The beginning of every new year brings resolutions and desires of change professionally and personally. Often in both aspects, organization is key to accomplish yearly goals and everyday tasks. The preparation for the upcoming tax season has already begun and with it comes the need to be efficient and streamlined. As a wife, mother, and business owner, I am always looking for methods or tools that will help my productivity, keep me coordinated, and on schedule. Staples, the world’s largest office products company and second largest internet retailer, makes it easy to get organized by helping customers increase efficiency and organize the office with an expanded assortment of products in a few easy steps.
- Shed – purge unwanted files or papers and organize the documents in binders. The Internal Revenue Service recommends keeping important business records from three to seven years, depending on the documents. Staples recently launched its Binder Recycling Program, which gives customers $2 off the purchase of a new binder for each binder they bring in to a Staples store to recycle.
- Shred – protect your business and identity against fraud by shredding unneeded paperwork with sensitive information. For larger jobs, consider Staples Copy & Print, which offers confidential shredding at great prices. Free shredding is now available valid through April 30, 2013. Drop off documents at any Staples stores (up to 5 lbs) so to get free shredding (and help protect against identity theft).
- Get Ahead – The new year is also a good time to make sure electronic files are secure and protected. It’s critical for any small business owner to have the right organizational tools such as network storage devices to back up files especially as tax season gets started.
Staples New BETTER® Binder with removable FileRings™ - the first of its kind binder features file rings that detach from the shell for easy filing in any standard filing cabinet. Now available in black, white, red, green and blue covers exclusively on Staples.com (Staples 1-inch BETTER Binder: $12.99 and removable FileRings: $4.99).
The binders are DURABLE. The ring mechanism has been put through 1,000 open and closed cycles so you know they work (very important so documents do not accidentally fall out). The FileRings are removable and detach to fit into any standard file cabinet (great for home or work). The binder has flexible edges and an easy-insert spine which is useful for labeling purposes. Every Staples Better Binder is GUARANTEED FOR LIFE.
Staples One-Touch™ Aero Stapler – Perfect for the consumer who has an eye for design and likes to personalize their desk supplies. The 20-sheet capacity Aero offers contemporary designs with a raised handle that makes stapling effortless. Available in black, silver or blue. ($14.99)
As much as I rely on technology, I like to have a hardcopy of many important documents. Many in-person meetings with clients or brands often have an agenda or supporting documentation needed to facilitate the meeting. I need to keep all my documents secure so stapling is the easiest way. I can certainly appreciate the one-touch aero stapler with its soft-touch grip and non-skid base. The fact that it staples up to 20 sheets of 20 lb. paper with less effort than standard staplers is a huge PLUS and a TIME-SAVER.
M by Staples™ Arc Customizable Notebook System –Available in durable poly or leather covers with premium, heavyweight paper, this customizable notebook has repositionable sheets that can moved from one section to another making organization a breeze. (Starting at $7.99) See a short video of how the Arc Notebook System is a helpful resource for a working Mom by clicking: HERE
I really enjoyed the variety of the Arc Notebook system. You can color coordinate with flags or dividers, rearrange or move pages, add weekly/monthly planners etc. Its light-weight and comes in a various colors (perfect if you want to have a separate one for your home or business). The price is really AFFORDABLE for so much organization the way you need it – all in ONE PLACE.
Relay Flash Drives – The easy and smart way to transfer files from one computer to another. (64GB-$69.99; 32GB-$49.99; 16GB-$27.99; 8GB-$17.99)
When you are on the go, you need access to your information at anytime. I rely on Flash Drives to be able to get the documents and information I need when I need it. I use it as a backup for my computer and electronic equipment. The Relay Flash Drives are a RELIABLE, quick, and easy way to SECURE your information. The handy retractable design means NO MORE LOST CAPS!
Whether looking for affordable office (and home) products or needing to get organized, Staples has what you need!
Disclosure: We received a Staples Organizational Kit to review, however, the opinions expressed here are clearly our own.