Posts Tagged ‘Office’

Tip #17 – Recycle Ink Cartridges

Saturday, January 17th, 2009
Recycle your ink cartridges with your local school.

Recycle your ink cartridges with your local school.

All of us have at least one…a printer. And we all have ink cartridges that we are needing to discard. More than likely, our first thought is to just toss the cartridges in the trash. Some folks take them to their local office supply store for a small credit toward their new cartridge.

Did you know that you can help your local school? Many schools take part in a program called “Cartridges for Kids.” This program allows schools to collect items such as ink cartridges, cell phones, iPods, and other items. The school then sends these items in and receives cash. Visit the web site or call your local school to learn whether or not they participate in this program. Help the students of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

Tip #15 – Fresh Breath at Work

Thursday, January 15th, 2009
Keep travel-sized items in your desk drawer.

Keep travel-sized items in your desk drawer.

Go ahead…enjoy that garlic or onion in your lunch at work. All you need to do is keep a travel-size toothpaste & toothbrush or mouthwash in your desk drawer. This makes it quick and easy for you to freshen your breath before interacting with coworkers or clients.

Don’t limit yourself to just your drawer at work. You can keep travel-size items in a variety of places: backpack, glove box, diaper bag, etc. And you may want to check out all of the other great travel-sized items that could fit your needs at work or home.

Tip #10- Office Supplies

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Don’t want your cubicle or desk to look like an “office space?” Do you want to personalize it and make it your own space? Look for creative ways to store office supplies like paperclips, binder clips, pushpins, pencils, pens, and rubber bands. Small vases, candle holders, flower/plant pots, and even candy dishes. These containers add a little pizazz

Use different types of containers to store office supplies.

Use different types of containers to store office supplies.

to the typical “office by providing a variety of colors, materials and textures.

The stores today carry a variety of baskets and organizers to help you with the larger items like papers, folders, and documents. Even then, think outside the box when looking for storage solutions.

If you are a person who likes to keep theses items out but don’t want to see them, opt for decorative boxes. They come in all shapes and sizes and if you’re feeling a little creative, stop by your local craft or scrapbook store to purchase unfinished boxes, coverings and embellishments.

Another great place to look for items is at your local thrift store. Here you can find a number of those small mismatched items that would work perfectly for this type of project. And don’t forget about your home office as well. It’s another great place to add a few unique touches.