Friday, February 3, 2012

Being Frugal in Your Home Office

Frugal Friday

With the cost of everything rising, we are always looking for ways to reduce our bills. Over the last few months, we've been covering many different areas of our lives where we can do exactly that. This week, we're looking at how to be frugal in your home office.

• Don't throw away stamps that are stuck together. Put them in the freezer for a few hours to see if they unstick. Use glue to fasten to an envelope. Never tape stamps, as the post office will not accept them.
• Use both sides of the paper when taking notes.
• Use the back side of paper when you aren't printing important documents.
• Save whatever paper comes into the house for draft or other printing that isn't formal.
• Cut up ads or other paper with a blank back side to use for note-taking.
• Shop for supplies when it's back-to-school time, even if you don't go to school. Prices are better then.
• Ask you local stationery store for any items they may be discarding like orphan envelopes or incomplete marker sets.
• Shop the discount/clearance section of the store.
• Buy economy-size printer cartridges.
• Have ink cartridges refilled rather than buying new.
• Choose a printer that allows you to replace one color at a time.

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