Easily Forgotten Items When Setting Up Your Office

When you’re setting up a business the list of ‘must have’ office stationery, equipment and furniture can be overwhelming. While the basics such as computer equipment, furniture and paper consumables may be obvious, there are many items worth investing in that you may not have even considered.


Flipcharts have a myriad of uses – during meetings, to give presentations, as a noticeboard etc. If you deal with international clients you may need to use flipcharts for international presentations as an additional visual aid.


Waste Bins

It’s important to spend some time considering your requirements when it comes to different types of bins for your office. All businesses have an environmental responsibility which means ensuring that you install the appropriate bins for different types of waste and ease of recycling.

A Shredder

A shredder should be one of the first pieces of office equipment that you purchase. In fact, you need one from the very first correspondence that you receive regarding your potential business – and you may not have even set up an office yet!

Shredders are essential as businesses deal with sensitive information, be it your clients or your own, and allowing this information to fall into the wrong hands could lead to your business running into difficulty before it’s even got off the ground.

A Binding Machine

You may have never even heard of a binding machine, yet invest in one and it could quickly become your best friend in business. Enabling you to easily put together professional looking company literature, brochures, contracts, tenders and more, a binder is a simple, inexpensive machine that will help you to convey a businesslike image from the off.

Before you head to Office Allsorts with your office essentials shopping list, make sure that there’s nothing you’ve overlooked. After all, any item that can make starting and running a successful business even a little bit easier – be that flipcharts for international presentations or different types of bin for your office - has to be worth the investment.


Carl Barton is a director of Office Allsorts who has worked in the office products industry for 15 years.

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