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The Instacart buying guide to office supplies

Make your day a little easier when you shop for the office supplies you need through Instacart. Whether your kitchen doubles as your office or you're shopping for a bigger business, you want a quick and easy way to find all your go-to products. That's where Instacart comes in. You'll find your favorite office supplies and brands to add to your cart whenever you need them. Get the essentials in as little as two hours so you can focus on your work.

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FAQs About Office Supplies

Staying on task can feel challenging no matter where you work. When you're working from home, distractions are even more likely to creep in. Whether you're a work-from-home veteran or just starting out in an at-home space, the right home office supplies can boost your productivity. You'll want a file cabinet and bookcase or other storage to keep things organized. If you work with sensitive documents, you'll also need a shredder.

Research before buying a computer to ensure you find one that meets your needs. A light, portable laptop can be helpful if you want to create a mobile office or you need to visit clients and work on the go. A monitor is clearly a must if you go with a desktop computer, but it can also be helpful and more comfortable paired with a laptop when you're working at your desk. Some tasks even require dual monitors.

If you're starting your own business, you've likely budgeted for costs like market research, office space, and applicable licenses and insurance. However, office equipment and promotional materials are just as important for launching your business, so it's poised for success. New business owners may struggle to pinpoint the right supplies to have on hand when first starting out.

Supplies to establish the work environment you desire include:
  • Bathroom supplies
  • Filing cabinets
  • Office furniture
Communication essentials include:
  • Computers
  • Internet access
  • Printers
  • Telephones/answering machines
Accounting supplies include:
  • Accounting software
  • Invoices
  • Ledgers
  • Mailing supplies
A website that is simultaneously attractive, easy to use, and professional goes a long way in promoting your business. You may also want to purchase various promotional materials and supplies, including:
  • Brochures
  • Business cards
  • Flyers
  • Stationary
  • Store window signage

Whether you are a professional photographer or just want to print your own photos to create lasting memories, choosing the right paper for printing your photos is so important to ensure your photographs create your intended effect. Different types of papers have different characteristics. Types of paper you might choose include:
  • Glossy: Glossy paper allows for saturated colors and a bold, smooth appearance that's perfect when you want a contemporary look. Many photographers go with glossy paper to create a portfolio or print street or landscape shots.
  • Luster: Luster paper has a slight reflective sheen, making it a classic choice for elegant portraits.
  • Matte: Matte paper works well for people with lots of photography experience since it reproduces colors well but doesn't allow for much contrast. This paper is particularly suited to bigger portraits or still life photos.

Is your desk a mess? Not only does a messy desk look unattractive, but it can also make it harder for you to focus. Try these tips and tricks to keep your desk organized:
  • Keep a handy notebook: Having a notepad on hand to jot down reminders and phone numbers will keep important notes consolidated, instead of across various scrap papers all over your desk.
  • Scan documents: Go digital when you need to de-clutter and scan anything you don't need in physical form. A digital directory is easy to search, too.
  • Separate personal items: You need your wallet and keys to get to the office, but you shouldn't leave them on your desk. Keep your personal items tucked away in your briefcase or backpack when possible.
Sometimes you can't spare a lot of time to shop for office supplies. Save time by shopping for the essentials via Instacart, and order using the Instacart app today!
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