Saving Money in the Home Office
There are plenty of ways to save money on supplies for your home office. When you think about all the types of supplies you need, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the cost. Below you’ll find some helpful tips to keep your home office well stocked and your wallet from thinning.
Multiplying Flash Cards
If you have any children who are in middle school or high school, then you probably go through quite a bit of flashcards in your home office. Every time your child has a test, he or she might make up flashcards for twenty or more terms.
Some savvy consumers I know do cut the flashcard in half in order to get twice as many out of one pack; however, that only works well for foreign languages in which you are studying just one word translations. If you have a longer definition for vocabulary words for English class, it can be quite difficult to fit the definition on just half of a 3” x 5” index card.
Go the Cheap Route
If you want to save money on index cards you’re better off using the cheapest white photocopy paper you can find. Simply cut it to the size you want, and you’ll get a ton of flashcards out of just one pack of photocopy paper.
The best thing is that basic photocopy paper is less than $5 for a pack of 500 sheets, and you’ll probably get about eight to ten flashcards out of just one sheet.
Ink for your home printer can be very expensive. There are less expensive options depending on what type of printer you have in your home office. There are many sites on the Internet that sell discount ink cartridges. Just do some searching to see if there is a generic equivalent for your particular printer.
Recycle At Home
Make sure you reuse home office supplies whenever possible. If your mail is delivered with a rubber band, don’t throw it away. Recycle and save those rubber bands in a container in your home office. You’ll reduce the number of rubber bands you need to buy for your home office if you reuse whenever possible.