Getting your office ready for business?

New mama? Looking for a way to add some extra income while still being able to flex things around LIFE? There are so many options! You’ll want to pick something that resonates within you. I believe you’ll know it when you see it! For me, it was finding a product line that was super practical, money-saving, time-saving and wellness-promoting… with the silver lining of being much better for our Earth, too! I don’t know what will be your niche, but you’ll likely want to get your home office set up. Here are a few items that have been helpful in my journey. I’ve included some links to make your life easy, but know that I may earn a small commission if you purchase through these links. Feel free to shop for similar products on your own elsewhere! I hope these tips will be helpful as you set up your new business! :)

I’ve found it’s much more economical & time friendly to do my own laminating. You’ll want to find a good, reasonable laminator if your biz benefits from some lamination from time to time! :) Here’s an example: AmazonBasics Thermal Laminator

Then just purchase lamination sheets & you’re off & running! Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches 8.9 x 11.4 Inches 3 mil, 100-Pack (TP3854-100)

Privacy is uber important when running a business! Your customers will appreciate and expect that you shred any documents with sensitive information. Fortunately, with technology, the amount of paperwork is decreasing, but you’ll know if this might be a good thing for your specific business: AmazonBasics 8-Sheet Strip-Cut Paper, CD, and Credit Card Shredder

In my business, I’m still a bit old-fashioned and use some printed items, so a stapler has been helpful (and they’re super reasonable, too!): AmazonBasics Stapler with 1000 Staples – Black

Another office item that has been super helpful has been a good printer! I have really liked ours! HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Printer

Remember printer paper! Hammermill Paper, Premium Multi-Purpose Poly Wrap, 8.5 x 11, Letter, 97 Bright, 1 Ream (105910) Made In The USA

Again, this sounds frivilous, but we’ve found that an amazing scissors is amazing to have! Give the Fiscars Forged Scissors a try if you’re not thrilled with what you have around the house! Fiskars 8 Inch Forged Scissors

I do quite a bit of mailing in my business, so this has been a very worthwhile office investment!Scotch Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape, 1.88 Inches x 54.6 Yards, 3 Rolls of Tape with Free SB-200 Dispenser (3850-3-FPD)

Along the topic of mailing, I have found that these envelopes are sturdy and get my packages to their intended destination with no tearing! Quality Park TYVEK and Tear-Resistant Envelopes, 10 x 13 inches (R1582)

So you know what I really, really try to avoid at all costs? Standing in line at the post office!! So I have become a whiz at mailing things from HOME!!!! It has saved me so much in TIME (a.k.a. money!) and my sanity! The DYMO twin turbo printer can print postage for you, as well as printing labels FAST!!! DYMO Desktop Mailing Solution w/LabelWriter Twin Turbo PC/Mac, 71 Labels/Min

If you were in my office, you’d quick realize that I’m a big fan of these cubbies for keeping myself organized! Horizontal or Vertical 8-Cube Bookcase,Room Divider and Storage Cabinet with 8 Fabric Bins with Handles, Easy Assembly and Solid Construction by O’nin

Those, combined with a nice Hon Filing Cabinet, help keep me organized! Hon 510 Series Ltr-size 4-drawer Vert. File w/Lock-4-Drawer Letter File, Vertical, 15″x25″x52″, Light Gray

Laminated Luggage Tags: Sparco Luggage Tag Laminating Pouch – 2.5″ Width x 4.5″ Length x 5mil Thickness – Pre-trimmed – 100 / Box – Clear

Laminator: Scotch Thermal Laminator Combo Pack, Includes 20 Letter-Size Laminating Pouches, Holds Sheets up to 8.5″ x 11(TL902VP)

Clips to use with the laminated luggage tags: 200 Lanyard Hook Craft & Hobby ID Card Key Chain Parts

Fuzzy Dice: Soft Plush Hanging Dice One Dozen Pair – Bulk by Fun Express,Assorted Colors

I’m sure there are many other helpful items, but hope this list helps you get thinking about the space you’re building for your home business!! I wish you great success! Blessings!

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