Cutting costs can help almost every business, perhaps now more than ever with rising costs across the board. Take a look at our money-saving tips for offices below.
Generic vs Manufacturer Ink
Have you ever thought about getting generic ink & toner as opposed to the manufacturer’s own products? You can often make significant savings by switching to generic inks and toners by making this simple change.
Unbranded Stationery Products
You have heard of the big stationery brands, but have you heard of their alternatives? For every big brand stationery company you can think of, there will be a cheaper/unbranded version that we can source. Whether you are buying post-it notes or whiteboard markers, you can save money by simply buying unbranded alternatives, and at the same time keeping the quality you are used to.
Making sure your current office equipment (printers, shredders etc..) are suitable for your needs can save you money in the long run. For example, if you are using a home office shredder to do the work of a busy office, most of your time will be spent feeding it paper. If you upgraded to a shredder that has an automatic paper feeder, you would save valuable time.
Use Powerstrips To Unplug Appliances
Plug your appliances into powerstrips that are easily accessible and turn them off when you leave for the day. It might be tempting for staff to leave computers on overnight, but a computer still requires power in idle-mode. Turning off the computer at the end of the day will reduce your energy bill even more.
Motion Sensor Lights
Motion sensors can help you reduce your energy bill without you having to do anything. They turn on when someone enters the room, and will turn off once the room is no longer in use. These sensors completely avoid the risk of having lights on when they don’t need to be on.
Sensors are best placed in rooms where people are coming and going all the time, rather than rooms which are occupied throughout the full day. Some examples of rooms where they work well are toilets, canteens and storage rooms!
Energy Saving Setting On Equipment
Most technology these days has built-in energy saving features. These features allow your office equipment to be turned off or put on standby mode when not in use which therefore saves energy costs. Check your office equipment to see if they have energy saving features, and if so, make sure they are turned on!
Maximise Your Office Space
Make the most of the space you have by reorganising so that you can fit more staff into one room, this will help keep your energy bills down too. This can be achieved by using clusters, bench desking and acoustic panels. You have many options when it comes to selecting furniture to make the most of an office space. See more here.