Office Stationery: What You Really Need

When setting up in business it can be difficult to sort out your office stationery, furniture and equipment needs from what you can live without. You don’t want to neglect to make any essential purchases, as this could hinder your ability to work. Yet all new businesses need to be especially mindful of budgets and cashflow, so it’s wise to reduce start up costs where you can.

Stock the Stationery Cupboard

Essential Office Stationery

It’s easy to get carried away when purchasing office stationery. The excitement of setting up in business can lead to stuffed stationery cupboards, however, it may be wiser to purchase the basics for now and see what items prove themselves to be essential and which end up unused at the back of the top shelf.

Security First

As a business owner you’re not only responsible for your own business security, you’re also responsible for the security of your employees, clients, customers and associates. As such, a cross cut shredder is an essential purchase, to properly dispose of sensitive information.

For documents which need to be stored, an adequate filing system needs to be put into place. All files should be carefully stored in a lockable cabinet. Make sure that you get into the habit of locking this when not in use, and brief staff members to do the same.

Comfort and Wellbeing

Most of us spend more time at work than we do at home, so comfortable, functional furniture is a must. If you have employees then you also have a duty to provide them with an appropriately designed, health and safety compliant workstation.

Platforms for rising monitors, foot rockers, back supports and wrist rests can all contribute to a happy, healthy work force.

Once you have your list of essential office stationery, furniture and equipment, make sure that you set up your office for the lowest possible outlay by taking advantage of Office Allsorts low price guarantee.


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

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