To get started, try these five ways to save printer ink!
Change your font. Last year, a teen discovered that the US government could save over $400,000,000 just by changing the font on their documents! The most efficient fonts? Century Gothic, Ecofont and Times New Roman.
Change your settings. Most printers have a draft or Economode option in the presets. Switch it on to save ink each and every time you print.
Mind your pages. It’s a simple step that takes mere seconds: select only the pages you require. Often, the last page of a document includes banners or fine print that you’ll end up tossing in the trash. Be mindful before you hit Ctrl + P.
Simple errors lead to re-printing. Spell-check your document and, if possible, ask for a peer edit before printing.
Your spelling and grammar line up. Now, does your format? Hit the preview button before you print to be sure your layout in aligned.
A label machine is not just for super-organized, anti-clutter fanatics. There are so many uses for a label machine in the office, here are some ideas you can start right away!
1. Learn a new language
Label common items with its name in the language you would like to learn. Seeing the words daily will help you to learn that new language in no time!
2. Identify personal belongings
Stapler always go missing? Someone always using your mug? Put your name on it with a label so everyone knows it’s yours!
3. Binder Clips
Keep your paper documents neat and tidy by grouping like documents with a binder clip. Label the binder clip so you know what types of documents are in that pile. You can also pre-label binder clips and use them to indicate action items like “Please Sign” or “To File”.
4. Signs in the office
Create a neat and simplistic label for you inbox and outbox. You can also use labels to post subtle reminder messages, like the long-standing struggle to not leave dishes in the sink!
5. Organize your breakroom
Indicate where dishes, cups and cutlery should go so that evertyhing is put back in its proper place.
6. Cords & Cables
Ever reach behind your computer or TV and are overwhelmed with the number of cords back there, and finding the one you need seems like a daunting task? Eliminate the confusion by labelling each cord or cable with its function and quickly locate the one you’re looking for.
7. File Folders
Title your file folders neatly and legibly by using a label. This also creates a nice uniform look to your files, and you can take your efficiency even further by using various colours of label tape to identify types of files. For example, all personnel files can be pink while invoices could be in yellow.
8. Inventory Management
Create a label for each item in your supplies cabinet and not only will people be able to quickly locate what they are looking for, but you’ll also quickly be able to identify which supplies are running low and need to be ordered.
Quickly identify which binder you’re looking for and create a uniform appearance with the use of a label on the spine. Using various colours of label tape is also an excellent way to keep organized.
10. Flash Drives
Never have to wonder again what is on that flash drive by labelling it. This also helps to reduce security risk by no longer having to plug in an unknown flash drive to determine what is on it.
11. Name Badge
Create a name badge quickly by using a label machine. This works particularly well in creating guest badges for the office.
12. Storage Boxes
Never again have to guess what’s in that storage box, and need to pull it down in order to see what’s in it when you use labels on the outside!