When it comes to office budgets, 'tis the season to use it or lose it. You know
the drill. Your 2013 budget for office supplies was x, and you've spent a lot
less than x. Guess what? That smaller number is your new 2014 budget... unless
you act fast.
While it's important to be a good steward of your
department finances, especially now, you could actually save your company money
and work more efficiently next year by making the most of your 2013 budget
Stock up and save. At Twist OP, we have tons of products on sale.
Assess your current supplies and poll others in your department to
see what they will need, preferably for several months or longer. Be sure to
consider all the "consumables" you use like ink, toner, paper and pens. Rather
than ordering a few items here and there throughout the year, consolidate your
first quarter's needs into one shopping list. This will make you more efficient
and save on number of trips, gas and delivery expenses.
Organize for year-end. Sure as the seasons change, when December hits, there's always the
need to wrap up the year, finalize files and pack away the documents you need to
save. Color-coded files, binders, tab dividers, and storage boxes are ideal for
things you need to keep, shredders for things you don't.
Plan for the new year. In addition to files and personal planners for the new year, think
about any new projects on the horizon. Do you have the right computer system?
Software? The right filing and desktop tools? Does your audiovisual equipment
meet your changing needs? Take advantage of year end to gear up for the new one.
Twist OP will be happy to help you find ways to stretch your budgeting dollar even further and plan for a successful 2014.
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