How To Save Money On Stationery

Posted by Bimbita on January-8-2012 under Save Money

Here are some tips to save money on stationery. Costs on stationery can be extremely minimized with the help of the below given simple tips.

Quality stationery such as letterheads, envelopes, business cards and mailing labels is quite expensive. Inefficient use of stationery products can lead to wastage of money on stationery and drive up expenses. All it requires is a change in attitude and the initiate to reduce costs.

Printing costs are high and printing ink can be quite expensive. For internal consumption of documents or documents that don’t need to be sent to clients or business associates, try to print with the setting of minimal ink requirements. Word processors such as Microsoft Word have options for printing that can economize on printer ink needs.

Reducing paper consumption

Paper costs can be driven down by printing on both sides of paper. This will reduce the wastage also make the office become ecofriendly. Better still uses the company internet messaging boards and official emails for use of documentation and for carrying out all correspondence. Print if it’s necessary. For correspondence that doesn’t require signature, send mails. Drafts for correspondence should be edited on the computer rather than being printed. All word software’s allow the option of editing and marking changes on the documents. Use smaller fonts no greater than 10 – 11 for printing documents. This reduces the paper consumption and aligns the document for printing.

Many banks, credit card companies, and financial institutions also send financial statements through email, and this reduces the cost of paper as well as postage and handling. Use the technology can reduce stationery costs.

Also, read our post on How To Save Money on School Uniform.

Making bulk purchases

Buy stationery such as binder clips, pencils, erasers, sharpers, calculators etc. in bulk. This will save money considerably. Shop at big stores such as Costco or Wal-Mart to save considerable expense on the stationery. Bigger companies can mark all stationery purchases from a single source rather than allowing different offices to purchase at different locations. This can save considerable expense. Refilling ink cartridges can be a better option than buying new cartridges for printer ink. This can also save considerable expense.

Place small stationery items such as clips and erasers in small bowls that are easily visible. This will ensure that you don’t keep buying the same items twice and have plentiful of these stationery products at all times.

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