Finding office supplies can be a fun job as it involves finding new tools to start fresh projects. It may not always be easy to know how to go about getting everything required. So it helps to break it down into the basics. The following is a list of what is actually necessary to get, and the rest one might easily forgo:
Build up the Base
There are three items that will probably come with most office jobs that are essential. A good desk is probably provided, unless the worker will have a home office. The second is a good ergonomic chair, preferably with full back support (do not push this issue at a new job, or the boss may just order the chair and fire the employee). If back problems are an issue, ask the boss if he/she minds if it is okay to bring in one’s own personal chair, explain the reason, and the company might even decide to order one on it’s tab as a reward for the lack of presumption. Also, a computer that has a relevant level of Windows (too high a level and it might just slow down all the work programs to a crawl). Now the base office supplies are built.
Order Products Sparingly
It may be tempting to order the multicolored pencil pack, but is this absolutely necessary? Even if the company is footing the bill, do not go and order massive white boards for the office. Also, a personal agenda that is leather bound is not necessary if all it does is sit on some forgotten pile of work. Take this approach instead. Get a good desktop organizer that will at least hold pencils and pens, because one will need to buy a lot of professional colored pencils and pens. There might be a need for a pair of scissors, white out, stapler, staples, an eraser, tape, a bound notebook, and a ruler. Also a good multi level paper organizer for the top of the desk cannot hurt. Aside from this, try to keep the office clutter free.
Finding supplies for the office does not need to break the bank. It is nice to have a few necessary items on hand. Then after that stress is taken care of, a few decorative touches can be added. A nice framed picture of loved ones and a Scentsy scent cube or two scattered through the office will bring a little humanity to the working day. This basic guide leaves room for all the added incentives that one will collect later, and prevents workplace waste.