If you’re reading this in an office, take a minute to have a look around. Aside from computers and phones, what is the one thing that is present on nearly every desk?
Notepads, pens, paper, highlighters and much more besides. That’s right – stationery.
The office corner desk is the perfect environment for the stationery lover. Stocking up on stationery essentials is always important, but in the office, the humble pen and paper are must-haves.
Of course, there are always going to be the people who insist that the age of the pen and paper is over. However, we beg to differ. Stationery still plays a vital role in the workplace, home office, and throughout life in general. Just think – how many times in a typical day do you grab a pen and a bit of paper? From scribbling down a message to writing out a quick shopping list, to-do list, birthday card or handwritten letter, you will probably find that you rely on stationery more than you first thought.
When it comes to stationery, there are two distinct types of office workers.
The first is the stationery geek. Lover of all things paper, this aficionado will take great pleasure in collecting and hoarding as many different types of stationery supplies as possible. From scented gel pens to 10 different colours of post-it notes, the stationery geek will be extremely proud of their collection, showing it off to anyone unfortunate enough to be within earshot.
The second couldn’t be more different. This is the co-worker we all know, the colleague who is continually unprepared and is always surrounded by a chaotic whirlwind of activity. Scraps of paper will occasionally float to the floor from their messy corner desk, but any semblance of
So what is the one thing that these two personalities have in common? An understanding and appreciation of the importance of the role that stationery plays in the workplace. Particularly in certain industries, stationery is still as important as ever, even in spite of the rise of digital.
Are your stationery stocks looking a little low?
It may be time to think about replenishing your office stationery supplies. We have put together a quick checklist of the most commonly used
Armed with these stationery supplies, even the most disorganised office worker should be good to go!