stationery

Turn A Cheap Stapler Into A Booklet Stapler

If you want to staple standard office paper into a booklet, you need a long arm stapler — standard desktop staplers are not long enough to staple the middle of a page. Specialised booklet staplers can cost $40 or more, but with some aluminium rectangular tubing, a hacksaw and a drill you can augment a bargain store stapler and give it much more reach.


Dealhacker: $4 Reflex Copy Paper At Woolworths

From today until October 23, Woolworths is offering reams of Reflex Copy Paper for $4 each — but only if you order online. Copy paper regularly goes on special, but that’s still a decent discount.


Top 10 DIY Miracles You Can Accomplish With A Binder Clip

When it comes to DIY projects and MacGyver tricks, the binder clip is one of the most versatile things around. Here are our top 10 favourite hacks you can pull off with the dollar office supply.


Manage Cables With A 4D Ring Binder

Cable management is a constant concern here at Lifehacker. Reader Daniel solved his cable woes with some clever redeployment of an unwanted folder.


Dealhacker: Free Box Of A4 With $150 Staples Order

Need to restock the office stationery cupboard, or just have a serious binder clip fetish? (We certainly do.) Staples is offering a free box of A4 paper if you spend more than $150 (which also qualifies you for free delivery). Just use the special code PAPER when placing the order. [Staples via OzBargain]


Is This The Best Way To Store Binder Clips?

We love our binder clips here at Lifehacker. Can you guess what they’re being stored in here?


Ask LH: How Should I Organise My School Work?

Dear Lifehacker, I will be going into year 11 next year and I am wondering what the best way to stay organised is for senior school. The problem with individual exercise books for each subject is that I hate sticking in handout sheets so I just shove them in the back and usually lose them in the black depths of my bag. I have seen people with all their subjects in one binder, but if there is as much work next year as I have been led to believe, then it won’t all fit (or at least it will be massive). So what is the best way to keep school work organised? Thanks, Stressed Student


Would You Use Officeworks' School List Service?

We’ve already noted that back-to-school sales are a good opportunity to pick up cheap office stationery. If you’re a parent actually picking up supplies for students and feel a bit pressed for time, Officeworks offers a service where you can drop off a list of requirements and have it assembled for pickup 48 hours later.


Stock Up On Stationery At Back-To-School Sales

With Christmas out of the way, the next major sales push by large retailers centres around back-to-school deals. Even if you don’t have school-age kids, this is a good time to stock up on your workplace stationery needs.


Avoid Paper Cuts By Using Hand Cream

Ouch! Paper cuts are the bane of anyone who has ever stuffed things in envelopes for a living. But you can avoid the pain with a simple tactic: applying hand cream before you venture into serious paper handling.