or reference books on a regular basis, you can keep them tidy and organised by having a magazine file on your desk. AS vertical standing magazine file allows you to read the spine of a book so that you can always find what yopu are looking for without having to route through drawers or piles.

Once you have organised your desk in a way that is tidy, simple and easy to use, it is much easier to keep it that way. Simply tidy your desk to this state at the end of every day.

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