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Office Basics

Increase efficiency, productivity, and time management with the office basics necessary to get the job done. It's frustrating to delay projects or presentations when you don't have the right desk supplies, so make sure that all employees have everything they need. Fill the supply cabinet with key desk items to provide the foundation for successfully accomplishing every task. Read More

Office basics for every workspace

Front desk personnel rely upon office essentials to smoothly run the day. Appointments and responsibilities are easy to see on desk, wall, and magnetic calendars, while clients can comfortably fill out information on clipboards. To keep documents neat and organized, multisize paper clips and binder clips, as well as a stapler, staple remover, and plenty of staples, are always practical. Other departments also benefit from having tape, scissors, and rulers readily available, since these are often-used resources for producing reports. Furthermore, postal supplies are a must for every business. Security and clasp envelopes, message stamps, and extra ink pads give you the means to create a distinctive impression when mailing contents to clients, vendors, and customers.

Key office essentials include writing, paper, and printing supplies

Administrative duties revolve around paperwork, which is why it's ideal to have an ample amount of supplies. Check that inks and toners are compatible with your machines and that you have reams of matte, gloss, and photo paper. Stock up on an assortment of mechanical and #2 pencils, luxury pens, and dry erase, permanent, and highlighter markers, as well as corrective fluid or tape and erasers. To fix tears or reinforce self-adhesive memo note pads and labels, have a box of glue and glue sticks available with the rest of the office necessities.

Select basic office supplies from well-known brands

Several familiar company names, such as the following, produce a variety of office supplies and desk accessories:

  • Bostitch®
  • Charles Leonard
  • Fiskars®
  • JAM Paper®
  • Officemate®
  • Poppin
  • Post-It®
  • Quill®
  • Saunders®
  • Westcott®

Remember storage solutions for your office essentials

When you make a list of office basics to search for at Quill, also consider the best ways to store and consolidate them. Desk organizers with compartments are great for storing writing implements and fasteners, and file storage boxes perfectly hold forms and correspondences. Letter trays, shelf bin dividers, and wall-mounted file pockets are additional options.